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Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:06 am
by Flat Eric
8-Bit died when I first saw SF2 on C64:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0YVz9MaHGM

But I continued till 1993 with the NES and some really classic games like Kirby's Adventure and Bucky O'Hare.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:57 am
by Welly
Probably the moment when i went into the Virgin Megastore in Cardiff to pick up the second Dizzy boxset only to find there wasn't any Amstrad games anywhere in sight. Was a sad moment!

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:05 am
by ivarf
Welly wrote:Probably the moment when i went into the Virgin Megastore in Cardiff to pick up the second Dizzy boxset only to find there wasn't any Amstrad games anywhere in sight. Was a sad moment!
When was this?

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:59 am
by bsg
I would say that, for me it was when the first 32 bit Amigas came out (and yes, I know some of the earlier models were rumoured to have 16 bit CPU's in) and I saw a demonstration of the first Deluxe Paint released on the Amiga (not quite sure about the version number). Just seeing the possibilities for animation with the onion skinnng and then seeing a picture in HAM mode, that would be the time I knew the future had arrived...

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:00 am
by boggyb68
When I woke up one morning and looked at me bits and they'd doubled from 8 to 16.. I knew then the times they were a changing.. :)

B.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:07 pm
by TickledPink
Almost as soon as I'd got my Atari 800XL setup in 1985. Atari had launched the ST and there just wasn't the support in the UK for the 8-bit Ataris. I knew that the ST was the future (for me). Had to wait 3 years for one, though.

Still love me Atari 8-bits - all half dozen of them.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:54 pm
by ipmarks
When my father brought home an Amstrad PC1512... suddenly my Spectrum seemed a bit weedy to me, what with the all powerful MS-DOS at my disposal, I knew then I'd grown up, moved on and would never use the rubber keyed slab again.

Interestingly I was wrong, and my Amstrad 1512 has sat in the attic since 1991, gathering dust, mice droppings and other things. My Spectrum came back from there about 2001, and has had weekly/daily use ever since. 8-Bits never really died, not mine anyway, it just had a little rest.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:14 pm
by delbert_trout
Christmas '92, the first time I went round my mate's house and saw his spanking-new Megadrive in action. Sonic, Arrow Flash, and Revenge of Shinobi just blew me away and I couldn't believe such a thing could exist in your home. Suddenly made systems like my beloved old Amstrad CPC look very obsolete indeed.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:08 pm
by deadpan666
For me, it was with the final issue of Your Sinclair.....I was a bit of a latecomer to the Speccy scene (1988), and I knew they were on there way out...but with the death of the only magazine that told me about new games, and no internet, I finally had no way of finding stuff. Shops had stopped selling Spectrum and Commodore games near me about a year before, but with YS at least I could get them from mail order....

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:47 pm
by forestville
It was February 1989, i'd purchased an Amiga A500 from a local computer store, with some great games like, The Bermuda Project, Vixen, Empire Strikes Back. and using Photon Paint for the first time was just so awesome.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:37 am
by Mayhem
A long, long time ago
I can still remember
That SID music used to make me smile
And I'd grab my joystick up anew
Attempt to blast through to level two
And for sure, I'd be happy for a while

But magazines, they got thinner
Showing consoles were the winner
I had to let go Zzap!
It had gotten a bit crap

I can't remember if I cried
My SNES, for my attentions it vied
But something touched me deep inside
The day that 8-bits died

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:43 am
by Kai
Seeing the first games on the Amiga around 1990. Games like SUPER CARS, CADAVER and ELVIRA simply blew me away. Later came hits like MONKEY ISLAND, SPEEDBALL 2 or THE CHAOS ENGINE and for a Iong time, I did not look back to 8-BIT-gaming.

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:31 pm
by deadpan666
Mayhem wrote: The day that 8-bits died
*sniff* .....That was lovely.... :cry:

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:34 pm
by nakamura
When Zzap 64 ended. That was a hard time in my life. I could deal with my parents divorce, my hamster drying and my girlfriend dumping me but losing Zzap really hurt. :cry:

Re: From the Forum Issue 90

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:46 pm
by Mire Mare
When my local independent computer shop shrank the C64 section to nothing and tried to make me by an ST. An ST!