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The Retro Corner

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07 Jan 2010
By xHeatherx

After the many retro threads that I've seen being posted across the forums. I thought it'd be interesting to set up a main retro thread, for you all to discuss the old classic retro consoles.

If you have any old consoles lying around, take a few pictures of them and post them up here. Rarer the better :)

 

Also, what are your first memories of gaming?

Mine would be the classic Amiga 500. I used to love playing games like Superfrog, Wiz 'n' Liz, SWIV, Speedball 2, Chaos Engine etc. Great memories :)

 

What games/consoles did you like the best?

 

I'm looking forward to hearing all your gaming experiences.

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try multiplayer


Don't know if i'm ready for 64 players D:

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*All my spelling and grammar mistakes are on purpose.

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LMAO very funny

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On this day 30 years ago, Sinclair Research Ltd launched the ZX Spectrum.

 

Talk about your memories of the legendary British microcomputer.  In particular any gaming memories, this is a gaming thread after all :P

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It was released 11 years before I was born:)
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One of the fondest memories i have of that time was the magazines.

 

CRASH & ZZAP in particular - Great mags that have never been beaten in my opinion.Theres nothing like them on the market today - And they werent afraid to tell the truth either.Much to publishers anger.

 

Its hard to descibe the impact that these mags  had on our hobby.to people who werent even born then.

 

If a game got a poor review in these 2 mags,the game more often than not,simply didnt sell.....Its nothing like the situation today.Where we have the internet etc.Which is why publishers got so annoyed.Their game NEEDED a good review .

 

Many mags after tried to copy the NEWSFIELD formula - But non came close.

 

I purchased the whole CRASH & ZZAPP collections from zzap64.co.uk & recommend the DVDs to anyone.Especially those that were around at the time.They are fantastic collections,which basically preserve the beginings of the industry we know today.

 

 

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Sir Clive Sinclair (also known as GOD in these parts)

 

 

 

ALL HAIL.

 

If I had access to an Amstrad CPC 464 I would sacrifice it in the traditional ritual, which would include the sacrificial lumphammer, in your honour.

 

I'll always remember my first Speccy. Got it for my birthday, hijacked the living room telly, played Sabre Wulf, and annoyed my mum as she couldn't watch her soaps. Got a portable colour telly for Christmas the following month so the hijacking paid off rather nicely. Great days.

 

And Tooms is spot on. As far as I'm concerned no publication has even come close to just how good the Newsfield pulications were, not even Super Play, which was a great mag in its day. One of the best things about CRASH at least was that some of the reviewers were the target audience for the publishers - teenagers, and if they gave a bad score then that game wouldn't sell.

 

As for Zzap 64, I still remember Gary Penn and the others giving Delta a 74% score, the clueless twunts.

 

Additional: RANDOMIZE USR 1337. I still remember doing that on a mate's Speccy and he thought I'd broken it until I hit space :)

 


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Additional: RANDOMIZE USR 1337. I still remember doing that on a mate's Speccy and he thought I'd broken it until I hit space :)

 




And this old chessnut....

 

10 PRINT "Your name here"

20 GO TO 10

 

RUN .......SPACE to  BREAK.

 

 

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The newsfield (crash,zzap etc) years documentary is also on youtube now for free.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWjGvz9vyk

 

 

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Nice, Ill have to give that a watch sometime.
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xx_Tooms109_xx wrote:

The newsfield (crash,zzap etc) years documentary is also on youtube now for free.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCWjGvz9vyk

 

 


 

 

I'll deffo watch that, Zzap and Crash were/are still my favourite mags.

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Martyatmax, one of the members of the Dutch Community Team went round the rest of us Community types, asking the team what their favourite PS2 games were.

 

Here are the results :D

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Aankondigingen-en-Evenementen/Wedstrijd-PS2-Memories/td-p/161...

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Yaster wrote:

Martyatmax, one of the members of the Dutch Community Team went round the rest of us Community types, asking the team what their favourite PS2 games were.

 

Here are the results :D

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Aankondigingen-en-Evenementen/Wedstrijd-PS2-Memories/td-p/161...


 

My top three would be:

 

  

 

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Martyatmax, one of the members of the Dutch Community Team went round the rest of us Community types, asking the team what their favourite PS2 games were.

 

Here are the results :D

 

http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Aankondigingen-en-Evenementen/Wedstrijd-PS2-Memories/td-p/161...



GTA Vice City is my favourite out of all those. Still have it somewhere... 

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Got this lot on eBay about two weeks ago. :D

 

This is an HTML forum, not BB code ;)

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Not been on here for a while,so not sure if its been posted before.

 

But for anyone with a passing interest in the commodore 64 and its exellent sound chip (SID),i've found a nice little download which will bring back a few memories from the 80s (especially if you were into the c64 demoscene back then).

 

The developers of the pspmini game Breakquest (converted from PC) - Have released the PC/PSP soundtrack for FREE.

 

Here - http://beatshapers.bandcamp.com/album/breakquest-videogame-soundtrack-2

 

Why is this of interest to old c64 users? - Because the soundtrack is done by Maniacs Of Noise.Who were up there with Hubbard & Galway,back in the 80s.And this collection of 34 tunes contains quite a few remixes of old 64 tunes - Including a Noisy Pillars remix & Tears Of my Heart.

 

Done by the very same team that did them back in the day.Ac=vailable in FLAC or MP3 format.

 

Also ,if anyones interested,i have links to every issue of zzap64,CRASH & Amtix in PDF format.(not a torrent).

 

EDIT - Forgot to add.The 80s programme "commercial breaks  " is on youtube.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt9BsZCifgU

 

Its about OCEAN & Imagine Software - It captures Imagines closure in all it glory (including coders and employees being locked out after lunch).

 

Ocean,later went on to use the imagine lable to great success.

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Hey guys,

 

I only remembered about this thread after I'd created the one I am about to link to so thought it a good idea to mention here - just started a new thread for retro act/adv games http://community.eu.playstation.com/t5/Action-Adventure-General/Lets-Get-Retro/m-p/17439848/highligh... Be lovely if some of you could drop me and reminisce.

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Once upon a time, in an early part of my videogaming history, we had a C64. My brother taped some of our favourite game music - probably by connecting a stereo jack from the telly to a tape recorder - and created compilation tapes that I used to be able to listen to over and over again.

 

It's funny when you compare the bleeping and coarse three-channel noise of the old affectionately-remembered SID chip with the orchestral soundtracks of today's triple-A titles, but some of those tunes can still send a shiver down my spine when I hear them again.

 

Tooms has already mentioned the High Voltage SID Collection somewhere in this thread, from where you can download the original SID files to emulate on your modern computers, but I recently stumbled across Stone Oakvalley's Authentic SID Collection - wherein Stone has done a high-tech version of what my brother used to do and recorded the actual output of a trio of SID chips when fed those HVSC files and made the music available in the convenient mp3 format. I've been on a lovely trip down nostalgia lane.

 

Perhaps, if you're an old C64-lover like me, some of these will also raise the hairs on the back of your neck?

 

Ocean Loader #2 - Martin Galway

Parallax - Martin Galway

Wizball Hi-Score - Martin Galway

Monty On The Run - Rod Hubbard

Turbo Outrun - Jeroen Tel / Maniacs of Noise

Cybernoid II - Jeroen Tel / Maniacs of Noise

...TRAZ - Jeroen Kimmel    (this one specially for zinep - I thought no-one else had ever heard of  this amazing breakout game; but why does it cut short? :()

 

 

 

There's also a related Amiga music archive attached to this site, but by the time the Amiga came along, it was getting a bit easy to make music sound good (I was ripping CDs to my A1200 by the mid 90's). Still, gotta love a bit of Cannon Fodder / Lemmings / whatever... ;)

 

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