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  1. taiAtari

    Battlefield V

    Hang on, Rotterdam? I've noticed we're getting popular as a tourist destination, but this is somewhat unexpected. Finally I'll know my way around a map. And is that a Fokker DXXI!
  2. taiAtari

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    The Mercury and Gemini missions of the early 60s returned with similar photographs of earth from orbit, so I don't think this is true. Still a nice shot.
  3. taiAtari

    Myst 25th Anniversary Kickstarter

    I really disliked Myst at the time and considered it a computer game for people who didn´t want to actually play computer games. Getting through it was a chore of trial and error, with little logic to it, but some friends seemed to enjoy it and it looked pretty.
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    Battlefield 1 - World War One

    I'd like to try some more team play, so if anyone would like to add me for PS4 that would be much appreciated. I'm mainly a pretty good (fighter)pilot, decent sabre cavalry and gunner and positively mediocre in any other role. PSN: Bisclaveret
  5. This must be 1984 and probably early Sunday morning, judging by my fathers rather unenthusiastic response to me getting him on the C64. I somehow remember it was Decathlon we played, using his interest in sports to get him into video games. The frantic waggling needed to succeed in this game resulted in massive lower arm strength (rare before entering puberty) and lots of broken joysticks. The flimsy Commodore joystick in the picture didn´t hold out for long, but the Competition Pro I had to beg for shortly after this picture was taken did a lot better.
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    Arcades

    The demise of the gaming arcade has actually made me hate fruit machines. On some subconscious level I hold them responsible for driving games out. I have very fond memories of cycling 25 miles to the seafront with some friends, ten guilders in my pocket, carefully deliberating what machine to spend it on (besides the sit in OutRun and original Star Wars of course) and watching the regulars play.
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    Side Arms is the best side scrolling shooter ever!

    Oh God, it all comes flooding back. Probably a considerable spread during early '80s in Vlaardingen, Holland My football club: Moon Patrol and Zaxxon Rival Football Clubs: Break Out, Phoenix and Choplifter Bar down Harbour: Pooyan and Yie Ar Kung Fu Late '80's in Schiedam, Arcade on Hoogstraat: Roadblasters Operation Wolf Bad Boys Pacmania OutRun 1942 Arkanoid Terra Force Double Dragon
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    Halo: Reach

    Sorry about last night Jon, my connection dropped and it didn´t recover within a few minutes, so I just went to bed. I´ll probably be on again later tonight.
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    I'm teaching the history of videogames.

    True, but his point about the importance of the home computers for the (european) games industry is very good. Wouldn´t it be more practical to install emulators anyway? you can have some consoles as objects and might run some games, but it must be a nightmare to connect all in a teaching environment. Using emulators you can also show microcomputers and arcade games which were huge and dictated what consoles were aiming at for a long time
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    Halo: Reach

    Add me too please, GT is 'Atarian'.
  11. taiAtari

    Best Looking Games Console...

    Pretty sleek.
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    Battlefield 1943 XBox Live

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  13. taiAtari

    Amazing Cartoon Intros

    Not for twelve year old me and as a consequence the sound of it still does it for me while the japanes track doesn't. Anyway, did Macross even air in Europe in its original form? Same with Battle of the Planets vs Gatchaman (or, as I knew it, 'Strijd der Planeten'. Still got the scrapbook ).
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    Amazing Cartoon Intros

    Robotech really got me excited, from the stirring intro and cool transforming fighters, to the fact that its characters often met messy ends. You didn't really get that in cartoons. Kids at school didn't really now about it, since it only showed on the not very popular 'Superchannel'. Now I know it was a mix up of Macross, Mospeada and Southern Cross, but that music still gets me going.
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    Let The Right One In

    In the book Eli is a castrated boy. It even describes the castration when Oskar gets to 're-live' events from Eli's past when they kiss. Oskar starts out assuming Eli's a girl though. In the film you get a short glimpse of the scar, so it's the same I guess.
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