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Your oldest console...

Post by stvd » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:13 am

On the back of the other thread (that went a bit off-track), hardware reliability?
What's your oldest console/computer. Preferably that still works.

Mine would be my Atari VCS which is now 33 years old.
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by theantmeister » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:23 am

That I've owned from new? My Playstation.

I do have an Atari VCS too, but I never owned one back in the day.

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Unless we count handheld systems? In which case my Gameboy.

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:29 am

I have my Galaxy Twinvader from 1981, that still works fine.

I've also got some sort of VCS clone that may be earlier, but it's always been a bit glitchy since I got it (which was the reason we got it in the first place, it was a shop return that fell out the back of the shop on doing so).

My Oric Atmos is an original I bought in the 80s, though it was on sale so not sure which year. I think it predates my Spectrum+ though. That works and has been to a Play Expo in Blackpool.

My Pass Me! still works well too, though it's not really a videogame, but it is electronic with speech synthesis.

I do have a Pong clone that might be the earliest system I own, but I haven't had that from new.
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by stvd » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:35 am

I'm waiting on someone saying they had a 360 that worked for over a year. :D
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Timothy Redux » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:59 am

Console - would be a Megadrive that we got late in day (1998?) - after it was out of production anyways

Computerwise - my original Vic20 still works - got that in 1984? (again late in the day)
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by adippm82 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:15 am

Console - Would be an old Grandstand Pong console from 1979, missing the end of it's gun now though the rest works fine.

Computer - My old trusty ZX81, it has had a new keyboard, but the rest is original, bought in 1982 I think.

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by flatapex » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:38 am

oldest that i owned from new? my ps2 from 2002, been in service for 13 years, will be transferring the workload to my recently purchased ps2 slim.

oldest in terms of made first, mk1 master system
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by flatapex » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:39 am

stvd wrote:I'm waiting on someone saying they had a 360 that worked for over a year. :D
i bought a 2009 model in 2010, not used it since summer 2010 so i have no idea if it still works
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Shinobi » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:06 am

From new my Commodore 64 still works perfectly, Safarai Drive a wind up Tomy game and the Orange Galaxy Invader 10000..

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Seadog74 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:10 am

I have a Mattel Intellivision from 1979. Not my original but still pretty old :)

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Carrot007 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:49 am

stvd wrote:I'm waiting on someone saying they had a 360 that worked for over a year. :D
I have a UK launch model that still works.

Well it did when I last used it. Since GTA 5 came out for PC I have not bothered.

It does not have the plastic on it though, so maybe it cools better!

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:11 pm

Must be my Darth Vader 2600 - same age as me.

As for the one I've owned for the longest - everything I had before the year 2000 no longer seems to work. I can't really pinpoint it as I bought so many systems in the 2001/2002 period.

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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by skodathegreat » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:50 pm

My oldest console is probably the NES, so pretty bland answer.

The earliest I have owned a console was the Master System 2, which must have been around 1995-ish.

Computer wise, I have a ZX Spectrum + in a box somewhere. It did work when last booted, although my C64 may be older.
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by ALK » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:22 pm

Owned is my SNES. It did however blow a fuse afgter I used an import cart incorrectly, but I will get it fixed.

I do have some sort of Pong console that I have no clue about that I found about 5 years ago.
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Re: Your oldest console...

Post by Treguard » Tue Oct 13, 2015 4:36 pm

In terms of machines owned from new, it's probably the CD-i- my Speccy, Amstrad, Nes etc. are all later replacements for broken models or ones I didn't have as a kid. So that's 1993, not really that old.

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