> The Wii was stolen by the girlfriend.
> The XBox stopped working after I moved it, the Spiderchip must have lost some of
> its retarded solderless contacts and I am too lazy to open it and fix it.
> My PC can barely run UT2003, and nobody would play with me anyway.
> So, after some casual R-Type Delta, I decided to go back to PlayStation love,
> went to my parents and took back all the dusted PSX games.
> Some jewels are there: Tekken 3, Soul Blade, Gran Turismo 2, R-Types, G-Darius,
> Street Fighter Alpha 3 (with all the secret characters unlocked by my old
> savegame!), Einhander, Harmful Park, Thrill Kill, and then my favourites:
> Resident Evil 1, 2, 3, Silent Hill, Syphon Filter, Metal Gear Solid (got from
> you CA brothers years ago), Parasite Eve 1&2...
> Playing the PSX now feels a bit like playing the emulated NES 10 years ago :) Or
> maybe it's the 40" LCD TV... I'd enjoy some SuperEagle filtering for those
> jaggies, but this is the real deal, with earthquake-like rumble on the
> controller (the XBox and Wii rumbles are a joke, compared to this).
> My ISP is working hard to get me the stuff that was recorded on shitty Princo
> discs that are now unreadable. My bad, and I'll never go Princo again to save
> some cents. Finding PSX stuff is not as easy as I thought, since most of it
> comes embedded in EBOOT.PBP files to be fed to the PSP and I still haven't
> researched a way to extract the ISO from them. However, the most popular stuff
> can still be found, sometimes in a zip together with ePSXe (why not pSX???), and
> even some less known games find their way in some trackers. If this lasts, I'll
> plunder the fair we get in december where originals are sold at 3 euro, but
> This was just to tell all of you that I'm having great fun!
> And that's pretty all.
I think that we all suffer from the same thing - evolution. As time goes by, more advanced game systems are developed. As newer systems are introduced, older system fade into the sunset. Every now and then, you fire up one of the old systems. As you start playing games you think "man, are these graphics bad", forgetting the fact that, at one time, this was the system to beat. After a bit, you stop playing the older systems again and start playing the newer systems.
To put things into perspective even more, just think - the Gameboy Advance is already a system in the past (as, to my knowledge, no new games are produced for it). And how long ago was the PS2 the top system? Now, that system is in its twilight. Who knows what will happen in three years from now (which isn't a very long time at all) The NDS and maybe even the XBOX will be "retro" systems. How weird does that look, reading "retro" and XBOX is the same sentence?
I think anyone that's been around the gaming industry for long enough to be around when the NES and SNES (I go way back to the Atari 2600) ruled the gaming world can relate to feeling melancholy. It's the way of the gaming world I suppose.