Pashley26

Retro Gaming

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I love a nice useless thread. So I've got a week off work, can't go to work and can't really do much because of my ankle. I started going through some of the boxes from when we first moved house when I was 14 that have never been unpacked since.

I found my Gameboy Colour, my Gameboy advance, my Playstation and my Sega Megadrive.

I fired up my old PS1, and as soon as I heard this noise I was fully oh my god'ing.

Probably the most memorable noise of my childhood.

However I think my Playstation 1 has got a bit old in storage and it won't load a lot of the discs when it starts to get to anything with some graphics. So I've picked up my old PS3 controller, and linked it up to my iPad, downloaded RetroArch and gone through all of my old PS1 games and started playing them on my iPad.

Oddly the games seem to run smoother on my iPad than they ever did on my Playstation. Maybe the memory and processing on my iPad is better than an old Playstation?

So far I've been playing..
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Then I fired up my old Gameboy, started playing Pokemon Silver. Oh yes!
Sonic on the Megadrive I haven't really started playing yet because I've got it on my iPad anyway.
Anybody else got any old consoles tucked away in boxes anywhere? I urge you to dig them out straight away, and marvel at how awesome old games are.

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PS1 was all about:

Tekken

Gran Turismo

GTA 2

FIFA 2001

Crash Bandicoot

Metal Gear Solid

Tomb Raider

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Metal Gear Solid.

Shit yes.

Can you remember getting the monthly demo discs in the PS1 magazine?

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My life pretty much revolved around Gran Turismo when it came out. MGS and GTA2 are very good shouts though.

Wipeout, anyone?

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Same, Gran Turismo was my life. Also Need for Speed Underground was amazing.

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Metal gear solid was incredible. I often listen to the sound track of it whilst at work. It's f**king epic, some of the songs send shivers down my spine. YouTube it you won't be disappointed.

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wipeout freak here.

also: tenchu-stealth assassin.

sonic the hedgehog was way earlier,still got the music from the casino level in my head sometimes hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGUESFqPGhI

i also got an old complete commodore 64 and an amiga

maniac mansion,zak mckrakn,loom,monkey island,how 'bout that?

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Currently set up in my man's room are my Sega master system ps1 original xbox xbox 360 desktop and laptop. I'm in the process of trying to turn my xbox into an emulator

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Currently set up in my man's room are my Sega master system ps1 original xbox xbox 360 desktop and laptop. I'm in the process of trying to turn my xbox into an emulator

It's so great to see someone so open about their sexuaility.

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Ha ha very funny. Still can't figure out how I bought a 3 bed house with my girlfriend and I only get the box room.

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Recently bought myself a Gameboy Color and a few games, going to fit a front light to it this weekend.

Have a PS2 (not quite so retro yet) and a Megadrive set up. Play the megadrive more than my PS3!

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I'm currently bidding on (and winning) this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Macbook-early-2008-13-034-2-4ghz-core-2-duo-6gb-ram-500gb-hard-drive-/271668051043?_trksid=p2054897.l4275&autorefresh=true

With a view to turning it into a dedicated "retro gaming" laptop.

Emulators and things are so smooth these days, that will be running well above the spec's of even a PS2! And pairing up my PS3 controller to it I'll be able to mirror it to my iPad and use it as a wireless gaming mega monster.

This is getting out of hand haha.

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Mother f**king outbid by a couple of quid. Mother f**ker.

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I used to gag Tekken (Michelle, specifically) and wipeout!

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I'd love to find another Atari lynx with street fighter, Echo the dolphin on megadrive, 'bad n rad' skate or die on nes and terminator 2 on original game boy.

I played the shit out of those as a wee boy, I wonder if my childhood memory has embellished them in some way and if the memory would be destroyed if I played them now??

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Megadrive was ALL about Micro Machines!

And Nintendo N64 wasn't worth owning without Golden Eye

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Still got loads of NES, SNES, Master System and Megadrive stuff knocking about. It's all about Wonderboy and Psycho Fox!

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I'm currently bidding on (and winning) this - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Macbook-early-2008-13-034-2-4ghz-core-2-duo-6gb-ram-500gb-hard-drive-/271668051043?_trksid=p2054897.l4275&autorefresh=true

With a view to turning it into a dedicated "retro gaming" laptop.

Emulators and things are so smooth these days, that will be running well above the spec's of even a PS2! And pairing up my PS3 controller to it I'll be able to mirror it to my iPad and use it as a wireless gaming mega monster.

This is getting out of hand haha.

I have a Raspberry Pi set up for emulation but it is okay, but it just isn't the same. Prefer playing with the proper controllers!

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Crash Bandicoot was the shit.

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Alex the Kid on the master system.

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Rampage.. legend

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I still have my Dreamcast that I will never sell. At one point on eBay Dreamcast accessories were going for peanuts so I bought 4 new controllers and 8 VMUs, 4 Rumble packs, VGA cable for about £30 all together. I mainly played schump games, Under Defeat, Ikaruga, REZ, Psyvariar 2, Border Down, Karous, Zero Gunner, trizeal and a few others I can't remember from the top of my head.

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I've still got my mega drive and Sinclair zx81 in the loft at me mams house. Sinclair is in its original box as well

Streets of rage 2 on the mega drive is still one of my all time favourite games

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