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I would like to join! Qatari, NES, gameboy, Apple II, and various early Microsoft and IBM computers were my systems of choice. Loved IBM and the floppy based AppleII.

What are peoples favorite developers from back in the day?



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spurgeonryan said:
I would like to join! Qatari, NES, gameboy, Apple II, and various early Microsoft and IBM computers were my systems of choice. Loved IBM and the floppy based AppleII.

What are peoples favorite developers from back in the day?



Nintendo (arcade), Sierra (King's Quest), SSI (Pool of Radiance), ID (Doom)



 

axumblade said:
sethnintendo said:

I don't know about you but my Atari 2600 had some wood on the front!

 

Mine didn't have the wood on the front. I got the later one that was just black. My dads exwife's son had one with the wood on it. 

Isnt this your ex-stepbrother?


Well "my" fist system was a Commodore 64. (we never had the monitor as far as I know we always used TVs)


Then came NES and Original Gameboy.

(I was too lazy to look for 2 pictures so I took this one)



Mummelmann said:
I had a Commodore 64 and an Amiga 500 after that, good times! I also enjoyed the Atari Lynx, the only handheld I ever liked.

Been playing a lot of PC games since Ultima and Warcraft 1, but Betrayal at Krondor, Stone Prophet and Lands of Lore was what really made me crazy about gaming! And the old Lucasarts classics of course, point & click was da shizzle back in the day.

Betrayal of Krondor I remember worrying about that since i loved the rift war saga , but they did a good job and Fiest who I have met  was pleased .



JazzB1987 said:

Isnt this your ex-stepbrother?


Well "my" fist system was a Commodore 64. (we never had the monitor as far as I know we always used TVs)


Then came NES and Original Gameboy.

(I was too lazy to look for 2 pictures so I took this one)


Isn't this one the original Game Boy?



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TruckOSaurus said:
JazzB1987 said:

Isnt this your ex-stepbrother?


Well "my" fist system was a Commodore 64. (we never had the monitor as far as I know we always used TVs)


Then came NES and Original Gameboy.

(I was too lazy to look for 2 pictures so I took this one)


Isn't this one the original Game Boy?

It is but as I explained I was too lazy to look for/use a NES and Gameboy picture so I took the easy route and just googled NES GAMEBOY and used 1 picture that somewhat combines both.  Its flawed I know :)



DaRev said:

Best thread on this site!

I had an Atari 2600 I believe and a ColecoVision, both of which I was too young to really appreciate at the time. Therefore, for me, gaining started with arguably the greatest console of all time, the NES.

I hope the thread gets Official.

So when can we start discussing specific games

And some naysayers denied its POWA!  Or the POWA! of retro on here, equaiting it to home improvement of all things



spurgeonryan said:
I would like to join! Qatari, NES, gameboy, Apple II, and various early Microsoft and IBM computers were my systems of choice. Loved IBM and the floppy based AppleII.

What are peoples favorite developers from back in the day?

For me, on the Atari 8bit computer, Synapse Software was epic.  They just nailed it back in the day.  Original EA was epic to, with about everything they did being a huge hit.  I still have a place for M.U.L.E.  Of course, I find Sid Meiers to be up there, and on the PC would end up being Microprose (though their start on the Atari 8bit was real good to).

Arcade side, Atari was almost always a winner.  Them, Taito, Exidy, and forgive me who else, really set the mold.

Another question would be: What are the essential arcade makers of the day?

And let the discussions about particular games begin!



At my high school one of the professors had some original computer system that played Adventure. Still a fun game to this day. I beleive that is the name. The text rpg. Bbc micro or amiga?



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JazzB1987 said:
axumblade said:
sethnintendo said:

I don't know about you but my Atari 2600 had some wood on the front!

 

Mine didn't have the wood on the front. I got the later one that was just black. My dads exwife's son had one with the wood on it. 

Isnt this your ex-stepbrother?


Well "my" fist system was a Commodore 64. (we never had the monitor as far as I know we always used TVs)


Then came NES and Original Gameboy.

(I was too lazy to look for 2 pictures so I took this one)

Nope. I wasn't even born at the time. :P