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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychotime View Post
    It's gonna be awesome to hear an "oldies" station play something like DMX. Just juxtapose your usual oldies station bumper to precede this song.
    I laugh every time I think about it.
    I knew I was old when I was in a grocery store and the muzak in the store was a rush song.

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    -Watching classic Warner/Lantz/Popeye cartoons on a TV with limited channels.
    -Doctor Morgus used to be on the air every Friday night and creeped me out as a kid.
    -When CD's were relatively new
    -When Disney used to make good movies.
    -The only console contenders were Nintendo, Sega, NEC, Atari, and SNK.
    -There was more than just Windows and Mac. (Commodore 64 and Amiga were the shit back in the day.)
    -Rap music had actual creativity and Pop was actually enjoyable
    -Newgrounds was focused on killing celebrities, extreme explicitness, had a five megabyte upload limit, and wasn't following stupid trends/dogmatic mindsets into a death trap.
    -When game systems had multi-taps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flake View Post
    -I know how to light a coal fire and I have seen a car with the spinny starting handle.
    My parents' first car had a spinny handle! It was a hand-me-down from their parents and they lived in it for a while. (The car, not the handle.) But I don't remember it 'cause I was a baby...

    I know how to light a wood fire, but that doesn't really count because I grew up in an area where people STILL use wood stoves. (More than ever now because of high gas prices, actually.)

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    Remember having used encyclopedias... no internet or cell phones, suddenly realising phone booths doesn't exist anymore, knowing about Elfquest.
    Buying vinyls based on album covers! Master of Puppets - HELL Yeah!
    Arcades... god how I miss the sensation of stepping into a good arcade with all it's buzzing noises and lights, been a baller at Street Fighter and remembering Tekken as being stupid cause of it's gfx! Oh yeah having the theme songs from Bubble Bobble, Lemmings and Settlers running on repeat in your head.

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    I suddenly remembered the power cuts from the miners strike the other day for no reason. I was too young to know what was going on and I found it fun to go to the bathroom by candlelight pretending I was in victorian times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tueko View Post
    Remember having used encyclopedias... no internet or cell phones, suddenly realising phone booths doesn't exist anymore, knowing about Elfquest.
    Buying vinyls based on album covers! Master of Puppets - HELL Yeah!
    Arcades... god how I miss the sensation of stepping into a good arcade with all it's buzzing noises and lights, been a baller at Street Fighter and remembering Tekken as being stupid cause of it's gfx! Oh yeah having the theme songs from Bubble Bobble, Lemmings and Settlers running on repeat in your head.
    Damn straight man, this post is like a summary of how I feel too. I remember when the arcade machines had ashtrays attached to them.

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    I suddenly remembered the power cuts from the miners strike the other day for no reason. I was too young to know what was going on and I found it fun to go to the bathroom by candlelight pretending I was in victorian times.
    Power failures as a kid were always fun. I was born in Joburg and anyone from there can tell you about the heavy fork lightning and
    electrical storms. Power outages were so common place it was unusual not to have them.

    Of course, now when the power goes out, I let out a stream of curse words that does not end until the lights are back.

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    The only thing I had to change was the keyboard, for the computer, as for the 1571 and 1541 diskette drives they're broken. the C64 joysticks sucked so much that it was better to get third party. Below the manuals, PC manuals. above the computer, an Infocom box thing. Next to it, a lot of games and programs, mostly pirated.

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    Anyone have an Amiga 500? I think my dad paid like 2 grand for this thing. Played Elite 2, Lemmings, Civ, SC2000, Deluxe Paint 3. Deluxe Paint was so sick. You had to push the disk in just so and lift it a bit otherwise it went into spasm.

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    "guru meditation........." Yep.

    Didn't have my own Amiga, but I "volunteered" at a local community TV station so I could play with theirs, and drew a lot of silly animations on it using DPaint3, with a mouse... They also had a Video Toaster, so I played with that too. OH THE GOOD OLD DAYS WHEN IT WAS ALL SO SIMPLE AND CAREFREE... Seriously, computer graphics seemed so cool and exciting then. Now software is just another tool to wrestle with and gripe about.

    I still have the discs somewhere. I wonder if they still work.

    It kind of blows my mind that DPaint3 had the concept of using z coordinates in a 2D drawing software way back then, and Flash only caught on, what, in CS4 maybe? And z coordinates are STILL way more convoluted in Flash than in DPaint3. Sheesh.

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    I know NASA used the Amiga computers for some of their projections up until 00s, since Amiga computer were supposedly the very reliable.

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    "Most original casing was made from ABS plastics which may become brown with time. This can be reversed by using the public domain chemical mix "Retr0bright"."

    Acorn, the BRITISH!!!!!! company that made the Amiga designed the microchip used in all smartphones today. The spirit lives on!!
    Theres a really awesome biopic of Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry called "Micromen" i totally recommend watching if you like computers and New Order, which I hope some of you do. Ever wonder why the BBC Micro computer? Just why? The ones from school with the black and red keyboards and the boring maths games? This is why.

    Plus Bilbo Baggins [NZ] invents the microchip in all modern smart phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tueko View Post
    Remember having used encyclopedias...
    Same. My family bought a bunch of those back when I was a kid, so I'd thumb through them all the time. It's not like I had internet, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    "Most original casing was made from ABS plastics which may become brown with time. This can be reversed by using the public domain chemical mix "Retr0bright"."

    Acorn, the BRITISH!!!!!! company that made the Amiga designed the microchip used in all smartphones today. The spirit lives on!!
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    Plus Bilbo Baggins [NZ] invents the microchip in all modern smart phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    Anyone have an Amiga 500?
    Atari ST. The ZX Speccy to your C64.

    The first time I saw Carrier Command and Space Harrier I almost pooped.

    Edit: our school eventually shelled out for an Acorn Archimedes, which made both of them look like an abacus or toaster.

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    me "wait, you've never seen the dark crystal?"
    her "no."
    me "the never ending story?"
    her "no."
    me "LABYRINTH?!?!?!"
    her "no"
    me "oh come on, thats got david bowie in it!"
    her "who?"

    O)_(O

    me "ok... LEGEND. you must have seen LEGEND!!! tom cruise is in it!"
    her "no... sorry"
    me "what the fuck"

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    Watched Legend with my wife the other day. She found it unwatchable...so did I. (Had seen it as a kid though)

    I bought the Neverending Story DVD...but, again, while I could watch it as a kid, I can't watch it now. There's
    a scene in there that just makes me so damn depressed. Anyone who knows the film knows what scene I'm
    talking about. Funny, it never bothered me as much when I was a kid.

    We both love Dark Crystal, don't know how many times I got my folks to hire that for me when I was a kid.

    Labyrinth is cool, though some of those musical numbers are grating...and Bowies codpiece comes right out
    of your TV without any 3D glasses needed.

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    To Continue where I left off:
    -When Square Soft and Enix were separate companies.
    -Taito, IREM, Hudson Soft, and various other lesser game studios had actual name recognition.
    -Rare used to be an independent company that made quality stuff.
    -Growing up when Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng were still alive.
    -MTV used to have good programming like Beavis & Butt-Head, Daria, Celebrity Deathmatch, Liquid Television, and Aeon Flux.
    -Console RPGs weren't pretentious, convoluted, contrived, poorly paced, and boring.
    -Old systems lasted longer than one year after the new one was released.
    -Miss Dynamite (Newgrounds series) used to have good animation and voice acting.
    -Flash was just starting to be used for game making.
    -Arcades had actual variety and people still go to them.
    -Internet Explorer's only worthwhile competitor was Opera.
    -Dubbed anime was far worse than what we have today.
    -Atari used to be its own company rather than a part of Infogrames.
    -Watching Spicy City and Spawn on HBO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    I bought the Neverending Story DVD...but, again, while I could watch it as a kid, I can't watch it now. There's
    a scene in there that just makes me so damn depressed. Anyone who knows the film knows what scene I'm
    talking about. Funny, it never bothered me as much when I was a kid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacybean View Post
    That part too! Movie's just a downer.

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    This thread makes me feel old. I keep reading "old things" being posted here that came out after I was an adult.
    I used to love Never ending story. Legend was ok. Willow was and still is awesome. I also used to really like Lady Hawk, but it's very hard to watch as an adult (mostly because of the 80's soundtrack).

    I remember using the old BBS system before the WWW.

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