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crazydean

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »
Whichever one was before the internet ruined everything.

what one is that

I like that one.

I remember looking up a walkthrough for Ocarina of Time at a friend's house, so probably 4th.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2017, 01:37:45 PM »
Whichever one was before the internet ruined everything.

what one is that

I like that one.

I remember looking up a walkthrough for Ocarina of Time at a friend's house, so probably 4th.

Yep, I got cheats for Diddy Kong Racing off the internet, and followed a FAQ during my second playthrough of Ogre Battle.

I wouldn't say the internet was ruinous at that point, though. I'd blame the Xbox for that.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2017, 01:52:32 PM »
I miss cheats: invincibility, infinite ammo, guns that you couldn't otherwise obtain.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2017, 02:11:51 PM »
I miss cheats: invincibility, infinite ammo, guns that you couldn't otherwise obtain.

I miss gameshark.  Man that thing ruled.

but really, I guess all of those eras are before the internet ruined everything.

Gaming with the internet was OK until like, Facebook.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #19 on: June 27, 2017, 02:15:46 PM »
I miss cheats: invincibility, infinite ammo, guns that you couldn't otherwise obtain.

I miss gameshark. Man that thing ruled.

but really, I guess all of those eras are before the internet ruined everything.

Gaming with the internet was OK until like, Facebook.

Gamesharks and ARs. Good times. Except for N64, those Gamesharks never worked.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2017, 02:19:00 PM »
It's N64.   You probably needed 12 AA batteries for it, and an expansion pack.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2017, 02:22:21 PM »
Sounds about right. I have no idea why it didn't work. I ran through a bunch of dead ones before getting one that worked when I was a kid. Maybe I was just retarded but all my other cheat devices just actually f*cking worked.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2017, 02:24:45 PM »
Well, yeah, you're probably retarded if you needed to cheat at N64 games.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #23 on: June 27, 2017, 02:31:50 PM »
Time saving for shitty wrestling game unlockables, I'm surprised I actually remembered.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2017, 02:34:02 PM »
Sounds about right. I have no idea why it didn't work. I ran through a bunch of dead ones before getting one that worked when I was a kid. Maybe I was just retarded but all my other cheat devices just actually f*cking worked.

I had one for the N64. There was this weird thing where some games required a specific setting. I think Banjo Kazooie was one. Say you owned BK and Goldeneye. You had to turn the console on with the GS and Goldeneye in. Then, change the setting. Then turn the console off and replace Goldeneye with BK. The GS wouldn't work properly until it was turned on with a game that satisfied the setting.

This could have been your problem....the setting was changed and you had no way to start the GS again.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2017, 02:35:53 PM »
Time saving for shitty wrestling game unlockables, I'm surprised I actually remembered.

lol I remember my friends were mad the PSX version had real music and the one on N64 had dumbassed MIDI sounding crap.
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2017, 02:42:04 PM »
Sounds about right. I have no idea why it didn't work. I ran through a bunch of dead ones before getting one that worked when I was a kid. Maybe I was just retarded but all my other cheat devices just actually f*cking worked.

I had one for the N64. There was this weird thing where some games required a specific setting. I think Banjo Kazooie was one. Say you owned BK and Goldeneye. You had to turn the console on with the GS and Goldeneye in. Then, change the setting. Then turn the console off and replace Goldeneye with BK. The GS wouldn't work properly until it was turned on with a game that satisfied the setting.

This could have been your problem....the setting was changed and you had no way to start the GS again.

This...probably had a lot to do with it. I almost never play N64 anymore but interesting to know.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2017, 03:24:51 PM »
Whichever one was before the internet ruined everything.

what one is that

I like that one.

I feel that would be the 32 bit era and up. Not that it was needed often, because games at that time began introducing super long tutorials and introductions, and challenge dumbed down significantly.

the 8 bit and 16 bit era, we had to go to the bookstore and look up EGM, strategy guides, etc.
Between those two I liked the 16 bit era more since things were a bit more intuitive where as the 8 bit era had some ridiculous difficulty or really random secrets.. Like Zelda II's house in the forest or the house that grew in an empty area.

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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2017, 04:26:08 PM »
I remember making fun of Game Informer because Gamestop shoved it up our asses and down our throats, but now, I really miss game magazines.

The internet (Gamespot/IGN) have basically become a disaster.    The magazines were cooler
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Re: Which is your favorite retro gaming era?
« Reply #29 on: June 27, 2017, 04:30:22 PM »
I remember making fun of Game Informer because Gamestop shoved it up our asses and down our throats, but now, I really miss game magazines.

The internet (Gamespot/IGN) have basically become a disaster.    The magazines were cooler
Download the magazines. Problem solved. I'm happy for the space saved by not having a ton of magazines, but still being able to read them whenever I want.

It's not exactly the same, and perhaps one day I'll have all the copies of Turbo Play/Force/Duo World, but until then, a digital copy suffices.