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Old 12-20-2008, 10:45 AM   #9
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I'm a little older at 44 and I too grew up with gaming being a huge part of my life. I remember, back in the 70's, getting a PONG console and being extremely excited about it. Then A Magnavox Odyssey and from then on just about every console ever made (seriously).

I have been there for the ENTIRE evolution of video games. I saw it all and had it all. Some of the most special memories of my life involve gaming in some way or another.

One of the more memorable was going to an import shop (which was a good 2 hour drive) just to see the new generation of gaming back in early 95. This shop had the brand new Sega Saturn and the new comer Playstation which were both Japanese models since they hadn't been released here in the U.S. yet and I FREAKED! I actually, on the spot, bought the Japanese PS along with the only 2 games they had Toshinden and Ridge Racer and went home more excited than I had ever been in my entire 31 years on this earth LOL!

I had SOOOOOOO many new friends after that! Word spread fast at the local Funcoland that one of the employees friends ( My friend who worked at Funco was at my place almost every single day for weeks after I bought it) had just bought a Japanese Playstation and all of the sudden, my apartment had all KINDS of people hanging out waiting for a chance to play one of the games.

Those were the days. The glory days of video gaming.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:21 AM   #10
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I see your "MicroLeague Baseball, Earl Weaver Baseball, Front Page Sports: Football Pro." and raise you:
Earl Weaver Baseball, NFL (circa 1990, can't remember who made it), Hardball 5 and Lakers vs Celtics and the NBA Playoffs.

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Old 12-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #11
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My mom & dad bought that game for my brother and I. I remember they resisted for the longest--because at that time, in the early 70's--it was the first of it's kind...something never seen before....

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Old 12-20-2008, 11:54 PM   #12
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Good article, but it sounds like youve shaved a few years off of your actual age..
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:18 AM   #13
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How so? My 30th birthday is in a few weeks, which prompted this article. It's a little depressing already...don't make me older than I am!

What makes you think that? (Just curious, not a big deal)

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:12 AM   #14
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Re: Looking Back in Time at 30 Years

I'd so be dusting off my NES right now if I still had it

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Old 12-21-2008, 10:28 AM   #15
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Re: Looking Back in Time at 30 Years

The Intellivision was my first system back in the Early 80's(I'm 32 btw). The sports gamer were very fun but they were all 2 player. I can specifically remember playing the football game just scoring on offense each time for both teams.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:20 PM   #16
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I've been around since the nes, my cousin had an atari 2600 and i played that, generally wasn't too impressed with it even at the time. The nes was absolutely awesome, the mario games, contra, punch out, castlevania, mega man. Kinda like the wii though threre was a bunch of crap on it too. I probably enjoyed the genesis more than any other system though. They really set the bar for sports gaming. Nfl 94 w Montana was awesome, College football USA 96, World Series Baseball, Team USA Basketball, NBA Live. I never played my super nes but i played the hell out of the genesis. Which was the totally opposite when i played my 64 more than my ps1. I played a ton of Ken Griffey baseball and wrestling games on the 64. The 64 was also around during high school for me, so i didn't give it too much attention as i was too busy having fun with friends and chasing tail. It seems i have regressed in my older age though as my ps3 gets more time than about any system i've had.
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