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Misery wrote:My PC, of course. For that price it bloody well better have been made specifically for me.
....but okay, if I had to pick a console, I'd say the original NES. It was my favorite console back then, it remains my favorite now.
And maybe the PC-Engine, though I dont actually have one yet. But I hear that it's practically made of shmups, so it sounds like something I need to have.
Stuff the consoles! Stick with the PC.
For me it is the PC (Mid to late 90's onwards) with the Amiga before that and the C64 before that. Why? Because they shat all over the competition
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The speccy was made for well balanced, hetrosexual males of the sexual tyrannosaurus variety ....... hence MPM's bend towards the Comode
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koopa42 wrote:The speccy was made for well balanced, hetrosexual males of the sexual tyrannosaurus variety ....... hence MPM's bend towards the Comode
Do you know how many kids he's got?
sscott wrote:I thought Tomb Raider was the best game of last gen (and I fuck1n hate the Tomb Raider series!)
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Has to be the Atari Lynx:
Lots of arcade conversions - CHECK
Puzzle games - CHECK
Beat 'em ups - CHECK
Driving games - CHECK
Hardly any RPGs, generic platformers and lame Street Fighter 2 rip offs - CHECK
Superb sound chip - CHECK
Amazing custom graphics with no flicker or slowdown - CHECK
Yep pretty much perfect for me.
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Definitely the PC. The one I've been using for the past 18 years weren't just made for me, they were made by me.
In terms of off the shelf hardware, it's probably the Spectrum though.
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Dreamcast - Released at the peak of my teenager years, when all my friends and my brothers friends were around my house weeknights and weekends. The console just exuded multiplayer excellence. Nearly every game we threw at it was designed with a great multiplayer mode. and a smooth multiplayer mode at that, running mostly at 60fps. For a console at that time to maintain a steady framerate in multiplayer was very tough. Dreamcast did it. Best days of my gaming life playing Powerstone, Revolt, 4 Wheel Thunder etc with my friends and family
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I love the Sega Megadrive, it has everything i love from gaming, followed close with the PS3 because my model still plays PS1 and PS2.
- The megadrive is just awsome, it plays so many games and converts to cater for 32x, cd and master system games.
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the ps2 for me
the library is enormous they cost next to nothing
and if all my other consoles and games were to dissapear and i woudl only be left with a ps2 i doubt id miss them much
the machine can also play ps 1 games and dvd's
whats not to like ?
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Has to be either the PSP or DS for me. The ability to import games was/is very nice & I've enjoyed so many great games on both systems.
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I think I'd have to say the PlayStation.
That was probably the last chance I had before real life kicked in and things like jobs and mortgages began to take up all of my precious time.
Fond memories of marathon sessions on the PS Final Fantasy games, Gran Turismo, GTA, Medieval... I just can't devote that kind of time to games anymore, which is a shame.
If not the PS, then I'd have to say the Speccy, which dominated my school years in the same way...
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Well obviously I'm going to say the Speccy!
The games were awesome, most of them are just as playable (and some of them just as hard) as they were 20, 25 or even 30 years ago!
Nostalgia is a big factor of course, but it's the games themselves that win it for me!
my Mega Drive, I love
my original Game Boy I love
my PS1 & PS2, but I will always prefer the Speccy over anything else.
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I'd say PS1 for me.
Great new games, and compilation packs of 80s arcaders, and the most perfect controller I'd used for me.
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I miss the ST/Amiga days, it was when gaming computers started to do lots more than just play games. Then the PC was king of RPG's Dungeon crawlers and FPS's. I did love my consoles and the immediacy of the games and the great RPG's (looking at you PS1) but the real computers were made for me.
Scott me up beamie!
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Whilst there is a place in my heart for all the systems I've ever owned I'd have to say that the Amiga was the one that was made for me. I just loved it and loved almost every game on it. To this day I don't understand why everyone in the world isn't still playing those games on an emu.
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I was just the right age when I got mine for Xmas 92, with enough time to let gaming consume my life outside of school.
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