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mrmarvelxiii
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by mrmarvelxiii » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:03 pm

Hey Gareth, welcome to the forum. I'm from Worcester meself so good to see someone representing the county on here :D
Just got a C64 DTV the other day and love Uridium but its solid and I competely suck at it! Enjoying Impossible Mission and Speedball the most at the moment.
Good luck with ya Twin Galaxies vision, perhaps it'll turn into a King of Kong type adventure :shock: .
Chazz it up!!!

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by boggyb68 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:24 pm

Welcome Gareth, a jolly nice intro... Very like my own path into this life.. With some beer thrown in.. My C64 faves are a bit different but we can chin wag over that at Replay..

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retrogamer1981
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by retrogamer1981 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:40 am

mrmarvelxiii wrote:Hey Gareth, welcome to the forum. I'm from Worcester meself so good to see someone representing the county on here :D
Just got a C64 DTV the other day and love Uridium but its solid and I competely suck at it! Enjoying Impossible Mission and Speedball the most at the moment.
Good luck with ya Twin Galaxies vision, perhaps it'll turn into a King of Kong type adventure :shock: .
Impossible Mission and Speedball - you have got good taste. I agree Uridium can be pretty solid even to land the ship at the end even if you do get through the level in one piece.

Other c64 games I like are Excile, Arnie, Anarchy and Chip's Challenge is a good puzzle game. oh and Park Patrol and Bulldog. The list could go on and on but I think I'm getting abit off topic...

boggyb68 c u @ Replay.

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Timothy Lumsden
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Timothy Lumsden » Sat Jul 23, 2011 3:56 pm

welcome Gareth

good to see another person collectiong magazines etc as well as games (you said you collect documentaries - which ones can I ask?)

cheers
Timmy

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by retrogamer1981 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:18 pm

Timothy Lumsden wrote:welcome Gareth

good to see another person collectiong magazines etc as well as games (you said you collect documentaries - which ones can I ask?)

cheers
Timmy
hi

so far I have king of kong, high score, chasing ghosts, frag, get lamp, bbs the documentary and have on pre-order viva amiga, arcade and indie game the movie. Also got the movies joysticks and the wizard. Trying to get a copy of micro men too.

Looking forard to bedrooms to billions later this year.

GameMasterGuy
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GameMasterGuy » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:06 pm

Let's get this out of the way: I'm American. Hate me and whatever. Anyways...

Recently, I've been fed up with modern gaming. It's just one shooter after another; my classmates are all talking about how awesome Black Ops is. I try it, and barely see any difference from Modern Warfare 2. It wasn't all that different from Halo Reach when you got down to it; I was tired of games being one FPS clone after another, so I decided to switch to Retro. I bought a few N64 games, then realized how many GBA and Wii VC games I've enjoyed that were from the SNES era (mainly the SNES itself, but there's still plenty of Genesis classics), so I ordered a SNES off of eBay for $40, coming with all the cables, one controller, Star Fox (I heard it's called Starwing for you Europeans), Spawn, and the Star Fox instruction manual. I've enjoyed other titles I've ordered since then as well, including Earthbound, Super Mario Kart (American version doesn't have the 1992/1993 copyright clutter in the Euro version, woo), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Metroid. I was planning on ordering a NES soon, but I just heard today that for getting the 3DS before the price drop, I'll be getting 10 games from it for free. Due to the whole "Micro$oft bought Rare and made them their censored" stuff, I doubt I'll be seeing Battletoads as one, but it's still a good deal.

As for how I got into the Retro Gamer magazine: I read it at my local Borders, which is now unfortunately going out of business. I bought all their leftover issues and the anthology book thing (5th volume, if it matters) during their 40% off sale to stock up on, but until I get an iPod, I'm afraid I won't be able to get any more issues anytime soon; imported magazines were over double the price of normal ones, anyways. Still a great magazine, though. It would be a more interesting read if it devoted a little bit more to consoles other than gaming computers (though it really does make me want to get a Spectrum). Anyways, hi and stuff.

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Whazeboo » Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:17 pm

Hi, I am Tim. I have been playing videogames since the mid-eighties. Chronologically it was on a Philips Pong console, a second-hand Vic 20, Commodore 64, Atari Lynx and Amiga.
I became interested in retrogaming back in my Amiga days when I desperately wanted to play Boulder Dash 2 in a C64 emulator on a A500. The screenupdate was too slow for the game to be fun playing. After having bought a Pentium there was enough processing power to emulate older games systems and my retrogamingcrush really started.

Next to playing games I am an avid gamesmagazine collector - mainly Amiga magazines - and have contributed to http://amr.abime.net/ and run a monks work site called http://www.amigareviews.leveluphost.com/home.htm.

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ShadowNeku
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by ShadowNeku » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:47 pm

GameMasterGuy wrote:Let's get this out of the way: I'm American. Hate me and whatever. Anyways...

Recently, I've been fed up with modern gaming. It's just one shooter after another; my classmates are all talking about how awesome Black Ops is. I try it, and barely see any difference from Modern Warfare 2. It wasn't all that different from Halo Reach when you got down to it; I was tired of games being one FPS clone after another, so I decided to switch to Retro. I bought a few N64 games, then realized how many GBA and Wii VC games I've enjoyed that were from the SNES era (mainly the SNES itself, but there's still plenty of Genesis classics), so I ordered a SNES off of eBay for $40, coming with all the cables, one controller, Star Fox (I heard it's called Starwing for you Europeans), Spawn, and the Star Fox instruction manual. I've enjoyed other titles I've ordered since then as well, including Earthbound, Super Mario Kart (American version doesn't have the 1992/1993 copyright clutter in the Euro version, woo), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and Super Metroid. I was planning on ordering a NES soon, but I just heard today that for getting the 3DS before the price drop, I'll be getting 10 games from it for free. Due to the whole "Micro$oft bought Rare and made them their censored" stuff, I doubt I'll be seeing Battletoads as one, but it's still a good deal.

As for how I got into the Retro Gamer magazine: I read it at my local Borders, which is now unfortunately going out of business. I bought all their leftover issues and the anthology book thing (5th volume, if it matters) during their 40% off sale to stock up on, but until I get an iPod, I'm afraid I won't be able to get any more issues anytime soon; imported magazines were over double the price of normal ones, anyways. Still a great magazine, though. It would be a more interesting read if it devoted a little bit more to consoles other than gaming computers (though it really does make me want to get a Spectrum). Anyways, hi and stuff.
We dont all hate Americans. Just the ones that are mean about our accents :(
Anyway, welcome to the forum and enjoy your SNES. You got some pretty incredible games to go with it, especially Super Metroid. Enjoy your retro!
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Stevearcade
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by Stevearcade » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:43 pm

Hi,

Don't think I've actually posted in this section yet, although I've posted a bit in other places. Anyway, I'm Stevearcade. I have the same name on other forums: JAMMA+, UKVAC, ArcadeOtaku, KLOV. I also use this name on Playstation Network. I'm only 26 so pretty young for a retro gamer. But grew up with Atari 2600, Amstrad PCW8256 and later a Master System. I was always behind the times (largely due to financial reasons) so have an appreciation for games before my time.

In the last few years I've very much gotten into Arcade Machines. I have two now and use the Retro Gamer magazine, and other sources coupled with MAME as a sort of reference library to further discover old classics. I consider a lot of games from the late 1980s early 1990s as my favourite games. Both arcade and console. Anyway, thought I'd sign up here as I love the magazine, read every issue cover to cover and thought it would be fun to enter into some retro gaming related banter with like minded people.

Steve

lingham
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by lingham » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:17 am

What an epic forum! Cheers to astaroth for the link.

Well basically im Lee and im a 26 self confessed geek. Anyone that knows me personally knows im a geek and im not fussed by it. I have a HUGE obsession with Ghostbusters and now all my mates post on my FB pics, links to clothes etc its just amusing now!

I have had most consoles and currently own a 360, Wii and N64 (currently in transit to me)

I had a N64 on the day of release and amassed a HUGE collection of games and then when I got into later gen gaming I put it in the wardrobe as you do out the way. As I was living at home at the time my mum thought it clever to "bin" the lot including Goldeneye, Conkers BFD, Mario Kart, THE LOT. I was livid! :evil:

Now as they are quite rare its costing me a lot to re-buy :cry:

Anyways im back now!

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by jdanddiet » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:53 am

Welcome Lee, Gamemasterguy and Whazeboo and Steve Arcade!
For retro news, full articles, retrospectives and a gallery of my work check out http://wizwords.net/
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GameOver
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by GameOver » Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:26 pm

Hi, I'm Paul. Thought it was finally time to join the forum!

In the past I've owned an Atari 2600, ZX-81, Oric-1, BBC Micro, Atari ST and various consoles. I've been programming games professionally for the last 18 years and have been lucky enough to work on conversions of Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter and a good number of other titles. I also wrote a couple of emulators, but that stopped once I bought a BBC Micro a few years ago (emulation can never recreate that nostalgic sound and feel of the keyboard!). Since then I've been buying some of the old consoles/computers and games which I used to own. These days my spare time is spent designing and building custom retro Z80 and 68000 based computers using off-the-shelf chips.

I now work on indie games, here are links to a couple of my games;
http://tinyurl.com/3wqe58b
http://tinyurl.com/3sw6w5p

Thanks!

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Post by Dramagod » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:33 pm

Hello everyone. I'm a 29-year old video gamer from Finland. Among other things. I've played on consoles since the late eighties when I got a NES, since then I bought PSX in ´95, Wii in ´06, PS2 couple years back and my friend got me NES as a present last christmas which was nice cause I haven't had a NES in 16 years. So I don't have a lot of consoles or even a huge collection of games, but I've enjoyed playing games all my life, starting on the Commodore 64 me and my older brother used to have back in the day.

At the moment I'm mainly buying games for PSX and PS2, but if a good game comes along, I might buy a Wii or a GameCube game. Games like Xenoblade Chronicles and Skyward Sword might be among the last new releases I'm gonna buy for my Wii.

I'm not really into these newer HD consoles and I do enjoy more playing my PlayStation and Nes games. They just have the right feel to them I guess. Things like memorable game music just doesn't exist anymore, in my opinion.

So short story long, I decided to register to this site to maybe get good tips on some good games to buy that I haven't thought of and get some interesting and fun conversations going with people around the world that share my passion. And it seems there are loads of you people here.

Game on,
Dramagod
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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by rebelstar » Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:56 am

Hi folks!

I`m a more less (well, less) an International Man of Mystery, older than school, and been addicted to pixels since I could reach the control stick in some dingy arcade (I think it was Konami`s Scramble actually). Since then been through most microcomputers => PC the conqueror, then started on consoles with PSX ...and eventually here i am with 360 (that I hate :), PC, and some handhelds.

I always collected old games (well, roms, since I`m forever broke), but mostly it was for the nostalgia factor. Only recently started actually playing them (as opposed to messing about in a level for 2 minutes), tired of general decline in quality Western titles. This was a breakthrough, because now I have a massive backlog of wonderful games to play WITH added memory lane factor . Grand! :) I specialise in turn-based Rpgs and FPSs, but will play anything really (as long as it`s not a rhythm game :)

I thought I say hello to the folk here, since few other forums I ever haunted looked down on any mention of retro gaming...as if nostalgia was a dirty word. Funny that, since in 10 years current titles everyone is drooling about now will be as "outdated" as the ones they`re sniggering at now. Humans, eh :)

I can be rather opinionated and annoying - this is always in good faith though and for the love of videogaming, never a malicious intent. Just sayin! ;)
(well, one of the reasons I registered here is the fact I can`t spy any "Politics & Religion" topics - thankfully, for I`m here to escape the worlds realities)

Peace

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Re: Introduce yourself

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:07 am

Welcome guys!
For retro news, full articles, retrospectives and a gallery of my work check out http://wizwords.net/
Wizwords on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Wizwords
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wizwords

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