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Date: 03/19/12 02:25 PM

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  1. Profile photo of LittleMissQT
    LittleMissQT Female 18-29
    1266 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Link: Are You Glad You`re Not Your Parents? - This is the kind of crap video games they used to play... and they loved it.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    playing games for graphics is like drinking to make you smarter.

    that said, intellivision was better.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36217 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I used to love to play KABOOM!
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    Oh the memories..
    intellivision was light years ahead of atari back in the day.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Plimpton.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Guy has a point.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
    653 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    It`s always the same - 10 year old games look like crap, no matter what year it is.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31799 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    If the game is fun, graphics are secondary!
    I play Stars! a lot! It`s addictive...
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Parents? I`ve played games liike that.
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    I used to play the Intellivision all the time back in the day. Boxing, hockey, skiing, those games were the tits. At least back then. Now they suck.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Intellivision was better, but Nintendo soon blew them away.

    My parents brought one home to `test out`, they got so addicted to it that they returned it. they figured I`d never do my homework if I ever got to play it.

    I got an Apple //C computer for Christmas instead, and then I proceeded to copy all the games my school buddies had onto floppy disks. I got very very good at doing it, Thus my handle Crackr Jak.

    It wasn`t until college that I bought an NES and a dozen games at a yard sale, That happened after I had bought an SNES and a Gameboy beforehand.
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm
    I still have an intellivision, I loved it when I was young, even though by then we has snes and megadrive!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm
    I was one of the first kids to get `PONG` when I was young. For a month, I was the most popular kid on the block!
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2068 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    It makes us appreciate the xBox and PS3 even more.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Double win
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    Aren`t you glad your not your grandparents? These are the types of games *they* used to play.



    I mean, where`s the controllers even? Am I right LittleMissQT?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    id still play these :|

    cant call yourself a gamer if you dont appreciate ALL games.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    WOAH!!! is that 8 BIT COLOR!?!?!?!?
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Started with PONG, then Atari. Never had Intellivision. My friend down the street got Colecovision... blew my freakin` mind! NES, N64, PS2, XBOX, (2)XBOX 360.

    Respect your elders.
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    indisguise Female 40-49
    267 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    *totally agrees with mykunter*
    Also, Sega. When the Sega Genesis came out it blew the doors off Nintendo at the time(just my opinion of course).
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    well i`m sold. the difference is night and day.
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    wowthissucks Male 30-39
    305 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm
    Ah Colecovision, I was SO jealous of my cousin for having one.
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    phil7243 Male 18-29
    143 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    @5Cats

    Stars! = Awesome
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
    423 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    Look at deeee pixelz!
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    I like how with the atari game, you probably wouldn`t know that it was baseball unless someone told you first.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    @ CrakrJak: See? Something else we have in common. I had an Apple IIe, and spent most of my time in the new computer lab at school cracking and trading cracked games.

    If you had a cracked copy of the original Castle Wolfenstein, and the text on the splash screen that said "by Silas Warner" suddenly scrolled and said "crak`d by dr. micro!!!" that was the handiwork of yours truly.

    Just out of curiosity CrakrJak, did you have a copy of Microsoft Decathalon, and did you eventually break your retype key because of it?

    You young`uns who are sneering best remember that if it wasn`t for us that begged for, bought, and played these games, you wouldn`t have the glorious graphics available today.

    Too bad you`ll never know what it was like to see this evolve from the very beginning, and what it has become today. You expect too much out of games.

    The BEGINNING of ALL of this was the best part.

    You missed it.

    You`re s
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    phil7243 Male 18-29
    143 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm
    @5Cats

    Stars! = Awesome
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    I dont think that kind of advertisement can be used nowadays
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    crash665 Male 30-39
    119 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    We played that sh*t and were happy about it!
  30. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1177 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Take a picture of the games out now, and compare them to what`s out in 30 years. If there`s nothing better out there at the time, you`re happy with what you`ve got.
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    razbitom Male 40-49
    912 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    colecovision kicked a hundred kinds of hell out of intellivision.
  32. Profile photo of Edgarska19
    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    So graphics whores have always existed.
    Huh.
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm
    osiris: I didn`t get a `PC` until 1994 and it was just a 286 - 30mhz with the ancient EISA bus. In 1997 I got a 200Mhz Pentium, In 2001 I upgraded to 800mhz, Then got a brand new AMD Athlon 64 3800+ which was burned up in a fire a few months later.

    Now I`m stuck with an old P4 2Ghz, ya it sucks to be me.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    Ahh, Earth tones - is that why the 70`s were so Yellow?
  35. Profile photo of Discobiscuit
    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    March 19, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    The progression of computers has always amazed me. Seriously, go look at your smartphone. Awe-inspiring
  36. Profile photo of honkeylips
    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 2:31 am
    I still have an intellivision. I might need to break it out.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 3:03 am
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 3:52 am
    robosnitz, mykunter, I hope you saved `em and their original boxes, they`re worth fortunes these days.
  39. Profile photo of Neoptolemos
    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 5:56 am
    Gameplay > graphics

    ALWAYS!
  40. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 7:46 am
    @osira and Crakr

    AMD X3 II 450 processor plus
    1.5 Terabytes hardrive
    Yeah that`s Tera with a T booiiiieee!
  41. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 8:12 am
    @Cajun: Not bad, a few months ago I bought an Alienware m17x with 1080p display, 16GB ram, Intel i7 2.4 GHz, 2GB AMD Radeon HD 6990M. I have a 1.5 TB HD as well, although unfortunately it`s a Raid 0...they wouldn`t let me choose a Raid 1 and SSD was half the space for twice the price and I had already used my budget on the graphics card, processor and ram. :(
  42. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 9:48 am
    ..And some people here have accused me of being in the 1%. Wow.
  43. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 10:03 am
    @CJ: I`ve never thought of you as "the 1%", but my new laptop set me back a pretty penny. My old laptop was about 6-7 years old and I needed updated graphics card etc. Would that I could buy fancy laptops at a moment`s notice, but I had to tighten my belt a bit after I bought it. :(
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 11:40 am
    4 letters = AVGN!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    win
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    PvtDeth Male 30-39
    74 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    The fact that George Plimpton did an ad for Colecovision is much more noteworthy/crazy/random than how primitive old video games were. Look him up.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    I used to play that for hours on commodore 64 I`m OLD
  48. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm
    Parents? I used to write in LOGO. I have used punched cards. I remember when the VAX was hot stuff and 1MB Winchesters were beyond the means of my school.
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    jabberwock83 Male 18-29
    120 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    "This is the kind of crap video games they used to play"
    Really? Crap huh? Obviously submitted by somebody who thought that COD:Modern Warfare 2 was the best in the series, until they saw a screenshot of Modern Warfare 3. The same kind of person who didn`t play Skyrim but still says that it "totally awesome" based on a still image of a dragon they once saw. The same kind of person who will quickly dismiss Skyrim as "garbage" when the next Elder Scrolls game comes out even shinier. The same kind of person who will never touch a wii version of a game even if the storyline is the same because, "XBOX has better graphics"...If I`m not making my point I`ll summarize. The OP is a closeminded baffoon who believes himself to be videogame elite (possibly) but (obviously) misses out on hours of great game play because they believe that if its not 1080p it`s crap.
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    myssiing Female 18-29
    53 posts
    March 20, 2012 at 10:27 pm
    <3d the intellivision when I was a kid. Then I got a Nintendo. LOL

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