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02-07-2012, 09:17 PM
RE: Going old school.
Looks just like this, but background is red not yellow, and the pong sign at the top is gone.

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02-07-2012, 09:23 PM (This post was last modified: 02-07-2012 09:33 PM by Erxomai.)
RE: Going old school.
I got Pong for Christmas when I was around 10 or 12. It was the coolest thing any kid could ever want. I was sure my parents didn't have that kind of money to buy such an extravagant gift! I thought that was the best Christmas ever, until I was 15 and I got the Sears version of Atari. I knew my parents couldn't afford that even more so, but they did.

I don't remember clearly what the thing was with Atari. You could buy the name brand or pay a little less and buy a Sears edition. But the games were all Atari.

Frogger and Pitfall were big favorites.

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02-07-2012, 09:32 PM
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(02-07-2012 09:10 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  A guy offered me two grand for it, and that was what he opened with. Bet I could have gotten him to three. Damn near shit myself! I just thought it was kinda neat to keep it. One of these days I should look into what it's really worth.
Nice.
They're probably worth around $1,000-$1,500.

Though if I was you'd hang onto it.
I mean with the video game industry ever increasing, wait till the current 12year olds turn 30 and that machine will be worth shit loads.

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02-07-2012, 09:49 PM
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Good point man. And it's kinda cool to have around sometimes.

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09-08-2012, 12:01 AM
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(01-07-2012 11:48 PM)Goddammit Wrote:  What are your opinions of the state of video gaming today in the world of next-gen?

I'm getting pretty tired of what feels to me, like a status quo in the gaming industry. The PSNetwork and XBox Live are awesome innovations that really provide a lot of fun when you get to play with people all over the world as well as gaming with your friends, but I think personally, I'm just getting a little tired of the running around and shooting. In the recent year, I've actually decided to scour eBay for older games and play more classics than I do my 360. I'm having so much more fun at the moment playing my old N64 with titles like Zelda: OoT, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Gauntlet Legends, Starfox 64, Ogre Battle 64, and of course whooping my friends at Smash Bros. I love these Nintendo titles and what's really preventing me from getting into systems like the Wii and Wii U, is that they just try to do too much and make innovations for the sake of innovation. I don't know about you guys, but when I'm really into my games, I'd rather much hold my controller and smash buttons rather than waving a remote control around. Now with the Wii U, they've implemented a touch screen on the controllers, which sounds like it'll cost an arm and a leg to buy four for when you have friends over.

Sure the games look phenomenal, but is it worth pumping out glitchy, underwhemling titles? I think Portal, Batman Arkham Asylum, and Skyrim may be the only real non-FPS (arrows and lightning bolts don't count) next-gen game that holds a candle to the games I grew up playing, like all the N64 games I mentioned before, as well as Final Fantasy 7 which is hands down my favorite game of all time. It really sucks that the Final Fantasy games Squaresoft/Enix/Square Enix have put out on PS3 and 360 have been decent, but certainly not to the degree of a FF7, FF2, FF3, and Chrono Trigger. I think rather than going next-gen when the Wii U, Xbox 720, and Playstation 4 come out, I'm going pre-gen. I'm currently almost done building my completed N64 library, I have most of the good NES titles, and will eventually start building an SNES collection in a few months, which sadly may take a long time since the SNES had so many awesome games which now run anywhere from $20-$80 bucks on eBay.

I'm sure much like when I was a kid, there were a lot of great games when you were a kid. There were also a lot of crappy games as well. Check out cinemassacre.com if you want proof. I have seen some great games come out recently, along with a lot of crap. When I was a kid, I had to go with best guess on buying games. Now I can go on youtube and watch a game being played and read reviews before I buy.
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09-08-2012, 01:10 AM
RE: Going old school.
(02-07-2012 09:32 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  
(02-07-2012 09:10 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  A guy offered me two grand for it, and that was what he opened with. Bet I could have gotten him to three. Damn near shit myself! I just thought it was kinda neat to keep it. One of these days I should look into what it's really worth.
Nice.
They're probably worth around $1,000-$1,500.

Though if I was you'd hang onto it.
I mean with the video game industry ever increasing, wait till the current 12year olds turn 30 and that machine will be worth shit loads.
You are wrong about the value. Just as we have seen with the housing market and used cars. The buyer must pay what the seller is asking, as long as the seller is willing to sit on it long enough.
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