I feel like an old fogy.

I would like to thank the people at Nerd Balloon for making me feel old this week with this video of some punk kid playing Contra and hating it.

  

Damn kid!  Halo 3 and Call of Duty: World at War aren't the only good games on the planet.

As someone who grew up playing games like Contra, it's easy for me to recognize the game's greatness when looking at it from rose-tinted nostalgia goggles, but there are a lot of young whippersnappers just can't get past the 8-bit graphics and the lack of blood and gore.  Wait... why is this 11 year old kid playing M-rated games in the first place?  Well anyway, I guess that's just the generation gap rearing its ugly head.

Now then, it's now 30 minutes past my birthday so it's time to say toot-a-loo for now.

Toot-a-loo.
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Posted by Dalai

I would like to thank the people at Nerd Balloon for making me feel old this week with this video of some punk kid playing Contra and hating it.

  

Damn kid!  Halo 3 and Call of Duty: World at War aren't the only good games on the planet.

As someone who grew up playing games like Contra, it's easy for me to recognize the game's greatness when looking at it from rose-tinted nostalgia goggles, but there are a lot of young whippersnappers just can't get past the 8-bit graphics and the lack of blood and gore.  Wait... why is this 11 year old kid playing M-rated games in the first place?  Well anyway, I guess that's just the generation gap rearing its ugly head.

Now then, it's now 30 minutes past my birthday so it's time to say toot-a-loo for now.

Toot-a-loo.
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Posted by ThomasP

Happy Birthday! I feel old myself. I used to play this game all the time when I was four or five.

Posted by Claude

Fuck the older guy.

At the Title Screen press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.

Word. Birthday.

Posted by Tubatic

lol next up is Battletoads.  The torture for that kid :p

Posted by Oni

Happy birthday Dalai! I never really played Contra myself but the music is rad. I wouldn't have the patience for it though.

Posted by JamesF

Of course Halo 3 and Call of Duty: World at War aren't the the only good games on the planet! You forgot about Madden!