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17 years, 4 months ago
You young rascals don't know how good you have it. Boy back when I was a boy, we didn't have umpteen songs on a music player the size of a credit card, no siree bob. We had to play audio cassettes and pray that the dang darned radio didn't chew them up, yessir. You whippersnappers have no clue. And videogames, let me tell you what. We didn't have excellent graphics no sir. The good guy was a circle, the bad guy was a box, and if you were lucky you might be able to shoot things at the box. By craggy. And game controlers didn't look like no spaceships in my day. You had a stick and a button. Move the stick, and mash the button. The rest was up to you. No cheat codes, no sir. You had to rely on instinct and raw guts back then. No room for pansys. If you didn't jump at the right time to grab the rope, the damn aligator ate you!! And there wasn't no whining about it! If we threw our controlers down, our parents would whip us with a peach tree limb. You respected your property back then. Money don't grow on trees you know. And saving....HA, don't get me started on saving. When you wanted to beat a game, you finished what you started. There was no mamby pamby shutting the game off on level one and playing it later. You had to beat the game for hours and hope your console didn't accidently reset on you. Why....(cough,weeeeeeeze,cough) we didn't aint even have no pause button till 1984!!!! We couldn't even pause the game to pee, no sir. Thems were hard times yessir. You youngins couldn't game back in my day.

Now............go fetch granpa his Ben Gay! Preachin at you hooligans is givin me a backache.
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    Fatal_Fury
    209 Posts
    17 years, 4 months ago
    I don't mean to rude. But some of us members also grew up in the 80's including myself and calling members hooligans is just a joke in my book. As much as i miss the 70's & 80's i got admit Video Games have came along way since the past. Its quite funny that you had to post that you had it tough growing up playing video games. A Game is a Game no matter what year era it was made. life is tough not a stupid game
      MacPlus512
      402 Posts
      17 years, 4 months ago
      I miss those old games. Back when video games were still fun and cool. Now they're just, oh I don't know, some of them are so weird.

      Seriously, who comes up with this stuff? Everywhere I go I have to listen to people blab on and on about games like World of War Craft, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, etc. I read about them on Amazon and I'm thinking the same thing...whatever happened to nice games like Pitfall? Graphics may have been a few blocks on the screen, but it's a fun game with a neat plot, not some big complicated thing where you're some I-don't-wanna-know-what going around and shooting draggons or something.

      I also agree about the tapes. I miss them...actually, I don't because I still play them in my car and have a tape deck at home!

      But seriously, if you really want to have it tough, try growing up in some tribal society 2000 years ago.
        Duck_Foo
        434 Posts
        17 years, 4 months ago
        Fatal_Fury
        I don't mean to rude. But some of us members also grew up in the 80's including myself and calling members hooligans is just a joke in my book. As much as i miss the 70's & 80's i got admit Video Games have came along way since the past. Its quite funny that you had to post that you had it tough growing up playing video games. A Game is a Game no matter what year era it was made. life is tough not a stupid game


        His post was obviously in jest, and not meant to be taken seriously...but if you'd like to rebut a humorous post in a negative manner, feel free.
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          Ilikethepixies
          5870 Posts
          17 years, 4 months ago
          I remember always blowing in the cartriges trying to get dust out without getting spit inside. Then putting the thing in the system, turning the power on, seeing that it didn't work, then repeating the process a half dozen times until finally it worked. A ritual that kids nowadays will never know.
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            PoopsMcGee
            473 Posts
            17 years, 4 months ago
            A very humerous look on Modern Video Game Vs. Old School Games. Yes the saving was true, unless it was SNES games, and you had a code or w/e. But yes, kids today all they know is the freezing of games and whatnot. You know how agrivating that is, playing like Ghostbusters or Jaws on NES, and the damn thing freezes? There is no getting back to where you were, it is over. All you do is power the X-Box, or PS3 on and load back up. It sucks!
              17 years, 4 months ago
              I blow on my CDs just for the hell of it.
              Deftones = greatest band ever.
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                santuel
                483 Posts
                17 years, 4 months ago
                Back when you were a boy you had no reason to stay in and get pale and fat along with losing many friends. I DONT WANNA HEAR IT
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                  the-micro-man
                  3492 Posts
                  17 years, 4 months ago
                  MacPlus512
                  I miss those old games. Back when video games were still fun and cool. Now they're just, oh I don't know, some of them are so weird.

                  Seriously, who comes up with this stuff? Everywhere I go I have to listen to people blab on and on about games like World of War Craft, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, etc. I read about them on Amazon and I'm thinking the same thing...whatever happened to nice games like Pitfall? Graphics may have been a few blocks on the screen, but it's a fun game with a neat plot, not some big complicated thing where you're some I-don't-wanna-know-what going around and shooting draggons or something.

                  I also agree about the tapes. I miss them...actually, I don't because I still play them in my car and have a tape deck at home!

                  But seriously, if you really want to have it tough, try growing up in some tribal society 2000 years ago.


                  What about the golden age of gaming from the Mid-80's to Mid 90's??
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                    kayvee
                    3672 Posts
                    17 years, 4 months ago
                    I thought it was a funny post Nostalgiascape. Here's yer Bengay pops.
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                      17 years, 4 months ago
                      Fatal_Fury
                      I don't mean to rude. But some of us members also grew up in the 80's including myself and calling members hooligans is just a joke in my book. As much as i miss the 70's & 80's i got admit Video Games have came along way since the past. Its quite funny that you had to post that you had it tough growing up playing video games. A Game is a Game no matter what year era it was made. life is tough not a stupid game


                      What is comepletely sad is how you managed to take my post seriously. Dude, it was a joke. how could you not see that?

                      kayvee
                      I thought it was a funny post Nostalgiascape. Here's yer Bengay pops.


                      Thank ya. Ahhhhhhhh that's better.

                      edit by mod: double-post, please use the button (at the bottom of your posts) next time.
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                        17 years, 4 months ago
                        kayvee
                        I thought it was a funny post Nostalgiascape. Here's yer Bengay pops.


                        Thank ya. Ahhhhhhhh that's better.
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                          Yammez
                          63 Posts
                          17 years, 3 months ago
                          sounds kinds like kranky kong :D
                            Nostalgiascape's Avatar
                            17 years, 3 months ago
                            I tried to come off like a grumpus.
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                              Cambion
                              335 Posts
                              17 years, 3 months ago
                              More often than not, blowing into the cartridges didn't work for me. I either had to take a wet Q-tip to them and then let them dry, or I'd beat down on the console with my fist. One or the other would usually work. I hope I have my tempermental consoles forever (NES and first Sega Genesis) because I'm going to miss the cartridge cleaning and console abusing.
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                                17 years, 3 months ago
                                By blowing into cartridges, kids were really making it worse with their spittle.
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