The Next Gen consoles remind me of "what an old bastard" I am thread

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  • oakie007 17 Feb 2013 21:23:55 224 posts
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    All this jibber jabber about the next gen consoles is making me think of the past consoles I have purchased, a bit like a diary of my life......how old were you when you got hooked by the gaming bug, and which consoles/computers did you get?.....mine are listed below.


    Nintendo game and watch - 8 years old
    ZX81 - 11years old
    ZX Spectrum - 13 years old
    Amiga - 18 years old
    Playstaion 1 - 26 years old
    Playstation 2 - 31 years old
    Xbox 360/PS3 - 37 years old
    Next gen consoles - 44 years old
    Next/Next gen consoles - (Estimated) 50 years old
    Domestic holodeck - 60 years old
    After that - Too old to care

    Edited by oakie007 at 21:27:59 17-02-2013

    Edited by oakie007 at 21:42:06 17-02-2013
  • Carlo 17 Feb 2013 21:24:41 18,179 posts
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    I'm already at the 'too old to care' part. I'm not even 40 yet.

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  • mrpon 17 Feb 2013 21:25:42 29,430 posts
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    13 years stuck on the Spectrum, poor you!

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • ILoveThrashMetal 17 Feb 2013 21:30:58 813 posts
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    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    And the youngsters today have the fucking cheek to moan about loading times and repetition in today's games! Try playing hungry horace goes skiing!

    Arsechickens

  • Steve_Perry 17 Feb 2013 21:32:53 5,004 posts
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    C64.
    Mega drive.
    Ps1.
    N64.
    Dc.
    PS2.
    Xbox.
    360.
    Not buying a console again.

    29 years old. True story.

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  • oakie007 17 Feb 2013 21:33:36 224 posts
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    I swear to god, I had a game called dynamite Dan on the spectrum, that only seemed to load up 1 out of 50 times.....but boy...when it did work it was like winning the pools (can't say lottery because it wasn't around then)
  • Dirtbox 17 Feb 2013 21:36:09 78,840 posts
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    Don't you mean Nintendo Game and Watch?

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 17 Feb 2013 22:08:42 39,382 posts
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    oakie007 wrote:
    I swear to god, I had a game called dynamite Dan on the spectrum, that only seemed to load up 1 out of 50 times.....but boy...when it did work it was like winning the pools (can't say lottery because it wasn't around then)
    WINNER!

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  • EMarkM 17 Feb 2013 22:20:21 3,334 posts
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    Dynamite Dan 1 & 2 were ace. See also Starquake.

    41 years old. Nintendo G & W Donkey Kong 2, Munch Man tabletop, Frogger tabletop, Spectrum + 48K, Amiga 600, Amiga 1200, Amiga CD32, PlayStation, PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Wii, PS3.

    Also, I do play Baldur's Gate 2 on my Mac/Boot Camp XP.

    Edit: first got interested in gaming aged around ten or so: 1981.

    Edited by EMarkM at 22:28:26 17-02-2013
  • elstoof 17 Feb 2013 22:22:06 8,094 posts
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    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    48k you old bastard, I had the positively modern +2 with the built in tape deck.
  • andijames 17 Feb 2013 22:22:47 2,838 posts
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    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    And the youngsters today have the fucking cheek to moan about loading times and repetition in today's games! Try playing hungry horace goes skiing!
    Are you kidding me? They wouldn't have a clue how to load it up!

    Kid 'how do I load a game'
    Dad ' put the tape in the tape deck'
    Kid 'what's a tape?'
    Dad 'it's an old version of playing games now shut up and put the tape in.'
    Kid 'ok now what?'
    Dad 'Use the rubbery keyboard and press enter on the first option'
    Kid 'what it's not touch screen?'
    Dad 'no we didn't have them back then'
    Kid 'no mouse?'
    Dad 'no! Use the keyboard and press enter!'
    Kid 'ok now what do I do?'
    Dad 'type in LOAD "" '
    Kid O_o
    Dad 'JUST DO IT!'
    Kid ' ..... Okkkkkk done. Sigh.. Now what?'
    Dad 'press play on the tape deck'
    Kid 'no remote?'
    Dad 0_o
    Kid 'ok done. And.... Where's the game?'
    Dad 'now we either sit here and find out if you're epileptic by watching the game load or we come back in 20 mins and hope it hasn't crashed'
    Kid 'dad... You're ancient. I think I'll go play on my ipad'

    Edited by andijames at 22:24:47 17-02-2013

    vivir el momento

  • mrpon 17 Feb 2013 22:23:39 29,430 posts
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    Speaking of Casio, this set the seed. Many many fucking moons ago...

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • ibenam 17 Feb 2013 22:26:53 1,499 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    oakie007 wrote:
    I swear to god, I had a game called dynamite Dan on the spectrum, that only seemed to load up 1 out of 50 times.....but boy...when it did work it was like winning the pools (can't say lottery because it wasn't around then)
    WINNER!
    Made my ears bleed.
  • drhcnip 17 Feb 2013 22:32:34 2,598 posts
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    binatone master system
    zx81
    48k
    vic20
    megadrive
    ps1
    ps2
    xbox
    360
    ps3

    as well as various forays into handheld gming and the occasional pc gamr
  • Dougs 17 Feb 2013 22:43:08 69,114 posts
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    Various handhelds, AstroWars the favourite
    Atari 2600
    C64
    Master System
    Megadrive
    PS1
    PS2
    XBox
    Wii
    PS3
    PC

    Pretty standard for a 40 year old I guess
  • Jazzy_Geoff 17 Feb 2013 22:44:04 7,781 posts
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    NES
    SNES
    N64
    PSX
    ....[five year break]
    PS2
    GameCube
    Wii
    PS3
    XBox 360

    Age 10 to 32. Looking forward to the next gen.
  • muddyyfunster 17 Feb 2013 22:53:57 37 posts
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    andijames wrote:
    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    And the youngsters today have the fucking cheek to moan about loading times and repetition in today's games! Try playing hungry horace goes skiing!
    Are you kidding me? They wouldn't have a clue how to load it up!

    Kid 'how do I load a game'
    Dad ' put the tape in the tape deck'
    Kid 'what's a tape?'
    Dad 'it's an old version of playing games now shut up and put the tape in.'
    Kid 'ok now what?'
    Dad 'Use the rubbery keyboard and press enter on the first option'
    Kid 'what it's not touch screen?'
    Dad 'no we didn't have them back then'
    Kid 'no mouse?'
    Dad 'no! Use the keyboard and press enter!'
    Kid 'ok now what do I do?'
    Dad 'type in LOAD "" '
    Kid O_o
    Dad 'JUST DO IT!'
    Kid ' ..... Okkkkkk done. Sigh.. Now what?'
    Dad 'press play on the tape deck'
    Kid 'no remote?'
    Dad 0_o
    Kid 'ok done. And.... Where's the game?'
    Dad 'now we either sit here and find out if you're epileptic by watching the game load or we come back in 20 mins and hope it hasn't crashed'
    Kid 'dad... You're ancient. I think I'll go play on my ipad'
    Haha, more than anything, this has just made me feel like an old bastard, so thanks!

    I've also just had the shocking realisation that I can no remember the keys for the load sequence on C64, which makes me feel older. I know it was RUN STOP and something...

    It's when I forget the level select cheat for Sonic the Hedgehog on the Megadrive that I will really worry! I expect I'll remember that longer than my own name.

    Edited by muddyyfunster at 22:56:38 17-02-2013
  • Rusty_M 17 Feb 2013 22:58:10 4,866 posts
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    I was talking about Jet Set Willy and Highway Encounter with my parents tonight. Couldn't help but remember the Spectrum's loading "tune".

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  • Deleted user 17 February 2013 22:58:43
    mrpon wrote:
    Speaking of Casio, this set the seed. Many many fucking moons ago...

  • jonsaan 17 Feb 2013 23:20:18 25,439 posts
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    How can you be 40 odd and not mention the mother of gaming. The Atari VCS?

    FCUTA!

  • Razz 17 Feb 2013 23:30:38 61,615 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    oakie007 wrote:
    I swear to god, I had a game called dynamite Dan on the spectrum, that only seemed to load up 1 out of 50 times.....but boy...when it did work it was like winning the pools (can't say lottery because it wasn't around then)
    WINNER!
    Damn, that game is quite hard. 5 screens is my best

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  • Nitrous 17 Feb 2013 23:54:07 472 posts
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    Megadrive
    PS1
    PS2
    GameBoy Colour
    PSP Slim
    Xbox360
    PS3

    I got a PS2 on my 14th Birthday 11/09/2001. It came with Gran Tursimo3 and cost me about 400 which came out of a savings account setup for me as a kid but I dont think that money was meant to be spent on a PS2...

    Now aged 25. Will i buy into the next gen? If its all about kinect, PS move and allways online drm sh!t then maybe I wont bother. Having said that when I see things like GT6 or the next forza game I'll probably crack and buy into it all once again.
  • riceNpea 18 Feb 2013 00:03:14 592 posts
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    Spectrum ZX81
    Spectrum 48K
    Spectrum 48K+ (no more rubber keys!)
    Spectrum 128+3 (disk drives! i was blown away)
    Amiga 500
    Amiga 500+
    Amiga 600
    Amiga 1200
    Sega Megadrive
    Playstation 1
    Nintendo 64
    Xbox
    edit: forgot Nintendo Gamecube
    Playstation 2
    Playstation 3
    Nintendo Wii

    i can't believe how fast time has past from ZX81 to now. i wish i could start over again. kids today are so lucky. things are moving so fast now but i'll probably be dead by the time we're sticking needles straight into our neo-cortex sadly.

    Edited by riceNpea at 00:03:56 18-02-2013

    Edited by riceNpea at 00:47:11 18-02-2013
  • bladdard 18 Feb 2013 00:06:41 1,009 posts
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    oakie007 wrote:
    I swear to god, I had a game called dynamite Dan on the spectrum, that only seemed to load up 1 out of 50 times.....but boy...when it did work it was like winning the pools (can't say lottery because it wasn't around then)
    Same but it was Brian Bloodaxe and The Fall Guy for me, bloody hyper loader :-(
  • riceNpea 18 Feb 2013 00:15:57 592 posts
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    remember back in the Spectrum day when shops like WH Smiths had all the games on the shelves with the game cassettes actually STILL IN THE CASE!!

    how long after the event can you be arrested for shoplifting?


    every magazine had cassettes sellotaped to the cover too. it was like a Woolworth's pick-and-mix free for all.
  • darkmorgado 18 Feb 2013 00:33:04 15,586 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    48k you old bastard, I had the positively modern +2 with the built in tape deck.
    Built in tape deck? Get little lord Fauntleroy here. Us working class types made do with 16k and our mum's cassette player. And we were bloody grateful for that.

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  • Ror1984 18 Feb 2013 00:36:29 4,117 posts
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    My parents got my brother and I an Atari something-or-other when I was four or five. I think it was a 130XE..? Or maybe 180XE. I can't remember, but it had Centipede and Chop Suey, as well as a ton of others I can't remember. So that was where it started; it must have been '88 or '89. So...

    Atari Whatever-it-was-called
    Sega Master System
    Sega Megadrive
    Super Nintendo
    Sega Saturn
    PlayStation
    N64
    Sega Dreamcast
    PlayStation 2
    Xbox
    Nintendo GameCube
    Xbox 360
    PlayStation 3
    Nintendo Wii

    The first four were all joint Christmas presents, then my brother and I went separate ways, with him going Sony (so the PS1 and 2 were his) and me getting... all the rest. He had moved out by the time I got the NGC, so I went and bought myself a PS2 Slim at some point (about mid-2005).

    I've also had a fair few handhelds:

    Sega Game Gear
    GameBoy Pocket
    GBA
    PSP
    DSi
    3DS
    PS Vita

    And there's always a PC about, too.

    This is all over the span of about 25 years, but still... I think it's possible I spend too much on gaming.

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  • riceNpea 18 Feb 2013 00:45:58 592 posts
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    Fozzie_bear wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    ILoveThrashMetal wrote:
    That spectrum thing with the rubber keys (I'm so old I forgot the model)
    48k you old bastard, I had the positively modern +2 with the built in tape deck.
    Built in tape deck? Get little lord Fauntleroy here. Us working class types made do with 16k and our mum's cassette player. And we were bloody grateful for that.
    16k and cassette player?! Luxury! you were lucky to have a cassette player! we used to dream of having a cassette player.
    when i were a lad we had to make do with a 1Kb of memory for the whole family and a pencil to wind the cassette round with.
  • Deleted user 18 February 2013 00:57:47
    I had the +3. It shat over everything. Except for the fact there were only about three games in total ever released on floppy (or at least that's the impression I got from my local game shops), making the entire endeavour slightly pointless.

    You know what would be awesome? If someone started selling indie games as redeemable codes, only they printed them on inlays in tape cases and put them on a spinning rack in a newsagents.

    Never happen, of course, but in my mind it's like a little slice of paradise.
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