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Does playing video games in after 20's remind you of your childhood?

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Rob Reynolds
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2014/12/23 19:00:17 (permalink)
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Does playing video games in after 20's remind you of your childhood?

I was always a huge video games player all my life. I owned all the consoles up till my teens you name it Atari, Nintendo, Sega, Nintendo 64, Playstation 1 and 2, Wii. But if I play video games now it will take me back to my childhood, going to buy a Playstation 3 soon.
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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/23 19:20:26 (permalink)
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    Commodore 64 the king of consoles, the excitement of waiting half an hour for a game to load just for it to crash ten minutes later - those were the days.

    I play sonic on my phone which I spent many hours on as a kid, and boulder dash
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    Re: Does playing video games in after 20's remind you of your childhood? 2014/12/23 20:23:11 (permalink)
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    Playing black and white ping pong on a Binatone with six cycle lamp batteries to power it was my childhood video game :eek:
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    Re: 2014/12/23 20:37:39 (permalink)
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    Showing your age there floydy, I didn't even know electricity had been invented back then
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    Re: 2014/12/23 22:45:19 (permalink)
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    Depends what you mean by childhood, and when exactly that took place.
     
    Let's face it, early video games sucked. They were fun for a kid, but there's good reason why people grew out of it. There were some attempts at adult games (like strategy games or early RPGs) but they were usually incredibly boring and clunky.
     
    8 and 16 bit consoles had some pretty good games but they were still predominantly simplistic arcade style games that you could beat in a few hours. I have fond memories of afternoons playing Super Mario and Contra but playing those games today doesn't really cross my mind.
     
    It wasn't really until 32 bit consoles that we started getting proper adult video games like we have today. By the time those came around most people weren't really children any more.
     
    Also, video game consoles were kind of expensive. They still are, actually. Don't know if I'd pay for my kids to collect them.
    post edited by Uriel - 2014/12/23 22:50:37
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    Floydy
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    Re: Re: 2014/12/23 23:01:42 (permalink)
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    Showing your age there floydy, I didn't even know electricity had been invented back then

    Lol. It hadn't been mate. I had to shove coal in the first version I had :D
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    Re: 2014/12/23 23:05:47 (permalink)
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    After my c64 it was doom, Duke nukem, comand and conquer then onto the ps1. I actually preferred older games like the basic comand and conquer I don't like the newer versions - I complete dune as all three families on my phone not long ago. When I was a kid I was out on my bike with friends building a base etc
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    Re: 2014/12/24 12:09:19 (permalink)
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    I was an Atari kid.  Then I moved onto BBC B.
     
    You modern kids with your Nintendo 64s and Segas!
     
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    Re: 2014/12/24 12:51:49 (permalink)
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    Was all about the N64, remember getting it x mas 96/97. Golden Eye/Perfect Dark, Mario 64, Zelda OOT, Mario Kart 64, Diddy Kong Racing, StarFox....all epic games!!!

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re: 2014/12/24 12:53:27 (permalink)
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    For some reason I never had an atari, maybe we were too poor! It seems more common than the c64

    Ive vowed not to let my son have a TV in his room, I don't want him in there for house on end playing games I don't mind if he's in the living room with a time allowance on it.

    I dont want him ended up being stuck indoors with all this technology, I don't think it's cruel I hope it's the rite thing
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    Re: 2014/12/24 15:56:38 (permalink)
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    For some reason I never had an atari, maybe we were too poor! It seems more common than the c64

    Ive vowed not to let my son have a TV in his room, I don't want him in there for house on end playing games I don't mind if he's in the living room with a time allowance on it.

    I dont want him ended up being stuck indoors with all this technology, I don't think it's cruel I hope it's the rite thing

    Too true mate. A boy needs a football, a Chopper bike and a spacehopper. That is all.
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