Up For Debate - Are you currently playing more modern or older games?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Aug 1, 2020 5:00 PM
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Every year we get a great lineup of video games, some years are better than others sure, but there’s no doubt that each year has some pretty standout titles. But sometimes we yearn for the old, and I’m not talking remakes or remasters, we’re talking good ol’ fashioned classics, so this week we pose the question: are you currently playing more modern or older games?

I guess it’s hard to distinguish what exactly an “old” game is, but for the sake of simplicity let’s just say it's any game that was released before the last console generation. Basically anything from the PlayStation 4/Xbox One era up until now is considered “modern”, and anything before that can be considered as older.

Sometimes great graphics can be a bit too… perfect, and the simpler times of rougher textures and model detail can be a little more comforting. Nostalgia is also a great weapon, which can make us long for the games of our childhood.

Maybe you really enjoy the modern shooters like Call of Duty Warzone, or Halo 5. Or maybe you prefer to play the classic campaigns of Call of Duty 4 or Halo 3 instead.

For instance, no matter how many times I play other sci-fi immersive sims like Prey or Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, I always somehow come back to the original Deus Ex game without fail. But whilst I still love that game and keep coming back to it, I’d have to say that right now I’m playing more modern games, especially with the incredible slate we have for us later this year.

So with that said, are you playing more modern games at the moment, or older? Which games exactly? Why do you think that is? And which do you prefer? Let’s debate!

What are you currently playing more of?

What do you prefer?

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14:05 Aug-14-2020

I find myself only really playing a handful of "modern" games, while going back to a lot of old faves and discovering gems of the old.
The modern trends in gaming really don't vibe with me... microtrashactions, heavy focus on multiplayer, "battle royale", dumbed-down gameplay... Not a fan of any of it. Call me old - I'm fine with that :D

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22:55 Aug-11-2020

I mix it up and, got a bit of a backlog.
Recently switched from The Witcher 3 Wild hunt to Graveyard keeper. before that it was Divinity original sin 2, Rimworld and The Long Dark.

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19:48 Aug-05-2020

Playing Duke Nukem Atomic Edition,Alice Madness Returns and the Star Wars Racer.Know them by heart - nothing beats some of the old ones.

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16:28 Aug-04-2020

Not sure, just finished Detroit: Become Human and Beyond Two Souls. I still play BeamNG (relatively old from 2014, still actively updated with new contents though) and Command Modern Operations (CMO).

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16:20 Aug-04-2020

The biggest reason i don't play modern games is the file sizes... i love how small and compact the older games are

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07:25 Aug-03-2020

got forced into GTA V thanks to EPIC half of my friends had it but now everyone does and everyone has a PC or laptop capable of running it so yeah its a weekly thing now
Still get some Red dead 2 singleplayer hunting going every couple of

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07:28 Aug-03-2020

weeks
and Cloud Punk is a reall cool game which i play alot. I mean with Daft Punk's as my background score just flying through city is bloody insane and calming in a way, futuristic Meditation of sorts?
Division 1 for resistance mode 1ce

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07:30 Aug-03-2020

a couple of months.
all of this is till my left hand heals up. I was Racing in F1 2019 with my wheel got taken out by an idiot on the 3rd last lap of the last race and lost onto a championship win (not a league race) but still enough to RA

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07:33 Aug-03-2020

RAGE me out that i punched the wall in anger and fractured my hand, Broke my little finger (shift button) and Fractured the OG Assasins creed sacrifice finger. waiting for it to heal so i can get back to sim racing.
spinkle it with Some in

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07:34 Aug-03-2020

Indie titles from my backlog and Project wingman every now and then and thats me.

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18:47 Aug-02-2020

Fallout: New California


A fan-made modification and an unofficial prequel to the Fallout: New Vegas.

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18:54 Aug-02-2020

Nice

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14:14 Aug-02-2020

does a remake fall into new or old?

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18:55 Aug-02-2020

It falls into new

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12:18 Aug-02-2020

I like older games because they have less of the online social media rubbish.

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15:10 Aug-02-2020

I actually started playing Dirt Rally and damn, can't the game just be offline instead with a multiplayer component? Do I really have to login/connect to their servers just for stat keeping?
Only good thing are saves, synced in the cloud, so if you wipe your drive or switch computers, it's as easy as reinstalling and go.

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11:43 Aug-02-2020

Age Of Empires III all the time nowadays

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12:33 Aug-02-2020

Oh man, the nostalgia!

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10:55 Aug-02-2020

I am playing Stalker: Clear Sky at the moment, while I wait for The Outer Worlds to come to Steam and for Star Wars: Squadrons to be released.

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10:20 Aug-02-2020

With the backlog I have, I will be playing older games for a while.

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08:15 Aug-02-2020

Old
Cause there are no new games that are actually good

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07:45 Aug-02-2020

I am playing Black Mesa which technically counts as an older game I guess.

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04:46 Aug-02-2020

I'm away from home for a month for work, and my laptop only has an iGPU. So... yeah. Pretty much anything requiring more graphical oomph than XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out for me at the moment. I'm playing Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, Shining Force II, and that recent fan-made PC port of Super Mario 64.

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08:15 Aug-02-2020

If you're nostalgic try some emulators for the PS1, or what ever platform was your favorite.

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04:11 Aug-02-2020

Currently replaying the Batman Arkham series. Before this it was the Mass Effect trilogy. Next up possibly Dead Space or Darksiders. I prefer playing these old open world gems with replay value as opposed to bloated modern open world games like Odyssey.

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02:51 Aug-02-2020

i am plying Red Dead Redemption 2

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00:46 Aug-02-2020

Last games I played were Divinity Original Sin 2, modded Dark Souls 3 (probably 10th replay for both lol) and Sekiro. I guess these 3 fall in modern category.

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00:37 Aug-02-2020

Recently I've been playing Darksiders 1 and 2, Metal Gear Rising:Revengeance, Valiant Hearts, Hearthstone, CS:GO. The only "new" game I've been playing is Cod Warzone. Still have quite a few unfinished games in my game libraries so I'm sticking to old ones for now.

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23:08 Aug-01-2020

Kind if a mix. Mostly playing Rimworld and Stardew Valley lately, and some Terraria. Also recently finished XCOM Chimera Squad and Children of Morta. I've had Sekiro in my backlog for a while. So, I might pick that up soon.

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