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Old 12-31-2002, 03:32 AM   #16
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I never had an atari

but we had a computer...which for 1978 was a rare thing for someone to have a personal computer...and we played versions of those games on that...mind you it wasn't real pong, I think it was called "table tennis," we also had a version of pac man, Qbert, and space invaders. Who remembers those text adventure games? My mom used to set the oven timer for each of us to get turns playing on it.

We had a Beta VCR, the kind with the smaller tapes. Cable didn't even come to our area until I was like 11. I remember it was quite an event watching the guys put up the lines. We were so excited....but that was back in the day when you paid extra for MTV, so we didn't get that, so we were stuck with VH1, which played the same four crappy videos over and over again.
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Old 12-31-2002, 10:35 AM   #17
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I had the atari 2600, and the hardest game I ever had for it was "raiders of the lost ark".
now, the point of this game, if I remember correctly, is to collect all sorts of nick-nacks that aid in your quest to get the ark. well, along the way, there were many many pitfalls to kill you, and you had to do certain things JUST right in order to move to the next level.
well, after months of failure, I finally got everything I needed, and went to the place where I was to receive the ark.
guess what happened?

NOTHING.

and I tried it for months afterwards and nothing ever happened.

I have never been so dissappointed or felt so cheated in my life.

stupid game.
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Fuckin' A tell me about it. You ask them to write about their summer and you get two paragraphs where every other sentence is "Then I played my X-box." That's it! No games outside, no family time, just the fucking X-box.




GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Yeah, I think that sucks, too, but that's not the case with everyone. Certainly not the case with my family.

In fact, the majority of kids at my school rarely spend any time in front of the television.

And on behalf of my generation...um...we're sorry.

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Old 12-31-2002, 11:29 AM   #19
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My mum and Dads childhoods werent good at all, my Dad shared a room with 3 of his brothers- and 6 ppl went to Drogheda for their summer holdiays all bunged in the same car, and they played kick the tin and he had one pair of shoes

My mums childhood was the worst she lived on a road and they were the only Catholic family she lived in 27 different houses and they were always being burnt out of them and she remembers running down the street when she was 5 with her sisters wedding dress in a box and all these grown men chasing her and my aunt - and she always tells me about seeing the aftermath of bombs and really gore stuff which isnt pleasant

they couldnt afford computers or tv's

Im lucky
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Old 12-31-2002, 11:49 AM   #20
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And on behalf of my generation...um...we're sorry.

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No need, sweetie! I'm talking about a few ten-year-olds.
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Old 12-31-2002, 04:34 PM   #22
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I had an atari. Things got cool when we got a nintento in 1994. Not super nintendo, not X-box, not even a sega genesis. A nintendo. Little grey box. We're playing Duck Hunt tonight at my new years party (seriously...)

I remember the cable box with the buttons only on the top.

I remember getting up when I was little, and going outside and playing from when I got up to lunchtime, eating a cheese slice sandwich, then going outside untill supper, eating dinner, then playing until the street lights turned on. That was my curfew. I also remember having blonder then ever hair in the summer because the sun would lighten it. Or maybe it just darkened my skin.

I agree with kids now. I've kinda turned into a "now kid" because, well, I'm 18. But, I'm done high school, I work fulltime, and when I come home from work, I come online or watch TV or sit around the house.
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Big Grin Okay, I'm old

Reel to reel tape recorders
Watching home MOVIES...not vidoes
Black & white TV
No calculators in school. All math done longhand
No computers in school. Type or write out assignments and reports. (Not very easy to edit.)
I remember when 10 speed bikes came out. Wow! Before that 3 speed bikes were what was cool.
Phones with dials, not buttons...no answering machines.
No video games. We played outside all year 'round. Went bowling or maybe went to an arcade to play pinball.
School lunches were just that. No McDonalds and very rarely pizza.
If you talked back at a teacher you could get your butt whupped.
Kids still got chicken pocks, mumps and measles.
Everyone thought you swore if you said "shut up"

Okay that's enough of that.
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Everyone thought you swore if you said "shut up"
Boy, have we progressed!
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big ups to the kids from the '80's...

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Normal

I chew on everything I see.
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Fuckin' A tell me about it. You ask them to write about their summer and you get two paragraphs where every other sentence is "Then I played my X-box." That's it! No games outside, no family time, just the fucking X-box.




GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
What's an X-box?
Is that anything like an 8-track tape player??
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What's an X-box?
Is that anything like an 8-track tape player??
It will be.


It's some kind of computer/video game that sucks the life and money out of the 20 somethings (and their children) these days.
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Sheesh. I still remember how excited my siblings and I were when Mom and Dad got us Intelevision for Christmas. It was days before I could play it because my brothers kept hogging it.
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That was HILARIOUS and so true!!!

If you can believe it, I have NEVER played a video game of ANY kind in my entire life!!! I have just never felt the need.

We had one of the first ever VCRs in the 70s. It was HUGE and you had to press down on the play button with all your weight. We also got a huge b/w videorecorder that had to stand on a tripod. I still have the videos of my easter egg hunt when I was 8!

The videotapes were something like $60 each, and I still have some of the earlier videos and they weigh a tonne!

Anyway, I am feeling VERY old now....
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