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Post by ShyViolet » January 7th, 2007, 5:08 pm

Yes, wander around with ET. That was it!
Did they ever make any better versions of E.T.?
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Post by Mitch » January 7th, 2007, 6:15 pm

ShyViolet wrote:Mitch: yeah, we should both get Photoshop together! :p Two minds are a terrible thing to waste. :wink:
You can say that again. I'll see what money I have left after I come back from the Star Wars Convention IV. ;) (snigger)
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Post by Ben » January 8th, 2007, 9:36 am

It's why I <I>don't</I> plug in that particular cartridge any more Mitch! ;)

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Post by Mitch » January 8th, 2007, 3:13 pm

Ben - Haha -- understandable. You don't even play it just for kicks? :P
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Post by Ben » January 12th, 2007, 12:19 pm

Well, yeah, when I want a wander. ;)

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Post by Mitch » January 12th, 2007, 2:33 pm

Ben - (snigger) :lol:

I am really hankering to get an Apple computer now that I know it will support my Sims 2 game, unlike our other computer, which blows up and cracks down every time I install the thing. I also hear that the Apples host the i-Pods quite well (same company -- makes perfect sense), which is why I also plan to purchase an i-Pod along with my Apple. Either that, or I'll just write both down on my Christmas list this year and hope for the best. :P
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Post by ShyViolet » January 27th, 2007, 6:03 pm

Mario Bros on stage! :) Silly. :? :P I like it, though. :wink:


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Post by ShyViolet » January 30th, 2007, 2:59 pm

I also hear that the Apples host the i-Pods quite well (same company -- makes perfect sense),

I agree! That's another reason why I'd like a Mac. :)

I think I read that originally, they could only fit with the Apple, no other computer.
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Post by ShyViolet » April 2nd, 2007, 12:32 am

Really weird Inside Edition from 1988!!! :shock:





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FYI: 100$ was WAY MORE back then. :wink:
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Post by eddievalient » April 2nd, 2007, 2:16 pm

"FYI: 100$ was WAY MORE back then."

I know that's true, but for some reason, I just can't buy that there has been that much inflation in the last 20 years. Besides, even in 1988 dollars, $100 for a videogame system (with a pack-in game to boot) seems like it would have been a good deal. Then again, that's always been Nintendo's strategy: Sell their hardware at a relatively low price and let software sales pick up the slack.
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Post by ShyViolet » April 3rd, 2007, 10:35 pm

It was a lot but, no, you're right, not that much more.

It just seems like everything is more expensive now (especially video games).....but people make about as much--sometimes less--than they did then. :?

Kind of a downer. :(

Computers have levled off a bit--but laptops are still pretty pricey.
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Post by GeorgeC » April 3rd, 2007, 11:14 pm

First computer...

Atari 800.

Had that one through about 1990/91 and used it to write reports through my first year of college AS WELL as play games off both 5.25" floppy and cartridge!

My next computer was a black-and-white Apple Classic followed by a G3 Biege Minitower. The G3 is where I got into online browsing and e-mail. I loved that system and had it for 8.5 years until it crashed for good last August.

My current computer, although used and NOT the top-of-the-line Intel Duocore Mac, kicks the butt off the other systems I've used. It's a G4 1.4 GHz, System 10.4.9 with a nice dual-layer DVD burner which I'll start using to archive LDs and VHS tapes within the next week. I've finally figured out HOW to make DVD-Rs with decent menus after several weeks to searching on the Net and asking around.

It's a LOT easier and CHEAPER than I thought it would be to create good home-made DVDs!


P.S. -- Generally speaking, stick to consoles to play games. It's not worth it to get into PC gaming. Your graphics card will be maxed out after 6 months even if you've got the current top-of-the-line gadget and it's just not worth the hassle considering a computer system is generally "decent" for 3 years and definitely obsolete after 4 years.

At least a popular console system will be supported for a minimum of 5-6 years and you know most developers will do an excellent job debugging games before they get released on the market.

PC gaming is a hassle with all the hardware driver, bug patch, and graphics card issues.

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Post by ShyViolet » April 3rd, 2007, 11:24 pm

Hmmm.....interesting! :)

But, I know that if you want a PSP you have to pay like $70 extra for the "memory card" or something right?

What a gyp!! :roll:
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Post by Daniel » April 4th, 2007, 12:13 am

70$? :shock:

See, that's where the Nintendo DS has the advantage. It doesn't even need a memory card! It just saves the data on the game card, which is so convenient! :)

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Post by ShyViolet » April 4th, 2007, 1:50 am

I guess PSP has more memory to store, what with the high-tech 3d graphics you'd see on a PlayStation, etc...

But it's still a gyp.


















(I might, maybe, one day have one. Maybe...:wink:)


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You can get one at circuit city for about 170.00; I'm not sure if that's with or without a memory stick however....

I think it also comes with one sample game.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-Pla ... tDetail.do
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