School Yard Talk: The Days Of Sega Vs Nintendo Gamers!

I recently picked up for $19.99 the Sega Ultimate Arcade Edition for the current consoles.I sat on it for a few days,and one late night I decided to pop it in.All of the greatest old school games were ready for me to simply push the start button.After playing Shinobi,Streets Of Rage,and Golden Axe until four in the morning,I couldn’t help but feel the memories flooding into my head as I remembered the golden age of video games in the late 80’s-early 90’s when Sega and Nintendo were the king of gamer trash talk on the playground.It was simple back then,either you were a Sega man…or a Nintendo man…..

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I was a Nintendo man.Back then,parents usually didn’t buy their kids multiple gaming systems.Which literally split the recess kids down the middle of daily which is better trash talk.This was a special time.For every Sega fan bragging about the latest Sonic game,you would soon hear a kid bring up how awesome the new Super Mario or Zelda game was and how “Nintendo rules,and Sega Drools!” For every Sonic,there was a Mario.For every Ninja Gaiden,there was a Shinobi.

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This was a time when it wasn’t uncommon to find a croud of kids around that one guy who would make a token last for hours at the local arcade as he detroyed challengers one after another on Mortal Kombat or Super Street Fighter 2. Gaming pride and trash talk were everywhere at schools across the country.I remember one day at school,a friend would whisper to me in the back of the class..”you see that guy over there? He BEAT Ninja Gaiden 2 in three days!” to the response of “NO WAY!!??

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One thing both Sega and Nintendo gamers did have in common,was how we would “pretend” to go to sleep the night before school only to wait until the coast was clear to turn on our systems and play games until four in the morning with our t.v.’s on low volume.Just like I did recently with the Sega: Ultimate Edition, I would tell myself in the late hours of the night…”just one more level”.

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Now it’s 2013,and I’ve always found it interesting that the same sence of pride has carried over into the current generation.Sega and Nintendo are no longer “king” ,but the very spirit of the old school trash talking golden age is still very alive today.All one needs to do is walk in to their local Gamestop and wait for the “PS3 RULES and

          
 
 
  

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