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#1 8bit

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:24 PM

Back in the golden days of gaming most of the popular arcade games were racing games. It was a great way to dream before being old enough to actually drive a car. Which classic games from the pre Gran Turismo era did you like growing up? One vote for Pole Position. :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 05:58 PM

Pole Position

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:19 PM

Road Race for the VIC-20. A night drive (black screen) with white pylons rushing at you. But, in all honesty, I got my driver's license in 1969 -- not many computer games were available back then. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

Road Race But, in all honesty, I got my driver's license in 1969 -- not many computer games were available back then. :thumbsup:


Were there any computer games in 1969?

pong?

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Posted 26 September 2010 - 03:33 AM

I couldn't tell you exactly, but I remember being stunned by Pong in college, so that would have been '70 to '74.

We had pinball -- with very few electronic bells and whistles!

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 04:42 AM

Check out whatever game is in the background of the promo video for "Computer Games" by New Zealand band Mi-Sex, released in 1979!



Wellm I don't know if it's from an actual game (well before my time, born in '87 here) but this video is awesome.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:08 PM

Road Race for the VIC-20. A night drive (black screen) with white pylons rushing at you. But, in all honesty, I got my driver's license in 1969 -- not many computer games were available back then. :thumbsup:


That's true, I think we need to go back to the electro mechanical timed arcade games that often used pinball cabinets. Great fun, and very loud thanks to the moving parts and 8 track sound.

For example, the Sega Sand Buggy game of 1972. Ahh, it brings a tear to the eye to recall when Sega was still in the hardware game. Oh departed Dreamcast, where art thou now? Lol.

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And doesn't the cowboy in the artwork look like Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart?

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 07:23 PM

Very Cool, I can't remember that one at the bowling alley or Putt-Putt or the skating rink.
Jimmy Stewart Crocodile Dundee looking dude.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:26 PM

1958

Physicist Willy Higinbotham invents the first "video game" at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. His game, a table tennis-like game, was played on an oscilloscope.


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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:45 PM

Wow

That guy (Willy Higinbotham) spent his life working to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:49 PM

1958

Physicist Willy Higinbotham invents the first "video game" at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. His game, a table tennis-like game, was played on an oscilloscope.


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It's always disputed which came out first, Magnavox Odyssey or Atari Pong, but that tennis game beats 'em hands down for earlyness, lol.

Can't ignore the bikes, and it's still sad Sega is out of the hardware game.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:35 AM

Super Sprint started out as the black & white Atari arcade game Gran Trak 10, and eventually got more sophisticated in color and ended up as one of the most popular games on NES. They were simpler times, they were better times.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

My local Pizza Hut used to have a Pole Position game. I was never able to play it because it was broken every time I went there. :crazy:

I am not old enough to have seen those old racing games back when they were new. I grew up playing games from the 1990s.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:02 AM

Pole Position is awesome!!!!!!!


Games of the early 80s were the best!!!!!!! (Arcade,etc)

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 05:32 AM

Namco's 1980 classic, a forgotten gem, I liked it more than Pac Man.

 

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