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4815162342
02-07-2011, 04:56 PM
TV shows, movies and music have been discussed. What about video games? I like anything Nintendo, and enjoy quick games on the iPhone now and then. Any other gamers on here?

slidekellyslide
02-07-2011, 05:19 PM
I was a gamer when I was a lad...started with Pong, graduated to the Atari 2600...got my first computer, a Commodore 64 and would spend hours inserting code from Compute magazine just to play the simple games in the magazine. I think I had almost every single home gaming system that came out in the 1970s-early 90s...I even had a stand-up arcade Donkey Kong in my home which I would play for hours. Now I can hardly stand to play video games at all.

My all time favorite video games
-Donkey Kong (arcade version)
-Adventure (Atari 2600)
-Lode Runner (C64)
-Super Mario 3 (NES)
-Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo)

For what it's worth there is a fantastic documentary out about the quest for the high score on Donkey Kong called "The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters." I highly recommend it.

Beatles Guy
02-07-2011, 05:28 PM
I'm not much of a gamer now, but I used to love me some "Perfect Dark" on Nintendo 64. I can't remember how many days of my life I lost to that game, but I know it kept track :)

4815162342
02-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Very cool guys. I grew up in the nintendo era, so I didn't have an Atari or Commodore 64, but I appreciate the vintage stuff. I also remember Perfect Dark, a very cool "sort of sequel" to Goldeneye!

Anyone excited about the upcoming 3DS? 3D without glasses!

mintacular
02-08-2011, 12:00 AM
Nintendo: GunSmoke, Jackal, Mario 2, Super Dodgeball, Super Tecmo, Contra, Blades of Steel, Kung Fu, Rush N' Attack (must beat the Soviet Union with a butter knife), Baseball Stars (friggin' awesome), Golf, RC Pro-Am, Excitebike, Hockey, Tyson's Punch out, Tennis, TMNT, Ring King!, Mega Mans

Sega Genesis: Herzog Zwei, Spiderman, Super Offroad, Mortal Kombat, Jungle Strike, NBA Jam, Shinobi, Powerball.

shimozukawa
02-08-2011, 03:49 AM
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Beatles Guy
02-08-2011, 10:44 AM
Nintendo: GunSmoke, Jackal, Mario 2, Super Dodgeball, Super Tecmo, Contra, Blades of Steel, Kung Fu, Rush N' Attack (must beat the Soviet Union with a butter knife), Baseball Stars (friggin' awesome), Golf, RC Pro-Am, Excitebike, Hockey, Tyson's Punch out, Tennis, TMNT, Ring King!, Mega Mans

Sega Genesis: Herzog Zwei, Spiderman, Super Offroad, Mortal Kombat, Jungle Strike, NBA Jam, Shinobi, Powerball.

Ooooo, Excitebike and Rush N' Attack...two of my favorites.

tiger8mush
02-08-2011, 11:27 AM
started on a Commodore 64, but really got into it with nintendo and then a 286 PC. Played a million games, but the favorites off the top of my head are below:

NES/SNES - Tecmo Bowl, Tecmo Super Bowl, Street Fighter 2, Dragon Warrior, Aerobiz, Contra, Mike Tyson Punchout

PC - Airborne Ranger, Railroad Tycoon, Civilization, Master of Orion, Front Page Sports Football Pro, Counterstrike, Age of Empires 2, Risk

XBOX - Madden

Nowadays I'll play the occassional Strat-o-matic game on the computer, or xbox game if I'm at a friends house. Dug out the old NES and SNES for my 2 and 4 yr old kids, but I think it was just an excuse so I could play it :)

steve B
02-08-2011, 12:39 PM
I've owned and played most of the home systems up till NES. Plus a few hundred different arcade versions.

I was never much of a fan of the platformer games. And a lot of the computer stuff doesn't do much for me. I just don't type well enough for the seemingly mandatory keyboard controls.

Stuff I like

Defender - Both arcade and 5200
Football on the odyessy II
Asteroids
Computer space- The first commercial coin-op, horrible game but the sense of playing the first game...
Pong- Second coin op, and the one that made all the others possible.
Deathrace
Space invaders
Gorf - Combined the best of several games.

Quantum - really creative for its time

Plus a bunch of others.

Sadly most of what's done today is a handful of the same games with diferent pictures. And they do so little with the memory and processors avaialble. Consider that the classics were less than 16K and often less than 4K with nearly no processor speed to speak of.

There's a bunch of interesting but simple games on this site


Steve B

teetwoohsix
02-08-2011, 03:12 PM
Right now I only have the first X-Box,,and don't play very often- but when I do play, I mostly play "Black".....

Doug
02-10-2011, 12:36 PM
I still have a NES and play Mike Tyson's Punch Out nearly on a daily basis. That game never seems to get old (along with many of the other classics for the system). :)

Griffins
02-10-2011, 02:12 PM
Xbox- Frontlines, Fuels of War. Halo (the latest 3 versions) and Odd World- Munch's Odyssey and Stranger.
Also just got the Kinect, it's unbelievable. Certainly gets you off the couch.

iPhone- Words with Friends (scrabble), Angry Birds, and Sporcle all help kill time while waiting for stuff.

Jason Carota
02-10-2011, 09:43 PM
I still have a NES and play Mike Tyson's Punch Out nearly on a daily basis.

I don't know why, but this code has stuck with me since I was a kid:

0073735963.


I'm not much of a gamer, but of all the platforms I have used, Baldur's Gate II is an amazing game.

FUBAR
02-11-2011, 02:11 AM
I have a ps3, use it very seldom to play Tiger Woods golf. I was an NES champ back in 1988 for Super Mario Bros. Now i suck at video games.of my 6 PS3 games i own, i have never played 3 of them.

Doug
02-11-2011, 06:28 PM
I don't know why, but this code has stuck with me since I was a kid:

0073735963.


I'm not much of a gamer, but of all the platforms I have used, Baldur's Gate II is an amazing game.

That's right up there with the famous "up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start" Konami code. That one is so popular it has its own Wikipedia page! :eek: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Code

ChiefBenderForever
02-14-2011, 10:30 AM
If I had all the quarters I dropped into Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong,Centipede,ect and what about all the Arcades and how shady they were.

Doug
02-16-2011, 04:47 PM
If I had all the quarters I dropped into Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong,Centipede,ect and what about all the Arcades and how shady they were.

Arcades did look pretty shady back when I was a kid, but I guess as long as they had games you didn't notice. The way some of those places looked I'd probably be afraid to go into them now! :eek:

sox1903wschamp
02-16-2011, 05:05 PM
If I had all the quarters I dropped into Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong,Centipede,ect and what about all the Arcades and how shady they were.

I have not played a video game since the mid 80's but while in school in the early 80's I could play for hours on 1 quarter of Asteroids. I would have about 60 ships lined up in reserve. Probably put in a few hundred hours on it. I guess there are worse additions :)

Scott T
02-16-2011, 07:21 PM
I still miss Earl Weaver Baseball II...preferably played on a 286 Packard Bell !