What is your impression of Game Room?

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#1 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -
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#2 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -

For the record, my impression of Game Room is "hey I'm Game Room der der.."

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#3 Posted by Crono11 (1666 posts) -

There hasn't been anything on it yet that makes me want to even download the Game Room thingy.

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#4 Posted by Vonocourt (2188 posts) -

I downloaded it a couple days ago, being so late to it, there were quite a few updates to download. Seeing that I had to keep game room on to download and couldn't turn off my xbox, I said I'd do it later. Still haven't done it.

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#5 Posted by Darkstar614 (1133 posts) -

Sounded awesome when they were talking about "an everything emulator". Too bad it's just 2600 and intellivision, and some Atari-like arcade games. Has been a complete disappointment.

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#6 Posted by schizogony (988 posts) -

It will be abandoned by the end of the year and left to die.

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#7 Posted by Djeffers03 (2537 posts) -

Not tried it and Im not planning to.

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#8 Posted by EvolutionX0 (413 posts) -
Its been really disappointing so far, they really need to step up and get out more and better arcade games every week. I also think there too expensive, I downloaded a few worthy ones but seriously fucking 240msp each for games like pitfall and soccer.
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#9 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -

All I want is Marble Madness... that's all I ask for.

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#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -

Could of worked if MS had fixed the issues before release. And gotten more games out. And allowed more then like three Groups in the game room. 

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#11 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Iunno. Makes for fun quicklooks.

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#12 Posted by s10129107 (1437 posts) -

even the best games on game room can only be played for a few minutes if you don't want to lose your mind.

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#13 Posted by CornontheCobbe (2693 posts) -

It does not appeal to me personally. If it had some more worthy titles i would purchase them.

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#14 Posted by Damien (1378 posts) -

I've forgotten about it, so I guess that's my impression.

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#15 Posted by Brackynews (4387 posts) -

GameRoom 2011: Got Nexts

I love the GR concept but as an application it is all the way jacked.
Actually I wonder if Destination Arcade proves popular, they could potentially merge the two apps and roll your Game Room content straight in to it. 
Despite all the dumb nickle and dime DLC, charging the same rate for bad Intellivision and good Arcade games is where I shake my head.  Even Ninty's Virtual Console says that different platforms have different price ranges.  Seeing a Dreamcast Power Stone standing next to Intellivision Frog Bog is a weird pipe dream.  (Hey, Pipe Dream...)
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#16 Posted by Ravenousrattler (1420 posts) -

if it only could get some games from the 90's i might buy some of them, my gameroom is so cold and lonely.

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#17 Posted by Leptok (982 posts) -

Most games are too old to be interesting.

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#18 Posted by TehJames (203 posts) -

Lol 0% have voted " It has exceeded my expectations." ^^

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#19 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

I have spent maybe 5 minutes in there in total. For what it is, the games cost far too much. They cannot possible hold my attention for more than 10 minutes at a time without resulting in me going mad. Hell, I wouldn't even play them at all after those 10 minutes. Sorry, MS, but you should've spent your money on another season of 1 vs. 100

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#20 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

I'll admit that I dabbled with MAME and other arcade emulators for CPS-1, 2 and 3. Those were also the games I encountered at arcades for the most part.
 
And honestly, a lot of the stuff on Game Room so far has been stuff I wouldn't even bother to look.
 
Hell, I buy games that I played on emulators just because of that fact I can play them on a proper console. I buy DS ports of SNES games. So the issue isn't because I need to pay money. 
 
I don't care for Game Room because, A. Some look fun but most look basic or down right terrible. B. That's not my arcade scene, I went to the arcades throughout the late 80s and most of the 90s, current GR games would usually be in a small dinky corner at best. C. Four Companies with only a few hardware, and one of em is the Intellivision, who cares about that sucker.

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#21 Posted by EpicSteve (6908 posts) -

It's overpriced. And how the fuck do they expect people to know about Game Room!? That thing is AWOL on the dashboard.

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#22 Posted by Goldanas (566 posts) -

I personally enjoy the weekly videos documenting Jeff's slow, tortured descent into an abysmal 8-bit Hell. 
 
Also, every time I go to an arcade, I walk to the middle of all the machines and stand stone-faced with arms outstretched. 
 
There has been much gained.

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#23 Posted by Wokisan (44 posts) -

I bought quite a few games over the first few gamepacks. However my interest has torpedoed lately. They HAVE to get back to releasing arcade games, not obscure Atari 2600 games. If they would just focus on arcade games from the mid to late 80s Game Room would be great. 

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#24 Posted by Hourai (2738 posts) -

I only downloaded it for a few quick achievements. The games on there are too retro for me. I got into video games with the Sega Master System and Genesis, not Atari and Intellivision stuff. 

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#25 Posted by RaoulDo0k (93 posts) -

Game Room never seemed sustainable to me at all. Sure there are a few old arcade games that would want to be able to own again, but after those games were released it always seemed, to me, that it would fade to obscurity.

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#26 Posted by fynne (320 posts) -

I have no idea why they keep porting 2600 and Intellivision stuff.  Most of that looks like garbage (based on what I've seen in the Quick Looks) and plays lousy too.  Are they actually considered "classics"?

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#27 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -

Where the EFF is Marble Madness?  I thought I heard that would be out sometime...  sheesh.

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#28 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2824 posts) -

Options B, C, and D mean the same thing for me.
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#29 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

HI IM GAMEROOM I COMPLETELY IGNORE THE 90S ARCADE SCENE EVEN THOUGH THATS KIND OF WHAT PEOPLE WANT 
 
Im still working on the impression.

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#30 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -

Where the hell is Marble Madness?!

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#31 Posted by hockeymask27 (3696 posts) -
@Darkstar614 said:
" Sounded awesome when they were talking about "an everything emulator". Too bad it's just 2600 and intellivision, and some Atari-like arcade games. Has been a complete disappointment. "
Also hella expensive 
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#32 Posted by baron_calamity (246 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

"HI IM GAMEROOM I COMPLETELY IGNORE THE 90S ARCADE SCENE EVEN THOUGH THATS KIND OF WHAT PEOPLE WANT  Im still working on the impression. "


There was a 90's arcade scene? Arcades died in the 80s. I know  companies made a machine here and there and they were released but arcades didn't exist. All that remained were bars that would put a machine or two out and family entertainment restaurants.  
As for gameroom, There were thousands of arcade machines released in the 80s and they have only put out a few from 2 companies. its really depressing. I love the Atari 2600 and intellivision but the emulation has been poor and most of the games ported have been the worst of each system (with a few exceptions)
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#33 Posted by jessej07 (232 posts) -
@baron_calamity:  
 
Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II (all 15 of them), Killer Instinct, Time Crisis, Lethal Enforcers, NBA Jam, Blitz... Western Arcade in Corona, CA had those and more when I was a kid in the 90's and I don't think my hometown was particularly unique in having an arcade.  I think the 90's were the death of the arcade because the fidelity of the console ports got more and more faithful to the arcade versions, but there was definitely a 90's arcade "scene," for lack of a better term :) 
 
I definitely agree that Gameroom even does a terrible job representing 80's arcade games, what a failure.
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#34 Posted by GrandMarshal (391 posts) -

Its one of the best video features on the site, but i wouldnt touch it my self with a 2 meter pole, thats Jeffs job he plays gameroom so i dont have to

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