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Gaming In The '90s Vs. Now

Not only have the graphics improved, but so has pretty much everything.

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1. In the '90s, blowing air on your games somehow fixed them.

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Now, if there's a glitch, you can just redownload the game.

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2. Controllers used to be so simple.

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Now you're not even sure what all the buttons on your controller do.

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3. You were always worried your friends would "screen look" when playing multiplayer games.

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Now you can play online with an endless void of strangers who will never meet you.

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4. Your face when you used to turn off your game without saving:

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Your face now when you remember autosave is a thing:

5. There was a time in the '90s when a lot of your gaming was still done in an arcade.

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Now you have pretty much no real good reason to leave your couch.

6. If you didn't have the instruction manual, it was impossible to play the game.

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Now you can look up pretty much anything about the game online.

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7. There used to be wires. Wires. Everywhere.

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Now everything is wireless and simple.

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8. There were always weird conspiracy theories about secret characters, bonus levels, etc.

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Now you easily dispel rumors by looking them up.

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9. You thought it was so cool that your game system played CDs.

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Now every game system streams music, movies, and TV shows.

10. Remember when seeing this screen meant you'd need to get more quarters?

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Now you can just hit start and play until you drop.

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