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#1 Daz

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:04 PM

Just dug out my N64

Highlights include
Jet Force Gemini
Rogue Squadron
F1 World Grand Prix
F Zero X
Banjo Tooie
1080 Snowboarding
Perfect Dark
Goldeneye
Zelda Ocarina of Time

They don't make games like these anymore

I know what I'll be doing over the easter weekend :thumbsup_anim:

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:01 AM

I bought a few old playstation games for a grand total of 1.45

Andretti Racing - 80p
International Superstar Soccer - 15p
ESPN eXtreme Games 2 - 50p


I really want the first eXtreme Games, as it's classic.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 03:39 AM

I've actually downloaded a PSone emulator. Over the past few days, i've played theme park, soulblade, tekken, crash bandicoot, mission impossible etc...

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:39 PM

The Mega Drive is the greatest console on Earth. I was romping my way through Ecco 2 the other day - now that's a classic.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:57 PM

Who can forget 'Golden Axe' for the mega drive?

Pure class.
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 08:06 PM

Who can forget 'Golden Axe' for the mega drive?

Pure class.

Altari Space Invaders,now there's a classic addiction game! Never was into Pac Man or Donkey Kong :guiltysmiley:

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

Just dug out my N64

Highlights include
Jet Force Gemini
Rogue Squadron
F1 World Grand Prix
F Zero X
Banjo Tooie
1080 Snowboarding
Perfect Dark
Goldeneye
Zelda Ocarina of Time

They don't make games like these anymore

I know what I'll be doing over the easter weekend :thumbsup_anim:

Old skool? I remember most of them like they were yesterday :S
Old skool for me would be Head Over Heels, Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Matchday II, Football Manager 2, Arkanoid, Harrier Attack etc.
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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:56 AM

Old Skool?

I've still got one of these in the loft - works perfectly as well:

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Pong rules!

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:44 AM

Old skool? I remember most of them like they were yesterday :S
Old skool for me would be Head Over Heels, Emlyn Hughes International Soccer, Matchday II, Football Manager 2, Arkanoid, Harrier Attack etc.

 

Harrier attack :D Emlyn Hughes was, and I assume still is, the greatest ever football game. I particularly liked how they named it after a player who'd retired years before it came out. I remember editing all the player names and had all the division one teams saved on a tape B) 

 

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

Anyone watch 'How video games changed the world' the other day? Quite enjoyable. It's got a repeat on one of those Four channels on Tuesday night for anyone interested  :mario:


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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

Anyone watch 'Video games that changed the world' the other day? Quite enjoyable. It's got a repeat on one of those Four channels on Tuesday night for anyone interested  :cool:

Apart from twitter being number one, and no sports games.


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Posted 09 December 2013 - 09:30 PM

There was a great documentary that came out a few years ago called King of Kong...

 

Art would love it.



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

Apart from twitter being number one, and no sports games.

Pong.

 

To be honest, after Pong I can't think of any sports games which were significant in terms of their overall contribution to the development of videogames.

 

It was a good program. The only ones I disagreed with was the daft twitter one and also Call Of Duty - which is far from a revolutionary FPS game. The "game changer" for online FPS was Counter-Strike.


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:26 AM

They'd probably say sports games haven't had the same impact outside of their own area as the ones that were featured. There were plenty of sports games that were big at the time but they didn't really impact on popular culture, film, advertising etc. Although Brooker doesn't like any sport so even if they had he wouldn't have noticed.

 

At school the football games were always the biggest. First was Football Manager- even though it was basically just numbers on a screen and occasional stick men. Then Match Day 2, Emlyn, Kick Off and Sensible. I remember Daily Thompson's Decathlon being really popular even though it was basically just banging alternate keys as fast as you could :)

 

I got my Spectrum out at the weekend - Still works B)

 

Pleased to see there's a new faceman, the old one was right weirdo ^_^  I've added King of Kong to my film list. I hope it's better than that fisting film you made me watch......


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:43 PM

They'd probably say sports games haven't had the same impact outside of their own area as the ones that were featured. There were plenty of sports games that were big at the time but they didn't really impact on popular culture, film, advertising etc. Although Brooker doesn't like any sport so even if they had he wouldn't have noticed.

 

At school the football games were always the biggest. First was Football Manager- even though it was basically just numbers on a screen and occasional stick men. Then Match Day 2, Emlyn, Kick Off and Sensible. I remember Daily Thompson's Decathlon being really popular even though it was basically just banging alternate keys as fast as you could :)

 

I got my Spectrum out at the weekend - Still works :cool:

 

Pleased to see there's a new faceman, the old one was right weirdo ^_^  I've added King of Kong to my film list. I hope it's better than that fisting film you made me watch......

That film is great, it's up there with Napoleon Dynamite in terms of hilarity.

 

Football manager was ace - I burnt a hole in my carpet as I left my Acorn Electron on for so long playing it. The power pack melted.

 

The noise those tape recorders used to make was horrendous!



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

Well, I don't really like any comedy films much to be honest.

 

A friend of mine left his Spectrum on for several days and the keys melted.

 

I was so in tune with the sound of the tape that, when you had several games on the same tape, I could fast forward with play pressed and tell from the sound when the next game started B)

 

Anyone remember Skool Daze and Back to Skool? Back to Skool in particular was great.


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 06:20 PM

Never had a Spectrum, was always an Acorn Electron boy...

 

Jet Set Willy and Yie Ar Kung Fu were immense... I have just spent the last 30 minutes scouring ebay and might buy an Electron for a bit of fun.

 

I'm going to call my Mum and Dad to see if they have the old computer in their loft first though.

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

I remember a few oddballs had the Acorn Electron, but all the cool kids had Spectrum or Commodore 64. One of my friends had a BBC. Most peculiar. Choosing a BBC was the computing equivelant of wearing your school uniform at the weekend.

 

Jet Set Willy was good, but I seem to remember there was somethign weird about it which made it imposible to complete. Although that might just have been my copy :worried_anim:

 

Did they have your old computer? Wonder if it lasts well as the spectrum. I tried my old Amiga and Atari ST a while ago but the ST was completely dead and the Amiga has gone black and white :thumbsdown_still:


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 09:58 PM

I remember a few oddballs had the Acorn Electron, but all the cool kids had Spectrum or Commodore 64. One of my friends had a BBC. Most peculiar. Choosing a BBC was the computing equivelant of wearing your school uniform at the weekend.

 

Jet Set Willy was good, but I seem to remember there was somethign weird about it which made it imposible to complete. Although that might just have been my copy :worried_anim:

 

Did they have your old computer? Wonder if it lasts well as the spectrum. I tried my old Amiga and Atari ST a while ago but the ST was completely dead and the Amiga has gone black and white :thumbsdown_still:

I had a Commodore 64, then moved onto the Amiga...

 

I asked them but they have to go into the loft to check - I told them not to bother and I'll check when I next go back (sometime around Easter I expect). They thought I still had the computer though. Looking forward to seeing if it's still there.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:47 AM

Still got a Vic 20, Amiga and amstrad 6128 at my dad's. Got an atari 2600 at my place. Got it out briefly to package it up in my friend's Xbox 360 box when it came back from repair. 


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