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 Post subject: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, '14, 11:49 pm 
Found this article showing a few things in the past related to video games that people of today's current time and age may not have to deal with. It's a real blast from the past, lol. See how many of these things you remember:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/norbertobriceno ... ew-pew-pew


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, '14, 6:58 am 
25/34. Got me some nostalgia going on right now. Makes me wish I still had a Genesis so I could dust off my copies of Phantasy Star, I mean sure, I could play them on the Genesis Collection, but it just doesn't feel the same.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, '14, 3:17 pm 
#19. Ahhhh the Game Genie. The only way I was ever able to beat Smash TV on SNES. I swear Smash TV is pretty much impossible without it.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, '14, 12:19 am 
There's only 8 things on the list I don't recall doing/having in some form or another. Of course, my controllers still have cables when possible and I still have to stock pile batteries for the controllers that don't (which now includes my PC mouse and keyboard).


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, '14, 4:21 am 
You have a wireless keyboard and mouse? I tried using a Razer Mamba to play Call of Duty one time, and it was terrible. It felt so sluggish and laggy, and it was supposed to be a "gaming mouse". I never used a wireless mouse for gaming again after that.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, '14, 6:07 am 
For gaming, I greatly prefer using a controller to either keyboard or mouse. I grew up on consoles, so I'm just more comfortable with those hand positions.

But yeah, I've been using a wireless keyboard and mouse for a little while now. I haven't really tried them in gaming at all, but they work pretty well. The keyboard is a Microsoft Wireless Laser 6000 that I picked up second hand. $70-ish keyboard and I paid $6 for it. It's been working perfectly, too ( until this morning, when I had to suddenly reinstall the drivers when trying to write a post, grrr!) It was supposed to come with a matching mouse, but that wasn't present when I found the keyboard at one of the local thrift stores.

My mouse is a fairly cheap $10 one I found in a Big Lots store. Five buttons, scroll wheel, a recessed area for the thumb on the left side of the mouse. It's really quite comfortable, practically a perfect fit for my hand. I doubt I'd like it too much for gaming though, because it occasionally loses signal with the computer. When that happens I have to get up, unplug the mouse receiver from the rear of my PC and plug it back in. Not conducive to good gaming, I'd imagine. Still, it's a decent enough mouse for what it cost.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, '14, 9:17 am 
I tend to use keyboard for most game with a few controller exceptions. I have a Logitech G510 keyboard which set me back $150 and I have a CM Storm Inferno mouse which set me back $60. But I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, '14, 4:18 pm 
Only four on that list I can't say I recall.

8. 7-11 Didn't exist here until just this year (2014) when they went on a multi-million dollar buyout spree of both privately and regional chain owned gas stations. Now I have two within a mile of home.

10. I knew of R.O.B. but didn't own it until the late 90's and still have yet to actually use him to play a game as by the time I got him I'd put the R.O.B. compatible games in storage. And here twenty years later almost I have the reverse problem, R.O.B. is in storage and the games aren't.

14. Didn't own a copy of Contra until this century. Not played it to speak of since buying. More amazingly, none of my friends had a copy of it back in the day either.

23. Quality cotrol was much better in the previous century, and the example image shown is for a that wasn't released in North America. I honestly do not recall playing games back then that had gramatically poor translations, aside from the occassional word that should have been capitalized but wasn't.

And as for batteries, Rechargeables all the way. Ni-MH's are cheaper than ever and I own about sixty of them right now in the form of "AAA", "AA", and "9V" batteries. Only the "9V' batteries were a bit pricey, but they pay for themselves rather quickly if you have equipment that uses them, which I do.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, '14, 2:53 am 
I may not have grown up in the late 80's to early 90's (only 18), but having an older brother who did grow up back then, I was lucky enough to be aware of a lot of this. Just want to comment on a few things:

1. The Zelda games aren't the only ones worthy enough to have gold cartridges; there's Pokemon Gold on Gameboy, too :). I still wish they colored the carts, but Emerald Version was the last to do that, and that was almost 10 years ago! Oh, and there's the extremely rare gold Nintendo World Championship cart.

2. While I like having wireless controllers, it can be annoying to recharge them every so often.

8. That reminds me of something incredibly bizarre I heard about in an episode of G4's Icons (which I highly recommend watching, look it up on YouTube): in the early 80's, video games were so over-saturated that there were even a few funeral homes that had Pac-Man machines!

13. That show butchered Mega Man and Simon Belmont terribly. *Shudders*

14. I can beat Super Contra without the code just fine, but with the first game? Not so much...

23. SNK's fighting games are full of this.

30. To this day, I have to resort to a moveslist for a majority of the MK games. Memorizing special moves in those games is much more complex than what you see in something like Street Fighter.


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 Post subject: Re: Video Game Memories
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, '14, 6:21 pm 
Reading this, I just hear James Rolfe's (AKA Angry Video Game Nerd) voice in my head complaining about basically ALL of these. Especially LJN.


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