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Old 17-02-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hello from the West of Ireland!

Hi, my name is Matt and I am married with two children. When I get peace and quiet (which is rare these days) I revel in the world of retro gaming. I set up a Facebook fan page on the subject and it's growing by the day. It's nostalgic, interesting and good fun. I started collecting retro games and consoles when they were a bit more affordable. Perhaps you may not agree, but, when I look at eBay and the 'Retro' items people are listing, I see a slightly false portrayal of what is collectable.

So, I grew up in the U.K amongst the Megadrive and SNES, I have good memories of the Amiga, Neo Geo and N64. Right now I am amazed by the 360.

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Old 24-02-2010, 11:02 PM   #2
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

Hi karamoon
How old are you kids?

And i take it you are not in to PC gaming then, just console?
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Old 25-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

Hey Matt.

Seems like you grew up in the same era of gaming that most of us here have!

In your opinion, what's the best 'collectible' you have so far?
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Old 25-02-2010, 07:03 PM   #4
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

Welcome to the Asylum.

And, Amiga?? Pffft. The Atari ST was WAY better.. lol..
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Old 26-02-2010, 07:45 AM   #5
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

atari St was the poor mans gaming machine

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Old 01-03-2010, 12:30 PM   #6
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i was poor i had one

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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

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Hey Matt.

Seems like you grew up in the same era of gaming that most of us here have!

In your opinion, what's the best 'collectible' you have so far?
Hello, thanks for the welcome! Best piece I own ... believe it or not the official Turrican Joystick. I got two of them from a chap in Germany, 3 years ago now. They are completely, genuinely unopened including Turrican 2 game for both Amiga and C64. I am a Turrican fan and even if they aren't in demand, I'm glad to have them!
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

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Welcome to the Asylum.

And, Amiga?? Pffft. The Atari ST was WAY better.. lol..
Hello, thanks for the welcome! I was in to M.I.D.I in a big way as a teenager, had Steinberg Pro24 running on my 1040st. The Atari was a fantastic tool for music.
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Re: Hello from the West of Ireland!

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Hi karamoon
How old are you kids?

And i take it you are not in to PC gaming then, just console?
Hi Rasher. our two are aged 3 & 1, got the eldest playing Mario64 the other week, weird to watch!! PC gaming, where do I start? I have fond memories of Doom, Command and Conquer even (wait for it) Cyberia. Never got into it in a big way because the consoles of the time had me hooked. Still I love my laptop now. Our first and only PC was a Mitac 486.
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They are in such a great place at that age
just try not to think of them growing up
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They are in such a great place at that age
just try not to think of them growing up
'cos if they don't they'll fit right in round here
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welcome to the forums Karamoon
So did I.

It wasn't a tough choice between the two tbh. When they first came out the Atari was the only one you could plug into a TV. You needed a monitor for the Amiga.
I could afford the computer but not a monitor as well so it was the Atari for me.

It started life as a 520ST with a single sided disk but that went wrong and the replacement had a double sided one. Win!
Then I upgraded it to a 1042 merely by unsolderin g some holes on the motherboard and soldering in some basic ram chips I'd aquired from work.

It impressed me that there was no configuration required. It just saw the extra memory and used it. This was at a time when the PC had to be told about things like that using the manufacturers setup disk.
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