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    Default EGM Article: Kids Playing Classic Games

    I remember hearing about this article a few weeks ago, but in case you didn't get a chance to read it, now it's online.

    http://www.egmmag.com/article2/0,4364,1338767,00.asp

    Do you think the kids were prompted at all on this thing? I have 12 and 13 year old neices and I can't imagine them saying most of this stuff. They're not big gamers, but still ...

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    www.play-magazine.com

    whoops? Did I mention that out loud? Pardon me,it was MOST unintentional!

    Anyway, yes the article seemed a bit staged to me, I've NEVER met kids who talk like that. Who knows why they chose to publish such an ignorant article? I'd rather see a whole article dedicated to playing RPG's with your feet......and I HATE RPGs.

    Dad (showing son Tetris): "Here's a timeless classic we used to play when I was young!"

    Son: "Why don't the blocks explode? This game is stupid."

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    I don't know. But tehy did give my generation a bad name. Why couldn't they of picked me. I would have said some cool stuff? :P . I am so embarrased. lol
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    Oh my.



    So this is the next generation. All is surely lost.

    Actually, it's kinda funny. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarioAllStar2600
    I don't know. But tehy did give my generation a bad name. Why couldn't they of picked me. I would have said some cool stuff? :P . I am so embarrased. lol
    No, they should have picked me!
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    I think we already did this.

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/view...&highlight=egm

    But yeah, it's supposed to be a humorous piece, a play on the whole "these kids today got no respect for the classics!" thing.
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    Default Re: EGM Article: Kids Playing Classic Games

    Quote Originally Posted by Flack
    Do you think the kids were prompted at all on this thing? I have 12 and 13 year old neices and I can't imagine them saying most of this stuff. They're not big gamers, but still ...

    Flack
    I said the same thing when I first read this. Kids that young are not witty or intelligent enough to say half of the things that were quoted in that article. I'm sure the staff at EGM took a few liberties when editing it to make it more interesting. I still thought it was pretty funny though. The whole point of it is to prove how naive kids today are when it comes to retro vids and they proved that point very well in the article (tainted or not).

    As a side note, does anyone else notice how EGM has been stealing article ideas for the past 4 or 5 months from Q magazine? Q is one of those expensive glossy British rock magazines that you can pick up most major book chains. It's like Rolling Stone but 10x's hipper & intelligent. Anyway, that whole "kids playing retro vids" idea was taken from an piece in Q 2 years ago where they played old rock & pop songs (like Bowie and Beatles) to 10-12 year old kids and noted their reactions to them. All their reactions were like "this sucks, play some No Doubt." Ever since EGM got it's new look several months ago, I noticed several other article concepts that look like they have been taken directly from the pages of Q. Coincidence?

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    My Son will Grow to know and love all eras of Video Gaming,and never say anything like that..

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    Man. I had no idea what a "Hooker" was at the age of 9-11. geez.... I think that was sooooo set up, I can just see the EGM editors saying "okay kids tell us how much you hate this game, joystick, sounds, and graphics. describe as many flaws as possible, and see if you can relate them somehow to modern games. Poor kids.
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    Meh, I only read Game Informer magazine-wise anymore. Not that it's great or anything, but it's always around me, heh.

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    Holy crap. It's been a while.

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    Maybe we can turn this thread into real-life experiences some of us have had with the younger generation and games?

    One time my nephew (age 7) came over and I was playing Tony Hawk 3 (PSX). I asked him if he wanted to play too -- he said yes, so I put it on 2 player mode. Seconds later, he asks me, "so, how do we shoot each other?" "We don't shoot each other, we do tricks," I explained. Moments later, he asks, "how do we kill each other?" "We DON'T kill each other, we do tricks and that gets us points," I explained. 30 seconds later, "can you at least punch?" he asked? "YOU CAN'T PUNCH, YOU CAN'T KICK, YOU CAN'T FIGHT, YOU CAN'T KILL, YOU CAN'T SHOOT, YOU CAN'T CAR JACK, YOU JUST SKATE!"

    "This game sucks," he told me.

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    I always thought cap guns and hot wheels were lame and if I told people who where 30 that in the early 80's they would probably have the same reaction.
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    Staged article?

    I think I have an issue of EGM- I'm not 100% sure- in which there was a letter criticizing them for leaving out classic games in a list of all-time best. Their reply was nasty, to say the least.

    Later in that same issue was an alleged incident in which dad (one of the EGM staff) was showing his kid some old Activision games and patches (awards). I always thought the whole thing looked phony; how many kids speak like that? Naturally, the kid was not impressed- all right, granted- but the replies, they seemed so...unrealistic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aswald
    Staged article?

    I think I have an issue of EGM- I'm not 100% sure- in which there was a letter criticizing them for leaving out classic games in a list of all-time best. Their reply was nasty, to say the least.
    If the staff members get these reactions from their kids, it sounds like they deserve every bit of it. Wierd, wierd people.

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    Well, dad was trying to impress the kid, who of course was bored...fine...but the kid's reply just seemed so artificial and unrealistic.

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    Did I see a slot machine up there?

    wtf.

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