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The_Pyromantic
Retro Flashback: Memoirs of a former video game junkie
February 07, 2016, 02:47:pm





I was surrounded by technological advancements long before the internet came about. Along with being a large Hell's Angel biker guy, my father was also a CPU geek and he had pretty much the most advance computer system set up that the 80's could offer at the time. He had over 5,000 games on both 8 inch floppy disk and cartridge that he let us play. A lot of the game titles he had were even more advanced than any home consoles had available. Of course, home consoles were also still pretty much phantom items at the time. I believe the only home entertainment consoles available at the time were early prototype Atari systems, Colecovision, and Inntelevison. The NES was still a good 4-5 years from being developed. Soon after all this, my dad died and all the computer stuff had to be sold. We got a hefty amount of $$$ for all of it. So that was good.

A couple years later when I was 8-9 years old is when I became a hardcore Arcade junkie..All up through to my mid teenage years..I would literally spend hours, sometimes days at arcades..I could easily spend up to $80 worth of quarters in a week on Arcade games if given the means. My favorite type of games to play were the Action/Adventure & Shooter Games. Titles such as: Dragon's Lair, Golden Axe, Cheyenne, Mad Dog, Punch-Out, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Gaiden, Shinobi, Street Fighter 2, WWF Wrestlefest, Splatterhouse were among my favorite machines to pump quarter after quarter into. Not to mention I was also fond of playing the Pinball machines a lot too. I remained an arcade junkie all the way up until around the time Mortal Kombat hit the scene. I remember the buzz well around that game..but honestly, MK never ranked as one of my favorite games from day one. So not long after that I began to spend more time at home playing games there.


Somewhere in between my early Arcade days when I was still a frequent arcade goer, my mother did break down and buy me an ATARI 7800, and also the NES when it was finally released. I got really excited over the NES because I remember spending countless hours playing Super Mario Bros. in the Arcades before the NES was released. Super Mario Bros. had been in the arcades at least 1 year prior to the release of the NES. Maybe longer, I'm not too certain, my memory is kind of hazy around that time. But I also remember being very fascinated by the ROB robot that came with the NES system. That was pretty much the coolest thing I had seen at that point in my young life. It didn't take me long though to figure out that actually trying to play a game with the ROB Robot hooked up was pretty pointless. And the Robot itself was more for show than anything. And if memory serves me right, the ROB Robot really only worked for 1 game anyway..and that game was Gyromite. But I remember that game being much more fun to play when you had a friend and 2 controllers hooked up. The funniest part was having your buddy try to go through the stages on game option B. That way you could use the 2nd controller to squish him with the pipes at will as he played. I always loved pissing my friends and sisters off by doing that..haha. And that classic farting noise it made when the little professor guy got SQUISHED! is priceless.


As I mentioned before, I still did frequently visit the arcades even after I got my NES. But slowly over time, the NES took over most of my time and my arcade visits became less and less. I enjoyed almost every game I got my greedy little hands on for the NES very much. My favorite games were such classics as: R-Type, Gradius, Metroid, Contra, Super Contra, Russian Attack, Marble Madness, Magmax, Caveman Games, Low G-Man, Commando, Hogan's Alley, Gumshoe, Renegade...ect., the list goes on.


It went on like this up into the 90's, and that's when the infamous console wars between the Sega Genesis and SNES began. I won't delve too much into that because I could be here all day talking about those times. But I was one of the lucky ones who did not have to choose a side because I saved myself up enough money to buy both a Genesis and SNES. Hell, even had a little money still leftover so I went a step further and bought a Sega CD too. Worst mistake of my life LOL. So as you could imagine it was around this time that I found I was quite popular in my neighborhood and had a lot of kids wanting to become my friend so they could come over and play my consoles. It pretty much went on like this until the PS1 hit the scene, and that would be the last console I would ever be able to spend obscene amounts of money on. I still would go on to buy later consoles like N64, PS2, and Gamecube after these times, but it was always in moderation and I was never able to spend a huge amount of money on them like I did on older consoles. And it's pretty much been like this all the way up to today.


� Bradlee J.

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Dirt_in_the_ground

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Retro Flashback: Memoirs of a Video Game Junkie
February 07, 2016, 03:28:pm
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AWH MY GOD! I used to have one of these, I never thought I'd see one again, until my Mum found it recently. :-)

The_Pyromantic

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Retro Flashback: Memoirs of a Video Game Junkie
February 07, 2016, 03:58:pm
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that's cool Helen. Does it still work?

Dirt_in_the_ground

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Retro Flashback: Memoirs of a former video game junkie
February 07, 2016, 06:39:pm
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Yes it does! So I told my Mum "DO NOT SELL THIS!" Because she has a habit of thinking things are worthless and sells them or donates it to charity shops. We've lost shit loads of money this way. lol

The_Pyromantic

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Retro Flashback: Memoirs of a former video game junkie
February 07, 2016, 06:51:pm
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D'OHHH!!! shakefist

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Alchemy
Merman!
February 08, 2016, 01:10:am
Tonight I bought myself a fish for my birthday. Without further ado, introducing Merman, the manliest fish in the sea. Or the bowl. shrug



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dark_roses

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Merman!
February 08, 2016, 01:29:am
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Beautiful little fella

Alchemy

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Merman!
February 08, 2016, 02:05:am
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Thank you! I'm a proud new mom lol

strangedoll

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Merman!
February 08, 2016, 07:02:am
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Beautiful C:

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Dush108
Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 06, 2016, 03:09:pm



http://notrickszone.com/2014/03/30/university-of-graz-study-finds-that-vegetarians-are-unhealthier-more-mentally-disturbed-than-meat-lovers/

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MunSung1075

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Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 07, 2016, 06:07:pm
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I never said eating fish is a sin outside of sins of conscience, as oppossed to sins of commission or sins of omission. Romans 14:21-23New American Standard Bible (NASB) 21 It is good not to eat meat or to drink wine, or to do anything by which your brother stumbles. 22 The faith which you have, have [a]as your own conviction before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. 23 But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and whatever is not from faith is sin. But if you guys want to get into a systematic theological discussion im game XD

BruceLee

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Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 07, 2016, 06:18:pm
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dont use any new versions of bibles especially niv they change a lot of important stuff

MunSung1075

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Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 07, 2016, 06:24:pm
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I only word for word literal translations that keep the meaning in context of how the first century Christians and Jews spoke koine Greek. Classic common Greek is something I use all the time to get to the bottom of a interpretation. And I am mindful of the text is Coptic based or not.

BruceLee

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Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 07, 2016, 06:28:pm
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ok

Dush108

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Study Finds Vegetarians Are Unhealthier, More Mentally Disturbed
February 07, 2016, 08:39:pm
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ok x2

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Nelo_Angelo
You know what really grinds my gears? #1
February 07, 2016, 07:51:pm
People that assume stuff about people they know nothing about. That happens to me like all the time now. People just sit here and just continue to judge me based on them knowing nothing about me. That is, in my opinion, the true sign of a pathetic person.

Mood: Irritated

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Megalodon

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You know what really grinds my gears? #1
February 07, 2016, 08:07:pm
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[ Private ]

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StormDamour
Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:11:pm

Your mother has four kids. Their names are North, South, East and ______________


Mood: Wine
Music: D.A.D

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StormDamour

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Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:45:pm
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It's eh.......

high-and-dry

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Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:45:pm
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Speaking of Tom, I hate Tom. lol

StormDamour

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Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:46:pm
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éééééééé don touché my Tom!

Cybershade

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Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:51:pm
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something of tomorrow was great. he died repeatedly

StormDamour

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Use it
February 07, 2016, 05:53:pm
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indeedioi wouldn't say great; but OK for watching

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sweet-angel
angels tears
February 07, 2016, 10:45:am
She was a young girl. She cryed sometimes. She dident know why. The sadest girl in the world. She was so beautiful. She fell inlove. She was very sad she couldent be with the one she loved.
She was all alone. The most beautiful angel the most inocent girl is now hated and she lives in misery. She loves him so much. The girl cryed everyday. She cryed for love.
Theres no love for her. This beautiful girl sits at home crying shes all alone. Her love for him is real. He hates her.
She will never be loved. All she wants is love. She allways lived for love. but she never knew she was living in a lie.
will she ever stop crying?

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Anomalous

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angels tears
February 07, 2016, 10:51:am
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schön

Anhedonia

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angels tears
February 07, 2016, 12:01:pm
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shoe

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