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First games I played were on 5 1/4 inch floppy floppy disks.

Had to boot the OS from floppy as well before loading anything else.

I had a yhatzee dice game which basically generated some "random" numbers and a text based golf game. I absolutely loved it as a 6 year old.

Then one of my mates got hold of an amiga st with a 3.5" disk drive, he had loads of awesome games for that. Space quest 3 was probably my favourite.

Another friend had a Nintendo (NES then later SNES.) Played pretty much every Mario game up to super mario world 2.

When I finally got a gui based computer (windows!!) I played a load of doom, wolfenstein 3d and duke nukem. Then command and conquer. And from there into modern territory and online games.

When I was about 15 me and a friend who lives a few doors down chained together a LAN cable and trailed it down the street on the pavement so we could play Starcraft 1 against each other. People must have thought we were insane.
 

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First games I played were on 5 1/4 inch floppy floppy disks.

Had to boot the OS from floppy as well before loading anything else.

I had a yhatzee dice game which basically generated some "random" numbers and a text based golf game. I absolutely loved it as a 6 year old.

Then one of my mates got hold of an amiga st with a 3.5" disk drive, he had loads of awesome games for that. Space quest 3 was probably my favourite.

Another friend had a Nintendo (NES then later SNES.) Played pretty much every Mario game up to super mario world 2.

When I finally got a gui based computer (windows!!) I played a load of doom, wolfenstein 3d and duke nukem. Then command and conquer. And from there into modern territory and online games.

When I was about 15 me and a friend who lives a few doors down chained together a LAN cable and trailed it down the street on the pavement so we could play Starcraft 1 against each other. People must have thought we were insane.
Amiga or ST??

Your username reminds me, I had Trapdoor on the Speccy!!
 

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woops i meant atari st......!

another mate had an amiga with a tape drive, used to play some ninja platform game on that quite a lot.
 
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Only 2 days left of my notice period at work. working a late shift tonight so I'm going to session this masterpiece...

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Only 2 days left of my notice period at work. working a late shift tonight so I'm going to session this masterpiece...

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Is that one of the Indy point n click ones Whitechapel??

I loved those!!
 
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It is mate, I can't wait. The memories will come flooding back.
 

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It is mate, I can't wait. The memories will come flooding back.
The Nazi one where you go through the stone floor in that Library??

My memory has let me down here, despite that genre being the highlight of 16bit gaming for me.
 
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The Nazi one where you go through the stone floor in that Library??

My memory has let me down here, despite that genre being the highlight of 16bit gaming for me.
I think that's in a different one, but yeah like in the movie...you have to smash the X with a barrier pole.

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I think that's in a different one, but yeah like in the movie...you have to smash the X with a barrier pole.

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God I remember that well!!
 

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I am glad I grew up as a kid in the 80's-90's era.

100% the games are better now, I used to argue otherwise in past but I am wrong.

But difference then was experiencing the changes. Going from 10 min loading to instant, from black and white to colour, 8 bit to 16 bit, additional guns, better joypads, suddenly 2-4 players on a machine, introduction of 3d etc etc.

Champ man developing for example. The first only did England and you bought champ man Italia or German for other. Leagues were made up. Then in came leagues then France then Spain then lower leagues etc etc.

Games thesedays have most on copy 1 and don't experience that true big expansion on next copy.
 

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This was the must game to buy for footy fans to buy when I was a kid. Lazy c*** couldn't even be bothered to draw the lines on the pitch in properly :lol:. Note the attendance for an international tournament haha.

Fortunately things improved measurably with Ocean's amazing matchday, complete with if I recall correctly an in game clock that melted on occasions. As shit as this looks, it was such fun to play. We were like fucking hell this is amazing!!!! :lol:

 

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This was the must game to buy for footy fans to buy when I was a kid. Lazy c*** couldn't even be bothered to draw the lines on the pitch in properly :lol:. Note the attendance for an international tournament haha.

Fortunately things improved measurably with Ocean's amazing matchday, complete with if I recall correctly an in game clock that melted on occasions. As shit as this looks, it was such fun to play. We were like fucking hell this is amazing!!!! :lol:

Haha brilliant, just like watching Arsenal :p
 
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This was the must game to buy for footy fans to buy when I was a kid. Lazy c*** couldn't even be bothered to draw the lines on the pitch in properly :lol:. Note the attendance for an international tournament haha.

Fortunately things improved measurably with Ocean's amazing matchday, complete with if I recall correctly an in game clock that melted on occasions. As shit as this looks, it was such fun to play. We were like fucking hell this is amazing!!!! :lol:


Christ almighty, the music on the first one made me want to gouge my ears out...
 

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This was the must game to buy for footy fans to buy when I was a kid. Lazy c*** couldn't even be bothered to draw the lines on the pitch in properly :lol:. Note the attendance for an international tournament haha.

Fortunately things improved measurably with Ocean's amazing matchday, complete with if I recall correctly an in game clock that melted on occasions. As shit as this looks, it was such fun to play. We were like fucking hell this is amazing!!!! :lol:


Look at the fans and pillars in the crowd. Clearly pre-Taylor Report.
 

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You've not lived until you've fired up the ZX81, slapped on the old 15k ram pack, plugged it in to your tape recorder and waited for 3D Monster Maze.


Or, a few years and an entire generation of games machines later, the thrills and nervous tension of Ghostbusters on the C64 (seriously.. Waiting for Mr Staypuft to turn up was nervy and tense as shit!)


Back in the days well before games magazines came with demo floppy disks and your free game action came by typing code out of the magazine into the C64. It never worked.
 

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You've not lived until you've fired up the ZX81, slapped on the old 15k ram pack, plugged it in to your tape recorder and waited for 3D Monster Maze.


Or, a few years and an entire generation of games machines later, the thrills and nervous tension of Ghostbusters on the C64 (seriously.. Waiting for Mr Staypuft to turn up was nervy and tense as shit!)


Back in the days well before games magazines came with demo floppy disks and your free game action came by typing code out of the magazine into the C64. It never worked.
Ha I had Ghostbusters on the speccy :D
 

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