1980s + 1990s > 2000s

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Postby Jebus » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:35 pm

Wow, people claiming that things from their childhoods were better than the same stuff from today.

I'm pretty sure this phenomenon is unique to this generation. Kudos to you guys for being so unique.

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Postby Valentine » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:50 pm

Zelda as an arcade game
WHAT???

You got some splaining to do.
My dentist used to have an arcade version of Zelda...all the games were free in his waiting room, and I used to LOVE to go to the dentist. As a kid, it was one of my favorite things to do, which sounds really weird looking back. I don't think that it was actually part of the Legend of Zelda series...it's a vague memory from when I was 5-7ish. I just remember being Link, and moving him via joystick through the woods and fighting. It's the reason I watched the animated series though :)

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Postby zeroguy » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:31 am

It's the reason I watched the animated series though :)
This also very much belongs in this thread (even though I probably never saw it in the 80s or 90s). "Well excuse me, princess!"

And you're the first person I've heard of that had a 3DO. Any other obscure consoles? Atari Jaguar?
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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:49 am

We didn't have an Atari in the 80s, we had a TI-99/4A. Now THAT is an obscure console. The games I remember playing on it: A-Maze-ing, Alpiner, Moon Patrol, Jungle Hunt and the never-heard-of Millikan's Equations (an early algebra game!). My brother would write programs for the TI and save them on cassette tapes...crazy.
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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:56 am

Who remembers blowing in NES games and doing other weird things to get them to work?
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:58 am

Me! I seriously thought that would solve all my problems.
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Postby Luet » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:01 pm

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Postby Valentine » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:39 pm

My grandpa bought me the 3DO. It's really the only "obscure" console I had, but I still have it, and it still works. I thought it was the coolest thing ever, because no one had one.

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Postby Jayelle » Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:45 pm


And you're the first person I've heard of that had a 3DO. Any other obscure consoles? Atari Jaguar?
I had the Sega Master System. It went obsolete in about 30 seconds.
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Postby neo-dragon » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:13 pm

I still have a Sega Game Gear tucked away somewhere. The thing is roughly the size of a brick and requires 6 AA batteries which last for all of 4-5 hours. Or you could use a rechargeable battery pack which itself is considerably larger than any modern cell phone. My, how technology advanced since the early 90s. I also have a friend who was one of the 6 people who bought a Virtual Boy.
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:28 am

Our family had (and still has... somewhere) an Atari 2600, and I still played it sometime in the 90s, I think. That thing was great; decathalon, combat, keystone capers, and that game whose name I forget that had you jumping across alligators by jumping on their heads.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:50 am

I still have a Sega Game Gear tucked away somewhere. The thing is roughly the size of a brick and requires 6 AA batteries which last for all of 4-5 hours. Or you could use a rechargeable battery pack which itself is considerably larger than any modern cell phone. My, how technology advanced since the early 90s. I also have a friend who was one of the 6 people who bought a Virtual Boy.
But... GameGear had color! And Mortal Combat! Back, back, forward!
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Postby shadow_8818 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:40 pm

tv was way better in the 90's
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Postby Jayelle » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:42 pm

Dude, you were clearly born in the 90's.
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Postby shadow_8818 » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:46 pm

well really close
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