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    Talking Mr. late-to-the-party

    Having no former education in the fine art of forum etiquette I simply bypassed this formality in favor of more stimulating discourse. But since I see now that this might enlighten others of events that have helped to shape my warped mind I will digress.

    Living in San Jose, California I have been deep into video games for most of my life. My father loved playing video games with me as a young boy and through the Atari 2600 and it's successor the 5200 I cut my proverbial teeth on these early systems at a young age. I remember fondly playing at my uncle's house and pulling all-nighters playing football and baseball on his 5200.

    It's because of this exposure that I grew up owning at one time or another nearly every video game console ever made. After Nintendo brought out their NES I couldn't get enough of it! I remember going nuts trying to get through Sunsoft's Batman, experiencing The Legend of Zelda, and the day I got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, October 17, 1989 I rushed home to my bedroom, popped it into the good old NES and bam, 7.1 earthquake. Getting the Sega Genesis and being awe-struck by the advancement in graphics, lusting for Stryder and Gaiares. Then the SNES and it's amazing scaling and rotation capabilities Nintendo called Mode 7.

    I was fortunate enough to attend the first two E3 Electronics Gaming Expo's in 95 and 96, where I was able to meet the likes of Trip Hawkins (of EA and 3DO fame), and Sam Tramiel of Atari (the guy who shat Jaguar upon the world, and yes I did own that one on release day). The fondest memory I have from my E3 experiences was when during the 96 E3 my buddy and I waited till the end of the expo and stole one of the display retail boxes for the then unreleased Nintendo 64 and stuffed it into my souvenir bag. On the flight home we formulated a diabolical practical joke to play on my buddies brother, where I carefully cut and fit styrofoam so that my Sega Saturn could go inside. I remember getting back to his house with the bags and laying it on thick that Nintendo had held a special surprise drawing while at the expo and that we had won something special. He knew that we were full of crap and didn't buy it for a second but we just kept up the ruse confidently until I told him they gave us an N64. If you have ever seen the Nintendo Kid youtube video, imagine a 20 year old acting even crazier, running hysterically up and down the stairs of his house squealing like a little girl. But then we sat and had him open the box which was like watching a Christmas morning where a child is cherishing every detail of the gift until he realizes Santa took a meaty dump in that box! When my buddy saw that Saturn he looked at us, back at the Saturn, then immediately at me and said, "I'm going to kill you!" Best practical joke I have ever been privileged to participate in!

    Other than video games I absolutely love watching movies. I was an early adopter of DVD in the dark days of 1997 when Circuit City introduced the spawn of Satan known as Divx (not the compression algorithm you all know so well) which proposed a pay-per-play DVD system that monitored everything you watched and discs became unplayable after 24 hours. I remember going into Circuit City stores and talking scores of folk out of making the mistake of supporting such a terrible scheme. This might help explain why I don't have a problem vocally supporting Wii U in game stores today.

    So I love playing video games and happen to enjoy the hell out of interacting with all of you on this fine forum. Cheers!



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    TL;DR - j/k

    Welcome - since no one has posted a welcome for you, yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Praxis View Post
    Having no former education in the fine art of forum etiquette I simply bypassed this formality in favor of more stimulating discourse. But since I see now that this might enlighten others of events that have helped to shape my warped mind I will digress.

    Living in San Jose, California I have been deep into video games for most of my life. My father loved playing video games with me as a young boy and through the Atari 2600 and it's successor the 5200 I cut my proverbial teeth on these early systems at a young age. I remember fondly playing at my uncle's house and pulling all-nighters playing football and baseball on his 5200.

    It's because of this exposure that I grew up owning at one time or another nearly every video game console ever made. After Nintendo brought out their NES I couldn't get enough of it! I remember going nuts trying to get through Sunsoft's Batman, experiencing The Legend of Zelda, and the day I got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, October 17, 1989 I rushed home to my bedroom, popped it into the good old NES and bam, 7.1 earthquake. Getting the Sega Genesis and being awe-struck by the advancement in graphics, lusting for Stryder and Gaiares. Then the SNES and it's amazing scaling and rotation capabilities Nintendo called Mode 7.

    I was fortunate enough to attend the first two E3 Electronics Gaming Expo's in 95 and 96, where I was able to meet the likes of Trip Hawkins (of EA and 3DO fame), and Sam Tramiel of Atari (the guy who shat Jaguar upon the world, and yes I did own that one on release day). The fondest memory I have from my E3 experiences was when during the 96 E3 my buddy and I waited till the end of the expo and stole one of the display retail boxes for the then unreleased Nintendo 64 and stuffed it into my souvenir bag. On the flight home we formulated a diabolical practical joke to play on my buddies brother, where I carefully cut and fit styrofoam so that my Sega Saturn could go inside. I remember getting back to his house with the bags and laying it on thick that Nintendo had held a special surprise drawing while at the expo and that we had won something special. He knew that we were full of crap and didn't buy it for a second but we just kept up the ruse confidently until I told him they gave us an N64. If you have ever seen the Nintendo Kid youtube video, imagine a 20 year old acting even crazier, running hysterically up and down the stairs of his house squealing like a little girl. But then we sat and had him open the box which was like watching a Christmas morning where a child is cherishing every detail of the gift until he realizes Santa took a meaty dump in that box! When my buddy saw that Saturn he looked at us, back at the Saturn, then immediately at me and said, "I'm going to kill you!" Best practical joke I have ever been privileged to participate in!

    Other than video games I absolutely love watching movies. I was an early adopter of DVD in the dark days of 1997 when Circuit City introduced the spawn of Satan known as Divx (not the compression algorithm you all know so well) which proposed a pay-per-play DVD system that monitored everything you watched and discs became unplayable after 24 hours. I remember going into Circuit City stores and talking scores of folk out of making the mistake of supporting such a terrible scheme. This might help explain why I don't have a problem vocally supporting Wii U in game stores today.

    So I love playing video games and happen to enjoy the hell out of interacting with all of you on this fine forum. Cheers!

    That was a hell of some letters! : 0
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    Are you implying my wind is long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew3107 View Post
    Man oh man I hated NES Batman. I'll admit that I sucked at it, but I hated it so much! -__-
    I started gaming in 2003 when I got the GameCube for my 7th birthday. I'm nowhere near as experienced with games as you.
    That practical joke is the best I've heard of. I wonder if I could pull that off with the Wii and Wii U with one of my family members...
    I loved games that had great levels of difficulty. Though I disagree with him on some games, James Rolfe's AVGN is like going back in time inside of my mind and replaying all the old NES games. Too bad modern game controllers aren't as sturdy as thay used to be, cause I couldn't see throwing the Wii U gamepad across the room like I did with my old SNES or NES controllers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lew3107 View Post
    At times, I would throw my Gamecube controller across a room after getting slaughtered in F-Zero GX. I've got nothing against hard games in general, but Batman triggered a hidden rage.
    I find that these days games are never as hard as they was a few decades ago.
    Batman was pretty hard, but the bane of my existence will always be the Ninja Gaiden series. I can still hear that death music ringing in my frickin' ears!!! "Da-da-da-dun-DUN-Dun-DUN-Dun-DU-du-DA-Da.....AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
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    I still have and play my original NES on occasion. Considering that system is 2-3 years older than I am, it's held up quite awesome (replacing the pin connector helped too) which bugs me since I feel like my 360 is on its last legs. Even though it's so simplistic, the difficulty of some of the NES games blow modern games out of the water. Ghosts and Goblins? I still have yet to attempt to beat it. I picked up the homebrew Battle Kid game last year and dear lord...I think the highest difficulty setting is called "Impossible".
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    Hey welcome to the forum ! Im glad to see you enjoyin yourself here so far !
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    "I don't always watch TV... but when I do I watch My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic ;D " Stay pony my friends ! Quote of the day from Princess : The Very Things That Hold You Down Are Going To Lift You Up . - (Dumbo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Mitchell View Post
    I still have and play my original NES on occasion. Considering that system is 2-3 years older than I am...
    If the NES is 2-3 years older than you are, how frickin' old is that beard of yours buddy!?!

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    Welcome to Wii U Forums!!

    Any Darth is a friend of mine!

    And I still occasionally fire up the nintendo emulator on my PC....

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