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What Games Consoles Have You At Home?

  1. Oct 8, 2008 #1


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    I was in the attic the other day and came across my old Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 games consoles (I also came across a Spectrum but thought that was just too old). I made the mistake of telling my two girls who insisted they wanted to try them and so for the past week they have been playing all the old games.

    I thought they would get bored quickly with the inferior graphics but so far they seem to love it and I must agree that given the limited technology of the time the game play for most of these old games is excellent.

    No doubt they will soon be back to their WII, PS2, Nintendo DS and PC games.

    I was curious as to how many games consoles others here have lying around at home and does anybody still use the older consoles themselves?
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  3. Oct 8, 2008 #2
    I had an old nintendo and Sega and PS1 in the basement. I sold it, along with all the games and controllers on ebay and got $50 bucks for it!

    Now I have none.
  4. Oct 8, 2008 #3
    Between me and my brother we have: PS3, PSP, X box 360, nintendo colour, sega, games pc, playstation 2 and playstation 1. I think we also have some older consoles up in the attic somewhere. We really are spoiled for choice :-)

    And yes I play the older ones almost as much as the newer ones, namely, the nintendo colour and the playstation 1.

    Some of the older games for nintendo such as Golden Sun just arent matched by newer consoles, the graphics dont matter that much. And the Playstation, my favourite game of all time: The Legend of Dragoon.
  5. Oct 8, 2008 #4
    Sega genesis, Sega dreamcast, X box and 2 xbox 360's, and a game cube.
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    Just a PS3. I tend to trade in my old consoles when I get a new one.
  7. Oct 8, 2008 #6
    i had: sega saturn, game gear, every game boy that ever came out, nintendo, n64, ps2 and a 360. but i sold it all... now i only have a macbook pro haha
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    None, but I can appreciate why your daughters would be so excited by the older games. I miss those...they always seemed more fun because of their lack of realism. One of my friends got one of those old Atari systems repaired and functioning back when we were in grad school...partly nostalgia and partly because those simple games are just good fun when you're stressed out. I miss Frogger. :frown:
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    I only have a...

    Sega Saturn
    Sega Genesis
    Sega CD
    Virtual Boy
    Super Nintendo
    Odyssey 100
    Odyssey 200
    Fairchild Video Entertainment System

    All I really wanted was a Sega Dreamcast. Such ignorant, lazy, cheap, stupid parents. :rolleyes:
  10. Oct 8, 2008 #9
    lol "ONLY HAVE"....?.. couple grand in game consoles + couple hundred in video games = spoiled....

    lol...i ONLY have a ps3...i love it...it is basically like a second computer..
  11. Oct 8, 2008 #10
    I have a Wiiiiiiii

    Used to own a PS2 - sold it. Also had a PS1 and SNES back in the day. My sister had an N64 which was fun stuff.

    Retro games can be a ton of fun. A few months ago I was craving some old school Nintendo games - and was strongly considering buying an SNES or N64, but I got over it after I bought a Wii.
  12. Oct 8, 2008 #11
    Fairchild Video Entertainment System

    What? Is this related to the IC manufacturer?
  13. Oct 8, 2008 #12
    My new entertainment system I love playing is called: Life.

    When that gets slow, I go to my friends house and play COD4 on his PS3 and huge flat screen Samsung. Oh, you never get tired of shooting up your friends..............NEVER.
  14. Oct 8, 2008 #13
    Ah yes! Intellivision! How I miss your annoying touch tone like controls. Those damn side buttons were such a pain too...gives you arthritis.


    You what I do miss terribly though: Night Stalker and The Masters of the Universe games...

  15. Oct 8, 2008 #14
    These are just for the kids you know...

    game cube
    gameboy advance
    Wii - my wife wanted it for mothers day, for the kids :wink:

    I would never waste dozens and dozens of hours of my life
    on Zelda windwaker or twilight princess :uhh:
  16. Oct 8, 2008 #15
    I only have a Gameboy for now, but I want a Wii :smile:

    We used to have Colecovision and I absolutely loved it. It was from my dad's childhood and we used it all the way up 'til we got our PS.
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  17. Oct 8, 2008 #16
    regular nes is the greatest system ever!!!!
  18. Oct 8, 2008 #17
    Colecovision w/ a lot of atari games
    PS2 (hacked)
    WII (hacked)

    I used to have 2 commodore 64's with two old 1541's and like 2000 games.
  19. Oct 9, 2008 #18
    My roomie has a PS2 and an XBox. He has a burned disc of games for the XBox which contains all (or nearly all) of the games for Atari systems, NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Colecovision, and a few other old systems that I had never heard of before. Some of the games are fun but alot of them are just silly and boring. Its difficult wading through all of the crap trying to find the few good ones so I don't play with it often.
  20. Oct 9, 2008 #19
    Hey did anyone have "Turbo Graphics 16?" The only games I remember where Bonk and Splatterhouse.
  21. Oct 9, 2008 #20
    I just have an xBox360.

    I normally play CoD4 and GHIII on it when I have time. I can't wait for GoW2, CoD5, and Endwar to be released in November.
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