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Which generations should be included

5th gen and down 11 36.67%
 
6th gen and down 14 46.67%
 
7th gen and down 5 16.67%
 
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Bofferbrauer2 said:
CladInShadows said:

In 1997, I was actually all in with PCs, and kind of skipped consoles.  I never owned a PS1 until I had a backwards compatible PS2, and never owned an N64 until 2006 or so.  N64 feels like that lost Nintendo console that I just really never got into aside from a small handful of games.  

Almost exactly the same for me.

I started gaming with both the NES and an i286 PC, but quickly transitioned more and more to the PC. 1992-2004 I was almost exclusively PC gaming apart from the Master system at my mom's place (my parents were divorced and I lived with my dad but visited my mom every other weekend). In 2004 I really needed an upgrade as Master System games became almost impossible to find even on flea markets, so I convinced my mom to buy a 99€ silver Gamecube with Mario Kart: Double Dash (best Mario Kart ever btw imo). I brought it and my TV set to the trade school (we had our rooms rented for 9 weeks straight at a nearby hostel), where a colleague sold me his SNES with 40 games (among them Secret of Mana, Secret of Evermore, Doom, Terranigma... not bad for 40 bucks ;) just Super Mario World and Super Mario Kart were missing) for 40€. Then a couple month later I helped a friend move out of her old home at the university, and she gave me her old PSONE as a thank you gift. Of course, if you get 3 consoles in as many months, you're bound to get back into console gaming, and a couple years later my mom's second husband gifted me with his N64 and PS2 because he couldn't find games for him on modern consoles anymore (he loved 2D Jump& Runs, which really got rare at that era)

And so, with all those donations, I got back into console gaming, though PC will forever be my main platform.

I was different, in that me and virtually all of my friends were console gamers, with PC gaming really not being something that we thought about or delved into. There were very few exceptions; the only PC games I can remember playing really were titles like Kid Pix, Millie's Math House, Spider-Man (2000), Max Payne and Stronghold. My mom had Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation and Tomb Raider Chronicles, while my step-dad had Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam: The Second Encounter and Age of Mythologies, but that was about it.



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VGPolyglot said:
Proxy-Pie said:
I've been thinking about picking up an old project of mine. The idea is to "modernize" a GBA SP, and by that I mean a custom shell, a larger battery, stereo speakers, and a Micro USB/USB C charging port instead of the old proprietary one. Maybe even a headphone jack.

The project fell through because the broken AGS-101 Gameboy I bought from eBay was lost during shipping (and my 45$ along with it ).

You never contacted eBay to ask for a refund?

I did, got turned down :|



Proxy-Pie said:
VGPolyglot said:

You never contacted eBay to ask for a refund?

I did, got turned down :|

Well, that's a shame. Hopefully you will be able to accomplish that goal one day though!! I have an AGS-101, but to be honest I would like to have something similar to what you're doing, specifically because games like a Wario game require the cartridge to be upright, along with its form factor and the headphone jack.

Something like this:

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@Proxy-Pie maybe this is even better!!



Proxy-Pie said:
VGPolyglot said:

You never contacted eBay to ask for a refund?

I did, got turned down :|

I thought they usually sided with the buyer.



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VGPolyglot said:

@Proxy-Pie maybe this is even better!!

Haha, yes I've seen that, but personally I'm more of a fan of the GBA SP's buttons and form factor. In my sketches, I basically wanted to elongate it slightly so my huge hands don't touch as much, and to add space for the bigger battery.



Proxy-Pie said:
VGPolyglot said:

@Proxy-Pie maybe this is even better!!

Haha, yes I've seen that, but personally I'm more of a fan of the GBA SP's buttons and form factor. In my sketches, I basically wanted to elongate it slightly so my huge hands don't touch as much, and to add space for the bigger battery.

I have an AGS-101 already, so if I were to get a new modded version I'd probably want to go for the original model-style because I don't have one of those.



VGPolyglot said:
Proxy-Pie said:

Haha, yes I've seen that, but personally I'm more of a fan of the GBA SP's buttons and form factor. In my sketches, I basically wanted to elongate it slightly so my huge hands don't touch as much, and to add space for the bigger battery.

I have an AGS-101 already, so if I were to get a new modded version I'd probably want to go for the original model-style because I don't have one of those.

I also have an AGS-101, It's the first gaming system I bought brand new, and it's probably my favorite of all time :)



Proxy-Pie said:
VGPolyglot said:

I have an AGS-101 already, so if I were to get a new modded version I'd probably want to go for the original model-style because I don't have one of those.

I also have an AGS-101, It's the first gaming system I bought brand new, and it's probably my favorite of all time :)

My first handheld I got was a Game Boy Color from a rummage sale, got it for around $6, and for some reason we chose to get R-Type DX instead of Mario Golf That was the only game we ever ended up owning though, and I have no idea where the GBC went. However, I do tend to prefer home consoles over handhelds myself.



Personally, I define "retro gaming" as anything before Gen 5, which was when gaming effectively and almost completely shifted from 2D to 3D. Of course, I was born in 1980, and the PS1 & N64 weren't released until I was in high school, so I grew up with 2D being the norm. Younger generations will probably have different conceptions of what constitutes "retro," as will people that use a "Anything older than x years" metric (which I don't use because it makes me feel old; my local classic rock station now regularly plays 90s rock, which was new during my preteen & teenage years).



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