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Retro Gaming. How far Back is your cut off point.

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:32 pm
by RodimusPrime
For me I stop at the Mastersystem, NES, PC engine.

Anything before that I don't tend to bother with. I will play them on compilation discs such as Rare replay but thats just because they are part of a larger collection.

In terms of collecting and actually taking the time to play them I have no interest anymore in the 8bit home computers and the IMO far too simplistic 2600. which I regret as I grew up with them and some of my best gaming memories are from the 2600, speccy, and amstrad. As much as I get nostalgiac thinking about them and seeing the old artwork on the boxes of the games I find it hard to actually enjoy playing them now.

So how far back does your actual collection start from.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:39 pm
by DPrinny
None

Id play Tennis for two if I could find a machine that plays it

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:43 pm
by Shinobi
Same as DPrinny I say none or well that thing the Angry Video Game nerd reviewed on his channel was that Magnavox Oddessy just 2 lights moving around the screen and graphics where game overlays such as cat and mouse

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:53 pm
by necronom
No cut off. I like games, and I grew up with them from the beginning. I'm happy to play a VCS, ZX81 or a PS4 game.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:06 pm
by HEAVYface
early 80's for arcade games, late 80's for consoles. not interested in games on 8/16 bit computers at all.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:52 pm
by Antiriad2097
I'll play anything. I don't tend to do 2600 often, but it does have a few crackers that hold up in the right circumstances (Warlords multiplayer, I'm looking at you).

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:05 pm
by Negative Creep
16-bit for me. It's the time that technology allowed real depth and long lasting gameplay.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 6:51 pm
by gman72
I'm not interested in the super basic stuff, ZX81 etc, but anything after that is fair game.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:13 pm
by Matt_B
No limits for me.

I even play old mainframe games from time to time.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:28 pm
by JazzFunk
Probably the really basic stuff like old Atari, Intellivision, Colecovision, they'd be my cut-off point, I never liked them, too basic, too US-orientated and I didn't have the machines as a child (I borrowed my mate's Coleco but preferred the UK 8-bit computers of the time, it was like a really crap Nintendo). Retro-wise, I like games from machines with a lot of British history, like the Speccy, C64 and upwards but the games I consider 'golden era' probably begin with the PCE/MD/SNES.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:59 pm
by NorthWay
Apple II. Possibly some arcade machines of early disposition.

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Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:46 pm
by English Invader
No real cut off point. Yars' Revenge on the 2600 to Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast at the drop of a hat.

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Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 2:51 am
by pratty
With the exception of the Mario Bros games I don't really play anything pre-16 bit, they're just a bit too basic and often ugly, and just not as immersive, engaging or interesting as the games since for me.

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Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 5:46 am
by Sephiroth81
In terms of actual purchasing, I tend to avoid buying cartridge games now, since flashcarts do the business nicely (and very convenient).

As for playing, I can tolerate from the C64 onwards. Some arcade games in the early 1980s may get a pass as well.

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Posted: Wed May 18, 2016 7:25 am
by sirclive1
Sunday nights playlist was - Vanguard on the 2600 , Mr Do! on the snes followed by Doom on Xb1 ( dont hate me ! ) :D