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Post pictures of old game stores, displays and kiosks because nostalgia.
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Bumping this worthy thread
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>>322974862
lmao I'm not that old gramps
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>says Gamecube
>is full of Xbox 360 games

...why?
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>2010
>old
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>>322974073
What the hell dude that's at least 2011. I can see Red Dead Undead Nightmare.
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bumping this thread, would love to look at some old gamecube displays
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>>322974862
What a better time
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>tfw no more going to rent games with your dead dad
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The walmarts here in Canada still have the OG xbox logo for the shelve loaders or whatever they're called. The things which push the copies to the front of the display.
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>>322975267
>>322975238
It was all I could find
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>>322975238
/v/ is full of underage faggots. What'd you expect?
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>all these people who would rather buy a license than a game
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>>322974073
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0tODqQQRks
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>>322975489

People who played CoD4 in middle school are now old enough to post here.

You're just getting old dude.
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>>322975202
>He doesn't know that the Gamecube was 360 compatible
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>tfw the ticket walls are dead
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How about old store ads?
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>>322975757
Damn,

Look at all those fresh fucking games.
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heres some old advertisements I just posted in r9k
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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.
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>>322976987
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>>322977106
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>>322977218
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>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
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>>322977106
this is kind of terrifying
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>>322977325
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>>322977426
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>>322977530
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>>322977106
fucking meleefags
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>>322975920
This
>not playing halo on your gamecube
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>>322977023
I get your disdain, friend. However remember there were folks who grew up on consoles earlier than the 16-bit era.
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>>322977659
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>>322977894
This is a nice one. Captures the comfy feeling of Superstar Saga quite nicely.
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>old game stores
>94% of everything posted is only 13 years old
Fuck yall kids, this shit just got real.
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>>322976160
>>322977023

I think Toys R Us still has those ticket things.
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>>322977992
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 :)
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>>322975757
That looks like a Toys R Us

Man
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.
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>>322977894
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwWXujTqX-8
>>322977992
Yeah ikr? I remember flipping through like a nick magazine or something and finding these ads. These were the best!
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>>322977405
>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.
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>>322978016
>SNES and PS1

see >>322977853
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>>322978182
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>>322978016
>Posts shit only 21 years old
zozzle
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>>322978182
>not posting the better SMS commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WPteMFkI2k
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>>322974073
I work at Toys R Us and we still have old ass signs for gamecube, ps2, xbox, and gameboy advance up.
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>>322978016

>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
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>>322975757
This one really brings me back. Something about that late 90s/Early 2000s retail architecture makes me rock hard.
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>>322976361
Good games on the left. Bad ones on the right.
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>>322974073
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>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
>guy talking
Jesus Christ what happened
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>>322976987
>>322977106
>>322977218
>>322977325
>>322977426
>>322977530
>>322977659
>>322977894

How did NoA's marketing go all the way from this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbEXIzcZIA

...to this?
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>>322978509
>ninja gaiden
>bad
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>>322978589
;_;
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>tfw you will never spend 3 hours at the pokemon snap/stadium stand playing and talking with another kid while your parents are off shopping somewhere again
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>>322975238
2010 was 6 fucking years ago
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>>322978127
I really don't know who was in charge of that US ad campaign but the whole "gross smell" meme advertising was stupid.
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>>322978501
You're weird, guy.
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>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

Thanks dad.
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>>322978613
commercials are still pretty weird
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTVcoedDbxA
I DON'T THINK SO
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>>322978637
>implying it's not in the middle
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>>322978313
>Ghost and Goblins
>$54.99
Worth it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkNPcUMffU
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>>322975757
"Customer service at the pick-up booth please!"
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>you will never play a full game at the store again
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>>322978874
>Just a bunch of random people acting retarded
I hate this.
Effortless trash.
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>>322975329
When I played baseball on Saturday mornings I'd make a deal with my dad that if I could get a combination of 3 runs/outs that he'd take me to the video store.
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>>322975758

Is this from when Jesus lived?
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>>322978613
>HURR DURR FART JOKES XD
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>>322978660
I remember jerking off to this ad in an old EGM back when I was about 11 years old
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>>322980018
>11 years old
>jerking off

the fuck?
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>>322980314

That age is normal to start jacking it man. I'm not who you responded to but I jacked off for the first time when I was 11.
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>>322980314
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.
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>>322980314

Sorry for being genetically superior?
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>>322980018
>>322980682
>>322980694

>Suddenly becomes a WHAT AGE YOU FIRST JERK-IT? thread
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>how naive we were to the coming generation of garbage
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>>322980314
That's when I started
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>>322980682
hamsters dont eat meat
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How about a young Bill O'Reilly talking about Nintendo?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbwr9lRifMw
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>>322980863
>No HD
>Only a touch more powerful than an original Xbox

The warning signs were there. WE DIDN'T LISTEN.
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>>322980925
those're dogs and its ok cause its half cheese
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>>322975757
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
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>>322978589
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.
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>>322975518
I haven't seen hat trailer in almost 12 years. wow, that brings me back.
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>>322974073
>Pre-order Syphon Filter 3
>Hyped as fuck
>It's finally coming out soon
>9/11 happens
>Delayed 2 months
THANKS OSAMA.
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>>322974073
>Gamecube section
>has Xbox games
>PS2 section
>still has PS2 games

DESTROYED
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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.
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GET FUCKING HYPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrATmeFoJPE
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>>322978662
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.
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>>322981084
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.
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>>322980930
Sponsored Content
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>>322978589
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>>322982267
Sorry, forgot picture.
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>>322980314
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
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Epic.
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>>322980863
I thought the Wii ended up an okay system in the end but "motion controls" were a fucking joke

Part of why I'm wary about VR shit
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PlayStation will gangbang your wife when you're not home.
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>>322978509
Hydlide isn't bad
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>>322982893
>Not understanding the true message

She's getting caught playing with the vibration function on Metal Gear
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I loved Blockbuster adds when i was a kid, there was something rad about them. Sorry for the ants picture
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>>322982838
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.
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>>322981619

God damn, PS2 had some really great games!
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>>322982727
CONSOLE PLEBS BTFO
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>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.
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>>322978293
I'm good
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>Be like 9 or 10
>At Target
>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
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>>322983469
Fuck this is old.
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>>322983529
>Ratchet and Clank is 13 years old
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>>322983253
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.
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>>322983529
>Be 15
>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
>Go home
>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
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>>322981619
>Order DMC1 used from GameStop online
>Comes in the mail
>Reeks of cigarettes

>Buy FFX
>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.
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>>322983841
>Ape Escape 3 is 10 years old
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>>322974073
>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
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>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
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>>322983156
>Savory
'Sup, wn?
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>>322984695
Not poor, but my parents would only buy me one at a time and wouldn't get another until I beat the game.
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>>322984258
>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
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>>322984695
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.
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>>322975757

>Games outside of a glass case

oh yeah, that was a thing...
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>>322984978
Are you me?
I still have my cords and Animal Crossing game.
Sadly the game doesn't work. Plus have the cords. And I still don't have a Game Boy to transfer Red or Blue pokemon.
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>>322984978
I'm exactly the same. I also still have my N64 expansion pak but I have no fucking clue where my N64 went.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkreaWxL224
Always come back to watch this video for the commercials.
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>Christmas time
>see a big boxed shaped present
>open it
>it's the console you've always wanted
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>>322985405
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.
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>>322985452

WAIT A SECOND I RECOGNIZE THAT MUSTACHE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0LfLk9lLEg
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>>322985519
>Wake up a random Sunday morning
>Gamecube box sitting in front of me
>wat.jpg
>Go downstairs
>Mom, dad, and sister in the family room playing GC on our old CRT
>"Oh hey anon, we bought a Gamecube"
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>>322985519
>Dreamcast
>Jet Grind Radio
>Toy Commander

>Few years later
>GameCube + Legend of Zelda Collectors Edition

>Two years later
>PS2
>NBA Street
>SSX On Tour

How'd I do?
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>>322984447
>DMC1 Reeks of cigarettes
smokin' sick style!!!
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>>322974073

>GameCube kiosk
>has Xflop 360 games
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>>322986269
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>>322983841

>The Gamecube and the Xbox are 15 years old
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>>322980863
Wii had a decent library.

It was fun watching Microsoft and Sony try to copy it.
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>>322986518
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>>322974073
I own an original Playstation kiosk.
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>>322975329
Why didn't you just take your alive dad instead?
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>>322980314
11, h-haha, that's super early, right??
Hehehe
>tfw lost virginity at 13 and regret it every single day
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>>322986269
>>322986518
>>322986775
why does mcdonalds still have these?
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>>322986518

HURR NO VIDEO GAMES ALLOWED, KIDS ARE GETTING TOO FAT BECAUSE OF DA VIDYA GAEMS

fucking 2000's
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>>322974862
>Tiger electronics games in the pac-man trash can.
Exactly where they belong.
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>>322987309
Probably costs more to remove than to run.
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>>322978589
I can't believe anyone would but vidya based on those old commercials. They were all terrible.
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Is there a good collection of these old vidya ads anywhere? Loving the Nintendo ones.
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Played Sonic Adventure for the first time on one of the babies in a Sears when I was 7.
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>>322983410

>tfw around the holidays I'd (at my own cost) sneak in extra games and controllers with a note

I would love to be this unselfish.
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>>322986841
This is what kind I have.
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>>322987950
forgot pic
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>>322988076
what gaems does it have
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>be kid
>have to save up money to buy games
>would only get maybe 1 or 2 at Christmas/Birthday
>played all those games to completion
>be adult
>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
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>>322983469
>tfw remembering getting vidya from the local dog merchant down the street

Fucking gamestop, putting the puppers out of business. My town has so many strays now.
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Remember when McDonalds had N64 game demos at their restaurants?

Literally the only reason I went there. Well that and I couldn't stay home alone.
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>>322982697
>my family I still have the pretty distinct memory of the first time I actually ejaculated

Yeah you're gonna need to finish that story
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>>322986775
Holy shit, I have vivid memories of climbing those purple steps on the left.
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>>322986518
God damn those controllers must feel disgusting.
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>>322974073
>>322981676
>>322986309
Wal-marts are lazy like that. Mine still has the Wii and Nintendo DS displays as well
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>>322986269
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.
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>all this consoleshit
why would anyone be nostalgic over trash?
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>>322987291
Why do you regret it anon? I'm genuinely curious.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RBAfne42NQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60TCwX11PVw
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>>322986269
>>322986518
These would always have broken controllers when I'd find them. Goddammit, fuck Houston. Little nig kids tearing everything up.
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>>322988490
>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!"
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>>322989302
>placing a timer on a game with a timer

That's pretty fucking meta on McDonalds' part
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>>322975132
plenty of time to kill yourself then!
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>>322989302
Considering its majoras mask, that's sort of meta
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>>322977426
Why Virtua Fighter font?
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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
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>>322980925
those are guineapigs, and they'll eat anything if they're really hungry
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>no more funcoland

>no newspapers full of prices for new and used games.
>no feeling of being a young businessman scanning the funcoland paper for the best value
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>>322974073
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>>322988490

We're far too jaded. Everything sucks.
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>>322980314
dude, i lost my virginity at 9
love will find a way
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>>322990741
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>>322978509
>blades of steel
>anything less than fine
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>>322985519
>Christmas
>Get a fucking DS aww yes
>nephew starts crying and wants one
>he never does kek

Similarly
>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.
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>>322985519
>Christmas time
>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.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cjpHzLYHkwA

>tfw Link has been a girl all along
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>>322989787
>>322988490
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.
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>>322983156
JAJAJA LA WEA VIEJA WN WAJAWJDWDAFGJ
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>>322976361

I have a copy of Faxanadu.

Underrated gem.
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>>322982727
hand held gamerzx - slappin bewbs with my dongle.
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>>322985859
> 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.
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>>322982893
I don't see how the threat of Playstation fucking my wife is supposed to sell me on the console.
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>>322982893
>>322993967
They wanted the Anthony Burch audience.
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And then nobody ever talked about Sonic again.
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>>322984695
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.
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>>322983253
implying the ps2 didn't have more shovelware?
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>>322985007
>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.

good taste
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>>322978127

No wonder nobody played this shit when it came out...
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>>322994258

>Sonic 2 CD
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>>322980863
Y'all remember this piece of crap right?
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>>322986872
Nice.
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>>322995005
You know, the PS4's actually works really well. We're just past the point of people caring.
Also, why did everybody forget about the Eyetoy when the Kinect came out?
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>>322988490
>Have like 6 new games I could be playing right now
>I end up just replaying old games or not playing anything at all

its awful and I hate this
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>>322976160
>putting all the M rated games up high enough to where kids can't reach

That's pretty smart famfamarino
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>>322974073
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!
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>>322982305
Fucking hell this is glorious.

I would buy a game based off of this ad alone, at full price, right now.
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>>322977106
>FIRMLY GRASP IT
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>>322975857
More like elementary school. I played CoD4 in 7th grade and I'm 21.
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>>322974073
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?
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>>322980930

>free men

IT'S 1-UPS

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>322995126
I guess it's just the lack of success. Both seemed to only last about as long as the excessive amount of advertising that pushed them.
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>>322996071
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.
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>>322975757
If you wanna see something cool, enlarge the picture and scroll up and down rapidly while keeping the picture in view.
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Anyone got any Sega stuff from the Master System or Mega Drive era?
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>>322996248
>Kinect Star Wars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_xJqkzngBI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YXPw4htnQ
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>>322995472

>All that wood panelling.

Yep, that's the 70's alright.
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>>322995472
you got any more pics or vids?
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>>322979756
>>322978613

I guess you guys know literally nothing about Yokai Watch
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>>322994352
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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.
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>>322979443
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?
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>>322988076
Where do you find this shit?
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>>322977106
honestly this creeps the shit out of me
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>>322980314
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.
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>>322995286
Man I thought I was the only one who does this.
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>>322993860
Fucking awesome.

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
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>>322998826
>But since I was 4 years old I would have dreams with orgasms in them

Whut da fuck?
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>1985-2004
subtle, sometimes not subtle ad's that actually made you hype about the game

>2004-2015
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
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>>322986775
>>322986518
>>322986269
Christ, I can smell the grease just by looking at these.
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>>322975758
Why is Pablo Escobar selling ataris
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>>322986269
>>322986518
>>322986775
>kids playing games with their nasty ass hands
Yep, just how I remembered it
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>>322991442
>Birthday
>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.
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>>322999214
See? I guess I am the only one. I haven't had them since I started masturbating, but it's weird knowing that this wasn't normal.
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>>322983469
This is so old that I genuinely cannot remember the fucking story behind this picture or why it's so funny to me.
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>>322997858
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.
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>>322998826
I've gotten boners at age 5 but no orgasms.
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>tfw no longer feel unbridled joy when playing a new game
Thanks, /v/ and rapidly-decreasing quality of games
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>>322976160
>Reading strategy guide on the toilet not to learn how to beat the game, but for its own form of entertainment
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>>322983487
I remember when I grew up I thought everyone could do this. Found out in middle school that wasn't the case and I made a kid throw up by doing it over and over.
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>>323004557
>/v/
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>>322982727
Arcade Master Race here. PC gamers are and have always been the biggest nerds in all of gaming and everyone knows it.
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>>322981084
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.
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>>322978313
Why were prices on old games so varied?
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>>322977530
What does this even mean?
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>>322975175
Wow that is a long fucking time ago.
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>>322978589

Don't worry, Gamestop is here to save the olden wacky "gaming" commercials :^)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do2y_ghC0Ik
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>>323008043
I fully expect to see that in future cringe compilations.
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>>322980863
I always wanted that lime green one
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Stop this at once

Your killing me with so much nostalgia and I can't handle it
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Best buy at least still continues the practice.
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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.
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Does anyone have a picture of the orginial Doom on the store shelf? Id really like to see that
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>>323001054
What's worse is that siblings that cried for stuff and got it, never used that shit more than once an eventually broke or got lost but whined if you touched it
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>>322988076
Why? Takes up so much room and it must be a bitch to change games
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>>323008865
My Circuit City has closed down for years.

my feels
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>>323010702
They ALL closed down for years
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>>322977894
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqY72la_0Mg
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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.
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>>323012186
fucking this. i hate it

and i miss not having a shitty message board that alters my opinions
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>>322975352
That's really common, I've been to two stores recently that still have them.
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>>323012304
Who the fuck lets the internet alter their opinions about shit?
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>>323007616
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
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>>323012651
You don't know jack fucking shit about jack fucking shit.
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>>323011028
I know
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>>322986775
>that translucent purple controller

You can see the joystick is blown from here.
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>>323012470
A child, numbskull.
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>>323011028
>>323010702
>>323008865
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJqz_YWHmJI
;_;7
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>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.
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>>323013159

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epP3jETf8Og
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>>322978418

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
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>>322985154
blame niggers
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>>323013631
>leaving anything expensive outside of glass cases ever
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYjgHLFZMa0
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>>322985519

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
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>>322975238
Kids born in 2010 are old enough to post on /v/
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>>323013159
>>323013437

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RVyntGNg1Q
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>>322980018
i read that in carls voice
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>>322984258
>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
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>>322977106
So this is what appeals to Memelee autists
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>>322977659

motherfucking Sonic Collection

>that fucking music in the various menus

incoming god-tier OST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_c2RLiCHSk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fltMEOQrcQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60G2tgmlMYM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgvCnOvLTTM
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>>323015837
>not posting the best title screen of all time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PWBzQH5iF8
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>>322978016
>everything just shopped onto the shelf
but why
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>>322975175
>these were once the Big Three
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>>322980314
are you fucking serious dude? I started jerking off before I could produce semen
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>>322978016
I miss the days before reviews when you bought a game and had no idea if it was going to be good. I always got a rush just before the main menu booted up, what a time.
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>>322988076
Is that you, James?
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>>322992782
Faxanadu taught me to git gud decades before these souls kids.
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>>322974862
>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

It hurts
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>>323013631
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>>323008352
Me too, brother.
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>>323015837
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>>323008865
Circuit City always had better vidya prices/sales than Best Buy.
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>>323009348
>doom
It doesn't say but wouldn't that be ultimate doom?

Regular doom wasn't sold at retail.
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>>322975238
15 year old would be 21 right now gramps
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I wish I could be excited for video games again.
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>>322986269
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?
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Best holiday line up ever
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This thread is fucking depressing man
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>>323027037
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.
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>>323027171

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtmoTtou7p0

COME ON BABY, DADDY NEEDS A BULLSEYE
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>>322980314
I was 14
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>>323027482
>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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jEcTcdWFQY
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>>322981619
This line-up makes me rock hard.
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>>322976160
Judging by the games here, this is late 2006, so ticket walls were already pretty dead by then, at least in my neighborhood.

>>323004770
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.
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>>322986269
>one of them had Mario Party 3 at my McDonalds
>game would reset before you can set up any fucking mode

genius
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>>322974862
>that tiger electronics trash can

top fucking kek
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>>322989379
Well I mean, if you remember any PC demo kiosks, feel free to share them.
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>>322990942
SNES kiosk next to the Pokemon Snap station. Holy shit.
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>>323009348

Those floppy disks look so sexy, incredible visual design.
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>>322995286
>>322998987

I'm trying to fight my way out of this, too. It sucks.
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>>322985519
>Want N64
>"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.
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>>322995615
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh9qpBryGdw
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>>322994352
Almost criminally underrated post
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>>323013285
>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
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>>323028317
>>322981619
>>323027037
Now compare that shit to PS4's measly lineup two years later.
>Bloodborne
>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?
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>>323031382
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.
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Can we all agree that vidya just hasn't been the same since 2006?
>tfw vidya died a decade ago

I'd honestly say that 2004 was the golden year of the more modern consoles.
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>>323031538
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
>Uncharted 4
>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.
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>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.
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>>323032541
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>>323015837
>that music
>while reading digital comics
>thinking about how sonic would never be good again
Man it gave me some serious feels as a kid.
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>>323032541
>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
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>tfw when the store was closing down the Dreamcast section
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>>323033245
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.
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>>323007697
Cartridges had a wide range of storage for the game ROMs, and some games had onboard coprocessors.
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>>322974073
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
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>>323034517
>The cases aren't in any type of order
This triggers my autism
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>>322986269
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
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>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
>that smell

>suddenly, a turn
>"i just need to stop at the grocery store for a few minutes"

every time, still good times though
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>>322980314
>normies
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> 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
JUST
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>>323036487
>"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
FUCKING WOMEN
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>>323036487
>The smell of the fresh plastic
Never forget that smell
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>>323033245
>>323033573
>Dreamcast power supply completely broke
>can't find them anywhere online without buying another Dreamcast
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>>323040408
I feel for you brother.
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>>322979460
Did you get to go to the video store?
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>>322985519
>Come home from School
>Parent says they got something for you for doing good in school
>Its the new game you wanted
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>>323007121
>Arcade
There's only so many times you can play Time Crises 2.
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>>322985519
>be me
>grade 1
>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
>next day
>walks up to the living room
>sees a brand new gamecube, PC and xbox
>Shocked
>Xbox came with halo and jet set radio future.
>Starts crying.
>Years later
>Still holding my first pc alongside my custom built one.
Sometimes we just gotta look at yourself. nowadays i only play tf2 and splatoon regularly.

Can you faggots guess my first pc game. hint. confirm never.
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>>323032541
I have buried way too many dogs and cats personally
cats weren't in one piece as often as the dogs
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>>322975267
Max Payne 3 to the right of Undead Nightmare, at least 2012
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>>323014815
>be 10 year old idiot
>Wii had just came out

Undera-

>the Wii came out 10 years ago
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>>323044572
>2007 was 9 years ago
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>>322985519
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.
>1996
>plug in console, slap the game in, start playing immediately
>2016
>plug in console
>put game in
>update for 3 hours
>restart
>launch game
>update for 30 minutes
>restart
>play for real this time

I can't tell if I want my kid to like video games or not.
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>>323045550
Couldn't you open the box, set up the console and games then reseal it as well as you can? That's what I'd do if I had kids who wanted a modern console.
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>>322978016
>Clayfighter
>Street Fighter The Movie
>Shaq Fu

What a great time to be a gaymer am i rite xd?
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>>323045973
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.
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>>323009348
>tfw i have a copy of doom 2 dos signed by john carmack, tom hall, and adrian carmack
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>>322984906
I might do that to my kids...
And buy them Battletoads.


>>322988095
I played it at Hollywood Video when I was 6. Good times.
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>>323039320
>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.
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>>322998420
I remember these babies.
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>>323045047
>Super Mario Galaxy came out 9 years ago
>Sunshine came out 14 years ago
I want to die
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>>323047591
You can start doing something meaningful RIGHT NOW
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>>322998130

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.
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>>323048305
GERA GERO PO

THOOOOOOOOOOOSE YOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUKAI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_IXBklwka4
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>>323036487
>>323038663
>stop at a store on the way home
>convince mum to buy you ANOTHER game
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>>322982305
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."

>>323027143
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.
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>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
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>>323048779
which GERA would you PO, anon?
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>>323049298
That sexy dog one manjimutt And whisper at the same time
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>>323042178
>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.

>>323043580
You sound like a spoiled shit.
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>>322989923
lol you first faggot
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>>323049193
I had the same fucking pack bro. It was real.
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>>323046221
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.
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>>322985859

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.
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>>322995286
>tfw i just bought several new games last week
>feel like playing billy hatcher and klonoa instead.
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>>322998826

those are wet dreams, unless you'd care to explain how they aren't?
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My grandma bought me a NES for $100 at "The Fair" before it became Walmart
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>>322976361
I remember Bayou Billy, there was an option where you could play all the sound effects in the game
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>>323038663
>> 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
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>>322985154
They are tickets not actual games, you take them to the cashier and they go back and get the actual game.
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>>322998826
>4 or 5 years old
>have vivid dreams of fucking teenage babysitter for years
Was I molested?
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>>323025083
I remember when being grounded was trivial because of games.
Eventually grounding became no games allowed. That was pretty shit.
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>>322990371
my area's pawn shop has a genesis kiosk
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>>323057863
I think that's why I got into so much trouble growing up, there were never really any true consequences
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>>322981863
Fuck man. The soul put into that
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>>322986269
I used to own one of these, expect it had pokemon on the sides.
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>>323008043
Man that is terrible. Someone needs to make a screenshot of the mom stroking out.
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>>323006205
Wait just a second. I don't get what is wrong with the picture. You guys are kidding right? This is a meme or something. Everyone can bend their thumb.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HK_SMWNPc-w
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I know some of you maricas will remember this cover.
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>>323063487
Best spanish nintendo magazine for me was n64 and the eventual gcn, club nintendo were and still are super shills
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>>323063910
Nintendo Acción (now simply "Nintendo", or Revista Oficial Nintendo) have always been shilling as fuck.
The best was NGamer, but it didn't last long.
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>>323063487
Shit I do, I also read Hobby Consolas
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>>323064050
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
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>>322978509
>blades of steel
>bad
I will fight you. Bar none the best hockey game ever made
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>>322978127
top kek, no wonder earthbound flopped
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>>323008221
underrated post
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>>323019186
>before reviews
You mean when reviews were published in magazines and written by professional writers, and not shat out on the internet by paid-off monkeys.
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>>323042178
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.
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>>323031382
>What went wrong?

Well let's see.

>Gran Turismo

Still around

>Final Fantasy 10

was rereleased and we're getting more FF on PS4

>Ico

We're finally getting Last Guardian

>Grand Theft Auto

GTA5 has been out

>Metal Gear

Blame Konami

>Naughty Dog

They are still around but not the same. I fucking miss the Naughty Dog that made Crash and Jak.
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>>323069610

You forgot DMC

Its dead but we have Platinum.
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>>323069610
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.
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>>323070596
>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
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I love visiting this website http://www.flyerfever.com/archive
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>>323029642
I love stories like this
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>>323031761
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
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Dat feel when you'll never shop in early 2000's Game Crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=441yNVdmVU4
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>>323034517
how did you let that happen?
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>>323037809
I'm sorry that sexual pleasures weren't a priority for me as a child.
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>>322975238
>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.
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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.
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>>322978179
TRU has gone downhill this past decade.
They should let it die.
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>>323050932
>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.
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>>323051970
I got my N64 for free from my pothead uncle. I think he was trying to sell it for weed but ended up selling it to my mom who gave it to me.
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>>322980314
I started at 8

But I have a foreskin, maybe it's different if you're cut
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>>323076648
I had foreskin too, but never knew masturbation was thing thing until I heard about it in middle school (when I was 13).
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>>322975132
fuck off faggot, this is history right here
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>>323063487
>>323063910
>>323064050
>>323064490
>>323064792
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.
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>>322989923
So young people should kill themselves?
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>>323075918
awww
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>>322978827
Your dad's epic.
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>>322982893
>playstation literally advertising to cucks
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>>322977894
Easily one of my favorite GBA games.

ROMing now
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>>322998826
>When I was 7 I orgasmed during a dream that involved me missing the bus
WHAT THE FUCK?
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>July 1999
>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.
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>be in middle school
>give mom christmas list
>"Aren't you getting too old for video games, anon? Don't you want something more practical?"
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>>323076781
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.
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>>323077694
is it really that weird? I guess I didn't have a normal childhood at all
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Who remembers this shit?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7dSXVUds_E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0i_SI63I70
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>>322974073
Boonus points, for authentic retro autores and not modern setups
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>>322978509
>Simon's Quest
>Good
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I don't know

but I have a huge desire to go to E3 2002
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>>323079679
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
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>>323079853
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>>323007797
It means Nintendo is literally being shat out by the Sumo on the right.
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>>323078607
I still have those. God those were the days.
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