I play old games more and more all the time. My interest in, and love of, old games has been growing steadily over the last couple years. Combined with the decreasing number of notable new games in this newest gen of consoles thus far, I find that I now spend the majority of my gaming time playing older games, be it something from 2 years ago or 20 (or more).
It seems a little silly, but I've found that I value a game more and feel much more attached to it when I buy it rather than emulating, so I almost never use emulators anymore. A game that I might play for a few minutes in an emulator and then forget about might be something I play for days or weeks if I buy it. It just doesn't feel "real" sometimes unless I buy a copy of a game.
I try to play on original consoles whenever I can unless there's a re-released version that adds convenience (e.g. PS1 classics on Vita.)
Banjo is great, but Mario 64 is the easily the better of the two. Banjo may have been bigger in almost every way, but (of course) bigger is not always better. There's a lot of rough edges to Banjo, not the least of which is its collect-a-thon nature. Mario 64 is a much tighter package.
that is for dumb Americans who keep falling for that even to this day apparently when it is obvious it is not. A super Mario world label is not found anywhere on the Japanese cartridge or marketing. It as labeled “Super Mario’s Yoshi’s island” meaning it is a super mario spin off game on yoshi’s island.
Because the USA branch stuck the label on it for marketing reasons and people still don’t know any better it has long since been removed from any other version of them game put out.
It is about as official super mario world game as lugi’s mansion or mario tennis is.
This is mostly true, but Yoshi's Island was still born out of development of a Super Mario World sequel. They set out to make a World 2, and by the end of development it was Yoshi's Island. While I agree that "Super Mario World 2" probably shouldn't be part of the title, it's not completely wrong or made up or anything.
Furthermore, your assertion that Nintendo of America were like these crazy rogue agents in changing the title is weird and kind of short-sighted. Nintendo is still ultimately one entity and the higher-ups could have denied it if they felt it wasn't justified. Like it or not, Nintendo sold that game to a large part of their customers as World 2, and if they're upset about that you can't just say "shut up, you idiot, it never was!"
And c'mon, Yoshi's Island is WAY closer to Mario World than Luigi's Mansion or Tennis; that's just dumb.
When I read the headline I was shocked and upset. But then I thought about it a little more... And I realized that LucasArts hasn't internally done anything noteworthy in SUCH a long time. It's a real shame that 1313 won't come out, but that's about it. Looking at the list in the wiki, it's been nearly a decade since Lucasarts internally developed a game that I liked, even longer since they've made a game I loved. This feels like it's been a long time coming.
I see a lot of people here talking like this is some kind of sign of the collapse of the video game industry, but let's be honest: Lucasarts was NOT a major player in the games industry anymore, not even close.