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    Default Xbox 360 should now be the start of Modern Gaming - PlayStation 2, GCN, XBOX = Classic Gaming

    Classic Gaming - "Before Xbox 360" now going all the way upto PlayStation 2 - GameCube - original XBOX ... Those three consoles are 15 to 16 years old, as of 2015-2016.

    Modern Gaming - From Xbox 360 to the present!

    Discuss.

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    Don't we have a thread about this at least once in the past already? It's a problem of age versus style. You can ask the same question for music. Do you slowly keep piling more bands into "classic rock" just because their old albums reach 20, or 30 years of age? Or do you never expand the genre of classic rock because it's a style not simply age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxNtd View Post
    Don't we have a thread about this at least once in the past already? It's a problem of age versus style. You can ask the same question for music. Do you slowly keep piling more bands into "classic rock" just because their old albums reach 20, or 30 years of age? Or do you never expand the genre of classic rock because it's a style not simply age.
    There's a lot of bands from the 80s that don't get radio air time because they will never be considered classic. It's a shame.

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    Honestly, I think it's less a point of contention and more a matter of the few people who have the ability to change the forum descriptions not being around and not caring to update them. Personally, I see the Modern Gaming section for discussing current gen stuff and Classic Gaming for everything older. In practically, that's usually how it boils down. Now, do I personally see, say, the PS3 as "classic" or "retro"? That's a different matter, but it's not of great concern of me which systems "deserve" these titles and which don't, anyway. I find that argument often comes down to elitism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxNtd View Post
    Don't we have a thread about this at least once in the past already? It's a problem of age versus style. You can ask the same question for music. Do you slowly keep piling more bands into "classic rock" just because their old albums reach 20, or 30 years of age? Or do you never expand the genre of classic rock because it's a style not simply age.
    Yeah I agree about the age vs style. Personally I cant consider xbox, ps2 classic gaming at all. Stuff on these systems is very much like modern games on the current consoles.

    But regarding the music topic, I think "classic rock" essentially refers to rock from a generally specific time period. I know radio stations will lump songs for whenever reason and call it classic rock, but you can really disect rock into many catagories. Like music from the 80s and 90s is much more accurately classified as something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post

    But regarding the music topic, I think "classic rock" essentially refers to rock from a generally specific time period. I know radio stations will lump songs for whenever reason and call it classic rock, but you can really disect rock into many catagories. Like music from the 80s and 90s is much more accurately classified as something else.
    They just pick a few bands from that era and allow them to be played, but throw the rest aside. You'll hear Def Leppard, J Geils Band and DLR Van Halen, but no Haggar, MSG, Krokus or Tesla. I have to go to the more modern rock stations to hear the likes of Judas Priest and Motley Crue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxNtd View Post
    Don't we have a thread about this at least once in the past already? It's a problem of age versus style. You can ask the same question for music. Do you slowly keep piling more bands into "classic rock" just because their old albums reach 20, or 30 years of age? Or do you never expand the genre of classic rock because it's a style not simply age.
    When I first joined here "Modern Gaming" was PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS and that was 2005. I'd like to think that generation is no longer "Modern" (as in "Current") since it's literally two generations of consoles in the past and are there any Walmarts around selling PS2 games this long past its prime? Plus, demand's low and the market's saturated on games from two game generations ago so the prices are dirt cheap in yard sales. Hey, I've even seen Xbox 360s, one generation newer, for $10 that I passed on. I don't know if they worked or not but still, example.

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    Classic gaming to me is the Sega Dreamcast and back. That will always be it for me. Anything after that does not count for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxscroll View Post
    Classic Gaming - "Before Xbox 360" now going all the way upto PlayStation 2 - GameCube - original XBOX ... Those three consoles are 15 to 16 years old, as of 2015-2016.

    Modern Gaming - From Xbox 360 to the present!

    Discuss.
    You do realize that is a big undertaking, right? Unless you want PS2, GCN, and Xbox topics in two different forums, thousands of threads will need to be combed through and moved to Classic Gaming.
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    Dreamcast has definitely a more classic feel on the games released for the console. PS2 and beyond there was a clear "evolution" of the genres and the classic style changed and has more in common with current trends than classic trends.
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