16/06/2014

★"When Is A Video Game Console Considered To Be Retro?"★ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite

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"When Is A Video Game Console Considered 

To Be Retro?"

 

It's a question we see pop up on Twitter and video games Forums from time to time and it got us thinking of how retrogaming could potentially be defined.


So, we've had a go at creating The Games Freezer Retronometer….
 

This is not an exact science so we are open to amendment and opinion but this is how we see it……
 

There are 5 points on the Games Freezer Retronometer scale.
 

5 being Retrogaming Classic

1 being Recent / Current Consoles




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5 Retrogaming Classic 

This has got to be the late 70's early 80's machines such as Atari 2600, Magnavox Odyssey, Atari 5200 etc

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 4 Retrogaming Tape Systems


Retrogaming systems such as the Spectrum ZX, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC etc
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3 Retrogaming 80's & 90's Cartridge Giants

These include such beauties as Nintendo Entertainment System, SEGA Master System, Super Nintendo, Megadrive / Genesis

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2 Non Retrogaming CD Era Giants


These include PS1, XBOX, PS2 and the Cartidge rebel N64!

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1 Non Retrogaming Recent / Current consoles


These are XBOX 360, PS3, Wii along with the new kids on the block XBOX One, PS4 and Wii U




So…….Do You Agree With The Retronometer?

 

How Do YOU Determine Whether A Video Games System Is Retro or Not?

 

Is PS1 Retro Yet?

 
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Let us know your thoughts on the Games Freezer Retronometer below...