PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by mrmessy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 pm

No way, Pedro! In fact, could we please remove ALL post-16bit content from the magazine, thanks. Bloomin modern 3D stuff! No!

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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by SpecChum81 » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:48 pm

No, not yet!

The PS3 is my favourite current/modern era console, and some PS3 games are most certainly on my all time favourite list (GTA IV, WWE 2K16, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock, Borderlands), but I wouldn't consider it retro just yet, especially when there are still games being released...
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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by gunbladelad » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:41 am

To me the PS3 is definitely not "retro".

My own view on what is or not retro is that is MUST be at least 2 generations old with no support from the copyright holder.

As such, at present the Wii is NOT Retro - at least until the end of the month when they shut down ALL the online services for the system...
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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by icemann » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:09 am

Not retro.

When the PS5 comes out then sure.

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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by FatTrucker » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:03 am

I'm not entirely sure 'Retro' is really a measurement of time, with games its more of a generational thing. The PS3 still plays host to modern games in the same style as the current gen. There's no element of nostalgia or change yet.
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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:24 am

the_hawk wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:11 pm
The way I'm wired, I could live to 100 years old & still not consider anything post Megadrive/SNES era "retro"

I'm permanently stuck thinking 8-bit is the recent past, 16-bit is the present, everything after is just for the kids & I'm still waiting for the Stone Roses' 2nd album.
Same here. The PS1 isn't even retro yet in my eyes!!
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Re: PlayStation 3 - Retro or not?

Post by Pacific » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:08 pm

Absolutely not!

Still have a friend who uses the machine as his 'main' console. Got a blu-ray player which is close enough to the latest tech and video/picture quality, still feels close enough to me to be nothing like Retro!

And don't think it was that long ago they were still releasing new games for the machine?

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