Retro STrife wrote:But I think the average gamer thinks about the present and the future, and could care less about the past.
With a forum like this, with more retro gamers and collectors, there's just a completely different perspective more rooted in considering the past too.
Retro makes a great point even I tend to forget about.
My understanding of video games covers a broad spectrum, from the late 1970's through today. I've lived through it all and I have an appreciation for all systems. But I'm not representative of the average gamer.
The standard teenager just wants to play the latest game his friends are talking about - Fortnite or whatever. They have no use for physical media because in six months they know they'll be playing the next big thing that comes along. They don't look back. They see the internet as always-on and free.
There's no right or wrong. We just need to respect the fact that there are different perspectives and try not project our own myopic view onto everybody else.