Teenagers/Gaming Knowledge

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  1. Touko White
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    So, I showed some of my year group the picture I have on my VirtualBox XP installation, set up the desktop.

    Only two people out of around nine people were actually able to recognise that it was from Space Invaders, and neither of them were able to answer within a few seconds.

    It makes me worry that the generation of teenagers is growing more ignorant in the UK (I know that the USA are very highly ignorant of anything older or not concerning their country), and I feel classics will be completely unknown to a higher extent by the time of 2020.

    Around four recognised it was Windows XP, however.

    Anyone else feel the way?

    (I already posted this on 101gamers but decided to also post it here for more discussion)

    The image - http://images.allprog.nl/img/410_1465454203.png
     
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    I'm 13 and running kali Linux so our generation still has some hope
     
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    That was highly stereotypical. Also I love the classics and I think you need to rethink that.
     
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    I understand that, it isn't too bad now, although it's really declining.
    By 2025, I think only one of maybe 2000 will be under 18 and appreciate retro gaming.
    (Let's hope that if I have a daughter she's like that)
     
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    ? Kali Linux is a very recent Linux Distro. Back Track was the crap.
     
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    PS I know that is stereotypical perhaps, but i'm talking as a whole. Not us, because we would know, because this is a niche community, BUT, normal teenagers.
     
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    There is a large amount of people who appreciate retro gaming. Also no one can debate what normal is. Normal is the act of thinking one is the same. But not one or two people are the same. It's like saying that all Jewish sects are the same.
     
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    I don't know retro gaming seems to be coming back though
     
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    I don't know I haven't watched it, but it was a really nice wallpaper, so I decided to use it.

    Also answer to the other post: might just be a fad in general, if you don't know one of the biggest gaming icons, well fuck you
     
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    Don't blame them, they aren't ignorant, they are too young to even have grown up with this.
     
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    That's it too. Can't be taught what can't be seen. They can't use google much. There parents will ground them for seeing there parents generations things. The dildos back then were like knifes.
     
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    Actually, speaking as a 14-year-old, I did grow up with Windows XP for about 3-4 years (I was about 4 years old when I started playing around on XP) until Windows Vista started becoming the hottest OS to use, and shortly afterwards, Windows 7.
     
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    Windows Vista was always hated although there was nothing wrong with it.
    XP was always the best os of all time though. No doubt.
     
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    Windows 10 has almost the same requirements as Vista, but is much newer
     
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    13 (+ hated by the schools pc admin) and the first game i ever played Super Mario 64 and Windows XP still kicks ass on my 2010 netbook (it runs much better than Win 7) I used for a I7-4770k win xp in the first day because had no internet to download Win 7.
     
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    I strongly agree with this! Even I love to work in my Win XP VM from time-to-time still! :D

    Vista was okay in my opinion, although I like to think of it as a hybrid between XP and 7, sort of. :ha:
     
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    that doesn't mean they are dumb...
    it's natural...
    when i was a teenager i was learning what existed "now" (back in 2000) in the world.. now that i am a grown up, and i know pretty much loats of stuff of todays, i can and like to learn stuff before i was born..

    they may not be able to identify games or SO. but i am pretty sure they can identify every fucking smartphone... and in some cases i struggle to identify the phone brand in front of me


    just a few years ago i learn t about 8 track cassetes, laser disc, 8 inch floppies and ancient stuff i didnt had opportunity to see before..

    but i do worry about todays kids don't understand how stuff work..
    i mean, if they decide to open up their phone just to see whats inside.. it's disappointing.. there are no moving parts, you can't see whats going on..
    and in the old days, wee always needed wires to transmit information.. and wee had antennas in our phones we could identify the information is transmitted through there...
    what and how do they think the information is sent\received now, by a black hole inside the phone?
     
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    When you present it to the smartest person in the year group too, and they don't know, yet they know most of the history of GTA and such, then I start to worry.
     
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    same here, I was 6 and my parents bought me a little laptop cuz i would always be fucking around on the main work one. AAAAND I'm from America! Isn't that somethin' neato??
     
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    I sometimes forget that Americans aren't idiots and I end up offending people because of the stereotypes, I'm sorry.
     
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