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by pacman000
May 8th, 2017, 2:20 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: What inspired you to collect retro games?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: What inspired you to collect retro games?

I was started on classic games. Went to a birthday party at a skating rink. Didn't know how to skate. There was an arcade, so my mom showed me how to play Pac-Man. When we got home my dad pulled out the Atari, & I got to see Tod Fry's craftsmanship. Not that bad, to a 6 year old :lol: . I kept m...
by pacman000
May 6th, 2017, 7:13 pm
Forum: Video Games General
Topic: Is there a safe haven left from the ultra-consumerist industry this year?
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Is there a safe haven left from the ultra-consumerist industry this year?

Blockbuster had franchises; about 50 stayed open after the corporate stores closed. Their website lists them. Family Video owns their own buildings; they rent out space to eating establishments & other shops people might visit when looking for an activity for the night. Don't think of them as a ...
by pacman000
May 4th, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Favorite old websites?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Favorite old websites?

I could go on and on and on about this. ;) Sites I used "back in the day" include this site, AtariAge, epguides, smbhq, TVTome, themushroomkingdom, badmovies.org, StompTokoyo, ColdFusionVideoReviews, Classic Gaming.com's Pac-Man Fan page, GameSpy, TSR's Nes Archive, NesWorld, and...wow, se...
by pacman000
May 3rd, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Old Web Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Old Web Sites

http://www.angelfire.com/id/ianoid/

Looks like The Classic Video Game Syndicate may still be around. Haven't had a chance to explore their list of sites yet but at least there still is a list.
by pacman000
May 2nd, 2017, 11:46 am
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Old Web Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Old Web Sites

2001-2002 2002, 2003, 2004 for me. The layout was too complicated, so I left for http://atarimuseum.com/ pretty soon after wards. :lol: I've learned to navigate fairly well since then. And the webring association at the bottom. Are webrings a thing anymore? It was The Classic Videogame Syndicate. T...
by pacman000
May 1st, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Old Web Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Old Web Sites

Ah, yes. The Space Jam Website. Fun. Take a look at the source; it appears to be hand coded. Tons of white space, and one of the first lines is a comment which no code generator would create: Badda-bing, Badda-boom. You can see the beginnings of commercial webdesign here. Eventually the basic elemen...
by pacman000
April 28th, 2017, 12:50 pm
Forum: Other Media
Topic: Old Web Sites
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Old Web Sites

https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20000815055220/http://happypuppy.com:80/ HappyPuppy, in 2000. Anyone remember this? By the time I got on the internet it's popularity had dropped, so I never used it. It closed a few years ago. It used to be a major site, it was a contender for a Webby Award in'98 o...
by pacman000
April 26th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: "Closing" games
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: "Closing" games

ThePixelatedGenocide wrote:Plus, I don't know how we ever managed with handhelds before.

I'd leave my Game Boy on all day, with the game paused, just so I could come back to it after school. :lol:
by pacman000
April 26th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: Modern Gaming
Topic: "Closing" games
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: "Closing" games

Closing games on a console is annoying, but there's a reason for it. A computer program has, let's say, 100 things going on at a time. These must be finalized before the program stops to free up resources and avoid errors. They must make sure that the game's saved, that network connections are close...
by pacman000
April 25th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: Classic Gaming
Topic: Old Handhelds
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Old Handhelds

I found this site again the other day: http://www.handheldmuseum.com/ There have been so many cool handheld games over the years. What's your favorite? Discounting the Game Boy, mine's probably a Star Wars game shaped like the Millennium Falcon. Players try to complete a row of four colored lights b...

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