o.pwuaioc wrote:elmagicochrisg wrote:Consider this a test...
Going in with a splash, eh?
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Elaine wrote:they wouldn't buy me consoles because they were "only for games"
Elaine wrote:the first console I bought was the Nintendo 64, which I loved
Dirk Gently wrote:Hello boys and girls.
Reading RG since issue 3 (first one I saw in my local newsagent), I assume like most peoples into retro gear, it's generally stuff that you thought was cool when you were a kid.
I remember still being blown away when I first saw a vectrex in operation, must have been just about 11. Local record shop had one you could rent out for a couple of days.
Never owned one as a kid. And hankered after one always.
Thats my favourite console then. If it wasn't for ebay I'd be snookered as I've never seen one since, and car boots arent as endemic or as well stocked where l live. The last one l attended was a bit like survivors from the city of the damned. A wet mouldy teddy bear and a broken 1985 random computer monitor?
First home CPU was the lovely Amstrad 464 with colour monitor, when I grew out of that after a couple of years sold it and saved for an Atari 520ST.
Fond memories of both, but it was especially great picking up a decent 1.99 game (Zub for instance) for the Amstrad in Boots when on shopping trips with the folks. First game for the ST was Psygnosis' Barbarian - looked and sounded a treat and was also good because I could never get past the eleventh screen.
Consoles I now own are
Got a little collection of LCD handhelds too, and random retro electronic gadgets, radios etc.
Thats it. So hi to all, great forum here, and I hope to learn some great shtuff!
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