Old School Gaming – There Is No Shame
3-26-11: Initial release.
I said it once, and I will say it again. I love games, and more especially, I really love old school games. Why is that? Maybe its because I grew up on the 8-bit NES console (which I still have with 20 NES game cartridges) and since then I have seen a whole evolution of gaming. I have witness the SNES, SEGA Genesis, Dreamcast, XBox, PS1, PS2, PSP, Gameboy, and other high tech consoles.
What was interesting is that there are several groups of gamers todays: Those who enjoy playing old school games, and those that don’t.
It appears that if you talk to anyone who grew up with the Xbox or maybe the Xbox 360 era, none of them will have had the “pleasure” of playing the old school 8-bit NES games. After all, why would they? In their lifetime, they would never be exposed to it unless someone actively introduced them to old school gaming.
Although I do enjoy playing some of the newer games each and every year, old school games will always have a fond place in my heart. Some examples include:
- Command and Conquer
- Red Alert
- Warcraft 1 and 2
- Dune 2
- Quake 1 and 2
- Duke Nukem 3d
- Doom 1 and 2
- Wolfenstein 3d
- Half Life 1
- Unreal Tournament 1
and more. Let’s not forget all the steller games on the NES, SEGA, SNES, and N64 console. Each console has its gems too that many gamers of 2011 may have never ever played which is a shame.
I have read comments on Youtube before where they said they don’t want to play Minecraft because of its outdated graphics. Seriously, when does graphics make a game any good? Crysis 1 had mind blowing graphics, but the game still sucked you know. Story was poor, and boring. Now Mario 1 has 8-bit graphics, but man, the gameplay was good!
There is a reason retro gaming is fun. Plus, I feel that games of today are not has hard as they used to be. Sure, Demon Souls and Ninja Gaiden 2 are hard as hell, but even the latest Halo games on the hardest mode doesn’t feel that hard.
If you want a game that will kick your ass, try Battletoads for the NES system. It will make you cry, guaranteed. 😛
Today on my GameDexterity account, I uploaded a CS 1.6 Tunngle tutorial video. Someone made a comment that they were surprised people are still playing this game in 2011. Why is that? After all, people love CS and some love the 1.6 rather than the CS Source engine. If you want to see the tutorial, I have included it below:
Do you love old school gaming? What are some of your favorite old school games?
[How To] Play NES roms on PS2 using ULaunchELF. (USB Method)
Foreword: This is an excellent tutorial that shows that the PS2 can be exploited in a non-conventional way. Yes, there is a way to play SNES methods on the PS2, but I did not realize NES roms can be played as well! All props go to author ICE, and I take no credit for this tutorial. Expect more of these to come in the future. ~ Versatile
Revisions: 11-30-09: Initial release.
[Update 12/1/09] Made critical changes on the button map of the FCEU port, Added link for NES roms and added a NOTE at the end.
[Update 12/2/09] changed the complexity of the title and made it easy to understand the concept.
[Update 12/21/09] Edited the whole tutorial and made it simpler.
[1-25-2010] Added Versatile1’s FMCB and the DVD decrypter tutorials.
[1-28-2010] Linked to the latest version of FCEU and added 2 troubleshooting notes.
Nintendo 8 bit, also known as NES, is the mother of all consoles. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if we could play those old classics on the PS2 using an emulator ???. Well, you have come to the right place because this tutorial might help you.
This is what you need:
1) A ps2, slim or fat.
2) A Modchip or Swap magic and The ULaunchELF CD.
Click Here to download the CD version of ULaunchELF.
Watch Versatile1’s DVD decrypter Video Tutorial, for a better understanding on how to burn the ULaunchELF CD.
(OR) A memory card exploited with Free Mcboot, which has ULaunchELF installed on it.
Watch Versatile1’s ‘How to install Free Mcboot’ Video Tutorial
3) A USB flashdrive or a USB External HD.
4) FCEUltra Emulator.Click Here to download ‘ps2fceu_093.zip’.
5) NES roms. You could get them from romnation.net or by using p2p clients.