Post pictures of old game stores, displays and kiosks because nostalgia.
>tfw no more going to rent games with your dead dad
Look at all those fresh fucking games.
heres some old advertisements I just posted in r9k
lol at babyfags not knowing about grabbing tickets for Sega Genesis and Nintendo games and going to the front of the Toys R Us to pick it up from the video game pickup center.
>rent game at blockbuster
>create save file
>lol imma name it fart
>go to return it
>stick it in the return drop slot
>just as I let go remember about my save file name
>mfw worrying that an employee would find out and ban me from blockbuster for life
>old game stores
>94% of everything posted is only 13 years old
Fuck yall kids, this shit just got real.
Gameboy advance had to be one of the most amazing handhelds in terms of titles. The DS was great too since you could play GBA titles on it. I wish they hadn't removed the backwards compatibility. I kept my old DS :)
That looks like a Toys R Us
Toys r us used to still sell GBA and Gamecube games well after they stopped being a thing.
Now toys r us where i live doesnt even have a video games section anymore. Now its just a literal wire bucket with a few DS shovelware games.
Yeah ikr? I remember flipping through like a nick magazine or something and finding these ads. These were the best!
>rent FFIII (FF VI) from Blockbuster
>Change Edgar's name to Fuck
>Grandmother sees it
>Blame it on the kid who rented the game before me
I miss being in the third grade and renting sweet ass SNES games.
>those rectangular boxes that new superninetendo/N64 games came in
My grandma and dad always used to get me games as gifts
right in the fucking feels
>old video game commercial or magazine ad
>some clever picture
>some wacky abstract commercial with costumes, sets or props
>modern video game commercial
>static image of gameplay
Jesus Christ what happened
How did NoA's marketing go all the way from this...
>Mortal Kombat 2 about to be released on home consoles
>huge hublub over it's too violent
>mom refuses to let me get it
>dad buys me a copy anyway
>he also bought a copy of Mario and stripped the decal and put it over MK's cartridge decal so my mom wouldn't know
>you will never play a full game at the store again
I remember jerking off to this ad in an old EGM back when I was about 11 years old
Don't remember the first time I jacked off, but I distinctly remember noticing that I jack off every day around the age of twelve. From this I realized that I have jacked off onethree times a day for over a decade now.
Sorry for being genetically superior?
>how naive we were to the coming generation of garbage
>Only a touch more powerful than an original Xbox
The warning signs were there. WE DIDN'T LISTEN.
I can pick out a few games, someone correct me.
>First row Baten Kaitos
>Second row down Ice age 2 and SOyro
>Third row obviously super man and jimmy neutron
>Fourth Tony Hawk, Melee and twilight princess
Old video game commercials were targeted towards a more niche audience. Nowadays vidya's targeted towards everyone so the marketers have to make them as safe and bland as possible.
>Pre-order Syphon Filter 3
>Hyped as fuck
>It's finally coming out soon
>Delayed 2 months
>has Xbox games
>still has PS2 games
I wish I had pictures to contribute to this thread. I remember so many trips to stores, and hanging out in video game sections while my Mom shopped for whatever.
>Playing SNES games on 13 inch CRT's
>Drooling over the over-sized Earthbound box
>Doing the same when PS1 and Dreamcast dropped
Shit, OP. You made me miss something I'd forgotten about for long time. Thanks.
says it's for a S100 that came out in 1974 so that is where that year came from, it was likely from following years like 1976 or so if i had to guess.
Nintendo severely underestimated HDTV adoption rates and thought it would needlessly increase costs.
Sony, on the other hand, was far too confident that their PS3 and Blu-Rays would sell HDTVs on their own and didn't see video streaming coming.
seems about the rage to be quite honest my family I still have the pretty distinct memory of the first time I actually ejaculated and the swelling sense of pride that followed
PlayStation will gangbang your wife when you're not home.
I loved Blockbuster adds when i was a kid, there was something rad about them.
Sorry for the ants picture
There were some good games in the mix of casual and shovelware shit, but absolutely everything else about it was god fucking awful. They deserve their lost core marketshare to Sony and Microsoft.
>working at game store years upon years back
>carried stuff going back to the Atari 2600 to ps2/xbox/gc gen
>tfw we had tons of display boxes for all the old cartridge system games
>going through the old school aisle always brought back memories
>parents happily buying retro stuff
>tfw around the holidays I'd (at my own cost) sneak in extra games and controllers with a note
Fuck, I miss working at a game store. That time in gaming was awesome. I loved making someone's day by having a rare game or something of the sort.
>Be like 9 or 10
>Mom lets me stay in the video game isle while she shops for boring stuff
>Staring at games
>One or two college bros in the isle
>Starts talking to a guy working in the electronics department
>They're talking about San Andreas
>The college bro says how he (or someone he knew) was having trouble with the parachute mission
>San Andreas came out 12 years ago
>I still remember that for some reason
There was tons of shovelware but it's not hard to ignore. It's usually easy to tell what has a shot at being good and what won't.
Lots of potentially good games ruined by awful implementation of waggle though. The pointer was the only thing that really worked well.
>Go to EBGames in America (Back when gamestop didn't kill EB games
>Find a copy of Turok Evolution and Animal Crossing with the Memory card included
>Pop in Animal Crossing
>Forgot I bought the game used
>It never came with the memory card
>Have to buy a new card
Those were the days
>Order DMC1 used from GameStop online
>Comes in the mail
>Reeks of cigarettes
>First FF game
>Hours go by like minutes
>Get really far
>Never beat it for some reason
They're the only two games I had on that list.
>gamestore with display of games
>tons of games you never heard of
>Lots of games you only heard about are great
>trying to imagine what the game would be like by looking at the cover
>searching the bargin bin for some strange middleware game and checking the back of the box wondering if it's any good
>Okay Anon, you can only pick one though
Who else was poor af? One of my favorite games to rent was Home Alone for the Sega Genesis...that shit was fun
>Be 9 or 10 again
>I must have done something really good to deserve a game
>Get Pokemon Fire Red
>This is also 12 years ago
>Fast forward to today
>Lost the game years and years ago
>No memory of how
>I still have the fucking wireless attachment it came with
>It mocks me every time I look at it
My family was also kinda poor so we didn't rent games very often.
I remember when I rented Paper Mario my mom couldn't understand why the game had so much reading and so little action and how I could possibly be enjoying it.
>see a big boxed shaped present
>it's the console you've always wanted
I still have the jumper pack despite it being completely useless. Come to think of it, I didn't get any games that used the expansion pack until later so I have no idea why my parents bought it.
>Wake up a random Sunday morning
>Gamecube box sitting in front of me
>Mom, dad, and sister in the family room playing GC on our old CRT
>"Oh hey anon, we bought a Gamecube"
>The Gamecube and the Xbox are 15 years old
>have to save up money to buy games
>would only get maybe 1 or 2 at Christmas/Birthday
>played all those games to completion
>can buy all the games I want now
>end up buying too many and getting backlogged
>end up apathetic for playing while game pile gets bigger
Its like some cruel joke
I remember our McDonalds had Majoras Mask for some fucking reason in their N64. Not only was it single player but they had a timer built in that reset it after 10-15 minutes. You couldn't even get through the intro before it kicked you off.
>Those long summers waking up early and staying up all night playing that one new game.
>Only thing you play so you 100 percent it easy
>Have fun doing weird challenges or a different playstyle
>That feeling of mastering the game and being able to complete it with ease
>You still enjoy playing it
>Imagine someday winning a contest or being rich
>"Oh I'm going to have mountains of games and play all of them!"
Does anyone have sega genesis and saturn kiosk pictures? I am most nostalgic for those stands since those are the consoles i had. Those are so fucking underrated its not even funny
>Get a fucking DS aww yes
>nephew starts crying and wants one
>he never does kek
>Older brother buys game for nephews b-day
>he shows it to me
>Ask if I can play it
>he lets me
>eventually get to ahead he decides to let me keep it
>nephew never got it
Fuck yeah, Superstar saga is the tits.
>Get a huge ass box wrapped up
>Unwrap, it's a chair
>Open box, another box inside for a smaller chair
>Open box, another box inside for toolkit
>Open box, PS2.
Best stepdad ever.
late elementary-middle school me would kill for my current ps2 collection.
>only games i had for my ps2 for years was starwars battlefront 1 and soul calibur 2, played them to the death.
> blockbuster used to do console rentals
> asked dad if we could , he said well see
>walking home from school a couple days after
> walk in and notice something different . The tv was moved slightly , this was strange cause it never moves.
> then I notice it
> n64 set up with super Mario 64
> get fucking excited
> ask when we have to bring it back to blockbuster
> " I bought it for you , surprise "
> I flip the fuck out .
> spend the rest of the day playing
By far one of the happiest moments of my child hood. I fucking love my father.
And then nobody ever talked about Sonic again.
Back in the 90s, I usually got maybe 1-2 games at Christmas, 1 game for my birthday, and maybe 1 or 2 games outside of that.
Renting was a big thing for me, as well as the Sega Channel (A service I still think was far better then a lot of shit we have now).
Hell, I still remember choosing a bunch of retarded games, including Casper for the gameboy (The Playstation version is not bad though, only reason I picked it up was I thought it would be like the PSX one), spot goes to hollywood, and Bubsy 3D when I clearly remember a lot of better games on the shelf.
Y'all remember this piece of crap right?
Game displays in the 70s, 80s, and 90s are so surreal to look back on.
Here's an Atari/Intellivision DEMO STATION from the 70s!
Star Fox made it's public debut pre-release in a promotional effort by Nintendo where select K-Marts were given SIT DOWN CABINETS LIKE IN AN ARCADE that ran Star Fox on a standard sized screen with an attached SNES controller.
Despite its presence being 100% unannounced, when the machines were unveiled early in the morning lines to play the game immediately formed that went outside and around the building.
You were allowed to either beat the first level or die once and then it would be the next person in line's turn (there were representatives there watching the machine who reset the game before each new player).
Does anyone know if pictures of these machines exist?
Plus, I don't recall the eyetoy being connected to any particularly large IP, while the Kinect has that one Star Wars game and the Just Dance games for the largely female target audience.
If you wanna see something cool, enlarge the picture and scroll up and down rapidly while keeping the picture in view.
>Kinect Star Wars
Please tell me people recognize these?
>Go to any Best Buy in the country with parents as little kid
>They knew exactly where you were in the store.
What are you talking about? How are they "acting retarded." The commercial is pretty effective at explaining what the game is about. Sure it's not subtle and deep but I definitely wouldn't call this effortless. Do you know anything about marketing?
I didn't jack off until I was 13. But since I was 4 years old I would have dreams with orgasms in them. I didn't know why, but I just remembering always loving how good they felt.
When I was 7 I orgasmed during a dream that involved me missing the bus (one of my biggest fears then).
Apparently no one else in the world experienced dream orgasms as kids. These were definitely NOT "wet dreams" by definition.
My dad went to run errands one time when I was younger. I thought he was just buying groceries, came back with a game for me. Was so fucking hyped. Makes me shed a tear today. God I love my parents and miss my childhood haha
>But since I was 4 years old I would have dreams with orgasms in them
Whut da fuck?
subtle, sometimes not subtle ad's that actually made you hype about the game
full game leaks, memes, overproduced trailers, JUST BUY THE FUCKING GAME
I'd ask when it all went wrong but I know when it did
>Get my first thing to play vidya on
>It's a Gameboy Color
>Sister cries and whines that she doesn't have one
>Next day sister has Gameboy too
>This happened a lot
Yeah, fuck that cunt and the mother that birthed her.
I looked, but it's hard to find this kind of stuff.
This is the only other one I could find. An Atari demo station inside of a Circuit City in 1981.
>Reading strategy guide on the toilet not to learn how to beat the game, but for its own form of entertainment
Fun fact: The standard jump in horse power between the dominant console of one generation and the dominant console of the next generation is 2+ times the processing speed.
NES is 2+ times the processing speed of Atari 2600.
SNES is 2+ times the processing speed of NES.
PS1 is 2+ times the processing speed of SNES.
PS2 is 2+ times the processing speed of PS1.
Wii is 2+ times the processing speed of PS2.
PS3/XBOX360 are both 2+ times the processing speed of Wii.
So it wasn't that Nintendo was behind, it was that Sony/Microsoft actually skipped a generation.
Best buy at least still continues the practice.
Maybe its because my family was really poor in europe and we couldn't afford videogames, so when we came to america in 2000's we walked down to the local store and checked out the games and stuff, my mother and father always bought me something.
Its probably this massive nostalgia of possibly the first happy memories I've had in my life, but every time I see photos of Circuit City stores my chest tightens up and I feel genuinely sad its gone.
Does anyone have a picture of the orginial Doom on the store shelf? Id really like to see that
Anyone else looking at all these old photos and realizing that you'll never get that feeling of just seeing a huge wall of unknown, cool looking games again? Now I already know which ones are good and which ones will be shit.
far more than 2 times you fucking colossal idiot. im convinced you don't know a damn thing about hardware. Since when the fuck was the PS2's 300 mhz 2x of 30 mhz? it's far far more. go fuck yourself
>the game store you always went to as a kid is gone forever.
Still remember that old EB Games inside a Rogers video. Got Pokemon Crystal there for 2 dollars about a month before the store closed.
This threads filling me with all sorts of nostalgia though, I still remember a lot of the games I got as a child - we were broke, but I always got a game or two for Christmas or my Birthday. I take all the shit I have now way too for granted.
Fucking loved those rectangle boxes with lengthy, lovingly-made game manuals. Thank god my parents saved all of ours
>tfw going through a giant box full of these from 1997-2005 and reading all the old manuals
thank you for the foresight, mom and dad
My folks made a big scavenger hunt throughout the house for me and my brother to find our new N64. I was 4 and he was 10 at the time, and we fucking lost it when we found it. Best Christmas memory ever.
>starting that first ever file on Zelda: OoT
>thinking to yourself "games will only get better from this"
How naive I was
>be 10 year old idiot
>Wii had just came out
>want to play Gamecube games
>requires a memory card
>mfw we went out and bought and expensive as fuck SD Card instead
>mfw I had to play Mario Sunshine without a memory card for weeks
motherfucking Sonic Collection
>that fucking music in the various menus
incoming god-tier OST
>those large and durable boxes for everything
>you know each game has a beautiful detailed instruction booklet that even includes silly lore for you to read on the way home
The only McDonald's I know nearby that had these still have two of them in the play area to this day... One was fucking Elmo's Number Journey for the N64, which turned off and broke down after years of constantly being turned on 24/7 (The black screen still has the Elmo's Number Journey title screen faintly burned onto it). On the FAR opposite end was a kiosk that has MOTHERFUCKING RIDGE RACER 64, and it STILL WORKS. Kinda sucks trying to complete Grand Prix with the damn 15 minute timer they have installed, but man that was the shit. The 2 controllers on it, one is red and one is black. The Elmo one had blue and yellow but those got annihilated by the kiddies. I distinctly remember at one point they had some Winnie the Pooh game and Mickey's Speedway USA in lieu of those two for a time being during the holidays.
Man... You think I can ask management over there and rescue that N64 with Ridge Racer 64? Would they accept a bribe?
It's up there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4nMsOMPtVY
I just realized, it's a full 15 years later, a decade and a fucking half, and the thing that has me most hyped this year is Ace Combat 7. All this time and the same goddamn franchise.
>Only Ace Combat game to have you dogfight to a song full of lyrics is on a handheld with kinda crappy speakers and less than ideal sound reproduction
Judging by the games here, this is late 2006, so ticket walls were already pretty dead by then, at least in my neighborhood.
Used to do this all the time. It was like a weird way to make a console game portable. I used to buy strategy guides for all of my favorite games mostly for the use of official art. This was a time before art books and the internet. Versus Books wrote some of the best strategy guides, hands down. Not just in terms of functionality, but entertainment. Writers had a sense of humor and were always pointing out funny things or relating funny stories related to the game at hand.
>"You've already got two Nintendo systems, I don't think you need another."
>Don't get one for Christmas '96.
>or Christmas of '97
>Been saving money, planning on buying my own. Give up on asking for one.
>Christmas of '98 comes
>N64 with Ocarina of Time
>Despite not even telling her, my mom hunted down a copy of Ocarina of Time at Christmas because she knew I loved Zelda games
I remember the one she got me had that ridiculous "Extreme Green" controller. It was ugly as fuck, but it will always be beautiful to me.
>Best Christmas Ever.
>tfw mine was a small hidden away store run by a Japanese guy who used to always recommend me games and now it's gone forever
Dude told me about jet set radio when I was 7 and it's my fave game of all time
I almost tear up thinking about it
Now compare that shit to PS4's measly lineup two years later.
>a bunch of remasters and remakes of when devs had create ideas
>Naughty Dog's first time not making a new IP with a new generation
What went wrong?
At least Uncharted 4 seems to be them putting it to rest for real this time. The point they seem to be trying to get across is that Drake's over with the whole 'adventuring' thing and is getting dragged back in one last time. Plus they blew their load early and gave a second new IP for the PS3, even if it wasn't as radical a departure from Uncharted as Uncharted was from Jak and Daxter.
That's the thing, everyone made one or more new IPs last generation and now they can't make another. This gen we're getting
>The Last of Us 2
From Naughty Dog and we're gonna have to like it. Just compare how many massive new IPs coming out this time in the PS3's life cycle.
>Tfw my favorite dog who used to sit around me while playing video games is 10 and only has a couple years left in him.
Once he dies my childhood officially dies.
>my ps2 broke
>my GameCube memory card died
>my gba sp right trigger is on the fritz
>my mini greyhound died
>all a week before I left for another semester of college
I didn't ask for these feels man. I want a vidya neverland
>tfw when the store was closing down the Dreamcast section
Agreed. My PS2 power supply is hanging by a thread and I have to have it in a precarious position or else it won't turn on.
Well here's my collection when I was a teen. Got all these stolen by my literal black nigger neighbor when I moved out in 2009
There's one of these at Dallas Fort Worth airport at a mcdonalds in the duty free area. I'm British and I was like wtf when there was a madagascar videogame on a 500x500 res screen or something stupid
>that ride home from the store
>reading the manual front to back at least ten times over
>reading the back of the case over and over
>suddenly, a turn
>"i just need to stop at the grocery store for a few minutes"
every time, still good times though
> be child me
> play with myself
> didn't realise i was masturbating (honestly had no idea what it was it just felt good)
> just knew that it felt better when i thought about cool things
> I'd think about fucking video games
> Child me fapped to the thought of video games
>"i just need to stop at the grocery store for a few minutes"
> go in with her
> "Oh hiiiii *lady she knows*, how have you been?"
> Standing there for almost a fucking hour talking about the stupidest shit while you're waiting to get home to play your video game
>The smell of the fresh plastic
Never forget that smell
>Dreamcast power supply completely broke
>can't find them anywhere online without buying another Dreamcast
>Come home from School
>Parent says they got something for you for doing good in school
>Its the new game you wanted
>gets in trouble on the last day of my deal with my parents.
>"We'll get you something awesome if you behave for 3 months"
>Really bummed out.
>Walks into the house.
>Pretends like nothing happened
>walks up to the living room
>sees a brand new gamecube, PC and xbox
>Xbox came with halo and jet set radio future.
>Still holding my first pc alongside my custom built one.
Sometimes we just gotta look at yourself. nowadays i only play
tf2 and splatoonregularly.
Can you faggots guess my first pc game. hint. confirm never.
>be 10 year old idiot
>Wii had just came out
>the Wii came out 10 years ago
Man, I had that exact stereotypical "NINTENDO SIXTY FOOOUURR" moment, same as the one kid in that old video one christmas. We even have that christmas on VHS somewhere, but if I watch it I might break down, the nostalgia is too potent.
I don't know how I could replicate that nowadays.
>plug in console, slap the game in, start playing immediately
>plug in console
>put game in
>update for 3 hours
>update for 30 minutes
>play for real this time
I can't tell if I want my kid to like video games or not.
it's possible. I doubt a dopey kid would notice anyway. Hopefully I have better internet in the future. The other problem is that the wifi I have now is dildos and so I'd have to make sure it's setup near the game room.
>Never forget that smell
They say that smell is the strongest sense linked to memories in the human brain. I believe this because, more than anything else, I remember the smell of my SNES on Christmas morning, 1991.
>Super Mario Galaxy came out 9 years ago
>Sunshine came out 14 years ago
I want to die
You mean that weeb tier "pokemon killer" that failed miserably in the us? The show is complete shit too.
>An entire short was pedobait tier of fanservice of them belly dancing, and the animation was reused every time.
>stop at a store on the way home
>convince mum to buy you ANOTHER game
How would a similar ad look today?
"This is Mr. Nobody. The Chief Ass Tearer of EA's quality department. The only thing he has in his head is the stock value."
I call bullshit on that. Too much of anything isn't good. But you can do pop some 5-10 hours of gaming every week without everything else has to suffer.
>Toys r Us used to have a PC game section
>I got some Lego 3 in 1 pack one time with Drome Racers, Lego Racers 2, and Lego Island 2
>I literally cannot find any record of this pack ever existing
>always do good in school
>never really get rewarded for it
Same shit happened with most teachers and parents. Good behavior/grades get taken for granted. Even worse, bad students tended to get increasingly lenient treatment because of how frequently they misbehaved, it just became tiresome to constantly reprimand them, I guess. But then on the rare occasions I would start trouble, they'd come down on me like a hammer because I was fresh meat. I suppose I can't complain too much. Most of my friends had their video game playtime controlled by their parents. I could play whenever I wanted, for however long I wanted.
I had one friend whose parents only let him play on weekends, and then weekends came and they would drag him to the beach or something for most of the day.
You sound like a spoiled shit.
You act like it's not hard to cherrypick three terrible games out of modern selections. Especially when you consider that almost everything else in that picture is good to excellent.
It was similar for me
>Some random weekday
>Mum comes to me, "Hey Anon, I am going to that electronics store just to look at some new CDs, wanna come?"
>We go to that store regularly, so this time I don't feel like it, my brother goes with her instead this time.
>Go into my room and read
>Hear them coming back and working around in the livingroom
>Go check out, they brought a FUCKING NEW N64 and are playing MARIO KART
And that is how the N64 I still have got into our family, and that was 1996 when it was still brand new! I still have no idea how he did it.
>> Standing there for almost a fucking hour talking about the stupidest shit while you're waiting to get home to play your video game
>Parents then get annoyed and tell you to hurry up every time you spend more then 60 seconds looking for a game
>4 or 5 years old
>have vivid dreams of fucking teenage babysitter for years
Was I molested?
I know some of you maricas will remember this cover.
Funny thing is i first found out about wind waker and cowboy bebop because of this one, only had the first issue but it also showed me what hentai was when i was just 8 years old or so
Funny that your gif is pokemon. In middleschool I got home and my Mom said she saw a new game that was just released and bought for me while I was at school since I had been doing well. Says it's on my bed. Its Pokemon Stadium for the 64, man I definitely didn't do shit for the next month.
>What went wrong?
Well let's see.
>Final Fantasy 10
was rereleased and we're getting more FF on PS4
We're finally getting Last Guardian
>Grand Theft Auto
GTA5 has been out
They are still around but not the same. I fucking miss the Naughty Dog that made Crash and Jak.
Nigga massive franchises and fan favorite "instant good will" generators like TLG aren't exactly generation-defining new IPs or ideas such as CoD4, Gears of War and every single game on that list.
That's what I was talking about. Sequels are great and I'm really looking forward to TLG, FFXV. However, this generation has done nothing for the industry but give it more freedom when it comes to graphics and RAM.
>Go into GAME
>Do you have a GAME loyalty card m8?
>Pull out Gamestation loyalty card thats atleast 7 years old
>Share a tear with the guy at the counter
>Doesn't pester me with preorder nonsense
I love visiting this website http://www.flyerfever.com/archive
I guess you can say that, but I disagree. I mean, I mostly play my Wii U and games like 3D World Tropical Freeze managed to recapture my love for video games, but Nintendo has fallen out of grace with most people. I don't know, I'm trying to not come off as a "nintendrone" but it's hard considering I, personally, still enjoy their games.
>tfw you can't say you love nintendo without being labeled a nintendrone
>Will never be amazed at Doom3 and those fucking glorious shadows.
I don't care if it was nothing like Doom 1 and 2 it and Quake 4 still had it's niches.
Fuck I still remember the day we got a super nintendo. We were at the mall and my mom was shopping. Left me in the game store as usual. I was in awe at all the newly released snes stuff. As we left the store I was telling her all about it and she was just doing her mom thing "Oh yeah? Sounds neat anon...". Then we went to walmart and did more shopping, she sent me to get something and when I came back we were walking up to pay at the counter and in our cart was a giant box. When I saw that it was a snes box I almost cried. She just smiled at me.
Went home and my father and I played Super Mario World for the rest of the day. Good times.
>only let him play on weekends
This is what I had to do, but I honestly I'm glad they made me do it because weekends were fucking glorious from Friday night to Sunday night nonstop video games and pizza.
Club nintendo was a good magazine but they were huge shills,EGM en español was the best,they weren't afraid of bashing a game and calling it shit.
>birthday that month
>after my mom tucks me in bed she asks, "hey anon which game do you want for your birthday? You can only have 2 in addition to Mario 64"
>I had to choose between Mario Party and Smash Bros
>I rented and loved both prior to that day
>i was completely obsessed with pokemon (as was most kids in 1999) and wanted smash mainly for pikachu but knew that mario party was a lot of fun too
>everytime i said mario party she would say "but anon, don't you want pikachu?"
>everytime i said smash bros she would say "but anon, i thought you loved mario party
>the hardest decision of my life, but i decided to finally settle decide on smash
>july 11th comes (it's my birthday). I barely got any sleep that night because i was too excited
>walk out the room and into the living room and holy shit, I got Mario 64, Smash Bros AND MARIO PARTY!
>I'd never been so happy in my life and thanked the fuck out of my mom for being the best mom ever
It's also worth mentioning that I had a pokemon themed brithday. It was a lot of fun even though only my aunt and a few of my cousins showed up because I didn't have any friends.
I didn't either.
I didn't understand what it was but I suspected it was related to sex and actually looked up "sex with one person" on the internet when I was 12
When I found out the proper term for it was "masturbation" I thought it was such a retarded word I couldn't believe that's what it was actually called.
Who remembers this shit?
I met Miyamoto at E3 2002
pic is not me I was 10 but I was there
I want a time machine to visit old E3s