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Old 08-05-2009, 03:08 AM
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you know your a long time gamer when:
ok so this applies to gamers of the nes era and before, what are proud to say about being a long time gamer that new age gamers just dont know or never did?

You know your a long time gamer when you know there was a duke nukem 1 and 2 before there was a 3d

you know your a long time gamer when you know there was metal gear before there was a metal gear solid

you know your a long time gamer when you've never missed a Zelda game

you know your a long time gamer when you know Arena, daggerfall and morrowind came before elder scrolls Oblivion

when beating every game you own today feels almost dissapointing
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you miss the days games had you ripping your hair out in frustration

you miss the days when a game could be monochrome and still be successful due to addictivness and general fun.

you miss the days when your games collection and your friends games collection where vastly different, especially if you owned different consoles.

at first you scoffed at the idea of having to pay for DLC unless it was a full on expansion

you werent sure if gaming becoming cool is a good thing




so.. what identifies you as a long time gamer? no offence to anyone who started gaming in the ps2 or current generation but this doenst really apply to you guys
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Old 08-05-2009, 03:22 AM
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at first you scoffed at the idea of having to pay for DLC unless it was a full on expansion
At first? I still do. And no, I have never missed a Zelda game.

You know you're a long time gamer when:

- You can still recognize your favourite characters in 8-bit with-out a moment's hesitation.

- Your favourite characters were around to be 8-bit.

- You know what "up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, (select,) start" means, and why it's chuckle worthy.

- You actually know the story behind Pong.

- You know what Pong is.

- You know what game Mario really appeared in first.

- You still wonder why a gaming card company decided to start making video games. (I actually have learned the reason for this one)

- You know what company I'm talking about in my above reason.

- You remember when LED lights were the pinnacle of hand-held gaming.

- You remember how revolutionary the idea of individual gaming cartridges were.
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You know you're a long time gamer when Blizzard sends you a special "thank you" gift for having spent $10,000 in subscription fees.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:01 AM
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- You know what Pong is.
It's a cheesy iPhone app.
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Old 08-05-2009, 10:22 AM
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Man... none of those things apply to me... I DID know about Morrowind though...

I played Atari and owned an Intellivision. Can I still be a long time gamer...?

LOLs at SonglinQ's "It's a cheesy iPhone app".
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I've seen the iPhone Pong, and I agree with Songlin. It's nowhere near as good as the real Pong.

To answer the original question, you know you're a long time gamer when:

You are shopping for a new TV and you look for a built in RF connection, just in case you need to use it for a backup monitor.

You remember when that could be done with an RF connection.

In fact, if you are even aware that a computer can HAVE an RF connection, you have probably been at it a long time.

You were amazed when some genius thought of making a VCR which could use the RF connector.

Worst sign - you remember when that RF connection was the only way you ever got to see your PC games in color.

As a bonus sign, how many of you looped the cable for your monochrome monitor through a ring-shaped magnet a few times in order to shield it from interference from the RF cable to your TV?
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You know you're a long time gamer when...

...you had your first PC hooked up to your television.
...you know how to make a 5.25" floppy disk double-sided using a hole punch.
...you knew the Olympic March before you ever saw the Olympics, thanks to Summer Games.
...you can take the Processor speed of your current PC and divide it, in your head, all the way back to 64.
...you can hum the 7 tones your modem had to dial to connect you so you could play Warcraft with your friend.
2 words: Gold Box
Load "*",8,1
...you know you'll have to explain to your children one day how some of the best games only needed one button.
2 more words: Carmen Sandiego

I can go on...
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At first? I still do. And no, I have never missed a Zelda game.
haha yeah same here man, good to know theres more of us...


... you know that the first ever graphical mmorpg was morrowind, and thats not referring to the more recent 3d rpg.

... monthly fees? you freaking paid HOURLY fees for your mmo how hardcore is THAT?!

... you know what a MUD is.

... you know why MMO players call killable npcs Mobs

... You know who Eric Chahi is, and consider him a genius
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----You know what Text-based RPGs were like.

----You remember thinking how weird it was to play with an analog stick when Mario 64 came out.

----You remember when systems came with two controllers instead of one

---- You remember the rare 4-player games for the NES, and being amazed more then two people can play at the same time.

---- You remember when NES started having games that could "save".

---- You remember losing your saves 25% of the time.

---- You remember adjusting the cartridge and reloading game to attempt to find/recover save.

---- You remember the multi-colored screen NES would show when it couldn't load or read game.

---- You remember blowing into the cartridge to "clean" the game (even though you weren't supposed to do it).

---- You remember the huge clunky Gameboy.

---- You could tell by the drop down logo on the Gameboy, if your game loaded correctly or not.

---- You remember when memory cards first came out...

---- You remember the Rumble Pack

---- You remember when N64 finally started releasing controllers whose colors were other than Grey.

---- You know the difference between Gameshark and Game Genie.

---- You remember when books/magazines were the only way to find "secret codes" to games.

---- You remember when games were $20-$30.

---- You remember that some TVs make an annoying noise, when the screen is completely or mostly white, when using the RF/Analog cable while gaming.

---- You remember when SEGA made quality games, and actually produced consoles.

---- You know what game "Miles Power" first appeared in.

---- You know who "Miles Power" is.

---- You remember Sonic and Knuckles Lock-on cartridge.

---- You know the difference between Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega CDX, and Sega Genesis 32x

--- You remember the commercials of Sega trying to promote that black ring you could fight in and the game would mimic your moves.

--- You remember when games would come in cardboard boxes.
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- you know why Mario has a mustache.
- you ever wrote down a 32 character password to save your progress.
- you swore a blue streak when you put that password back in and discovered you wrote one of the characters down wrong.
- you know why "feeling" asleep is funny.
- you know what it's like to flip an actual switch to change the difficulty level.
- you remember the first time you saw a game that was in more than 2 colors.
- you remember when there were no circles in gaming.

It is heartening to know that I'm not the only old person on this site.
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