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MCBanjoMike

Sudden chomper
(He/him)
the phrase "Elder Millennial" has the vibes of "Gen Xer, but not willing to admit to myself"
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jpfriction

(He, Him)
the phrase "Elder Millennial" has the vibes of "Gen Xer, but not willing to admit to myself"
Funny, my little brother calls it millennial denial whenever I use Xennial or similar. I definitely relate more to him than our decidedly gen X older brother but there are some differences. He had a cell phone in high school for crying out loud.
 

Exposition Owl

more posts about buildings and food
(he/him/his)
As another person on the borderline between Gen X and millennials, I feel like I'm getting whiplash from how quickly the meaning of the word "millennial" has switched from "young person" to "old person."
 

RT-55J

space hero for hire
(He/Him + RT/artee)
Being in communities with many people in their low-20s or younger and frequently being the only person in the room available to explain what things were like there in the '00s makes me feel older than almost anything else.
 

Baudshaw

Unfortunate doesn't begin to describe...
(he/him)
Wait, isn't everyone here 30 or above?

At least, that's the impression I get from here
 

Baudshaw

Unfortunate doesn't begin to describe...
(he/him)
...do Rubik's cubes not exist anymore? Trivial Pursuit? Is this secretly a reminder to do your daily yelling at today's kids to get off the damn lawn smartphone?
Rubik's cubes have entered the preppy competitive territory. I have cousins who were forced into 'cubic clubs', similar to piano lessons
 

Baudshaw

Unfortunate doesn't begin to describe...
(he/him)
I mean, most everybody here is.

It's some other places I'm in that are the problem.
Yeah, Mega Man gave it away.

No offense, but of all the retro game series, mega man is definitely the most elder millennial adjacent
 

Ghost from Spelunker

BAG
(They/Him)
I guess Mega Man never caught on with younger generations.
But who knows, that Mega Man: Fully Charged cartoon is sort of new (2018) so maybe in a few years the kids who saw that will be wearing pixel E-Tank shirts like all the 40-year olds.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
Wasn't Megaman Battle Network pretty popular around the early 00s? I mean, the kids from then are still at least in their mid 20s now, so I guess this is a rather pointless argument. If it is even true, I just felt like the second and third game were pretty popular, and there was the anime that made it to German tv.

But that's probably the latest the franchise has gotten any mass market appeal, if it did then.
 

RT-55J

space hero for hire
(He/Him + RT/artee)
I wanna say the average MM Battle Network fan is nearing or already 30 by now, just from personal experience.
 

Aurelia

sleepy, in my element
(she/her)
Wasn't Megaman Battle Network pretty popular around the early 00s? I mean, the kids from then are still at least in their mid 20s now, so I guess this is a rather pointless argument. If it is even true, I just felt like the second and third game were pretty popular, and there was the anime that made it to German tv.

But that's probably the latest the franchise has gotten any mass market appeal, if it did then.
yeah i'm not in my 30s (in my late 20s), and i grew up watching the megaman battle network anime series as a kid. was my introduction to the series, and decided to only get into the games after seeing the megaman zx e3 2006 trailer on a magazine dvd and going "ive gotta play this". fwiw though, i was very interested in the anniversary collection when nintendo official magazine uk did a preview of it in their import section but assumed it'd release in europe, only for capcom to decide to *not* release it there, whoops.

i also believe i'm probably one of the the youngest people on talking time though lol
 
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Becksworth

Aging Hipster Dragon Dad
Yeah, I imagine most people these days first think of Samus when they hear "shoot enemies with your arm cannon", which is wild to think about growing up in a decade where like two or three dozen Megaman games were published.
 

Baudshaw

Unfortunate doesn't begin to describe...
(he/him)
Wasn't Megaman Battle Network pretty popular around the early 00s? I mean, the kids from then are still at least in their mid 20s now, so I guess this is a rather pointless argument. If it is even true, I just felt like the second and third game were pretty popular, and there was the anime that made it to German tv.

But that's probably the latest the franchise has gotten any mass market appeal, if it did then.
I'm not gonna say mid 20s is old, but keep in mind there's not really anything for people under 20 to latch on to. There are collections and stuff, but they don't really appeal to younger gamers.

It's sad to see how it's diminished in popularity from generation to generation, compared to most other gaming franchises
 
The 2000s had such a glut of Mega Man that I remember even Jeremy Parish saying "hey, whoah, slow down a bit".
 

Aurelia

sleepy, in my element
(she/her)
I'm not gonna say mid 20s is old, but keep in mind there's not really anything for people under 20 to latch on to. There are collections and stuff, but they don't really appeal to younger gamers.

It's sad to see how it's diminished in popularity from generation to generation, compared to most other gaming franchises
i don't disagree, but when i was younger i really liked playing collections of series that i never had the opportunity to play, and liked emulating
older games for the same reason.

maybe things have changed, but i'm sure that the collections still have their audiences of younger players too. it is a shame that we're not getting that many new original megaman games though, esp considering 11 was fantastic.
 
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