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Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:45 pm

ivarf wrote:
AmigaJay wrote: hence why people always mark xmas 1992 as a point in history when the PC became a 'proper' gaming platform and not just for rich kids...
I found many great PC games when I bought my first PC in 1990. It was bought for studies but forund other uses too. It was a low specked cheap 286 16 MHz with a 256 kB VGA graphics card. It played all the games I could find for it at the time.

You mentions rich kids, something I have seen been thrown around when Amstrad CPCs are talked about too. I think this is a UK only thing, at least the focus on rich and poor.
We had a CPC and were by no means rich. Honestly I've no idea why my parents bought it. I could understand why they were kinda happy when I bought a PC over whatever console at the time but the 464 ? Really no idea!

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Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

Post by snowkatt » Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:17 am

ata guess because it was on sale ?
or because the bundle they bought represented such good value they felt they could afford it ?
hey wait ! i got a new complaint !

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Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

Post by jdanddiet » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:49 am

Maybe they didn't like you.
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Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

Post by Spector » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:35 am

Pål Waaktaar wrote: I found many great PC games when I bought my first PC in 1990. It was bought for studies but forund other uses too. It was a low specked cheap 286 16 MHz with a 256 kB VGA graphics card. It played all the games I could find for it at the time.

You mentions rich kids, something I have seen been thrown around when Amstrad CPCs are talked about too. I think this is a UK only thing, at least the focus on rich and poor.
As RG's token Norwegian Amstrad fan, I'd like to ask you two questions:

1. How much did the CPC464 cost in Norway?
2. What is Norwegian for "You're fired"? :)
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Re: Much more DOS and old PC gaming coverage please!!

Post by markopoloman » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:26 am

Not PC gaming, but there is a really brilliant article over at Toms Hardware on 'Nine Ingredients Essential to the Modern PC Experience'....

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/picturest ... story.html

That to me is interesting. :D
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