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Discussion in 'Spamalot - nsfw' started by KacerRex, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Red

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    I ping pong back and forth on building a retro beard cave. I really enjoyed the old games but a part of me just loves keeping those memories in the past. It's nice getting a fat nostalgia bomb once in awhile but chasing that feeling you originally got just never hits the same for me.
     
  2. Red

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    But I will always support others beard life choices
     
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  3. AgelessDrifter

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    Man I haven’t thought about Dreamcast in years but that would be killer to have. I don’t even know what happened to the one I owned in my teens
     
  4. Sear

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    I sectioned off one wall of my office for it. The original NES is all I focus on now bc that's what has the nostalgia but also bc the games still rule. I will enjoy a quick session of Ninja Gaiden or Castlevania until the day I die. Love those games. Maybe even enough to try speedrunning someday like my boy Arcus.

    + NES box art rules. Everything looks like a Frank Franzetta painting or action movie poster.

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  5. Red

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    Keep bearding and carry on
     
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  7. Red

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    That m'lady has quite the beard den
     
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    My old man goals will be a Lego room, I'm already building the collection just need to move to a place we don't hate, ie not fucking new jersey
     
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  9. KacerRex

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    I'm sorry pal, I know how much that must have hurt. I love those 80s porches too. :(

    This is accurate.
     
  10. KacerRex

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    My wife and I have a media room that would make some of y'all super jelly. It's a mess right now because we shoved a bunch of stuff in there to make room for the twins, but this should give you an idea. SNES GENE.jpg
     
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  11. Utumno

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    It's still weird to me that I somehow managed to never own any nintendo device until the DS. It's like a giant missing hole in my beard repetoire.

    I played the fuck out of the Sega Genesis though and wish I still had one. Guess I could always ebay one and then never play it.
     
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  12. Sear

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    pal how did you miss the NES as a teenager of the 80's?

    although I guess you were reaching adult age by the time it peaked. Was the Atari gen more your thing?

    Nice. We played the same RPGs.

    Earthbound price is so absurd now, close to $300 just for the cartridge. You don't still have the box, do you?

    I'm slowly getting more into CIB (complete-in-box) collecting. It's just painfully expensive.
     
  13. Utumno

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    It was a bit of this, as well as also getting into ancient PCs way ahead of most normal people. Early turbonerd.

    My dad bought me Atari 800 computers when those were considered obscenely expensive for any sort of kid use. We also had Atari consoles.

    I played vidya on the Atari for sure, but I actually spent a lot of time on ancient Atari PCs and then got one of the early era IBM PCs too. While proper dorks were enjoying Nintendo gaming goodness, I was playing text based adventures on a fucking black and green monitor, using an IBM PC which weighed a thousand pounds and was built like a tank lol.

    I got the earliest most primitive graphics available for IBM PCs and played shit like Zork, Kings Quest, MS Flight Simulator, Lode Runner, Jumpman, and all the old Ultimas. I think a pal gave me a Sega Genesis so we played the fuck out of that, but yeah.... just never got into Nintendo stuff (outside of arcades).
     
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    I never had video games as a kid, but had a Tandy computer (TRS-80) in the early 80s, then an Atari 1040 ST in the mid-late 80s as a teen. I played a few games on them, but was never all that into gaming. I very briefly owned a Super Nintendo with a single beach volleyball game, but traded it away pretty quick. First PC I had was when I first went to university, and it was only used for word processing.

    EQ days are really the only time of my life that I spent any significant time playing games. Aside from EQ nostalgia, the only retro game I’ve always wanted is a Galaga cocktail table, based on fond memories of playing that at a military store cafeteria my Dad used to take us to.
     
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    I had a Tandy TRS80 as well with the paper programs and maybe some magnetic ones - my memory is weak. I recall playing a golf game and a bowling game on it though heh.
     
  16. Utumno

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    Our TRS80 had a cassette player that you could either plug into the computer as a storage device, or play through the speaker for music. Very multifunctional.

    http://www.cocopedia.com/wiki/index.php/CCR-81_(26-1208)

    The Atari computer had a 3.5" floppy drive built in, which seemed pretty cutting edge at the time. We had a pretty elite drawing program for it called Degas Elite, which I spent huge number of hours playing around in: https://www.atarimagazines.com/v5n9/DegasElite.html
     
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    I had a couple different models of Atari, but I think most of them used cassette tapes for "mass" storage. You'd have to save your data as a bunch of screechy beeps and boops and pray the next time you accessed that tape the data wasn't all ruined.

    GOOD TIMES
     
  19. KacerRex

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    I bought it new as a kid and used to save the boxes, but when I moved out and had to put a lot of stuff in storage I needed to make room so I threw out something like 40 boxes that these came in. I'm still kicking myself over that, I'm pretty salty that I can't find the book it came with anymore either. Game is fun as fuck still though.
     
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