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Find the oldest gamers .. am I too old for gaming ?

Discussion in 'Games' started by gunsmoke, Nov 7, 2010.

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my gameing age is.??

  1. 10/15

    3.5%
  2. 15/20

    14.2%
  3. 20/25

    21.3%
  4. 25/30

    16.3%
  5. 30/35

    14.2%
  6. 35/40

    9.9%
  7. 40/45

    8.5%
  8. 45/50

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  9. 50/55

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  10. 60/65

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  11. 70/75

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  1. animal007uk

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    32 here, Started gaming as a young boy of around 5 years old, First comp was an acorn electron followed by the C64, First console was the nintendo entertainment system then master system.

    Finaly got a megadrive but swoped it for a super nintendo :D i then tryed out the atari jaguar and its a shame because it could have been a good machine if people made better games for it. I also got the cd addon for the jaguar but it was a fail and never worked right so we took it back and i got the PS1 then the PS2 when it came out, I then took a break from buying things but started messing with pc's and havent looked back since.
     
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    We old folks could easily beat you.
    We don't have the hand-eye coordination you do ...
    We don't have as good of eyesite as you do ...
    We don't have as good of reflexes as you do...

    So we'd just break all your fingers to even the playing field.
     
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    40 year old kid at heart... started gaming on the atari 2600, then to the various nintendos,sega saturn and playstation 1. did noit get my first pc until '97..a blazing fast packard bell p 75 with 16 mb of edo ram and a 2 gb hard drive that " i would never fill up "..LOL. the pc gaming bug hit me the first time i saw unreal tournament, i had to have a pc capable of playing those games !11 years later and alot of trial and error and pc built i pretty much only play pc games... we have the wii and three gaming rigs, plus my mame cabinet and a possible 2nd on in the works. i would love to see some pics of the other mame players cabinets if possible( maybe steal some ideas..lol) here is mine, im sure some of you remember the post .....[​IMG]
    here is the link of it in progress..... my 99% finished M.A.M.E cabinet
     
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    On PC first game for me was doom 2 in 1992, but first rpg was diablo 1.
     
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    39 here. Been gaming since 1982-83, so that's 28 years. I also manage the compitition side of a online gaming league.
     
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    I remember playing on the early consoles (Atari 2600, etc.) with friends, but the first computer game I can recall playing was the text game called "Adventure" (also known as Collosal Cave) on a Data General MV4000 Mini we used to run the first CAT scanners.
    It was also the machine I wrote my first computer program on (a game using Basic).
     
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    I started my ODESSEY of gaming many years ago. It came with the TV, and was soon replaced by a Colecovision that ran on tapes, and then was replaced by an Atari...OH, teh days I wiled away playing q-Bert are but a faint memory now.

    When the PS2 went mini, and I had played every game console, and most games, I hung up my joysticks for a few years while my first child learnt how to crawl...with only a few games of Mechwarrior 2 and SimCity to keep me sane.

    Then HL2 was coming. I got into STEAM. And NOW STEAM has become my 3rd best friend....226 titles and counting...

    :D



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    Its a damn shame it hasnt even been out for 8 years on the pc.
     
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    3Volved ... consider yourself pwned by MadClown. :D
     
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    30 and been PC gaming for years, did console stuff before from the Atari days.
     
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    The first sf2 game i played was in a night club in 1992 from that date i was hooked.
    On the streetfighter games i still play them all now on mame32
    im not the best gamer all so at sf2 i use a cheat programe under the mame32
    get all the cool players and invinceablity just two beet the game lol

    I was never a big fan of mortal combat or any the cool figihting games at this time
     
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    This is one rocking arcade cabinet you have the x-arcade sticks are there any good ?
    Does it dring back the old arcade fell we all love and miss with old age lol
    I use 2 have a mame32 cabinet my self 7 years back i made my self
    Don,t have the room now tho for some thing this big
    I was thinking of makeing a cocktail cadinet two get around this
     
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    i'm 34. my first system was an Atari Pong, i also had some kind of computer that looked like a C64 but wasnt and had a large game cartidge slot horizontally next to the kb and had atari 2600 style graphics..it was crap whatever it was.
     
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    My 1st was with 2 hand controllers which one plugged in to the TV and the other controller used batterys and it only had ping pong on it lol.. I remember it very well just not the brand but this was in the early 70's. The controllers were cream colored with orange sliders lol. They are on the web but not been able find them again. I did find them the last time some one asked on this site though lol.

    Then i moved on to the atari 2600 then ZX80\81 and after than the Spectrum 48K which was followed by the 128K one when i started to play real cool sims which were more complex than todays as they either gone bust ( Microprose ) or just don't make'em still. I had most of the Specrums so ya i was a fanboy of them and only 1 i did not have was the ZX Spectrum +3.
    After that it was all about PC's lol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_2600
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum#ZX_Spectrum_128
     
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    me 56 started with crysis.
     
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    I'm 18 I got my first computer in '96 and also got my Nintendo 64 that same year. I stated messing around with computer when I first got it. I have taught myself everything I know about them since then.
    I first got my own computer when I was ten, found a perfectly good Pentium 4 system in the trash!

    Now it seems like I get a new computer every month...

    I have been playing games ever since
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Im 31 and was gaming in the womb on the FES (Fetal Entertainment System) :D

    I doubt I will ever stop gaming :rockout:
     
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    yes the x-arcade are quite good..i wanted the trackball model , but found this on a forum for 90 bux and couldnt pass it up. i will still get the trackball eventually in the near future.i thought of the cocktail cabinet, but honestly dont think i could play like that. when and if i do a second one, i will add a drawer in the front to hold some xbox 360 usb controllers and mouint a usb hub in the front for all my console roms, and i plan on adding this to my existing cabinet.... http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-1i-49-en-70-2vss.html
     
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    I mean if Pacman affected our generation as kids, we'd all be running around in a darkened room, munching pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

    Oh the irony


    EDIT - 30, and HL1 at a friends house was the start.
     
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    LOL, I just turned 51 and am really happy to see all the grownups here (old fogies :respect: )

    Im not so much a "gamer" but have been playing off/on since the 70's.

    (love COD4, Starcraft and Borderlands)
     
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    i'm 32, and the only time i havnt had gaming in my life, i was boxing-another game ;)

    gaming keeps me sharp, alert and gives me exceptional situational awareness and hand eye coordination...
    i'll game on my death bed....
     
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    I play Lost Planet and Lost planet 2 on a almost daily basis. 40 years old.
     
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    44 here..been gaming about 10 years...:toast:
    Love the race games the most.;)
     
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    Arcade games? You guys want to see arcade games? There is a place here in Rochester, NY that has tons of the old stuff, all restored to perfection. Anyone remember TRON?
    Take a trip down memory lane here, it's cool. And the owner, Rodger, has even more of these machines, in storage.
    http://www.fantasyraceways.com/
     
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    I'm 20. First gaming experience was on an IBM 5150 that was old at the time I got it. By the time I got addicted (age 6), the N64 was being released. I bought one of those, and enjoyed it till I got into computers.

    I played classics like Jazz Jackrabbit and Terrain for a good long time, but those were easy to play through, not alot of depth. Still, of all the games I played, I still play these on a dosbox from time to time.

    The next games I remember are Fallout 1 and 2. Now those were good games.

    For me, true gaming on the computer started with Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. My first ever hardcore PC game addiction. I put a whole bunch of game time into that. A whole bunch. I quickly moved on to Halo PC, Wolf: ET, and I kept going on those for a while. My fondest PC gaming memories are on Halo PC, but I am now far from burnt out on it. Halo was the only good one of the series IMO.

    Today I play Starcraft II, Fallout, Minecraft, Dwarf Fortress, and Garry's Mod.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, my father was a gamer before me. He moved up from pinball machines to a Gameboy. When he saw he would never see pinball machines in bars, he decided to get some. We now have 2 pinball machines, Fish Tales and Addam's Family.
     
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