druliusCleaver said:But then, at 43, I'm probably just old and old fashioned. I'm old enough to actually remember playing my family's Sears brand Pong game for about 6 months after the xmas it arrived under the tree. ...Then the atari 2600 came out.
shannonowalker said:Ah...pong was fun. But my parents never bought me an Atari. Ever.
"Why do we need that? We've got pong!"
Hard to criticize them too much. I mean, they did blow big bucks on pong.
Well, my 10 year old son is hooked on the old Nintendo & Sega Genesis games. He'd rather play those than play his playstation 2 games, for the most part. He's such a little geek. We're both sooooo proud!Anticrombie said:I'm 16, and i got an atari when i was about 8. We got it for about 5 bucks at a garage sale with about 8 games. By then they already had the playstation, but i thought atari was just the coolest thing. A few years later i got a Nentendo (the oooold one) Duck hunt, the mario games, and Burgertime. Great games. So i got respect for the old-skool systems. Never tried pong tho.
As I recall, our pong console had two games, "handball" for one player, and "tennis" for two players.Superhal said:i had a pong console. it had 3 different games on it. it was the shiznat.
i'm like the only person i know that knows what "jai alai" means.
and i know it for something totally different than what it really means.
i always wanted a coleco vision with it's super cool 20 pound cpu/tape drive.druliusCleaver said:As I recall, our pong console had two games, "handball" for one player, and "tennis" for two players.
I had to use lawnmowing money to get the atari, then I sold it for an Intellivision, then sold that for a Nintendo, and sold that for an Amiga500. I still have the Amiga (it's been upgraded to a blazing 30 mhz processor, 12 mb of ram, and a whopping 280 mb hardrive.) I only use it for specific midi tasks now. It still does them better than my pc. But sometimes I also nostalgically pull out an old amiga game on floppy, like Earl Weaver Baseball, and fire it up.
Depends on when you will turn 44.druliusCleaver said:I
But then, at 43, I'm probably just old and old fashioned. (...) Can anyone else top my age, or do I get to claim the age crown on this forum?
I guess at 59 I may own the age crown mostly I play aloneTrubbaNot said:Depends on when you will turn 44.
I once got rushed just b/c I liked one of the people playing -- when it was only the 2 of us remaining, I died repeatedly amid a pack of skellie archers. Never got around to improving that character & finding that player again, alas. Now the only mp I play is with a friend (in real life) and we are not doing full clears but doing all quests, untwinked. I like playing as a team, but I mostly do SP -- mix of weird variants and not-very-high-level standard chars.