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Topic: Old school gamers over 35?

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Scrubicius

Hey guys for the sake of interest, how many "old school" players are there here who are over 35?

Who dares to out themselves?

Also have a dedicated Discord Server for Old school gamers.

Scrubicius

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Rexenoboy

I'm 36 years young.

Young. Not old. Young.

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jump

Nah arthritis prevents people over 35 from playing games, the buttons are just too tricky for them.

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Tasuki

There's a few of us around, not as many as there were a few years ago.

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WoomyNNYes

@Scrubicius I couldn't be that old, could I?

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Scrubicius

Ah welcome to the club my friends!

What was your first game? I can’t actually remember, but my Dad always said I played this Atari game where I had to find a key.

But memories do go back to the original Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt.

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Scrubicius

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1UP_MARIO

@Scrubicius was the game called “adventure”

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

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App

I’m 24. Tsk tsk tsk. I’m not aloud in then?

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App

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Don

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I wish I could be 24 again. The older you get the faster time passes.

Don

Zuljaras

Next week I will be 32 isn't that enough?!

Anyway I grew up with the NES. It was awesome. My best achievements were to beat Ninja Gaiden 3, Super Mario Bros. and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles multiple times.

I know I could not repeat that awesomeness anymore because modern games are not that (unfairly) challenging!

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App

@Don Yep, ain't that the truth. I already feel so freakishly old, it's hilarious.

App

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Rexenoboy

My first two games were Super Mario Bros 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
I got them on the same day as my NES. Good times!

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Losermagnet

I'm 32. My family had a NES and SNES, but the first game I remember playing is Super Mario World. Never actually got to play the NES, I don't know what happened to it.

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Ninfan

im 40, i remember my first computers a VC 4000 and a zx spectrum

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Silly_G

Not quite old enough (though I'd beg to differ), but I'm 31. My first computer was a 286. An old dinosaur that was. My first operating system was MS-DOS. Little 4/5 year old me had to type all of the commands manually. Kids nowadays have it so easy. I prefer the more manual way of doing things though. I absolutely hate how Windows 10 does so much behind the scenes without any input. It's really frustrating as I want to know what's going on and whether I want those changes to be implemented.

The earliest games I seem to recall are Captain Comic, CD-Man (a freeware PAC-MAN clone), and I remember what was perhaps our very first floppy disk, which contained five shareware/freeware games, one of which being Billy the Kid Returns, which I found quite disturbing at such a young age, as well as an unofficial clone of Mario Bros.

Commander Keen 5 was also one of my earliest games, and my first CK game, funnily enough (it was erroneously sold as shareware from one of the vendors we frequented in the old days). Keen 4 didn't work on our 286 though, for some reason.

I believe we had Windows 3.11 installed on our 386 and Windows 95 on our 486 circa 1996/1997. 486 felt like a massive improvement over our older computer as it was able to run the likes of Duke Nukem 3D.

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Kanbei

I'm 41 and started gaming on the NES and Apple IIe. Have 3 sons (13, 13, and 19) and we all love different genres of games, with some overlap.

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judaspete

38. The first game I remember owning is Police Quest. I had played Atari and NES at friends houses, but this is my earliest memory of gaming at home.

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Slowdive

39 here. It all started with the NES for me, in 1988.

You can take me out of the '90s, but not the '90s out of me.

ogo79

ill be 41 in 15 days.
the era of renting more games than we owned.
no internet walkthroughs.
just game magazines for tips.

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gcunit

39.

Pretty sure the first 'video game' I ever came across was Blitzkrieg on a BBC Micro at school. My parents shortly afterwards bought an Acorn Electron with 32Kb of loveliness. Man that was frustrating fannying around with trying to get tapes to load that wouldn't. First games I can remember we had on that were the Introductory Cassette, Sphinx Adventure and the Donkey Kong rip-off Killer Gorilla. First games I can remember beating were Repton and Creepy Cave.

Now at some point fairly young we also had a Donkey Kong Jnr. Game & Watch, which must have been my first taste of Nintendo.

Then joined a junior piracy apprentice scheme with an Amiga 500 - only ever had one legit game for that... James Pond II: Robocod (best music ever).

First console game I played? Can't remember - would have been something on my friend's Sega Master System probably.

First console I ever lived with was a Uni flat-mate's N64 - can only remember playing Ocarina of Time, Goldeneye, F-Zero X and Star Wars Episode One Racer.

First console I bought myself was a GameCube.

Nowadays I regularly dip into and add to a sweet collection: got an N64, GBA, DS Lite, GameCubes, Wiis, Wii U's, N3DSs, Switchs/es (how do you write the plural of Switch?), NES mini, SNES mini, Mega Drive mini, Neo Geo mini, PlayStation mini, PC Engine CoreGrafx mini, PS2, PS3, PS4, XB360, XB1X.

First arcade game was probably Pac-Man or some soccer variant. Favourite arcade game of the 80s was Rampage. I couldn't play OutRun or Afterburner for toffee, no matter how much I wanted to be able to.

Too much information?

TL;Dr...yes, I retro.

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