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CaptAmerica04 4/12/2012 6:00:43 AM

R.I.P. Mr. Tramiel.  I loved my Commodore 64 back in 1986.  That was my start to gaming.

I completely agree with you, Tim, about EA.  The company might have issues, but I'm PRETTY sure I could list 10 companies that are far worse with minimal thought.

And what's wrong with GameStop?  There aren't many other places to get used games or trade in old games.  And their gamer card doesn't hurt (though, as reward-incentive customer programs, I've seen better).

tjanson 4/12/2012 8:02:53 AM

Cap...I probably haven't shopped a GameStop since the N-64 Days.  I was always able to find used games much cheaper either online or at local videostores.  Often times about 1/2 the price of what gamestop wanted for them.

I never had a Commodore 64 but I did have an Amiga 500.  Back in the late 1980's and early 1990's there was simply no console or computer better for games than an Amiga

jedibanner 4/12/2012 8:54:24 AM

Well, I don't know much about EA's busines ethics but, I would be willing to bet there are worse companies out there (as mentionned, many from the banks side and financial side who's screwed with the economy have way more responsabilities as being the worse then a gaming company).

Mass Effect 3...started it....not as enthousiastic into it as the 2nd so far. So, nowhere near the end but, hopefully by then the DLC might be done so, will see (although spoiler alert about the reapers comment would've helped...kind of spoiled a bit of the story there Tim).

 

jedibanner 4/12/2012 8:55:54 AM

tjanson, I would argue the Commodore 128 was better...but who really knows.

tjanson 4/12/2012 1:11:39 PM

Jedi...better than the Amiga?  Oh have to disagree there...when it came out the Amiga 500 was the most powerful home PC you could get...at least without spending $5 grand.  Go back to 1989 and at the time most PC's were still of the XT-12 monocrome variety and some 286-12/286-16 EGA/CGAs.  Nothing matched Amiga's video and sound cababilities at the time.  And it had some great games like It Came from the Desert, Shadowgate, Dungeon Master, Earl Weaver Baseball, Bard's Tale 2...man I spent many a night up til all hours of the night playing the Amiga...

jedibanner 4/12/2012 1:25:11 PM

It\s werid since up until today, I had never heard of the Amiga computer.

For sure 1989 Commodore was outclast, I was more talking in 1983-1986ish.

But since you used big words, they seem way too ligimate I won't argue you anymore.

Maybe we were just too poor at my house in those days the fastest we could have was a 128...damm...memories are now coming in so fast...must go cry now...

CaericArcLight 4/16/2012 8:40:27 AM

Ah...the Amiga 500. Loved that little machine. Would still like to have pixel-perfect ports of the games I was playing on it, mainly the great Cinemaware stuff like Rocket Ranger, It Came From the Desert, Wings....good times.

 

 

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