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Post by String Bean Jean » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:36 pm

I thought some geek should come up with this, games to recommend, etc.
mainly I want to know though, does anyone else still have an N64? (I'm too young to talk about things like amiga's properly, the N64 is my favourite all time console)

I want to know what games I should try and get my hands on, N64 wise, as none of my friends still have, or use, their ones, it's down to oobtube (well, at the moment, if this fails I'll go to some websites and spend hours reading reviews)
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Post by StefanC » Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:57 pm

'Fraid that I know nothing about this sort of stuff, but I do know a good place to go to ask these sorts of questions.

Let me know and I'll PM you the web address.

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Post by Wayne » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:06 pm

I reckon you'll only get Spectrum advice from an Ooberman board...

May I suggest Spy Hard - I remmeber that being quite good.. maybe ChaseHQ?

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Post by StefanC » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:17 pm

Wayne wrote:I reckon you'll only get Spectrum advice from an Ooberman board...

May I suggest Spy Hard - I remmeber that being quite good.. maybe ChaseHQ?
...Hall of the Things (ZX-81), Manic Miner (and Jet Set Willy; Spectrum), Elite (BBC B) and one of my faves for the music alone - Gods (Amiga)...

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Post by Chantal » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:37 pm

Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy!!!! :D They're on the Spectrum Emulator thing on the Oob Christmas CD-Rom aren't they? Wow, haven't played those in ages. Not that I was ever very good at them.
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Post by StefanC » Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:47 pm

Chantal wrote:Manic Miner & Jet Set Willy!!!! :D They're on the Spectrum Emulator thing on the Oob Christmas CD-Rom aren't they? Wow, haven't played those in ages. Not that I was ever very good at them.
Oob....Christmas...CD-Rom :shock:

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Post by William » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:01 pm

honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Chantal » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:05 pm

They released a CD-Rom at Christmas time in 2000 (I think). I can't even remember what's on it now - some songs and videos I think - plus a Spectrum emulator and the Step Wars game, which I seem to remember is like space invaders, but with the heads of members of Steps! Ha ha. I'm gonna have to find it now and remind myself what's on there.

Oh, hang on, just realised there's info on TMT here :D
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Post by William » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:18 pm

hello?
honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Chantal » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:28 pm

Hello. I obviously didn't quite type quickly enough there!
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Post by StefanC » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:36 pm

Thanks for the info C+W :D

There's not much I don't own Ooberman-wise, but I definitely don't have this.

Thats kind of annoying... :(

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Post by William » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:19 pm

i don't have it, and i've got the Blossoms Falling 10"
honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Ash G » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:44 am

I want an Atari Portfolio, but I f**king hate eBay.

Anyone want to help a friend and make a little profit?

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Post by String Bean Jean » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:55 am

Ash G wrote:I want an Atari Portfolio, but I f**king hate eBay.

Anyone want to help a friend and make a little profit?
forgive my ignorance (most people have to do that alot, haha) what is an Atari Portfolio?
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Post by Ash G » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:11 pm

In short, it's a 16-bit palm-PC, from games-console makers Atari.

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Portfolio

Not very impressive in terms of numbers, not by today's standards; but a lovely and very useful thing. I've had an Atari Portfolio shaped hole in my life for about a year, and though I've seen some on eBay, I can't understand the way the site works, no matter how many times I get conned, shafted and cheated on there. Reading the thread just reminded me that I sill don't have one.

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Post by William » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:15 pm

you hadn't seen Terminator 2 until last year?
honey pie, i don't know when it started, just stop buying your albums from the supermarket. They only sell records that have charted.

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Post by Chantal » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:45 pm

If you need Ebay purchasing help, I'm always willing! Just send me a PM or something if you want to employ my services :D
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Post by Chantal » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:56 pm

William wrote:i don't have it, and i've got the Blossoms Falling 10"
I had to check my list to see whether or not I've got the Blossoms Falling 10", as I lose track slightly, but I haven't, damn. Something to keep an eye out for then.

I did buy this on Ebay the other day though, which I'd never seen before :D
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Post by Ash G » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:39 pm

William wrote:you hadn't seen Terminator 2 until last year?
I had. I just didn't have a need for such an item until I took charge of the organisation I work with.

Thanks Chantal, you're a star. I appreciate the offer greatly, and it's nice to know that someone will help; but I have family doing it for me this time. The Running Girl LP is certainly an interesting item, I've not seen it before either.

In an attempt to go back on topic (for once) - I remember the Sega Saturn well. I still think it's one of the milestones of game consoles. Remember when it was new? The Master System had been a step forward in technology from the SNES, then the Master System 2 was twice the power, but really only one more step from the older version. Then came the Mega Drive, which was a lot more powerful, but only really another step further.

Then came the Saturn. An absolute gaming revolution. For once, we could go out and buy something with more power than a videogame arcade (I was too young for videogame arcades) - it wasn't just the next step along, it was more like 10 steps, straight up into the sky.
I remember it divided the schools, too. Those that had one, and those that didn't. I didn't unfortunately. I only got as far as the Master System 2, my next console after that being a PS2.

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Post by JEFF » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:55 am

When I was a teenager, my friend and I started a mission to collect all known consoles. With very limited resources we did admirably I think. We started at the bottom end (pong). Worked up through Spectrum, Atari 2600, Master System, NES etc.

The highest we got was the 3DO - at the time, the best console you could get. It was of course soon to be in competition with the PlayStation and Saturn, but Ash - it came BEFORE the Saturn - I know you were charting Sega, but the 3DO was the revolutionary in my world.

I still have it, though nowadays it serves mostly as my CD player.

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