With what console / PC / Other computer did gaming peak for you ???
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August 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm #699117
With what console / PC / Other computer did gaming peak for you ???
Wondering is it the platform, the game, or the age of the player that defines when gaming hit it’s peak
Ive had many platforms & games in my time, some better than others
Prinzatronic Tournament Console – In the attic, probably a collectors item by now
Spectrum 48k – In the attic, worthless now but cant bring myself to dispose of it
NES – Sold or given away dont remember or care
SNES – Sold or given away dont remember or care
MegaDrive – Sold or given away dont remember or care
PC – Many upgrades over the years guess I will always have one but no longer used for gaming
PS1 – Great in it’s day, traded in when PS2 bought
PS2 – Still hooked up but only used as a DVD player nowadays thought still have many PS1+2 games
PS3 – Still hooked up, the newest, the most expensive and the least used
For me I recon I spent the most time playing and got the most enjoyment from………….. Sinclair Spectrum 48k
Did gaming really peak in the 80s, when it still amazed instead of being expected, when it was addictive, when you could copy games off your mates with a double-tapedeck and had to wait with eager anticipation for them to load ( or not sometimes ) ???? Or is this just nostalgia lolAugust 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm #956976ChrispydelicParticipant
Ive had comps and consoles since the zx81 but Im loving this gens consoles (namely my 360). Did used to love Street Fighter II Turbo on the Snes though. OH and Mariokart.August 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm #956964General LightingModerator
have a look at the logo/design this label/producer picked, does it ring any bells for the old skool computer gamers?August 17, 2012 at 6:21 pm #956967
1985- Grandstand ( simlar to pong but with more games)
1990 Amasrad CPC 464 – In my mum’s attic, was a great machine, we had tons of games for it.
1990 Gameboy sister sole it back
1991 NES – gave away to friends
1993 SNES – Lend to a friend and he never returned it
1993 IBM P that I used to clutter with dos and windows games – fuck knows
1994 another PC with a CD rom so more games!!
1996 another PC with windows 95
1997 PS1 is still working but I doubt I will ever hook it up again
1998 N64 I sold years later for puff
2000 PS2- went in a house burglary : (
2010 XBOX360 still play it
Well I really couldn’t say which one had the most gameplay cos frankly I used to play fuck loads of different games depending what was cool at the time. But the SNES, PC CDrom and the PS1 probably all share the title.August 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm #956965General LightingModerator
@Mezz 491971 wrote:
Did gaming really peak in the 80s, when it still amazed instead of being expected, when it was addictive, when you could copy games off your mates with a double-tapedeck and had to wait with eager anticipation for them to load ( or not sometimes ) ???? Or is this just nostalgia lol
not quite nostalgia. Look at it this way, I’m not actually a great computer gaming fan these days but I did play them a lot more in the 80s and also considered moving into programming computers for games but the innovative side industry got wrecked by its growth around that time.
until the late 80s/early 90s a small team could combine their tech and creative skills and put togethr a genuinely innovative game. Now there is so much technology involved/expected it becomes a big money high risk venture which no one with real money/power is willing to bankroll. Yet the same businesspeople will pay several hundred or thousands for a telephone system or a corporate network or give a reasonably paid salaried position to someone who will put the time and effort into looking after these types of systems whereas someone who wants to do “fun” stuff has to scrape around for irregular freelance work and often burns out eventually or has to drop back into the rat race.August 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm #956968
I have actually got an amstrad 464 emulator called game ape. Its ok for an hour or so but it gets a bit boring. For me gaming peaked in the 90’s but other people will tell you otherwise. Todays games are fucking awesome too thoughAugust 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm #956977ChrispydelicParticipant
@General Lighting 491976 wrote:
have a look at the logo/design this label/producer picked, does it ring any bells for the old skool computer gamers?
Jet set willy!August 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm #956975
GOLDENEYE on the N64 was the peak for me!! loved having 4 player battles and the lonely 1 player was pretty good also. an analogy of this moment might be an orgasm!… as i loved this game but then one day in a bid to move the television for the sake of equality, i accidentally dropped it on my N64 (and it wasn’t one of these lightweight flat-screens, this was a chubby foot crusher) obliterating my gaming lifestyle in one single moment. after this i completely lost my way and never owned a console again :/August 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm #956973
The fist console I ever had was some weird pc looking thing, it took cassettes, I remember the game harrier attack lol
Then I had in no particular order:
And now an xbox360 elite.August 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm #956962Anonymous
I’ve been playing computer games since about 1978 I recon. Some highlights: Atari 2600, Vectrex, CBS Colecovision, Nintendo SNES + 64, SEGA Megadrive, Sinclair ZX81 + Spectrum, Amstrad, Acorn, BBC micro, Playstation and the trusty old PC of course… 🙂August 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm #956974
Amstrad!!!! That’s the one!!!! I forgot what the monstrosity was called, I owned the thing when I was like 7-8 years old lol how technology has progressed eh?August 18, 2012 at 1:48 am #956963Anonymous
Stand out games: Elite, Super Street Fighter, Super Mario Cart, Super Mario Bros, f15, Ridge Racer, Duke Nukem 3d, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Quake, Half Life 1 & 2, and Team Fortress 2.August 18, 2012 at 6:36 am #956980
I remember I played Captive on Amiga 2000 back around 90-91 ehh have only played Panzer General, Red Line, Close Combat and Civilization(I, II, III + IV) since on PC and Mac. I owned a PS2 at one moment but that went on flying trip at morning party when I tried to play a stupid game and I had too many halos going on to cope lol….PS2 is a good flying machine but its landings is way out of bounce….August 18, 2012 at 9:12 am #956969
The amstrad 464 was a pretty nifty machine. develpoers used to like it cos it was very user friendly to program and games like dizzy and other mutli platform titles used to have obvious signs of higher levels of polish on amstrad. We had the amstrad young programers guide that came with it and we would spend hours typing out lines of code form the text book just to see some crappy animation.
Here a link for a good emulator http://www.winape.net/download/WinAPE20A18.zip
its good cos it launches you from the command line insead of just loading the games like other emulator. So if you did want to spend hours typing out code, fire away.
Try something simple like PEN 05 or to run a game on this you have to type RUN’ [INSERT GAME NAME HERE] you can get the games from game ape too. Back in the day you had to press play on the tape deck and press controll , shift and delete to run the start up.August 18, 2012 at 9:15 am #956970
This is a great dramitisation of the begining of acorn [bbcmicro] and sinclair as they fight for the big bbc contract to build a computer for a TV series. it also has a cracking Jet set willy line in it. I love clive and his sinclair C2. he loves it
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