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It's the last decade that video games were still fun.
I can't say those years were the best of my life. They're actually the worst years but god we had cool ass gba games.
Twilight Princess on Gamecube was a valuable game for a long time due to it not shoehorning in motion controls that the game wasn't even designed for. And they never even patched in the option to use a controller on the Wii version. Same deal with No More Heroes on PS3 and 360, but at least the game was designed with motion controls in mind.Let's not pretend video games were perfection during the 2000's, at least halfway through.
After the Wii came out in 2006 the Big 3 were fucking swamped with shitty motion control gimmicks and shovelware was at its absolute peak as a secondhand result. Not every instance was bad (Mario Galaxy 1 is my favorite Mario game) but 9 times out of 10 a good or otherwise serviceable game was dragged down to the dirt by stupid waggle physics.
Absolutely not. There's certain nostalgic things like early Adult Swim. The 2000's was mostly a shitty time for me. Now it's just less shitty.
I think the main thing I disliked about the 2000s was it was a very modernistic culture, the mainstream was only concerned with what was current and anything prior to them was seen as "dated" and not worth paying attention to.
A good example of that is all those horror remakes that came out then (not that horror remakes have gone away completely, but they're a lot rarer), only a very small number of which were worthwhile, remember that horrible remake of John Carpenter's The Fog? Or Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween?
But now in the 2010s there's a healthy appreciation of and respect for the past, retro stuff is cool, not "dated" or "lame", look at something like Stranger Things for example, today a remake of a John Carpenter movie would actually try to capture the vibe of those movies.
So yeah, a love of retro culture went from a niche thing in the 2000s to a mainstream thing in the 2010s, that's cool.
Of course, I didn't develop my taste for electronic music until the 10's. lewronggeneration.jpg
Couldn't have said it better myself. Any retro game collector can tell you how much they lament not buying up tons and tons of SNES games when they were cheap, up until around '09 or so. Mike Matei of Angry Video Game Nerd fame once told a story about walking out of Funcoland with garbage bags full of NES games they were clearing out in like 2003, since nobody cared about the NES at that time. I even remember that, but passing up those games because I had emulation. I really regret that, but oh well.
Yeah, the attitude was that whatever was current was literally the only thing that mattered, and if you enjoyed media from even just five years ago, you were a weirdo. It seems strange today, but that just kinda seemed to make sense back then. Go figure.
But I do remember 80's stuff starting to be popular in that decade. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City did extremely well, and there were a lot of TV commercials for 80's music compilations all the time. I figured 80's nostalgia made sense back then, because people who grew up in the 80's were hitting college age and could afford to buy stuff themselves, but that just kind of... never went away. I guess the 80's were just so culturally rich, they became an evergreen decade. We're about to hit the 2020's, and 80's styles seem about as popular now as they were in 2002.
Nothing wrong with that. Electronic music was largely dead in the 2000's, so even if you knew what you liked, it was obscenely hard to find online, even in the days of Napster and KaZaA. I really had to scrape some obscure-ass websites for MP3s, and sometimes just be satisfied with low quality, one-minute clips when that was all I can find. Those days are long gone, now that absolutely everything is on YouTube.
Racial tensions didn't really escalate until Obama, but it started 2007-8ish.