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    Retro gaming corner

    Post  UKSteve on October 27th 2016, 10:49 am

    As requested elsewhere on these forums, here's a quick overview of my newly installed retro computer bookcase. Ideally I'd like to have them less crammed together and better displayed, but I have other collections taking over other parts of the house, so I have to take what space I can find...

    At least now they're out of boxes and (with a couple of non-working exceptions) ready for some retro gaming fun Smile

    I guess which of these you recognise will depend on your age and country of origin, but just for fun, how many do you know?

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    Post  AdamCollings on October 27th 2016, 6:41 pm

    Very cool.

    Sadly, I don't recognise much here, other than the obvious Playstation logo, and the old PC keyboard.
    One of those, third up from the bottom, on the left, looks a little like a Commodore 64, but it doesn't have gray keys down the right hand side.

    Makes me kinda wish we still had our old family Microbee (which was our first computer)
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    Post  mikel.withers on October 28th 2016, 8:54 am

    Yup, my retro knowledge apparently ends with the Playstation.

    Such a good console. I miss it and the games I used to play on it.
    Panzer General, FF Tactics, Warhammer Shadow of the Horned Rat... good times
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    Post  Paeter on October 28th 2016, 9:53 am

    Let's see, looks like you've got a "Sinclair ZX Spectrum" and uuuuh... a Playstation... aaaaaand, some other buttons...

    What's that gamepad at the bottom for? A PC?


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    Post  UKSteve on October 29th 2016, 4:55 am

    Yeah, I figured the PlayStation would be the universal constant! Smile

    I thought someone would recognise the old girl at the bottom though (although she is slightly obscured in the group photo).

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    Post  AdamCollings on October 30th 2016, 5:50 pm

    Ah.
    I did play on an Amiga once, while visiting a family friend. I believe I played Battle Chess on it. So mindbowing, to hear digitised sounds in a day before PCs were still emitting beeps from the PC speaker.

    And I remember the name Amstrad, though I don't think I ever saw one.
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    Post  Paeter on October 31st 2016, 10:28 am

    Sweet! Was the amiga pre-NES? That gamepad looks surprisingly modern in design!


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    Re: Retro gaming corner

    Post  UKSteve on October 31st 2016, 12:56 pm

    Paeter wrote:Sweet! Was the amiga pre-NES? That gamepad looks surprisingly modern in design!
    The Amiga 1200 (which I have) was made 1992-96 - it was well ahead of the game as a home computer as well as being a great games machine, and I wrote at least one early novel on mine as well as other productive computer stuff until work and studies forced me to get a Windoze box in the early 2000s.

    As I recall, I bought the gamepad along with the Euro 96 version of Sensible Soccer, which is still one of my favourite Amiga games Smile

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