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Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:09 am
by Tom_Baker
More sausage pony is what the forum needs.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 am
by rocky1980
We use a 15 year rule in the mag , the same rule should apply for the official forum.
so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:12 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
rocky1980 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:37 am
We use a 15 year rule in the mag , the same rule should apply for the official forum.
so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that
It won't be retro to you, but it will be retro to someone in their 30s :wink:
Anyway, that's a conversation we've had countless times, so there's no point continuing it here :)

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 pm
by jpishgar
so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that
Dear lord.

As an aside, rummaging around last night, I spotted this - an old ad from Kay-Bee Toys.

https://imgur.com/gallery/1FFEqa9?fbcli ... LuvCS-_4Uw

This is absolutely going to drag some of you back in time. Faxanadu was wonderful. Blaster Master was so odd, but when else have you ever played a jumping tank? Dragon Warrior was massive.

See that "Controller Adaptor" for $5.99? What an utter piece of garbage that was.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 pm
by Antiriad2097
And this is where the US/UK divide comes in. It's a bit lost on me. NES wasn't a big deal here for most of us. We were all playing computer games, with the odd smattering of Master System and Mega Drive (Genesis is a band, not a console, to quote RGR). Around then we'd have been at the tail end of the Spectrum/C64 days and into the ST/Amiga. Maybe I'm just too old for it. I was 19 when that catalogue came out.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:58 pm
by Darran@Retro Gamer
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:25 pm
And this is where the US/UK divide comes in. It's a bit lost on me. NES wasn't a big deal here for most of us. We were all playing computer games, with the odd smattering of Master System and Mega Drive (Genesis is a band, not a console, to quote RGR). Around then we'd have been at the tail end of the Spectrum/C64 days and into the ST/Amiga. Maybe I'm just too old for it. I was 19 when that catalogue came out.
I don't live in the US and I recognise virtually everything in that catalogue. The NES was in every shop when I was a kid and most of those toys were around, too. I was 15 when that catalogue came out and would have killed for a NES. It was way too expensive, though. I'd argue that age is a far bigger divide than region because when we get to a certain age we just don't appear to have time for things we were too old for.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:37 pm
by jpishgar
Very expensive!
I was looking at some of those prices, and jeez - those are expensive by today's standards, let alone what those costs were back in the 80's and early 90's.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
by Spector
jpishgar wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 pm
so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that
Dear lord.

As an aside, rummaging around last night, I spotted this - an old ad from Kay-Bee Toys.

https://imgur.com/gallery/1FFEqa9?fbcli ... LuvCS-_4Uw

This is absolutely going to drag some of you back in time. Faxanadu was wonderful. Blaster Master was so odd, but when else have you ever played a jumping tank? Dragon Warrior was massive.
See that "Controller Adaptor" for $5.99? What an utter piece of garbage that was.
Man, you're right that really drags me back in time! I remember Xmas 89, and desperately wanting Nintendo. I used to just stand for ages outside on the sidewalk looking in the window of my local videogame store, looking at the Nintendo stall. It was awesome! That winter of 89-90 was a classic too, because my favorite football team, the 49ers absolutely owned the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXV!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:18 pm
by Sutvar
Just to give you a relative idea of retro, in my mind? I was nine years old when the Game Boy Color came out. I played that little console up until I left for college.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
by Sephiroth81
Spector wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:13 pm
jpishgar wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:05 pm
so the 360 came out in 2005 does that mean in 2020 the 360 will be retro :D :shock: that will blow some peoples minds if it does that
Dear lord.

As an aside, rummaging around last night, I spotted this - an old ad from Kay-Bee Toys.

https://imgur.com/gallery/1FFEqa9?fbcli ... LuvCS-_4Uw

This is absolutely going to drag some of you back in time. Faxanadu was wonderful. Blaster Master was so odd, but when else have you ever played a jumping tank? Dragon Warrior was massive.
See that "Controller Adaptor" for $5.99? What an utter piece of garbage that was.
Man, you're right that really drags me back in time! I remember Xmas 89, and desperately wanting Nintendo. I used to just stand for ages outside on the sidewalk looking in the window of my local videogame store, looking at the Nintendo stall. It was awesome! That winter of 89-90 was a classic too, because my favorite football team, the 49ers absolutely owned the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXV!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D
Ban this contemptuous, mocking fool!

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:24 pm
by Spector
Sephiroth81 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Ban this contemptuous, mocking fool!
Hey man, I was being deadly serious! Everyone else, don't take any notice of this limey!!

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:35 pm
by Antiriad2097
I could care less.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:45 pm
by RetroBob
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:35 pm
I could care less.
That means you do care, at least a bit.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:54 am
by Antiriad2097
Explain that to our Murcan friends.

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:23 am
by oldtimer
jpishgar wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Very expensive!
I was looking at some of those prices, and jeez - those are expensive by today's standards, let alone what those costs were back in the 80's and early 90's.
It took me all my time to save up for a flippin Pong Machine by Binatone!!!
To me thattt was a fortune :D