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06-04-2014, 03:44 PM #761
Atari 2600 for me. When I went from that to a master system my mind was blown. Then seeing the megadrive I figured there was no need to make anymore systems since how could it ever look better than 16-bit? That pattern held true til this gen when we all realised that its not very much better than last gen at all.
Or I might just be a grumpy old git.My old sig didn't meet with the community guidelines. This one does but isn't anywhere near as interesting to read.
06-04-2014, 07:11 PM #762
Earliest game would either be Rogue or Pitfall on an IBM PC XT my mum got from work. I remember Rogue being absurdly complex and never firguring out what button let me drink things (and also wondering what on earth 'quaff' meant).
We later got a PS2 on which I played Lemmings and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (platformer, not adventure). We also had some old King and Space quest Sierra games, one of the early MS flight sims, a sub-hunter game called Wolfpack and a gloriously ugly Magenta-heavy CGA fighter sim game I can't remember the name of.
Mostly as a kid though I played games at friends houses; spent a lot of time on the Amiga, N64 and later Playstation.
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06-04-2014, 08:39 PM #763
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Ooh, I should probably put something here, shouldn't I?
Well, I'm Kei, a̶n̶d̶ ̶I̶'̶m̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶l̶c̶o̶h̶o̶l̶i̶c̶, I'm 33 years old, live in Edinburgh with my wife, mad spaniel and 3 cats. Speaking of which, does anyone want a pair of cats? We inherited two a year and a bit ago and have been trying to find them a home since. Expecting our first child in September, which is a curious mix of exciting and soul-crushing terror. I have a wide array of extremely bad jokes (as you may have already noticed on Mumble) and am completely willing to share them, regardless of appropriateness or context.
06-04-2014, 10:07 PM #764
I seem to recall my family owned a Spectrum back in the 80's, but my first proper gaming memory is playing some two-player basketball game on my dad's Amiga (or possibly 286 PC?).
But my God, Chuck Rock, that was a real classic! James Pond got a lot of playtime too, and Moonstone, both on Amiga 500.
Oh, and hi Kei!
06-04-2014, 10:46 PM #765
Oh I forgot about James Pond! Everyone knows James Pond 2: Robocod, but few remember the original, cleaining up the oceans in such memorable levels as "From Sellafield, With Love" (I was young, and I remember that level to be a beast!).
A few years later on the amazing PC we had (133MHz, 32MB RAM, 4GB HDD, voodoo GFX) playing X-wing Vs. Tie Fighter. Bought a flight stick just for that. Amazing game. As was X-Wing Alliance, at least for me, as I didnt have the internet then and online gaming was an unknown concept to me.Come play some Wildstar.
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07-04-2014, 12:04 AM #766
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X-Wing and Tie Fighter were so great.
Formative game experiences: endlessly playing the demo level of Worms with my cousins and brother/sister (probably also my uncle and aunt and my parents) and laughing for hours. Classic Gameboy games like Donkey Kong (when he was the bad guy), Super Mario Land, Pokemon etc. Rogue Squadron (the original, on-railsy one). The first Discworld point and click game (not the sequels with the overstated art style, that doesn't work).
Tried to get into my cousin's copy of James Pond on the Gameboy and failed because it was SO HARD. Fun trying though. Same with Jellyboy.
If you can guess my age from all that you win a biscuit.
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07-04-2014, 08:32 AM #767
My earliest gaming memory is probably dungeons and dragons:warriors of the eternal sun on the megadrive, played on a borrowed console from a neighbour. I still remember my surprise and excitement the first time one of my party said "yeah! " after a fight - he just levelled up and that was a totally new concept to me! I'll also never forget playing the first three levels of commandos: behind enemy lines on the computer in the careers office at school because it somehow featured on a cd about army careers (not such legit marketing now that I think about it). And there were all those after school visits to my friend Tim's house to play whatever he had going on his amiga at the time (some awesome ww1 dogfighter, mortal kombat, worms, a-train). It was really quite late before we got a pc at home and later still before the Internet arrived. But oh the excitement when I played my first game of age of empires with OTHER HUMANS! Playing minoans and being immediately told to chop wood as we went for a naval rush but then having to quit because my mum wanted to make a phone call, or maybe she was just anxious that she wasn't able to receive one -I forget.
07-04-2014, 08:41 AM #768
Nice to see another Scot (and fellow Edinburger)! I'd wager a mild alcohol addiction is part of the course.
07-04-2014, 04:11 PM #769
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Actually, it's the great irony of my life that I moved to Scotland and all but quit drinking. Before I moved up here I was managing a pub in Bath, which I lived above and all my friends drank in. That combined with being paid in cash put me right on the verge of functional alcoholism.
07-04-2014, 04:30 PM #770
Keios: I used to run a couple of bars in Colchester, and went through a similar cash-poor, hangover-rich phase.
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11-04-2014, 02:55 PM #779
This year, there were only 10 days where the temperature dropped below freezing. And then only at night.
I like cold winters.
11-04-2014, 03:29 PM #780