I'm optimistic for the 2020s too.I'm optimistic for the 2020s. I don't know why.
The 90s definitely had it good. Technology was getting better and no endless foreign wars.
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I really miss old school 4chan as well, there's something about the site that is just kind of boring these days (I'm sure it has far less users than it used to)The only thing I miss about the 2000s is being younger than I am now.
Okay, I lied. I miss pre-social-media internet, I miss 4chan when it was actually fun, and I miss when internet forums were more popular.
Other than that? Technology is better, politics are more fun, and we live in clown world. Who would want to pass that up?
This is an interesting take. I still have a soft spot for sites likes deviantArt and Newgrounds. Furry stuff has always had its NSFW side tho.I personally have a gripe with how animations were once like this... though a bit more primitive and unprofessional...
And now they're all like this
At one point in time internet sex was only accepted on Newgrounds and dedicated porn sites; pastel/'vaporwavey' themes were left on some obscure hipster forum. I miss when the animations were slightly scratchy but still charismatic. Now it's all over Instagram and YouTube.
The 2020s is when I develop schizophrenia and accidentally kill myselfI guess that culturally and politically, the 2020s will be defined by backlashes against and decline of the SJW movement.
Maybe also economic collapse, World War III, climate change and AI but who cares.
I think what I miss the most about 2000's video games is the feeling of things actually improving and getting bigger and better.Looking back on it, I think the 2000's was a great time for console gaming.
Or more specifically, the Sixth Generation of Consoles with the PS2's library standing out in particular.
The Fifth Generation of Consoles (PS1, N64, etc.) was where video games started to truly grow up as a hobby with the rise of story-driven games and darker titles intended for a more mature audience such as Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid.
But I think the Sixth Generation was where video gaming truly took off to new heights and it was in that perfect middle ground between the simplicity of previous generations and the current trends of the Seventh and Eighth Generations
Like, online multiplayer started to become a thing for consoles but it wasn't everywhere nor did you need an internet connection just to get a console game to work. No updates or DLC's either.
But you also had new genres emerge as well.
Open-world sandbox games in particular came of age in the wake of Grand Theft Auto III and the myriad clones that followed in its wake.
While there were precedents in the open world genre like Body Harvest, Daggerfall, or the original Legend of Zelda, GTA III was where it truly codified itself into an actual genre and not just a gameplay feature of certain specific titles.
A lot of people will cite 1998 as the "Greatest Year of Video Games" and it was an awesome year that gave us Resident Evil 2, Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid, and more.
But I think 2001 is tied with 1998 in terms of the wide array of groundbreaking releases.
2001 gave us Grand Theft Auto III, Metal Gear Solid 2, Devil May Cry, Halo, Final Fantasy X, and more.
Okay, I'll see myself to the Games sub-forum now...
But in all seriousness, I am cautiously optimistic about the 2020's, especially once the 2020 Election cycle is over.
Very well said. Just try to think of a game from the eighth generation that can't be described as "like (older game) but-". The seventh gen even had plenty - Dead Rising and Bully immediately spring to mind. Even the indie scene these days is a crock of shit. At the beginning of the decade, indie games became a thing and had a promising outlook, with the likes of Super Meat Boy, Spelunky, and Minecraft (it counted) leading the path. But now? It's just an endless torrent of pretentious artsy games for game jurnos to soil themselves over, and anything of quality will just kind of get lost in the shuffle. Even practically giving your game away by way of bundles still isn't enough because of how many games have been handed out in those. Fifty games for a buck from Fanatical? Sign me the fuck up, my Steam account's already an overflowing toilet, just keep pouring complete garbage in there until I find a diamond in the rough so I can leave a nice review and make the developer happy as a clam that someone somewhere enjoyed their work.I think what I miss the most about 2000's video games is the feeling of things actually improving and getting bigger and better.
The sixth and seventh gen were really good with that.
The jump from Goldeneye to Halo was huge.
The jump from Halo 2 to Halo 3 was equally huge.
Half Life 2 blew us away with unheard of physics and facial animations.
Mass Effect, Total War Medieval 2 and Rome, Modern Warfare the list goes on.
The scale and scope of gaming just went up and up.
The eighth gen just feels so fucking stagnant and samey in comparison.
Were a year from the ninth gen and I have not once gotten that "Wow! This blows what came before out of the water.".
Instead all we've gotten are tiny incremental improvements.
Honestly I think the 2010's will culturally remembered for stagnation and endless sequels, cinematic universes and reboots.
And as much as I've enjoyed stuff like the MCU or GOT, book master race though, I wouldn't be sad if Nerd Culture just fucked off and died in the 2020's.
So thats my long winded way of saying yes I do miss the 2000's.
That is really what I miss most, the fact that you used to be free to be an individual.I"m nostalgic for the pre-2012 days. You could escape from politics. You didn't have to worry as much about political correctness and the media wasn't too pozzed up. Back then I wasn't deemed a member of a "privileged" group. I could be a conservative or a pre-SJW progressive. I could be an individual.
But that was all just an illusion. As "diversity" has started reaching critical mass we now can start to see that multi-ethnic countries inevitably lead to Balkanization. After the "American" Empire decisively loses its "world policeman" status and our economy takes a major hit we'll see these tribes split off and form new nation-states. It'll happen by 2033 give or take a few years (If not 2033 then sooner).
People in the coming decades will be looking back to the 2000's with even deeper nostalgia than we do today. You ever see a movie made before 9/11 with the World Trade Center in the background and feel strange? People in the near future will look at 2000's movies displaying a united America and feel strange. "Look at how united America was. Los Angeles used to be a part of the United States back then!"