Discussion in 'Press Start' started by Zor Prime, Aug 13, 2018.
I've been wanting to get into the old brit PCs from the 80's ever since I discovered Guru Larry.
Guru Larry's funny as hell, and always makes some great points in his reviews. I watch him, LGR, and The 8-bit Guy for all of my retro computing and gaming needs.
Presently, I have an XBox 360 that I never use.
I run an emulator on my computer, and I play Atari, Coleco, NES, SNES, and PS1 games on it. I have an Xbox One that gathers dust other than when my niece or nephew plays it. While I do enjoy some modern games (Need for Speed: Rivals is quite fun), most of them either bore me because they're first person shooters, or because they're some kind of racing game, and while I like both, I don't like how complicated they've become. I remember when a game console was a game console, not a game/TV/message/chat/multi-purpose entertainment console that requires an internet connection, a subscriber account, in-game purchases, and registration with each game just to play the damned thing.
In fact, the last system I truly loved was the Playstation 2. After that, the game systems lost their focus, I think. That is clearly just my opinion, but it's also why I love going back to the older games. I am happy to say, however, that I got my nephew into classic games. He saw me playing "Metal Gear: Solid" on the PS1, and he said "what is that?!" and I told him, and since then he wants to play my emulator more than he wants to play the shiny Xbox One. I did crack up, though, when he sat in front of my system playing "Ape Escape," and he just blurts out "man, you just have to love these classic games."
Still, the appreciation is there, and that's all I want them to understand, is that flashy graphics, 7.1 surround soundtracks, and $65 a year gold subs don't a great game make.
I had one of those too! But mine also had a gun you could plug into the main unit and shoot dots on the TV screen.
What was hilarious is that the gun worked even on games that weren't supposed to use it. For example, if someone was playing Pong (called "Tennis" on mine) and someone shot the "ball" on the screen, the ball would disappear for a couple seconds (it was still "in the game" and "live", it was just invisible) and you'd horrible frustrate whoever was playing.
EDIT: Now that I actually clicked your link, I see it talks about the gun too.
And if you touched the barrel of the gun to the screen, it didn't matter where the dot was on the screen, it'd disappear.
Oh yeah! I remember that.
I seem to have forgotten about my Tiger-style handhelds
I had bowling and football and Empire Strikes Back, but baseball was the one I played the most
Finally! Someone from atari to xbox one!
I grew up on Atari 5200 playing the usual. Though my favorite was Q-Bert and Kangaroo and pole position.
We had a neighbor who loaded games into her computer, manually typing code just so we could play Breakout, E.T. and Qix.
Sometime later we had a Sega Genesis. I loved Sonic the hedgehog and Megaman.
For a while I think a friend let us borrow a nintendo system and we played Mario on it.
I didn't take up gaming again until Halo.
Some of my other favorite games are
Odd World (Abe and Munch)
Some detective game I can't remember the name of or the console I played it on.
I can't list all of the games I've played or all of the ones I like, the list would be too long-but those stood out to me just now. I love playing Peggle, some first person shooters, driving games, thinking games, board games, card games, oh and don't forget about the SIMS.
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