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Old technology and thoughts you look back and laugh at

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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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My first mobile ( Nokia 3210 ). Would play snake and text for 50p all day long
Thinking 2MB broadband was super fast, then 10MB was astronomically fast
Unreal tournament graphics were amazing
a 50" tv is humungous
Wireless internet was jaw dropping
Paging was the way forward
Bebo was good

Anyone got any nostalgic memories to share
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banned6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Alex the Kidd and paper, scissors, stone.........
#2
my first mobile-cant even remember the make,but had a huge aerial sticking out the top.

my first cd burner(cd only mind-no dvds) could burn at an incredible 4x! and blank discs cost 2 quid each! the burner cost me 350 pounds too.

thinking dvd quality was amazing when I first saw it,and then seeing my first bluray properly displayed and being blown away.
banned#3
I remember when new consoles/games used to come out, especially back in the 80s/early 90s. There was only ever one person you knew who got them as gaming wasn't that popular back then.

Remember a guy a few years older than me getting the MegaCD on release here. I was so jealous as there was no way I'd get one, my parents rarely bought me games for my MD.
banned#4
Forget 2mb broadband seeming fast, I remember when a friend got an isdn line installed at home when 56k dial up was the fastest anyone else could get.
#5
I remember on my SNES I had to be careful playing an Ice Hockey game because it was an american game and I had to use a convertor to play, kept breaking me SNES tho :( lol
#6
master_chief
Forget 2mb broadband seeming fast, I remember when a friend got an isdn line installed at home when 56k dial up was the fastest anyone else could get.


i remember getting a 2mb upgrade for my Amiga 512 and atari STe

lol
banned#7
snes - loved donkey kong
megadrive - loved sonic

still have both in attic, get them down every now and then

my 1st phone was a motorolla brick and i had it for years, actually only ever had two phones, still on my second
#8
davidn84
I remember on my SNES I had to be careful playing an Ice Hockey game because it was an american game and I had to use a convertor to play, kept breaking me SNES tho :( lol


lol i remember the convertors they had to have an UK game plugged as well as the import, I got a super famicom in the end, Super Star Wars ruled......
#9
Nokias first 1MB camera phone (unsure of the model)

i really thought it can't get better than that!
banned#10
Alfonse
i remember getting a 2mb upgrade for my Amiga 512 and atari STe

lol


On topic for us two - the ability to copy games back then, so much simpler than today. Trading disks/cassettes to copy with friends. Everyone had a load of copied games back then, te percentage of piraters must have been far bigger than today. Nobody batted an eyelid over it then too.
#11
I remember when I had to talk to friends in person, now I just use facebook and remain in my house all day and night.
#12
A 50" TV isn't exactly small though, and not everyone has them...

I remember dialup and using Napster, waiting a painstaking 30mins-1 hour waiting on a single 3mb song to download :p Also Sonin on the original MD *sighs*

Remember when kids TV and toys used to be amazing as well?
#13
I remeber the days when 500mhzs was a beast of a machine, then when 1Ghz came out people were like 'noooooooooo way!' lol

First mobile (back in 1997?) was a brick, had a little extendable ariel. still have it! sratch top up cards too! ahhh yeah paging days, didnt really last long once everyone started smsing

Loved the Megadrive days, was the game console to have!

I had mp3 player with a 32mb memory and expandable to 128mb storage - everyone laughed at me for having one, thinking it'll never take on - how wrong were they?!
banned#14
Alfonse
lol i remember the convertors they had to have an UK game plugged as well as the import, I got a super famicom in the end, Super Star Wars ruled......


I had the Japanese MD that could play all region games. I used to argue with SNES owners all day long about which was best, obviously the MD was!
#15
i remember when we got an Atari 2600. it was amaaaazing!!!
#16
master_chief
On topic for us two - the ability to copy games back then, so much simpler than today. Trading disks/cassettes to copy with friends. Everyone had a load of copied games back then, te percentage of piraters must have been far bigger than today. Nobody batted an eyelid over it then too.


lol, the paper insert with the counter numbers to show where each game load started, Hi-Speed Dubbing was king, lol but the computer games industry wasn't worth billions then IMO
banned#17
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2710299523_706400e9db.jpg

I always wanted one of these and thought they were the dogs danglies..
#18
Commodore 64 with the tape drive, Hit play and go and do something else for an hour, come back to see if it had crashed and you needed to repeat the whole process again. Was happy days when I opened the NES for "instant game loading"
#19
mega drive and game gear ftw lol

cs 1.5 on dial up connection! lol
#20
tylerx45
I remeber the days when 500mhzs was a beast of a machine, then when 1Ghz came out people were like 'noooooooooo way!' lol

First mobile (back in 1997?) was a brick, had a little extendable ariel. still have it! sratch top up cards too! ahhh yeah paging days, didnt really last long once everyone started smsing

Loved the Megadrive days, was the game console to have!

I had mp3 player with a 32mb memory and expandable to 128mb storage - everyone laughed at me for having one, thinking it'll never take on - how wrong were they?!


lol i remember my mum getting an expensive pc, it was an intel 486cpu in it!
#21
master_chief
I had the Japanese MD that could play all region games. I used to argue with SNES owners all day long about which was best, obviously the MD was!


the MegaDrive owned once Street Fighter 2 came out and the 6 button joypad was perfect for the job
banned#22
Alfonse
lol, the paper insert with the counter numbers to show where each game load started, Hi-Speed Dubbing was king, lol but the computer games industry wasn't worth billions then IMO


Same principle...

I used to like the efforts to combat piracy. The purple pages inside the instructions with hundreds of codes on that you couldn't photocopy!
#23
tylerx45
I remeber the days when 500mhzs was a beast of a machine, then when 1Ghz came out people were like 'noooooooooo way!' lol

First mobile (back in 1997?) was a brick, had a little extendable ariel. still have it! sratch top up cards too! ahhh yeah paging days, didnt really last long once everyone started smsing

Loved the Megadrive days, was the game console to have!

I had mp3 player with a 32mb memory and expandable to 128mb storage - everyone laughed at me for having one, thinking it'll never take on - how wrong were they?!


shanecr
lol i remember my mum getting an expensive pc, it was an intel 486cpu in it!


lol we had a p3 667mhz not sure how much ram maybe 256mb? lol and an 8gb hardrive! LOL got that size on my usb stick now funny stuff
#24
shanecr
i remember when we got an Atari 2600. it was amaaaazing!!!


innit
banned#25
DKLS
Commodore 64 with the tape drive, Hit play and go and do something else for an hour, come back to see if it had crashed and you needed to repeat the whole process again. Was happy days when I opened the NES for "instant game loading"


Or copying games from tape recorder to tape recorder using sound and it being ruined by someone shouting in the background.
#26
ZX80 15k expansion pack £499
Elite (BBC Micro)
Summer Games (C64)
Duck hunt (NES)
Mario Kart (SNES)
Tetris, sitting on the bog (gameboy) (a great day in mobile gaming!)
#27
master_chief
Same principle...

I used to like the efforts to combat piracy. The purple pages inside the instructions with hundreds of codes on that you couldn't photocopy!


Monkey Island 2 with the wheel code disc
#28
my older bro had a specturm thing that was a keyboard, did they bring different models out? used to have some kinda of winter olympics game on it fun times!
#29
http://www.64bitjungle.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/skooldaze.jpg
#30
I remember having an Amstrad CPC-464 (or something similar), used to love playing Squeek (could have been spelt skweek). Having to wait ages for it to load, used to start loading one then go to bed, and i'd have a few games in the morning before school lol
#31
numptyj
lol we had a p3 667mhz not sure how much ram maybe 256mb? lol and an 8gb hardrive! LOL got that size on my usb stick now funny stuff


about a month or so after my mum got her pc, they released the first pentium, was a 133mhz cpu i think. gutted.

Adam2050
innit


old skool, defender, pacman, missile command. MEGA!!
banned#32
I remember also being able to cheat on games by changing the game code on the spectrum. Used to be able to somehow stop the game during loading and the code would come up on screen. In the football manager game for example you could then change the value of your starting purse and then resume loading.
#33
master_chief;8400317
Forget 2mb broadband seeming fast, I remember when a friend got an isdn line installed at home when 56k dial up was the fastest anyone else could get.


I only changed from ISDN about 3-4 years ago coz our exchange is too rural, it had 2 lines at 56k speed, one for the telephone and one for the internet, but you could use both lines to achieve 128k, this process blocked the line for telephone calls, obviously i choose the run 2 lines! lol :-D
#34
numptyj
my older bro had a specturm thing that was a keyboard, did they bring different models out? used to have some kinda of winter olympics game on it fun times!


There were a few, i had the sinclair zx81 and the 48k. loved the sound they made when loading a cassette. football manager was very addictive

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/31/Sinclair_ZX81.jpg/677px-Sinclair_ZX81.jpghttp://s206301103.websitehome.co.uk/sinclair/picts/spectrum.jpg
banned#35
Alfonse
Monkey Island 2 with the wheel code disc


Yeah there were so many different variations. I remember writing out pages and pages of the codes by hand.

Also the time before game saves. When gaming was truly hardcore!!!
#36
Daley Thompson on the Spectrum
Cool Spot on the Megadrive
Mega CD and 32X
Having to stuff a piece of paper in to the top off a cassette so could record over
#37
I remember showing my boss who was the PC guy in my office all the specs for my new PC I was buying 12 years ago and he said to definitely go for it because the 10GB HD memory was MASSIVE!
banned#38
shanecr
There were a few, i had the sinclair zx81 and the 48k. loved the sound they made when loading a cassette. football manager was very addictive]


I had the 48k one with plastic keys. I remember a friend getting the 128k and taking my copy of Chase HQ round and having... OMG speech!!!!
banned#39
Wagwan.

Storage / HDD sizes. If someone told me 10 years ago I could have 16GB of storage space on a keyring, in my pocket, for less than £20 I would have laughed at them.

The CDi. A friend had one and we thought that it was the absolute pinnacle of gaming.

Playing Goldeneye on the N64 and thinking that multiplayer gaming will never get better. In fact, I sort of stand by this. I have never had as much fun in a multiplayer game as I used to on Goldeneye. All these Modern Warfares and the like are too serious and complicated now.

I remember I had mobles before anyone sent text messages. And then one day someone told me about these SMS things you could send and I should try to see if they worked on my phone. Sent one, got one back. It worked but I didn't see the point of it at all....!
#40
I had a 48k with rubber keys, but we took to a shop to have a new casing with plastic keys placed over the top

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