How do you define ‘Retro’?

However, 10 years seems a bit short to us if we want to establish a dictionary definition of “”. Maybe 15 years? 20? Perhaps console generations are an easier way to delineate and define the term. Take any major platform holder’s hardware launch schedule, go back two consoles, and everything released before that is suitably retro. So for Nintendo, it’s GameCube and earlier. ‘The original PS2 and Xbox are classic consoles.’ Yes, that’s the sound to the right.

Obviously, with Nintendo getting out of the specs race and starting the battle with the dual-stick GameCube console in 2006, there were bound to be some blurred lines. We won’t be confused if someone calls Wii Sports classic. Then again, as our deputy editor Alana said on a recent call, “Mario Galaxy 2 14 years old today, right? Wait, that can’t be rightβ€”Oh my.”

Minecraft 15 years old. Fortress This year he turns seven years old. We’re a little tired of it all ‘X is now the same age as Y when X was born’ memes, but damn if they don’t keep hitting us. Why are we constantly surprised by the time!?

You hear that? That is 50th celebrates the Famicom coming to you in 2033. If ‘Switch 2’ launches next year and has as long a lifespan as the current console, we’ll have reached that milestone with that Nintendo console in hand. When does “” become ‘retro’?

So retro, then. What is it? How do you define it? What is the game? Let us know in the poll.

Grayscale photo of elderly man and woman playing video game
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Thanks to Happy_Gamer for suggesting this topic. Retro lube and Time extension Feel free to check out the comments section to tell us stories about those great video game days when a penny would get you 17 hours of Pac-Man, a trip to the arcades, and more. talk, a soda, a game of whizzbang and a new tire to fart on your dime.

And are there any children under 40? Let’s talk about fun things for kids. Roblox and La Roux and embed Tik-Toks in posts.


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