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by Tariq
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Darkman
Replies: 26
Views: 836

Re: Darkman

Another excellent Sam Raimi film. I remember Danny Elfman's soundtrack was pretty good too.
by Tariq
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Favourite Arnie movie
Replies: 47
Views: 1514

Re: Favourite Arnie movie

I would have to go with Twins. Brilliant movie with a brilliant tagline:

"Arnold Schwarzenegger. Danny DeVito. Only their mother could tell them apart."

Funny. Funny. Funny :-)
by Tariq
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: School Computers
Replies: 44
Views: 1968

Re: School Computers

I have really fond memories of the RM Nimbuses at my old secondary school in the late 80s. I spent hours and hours playing text-based adventures when I was supposed to be working. I remember really getting into Telarium's The Scoop. Also played The Lost Frog. Not sure if this was an officially relea...
by Tariq
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What machines did you want but couldn’t have?
Replies: 49
Views: 1136

Re: What machines did you want but couldn’t have?

I was a C64 and Amiga man myself but in the late 80s I had a major thing for the Acorn Archimedes. It just looked so damn beautiful and powerful to me at the time but I never got round to buying one. May attempt to pick one up on eBay one of these days though.
by Tariq
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Is 'retro gaming' more about the age of games, or the style?
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Is 'retro gaming' more about the age of games, or the style?

I was an avid (obsessive, even) gamer for around a decade in the 80s and very early 90s but moved on to other things after that. Now, having rediscovered my passion for gaming, I guess I consider those games that were released during that period to be the real retro games - for me, anyway :-)
by Tariq
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Does new technology make you go Wow!!
Replies: 37
Views: 1238

Re: Does new technology make you go Wow!!

I think it has to do with your age and the era you grew up in. To quote the late great Douglas Adams when asked about our reactions to new technologies: "Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's inven...
by Tariq
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Games Company 'Clubs'
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Games Company 'Clubs'

I never joined a games company club. But I did join the star wars fan club. I got loads of goodies and insider info etc etc. It was great. I must have only been 4 or 5! I remember making my mom read everything out to me again and again :lol: . I was a member of the Star Wars Fan Club too and still ...
by Tariq
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Favourite Retro Mag?
Replies: 51
Views: 846

Re: Favourite Retro Mag?

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) and Commodore User for me. Subscribed to both and found a photo of myself the other day in an incredibly garish CU t-shirt (free gift with subscription) circa 1988. Great memories of those mags :-)
by Tariq
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Things changed over the last 20 years
Replies: 57
Views: 2542

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Money! Having to go into the bank to ask a cashier for your money before the 'hole in the wall' really took off. The horror of having to send a personal cheque when mail order shopping. Or, if you were lucky enough to own a credit card (American Express or Diners Club, of course ;-) the sales assist...
by Tariq
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Escape to Victory
Replies: 11
Views: 453

Re: Escape to Victory

pforson wrote:Pele and John Wark. Classic.


John Wark became my nemesis in the early 80s when he turned up in every pack of Panini stickers I bought. I must have had dozens of blasted John Warks and so must everyone else because I couldn't swap him for love nor money ;-)
by Tariq
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Seinfeld!!!!!! Whada ya think?
Replies: 32
Views: 1290

Re: Seinfeld!!!!!! Whada ya think?

I thought it was at it's best in seasons 6 and 7. It just felt like the feel of the show had been tweaked and refined for the better and George was at his funniest. I definitely agree that the later seasons were very very funny but my one criticism of them is that the characters by that point did, ...
by Tariq
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Seinfeld!!!!!! Whada ya think?
Replies: 32
Views: 1290

Re: Seinfeld!!!!!! Whada ya think?

Watched Seinfeld religiously throughout its run. Absolutely brilliant. For me it reached its peak around seasons three and four when Larry David's writing was at its sharpest and the characters had become fully developed although there was never a duff episode throughout all nine seasons. 'The Puffy...
by Tariq
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Your top Movie soundtracks
Replies: 95
Views: 4364

Re: Your top Movie soundtracks

Great topic. This is my first post so I'll begin by saying Hello :D I agree with most of the above recommendations - particularly those scored by Alan Silvestri and John Williams both of whom, in my opinion, are amongst the great composers of the late twentieth century. As for my choice of great mov...