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Your favourite computer/console of all time

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by jk2447, May 23, 2013.

  1. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    OK you know the drill. What is/was your favourite computer of all time? I don't want to know what comes close, what are your top three that you can't decide between. What one single computer or console and why please :)

    Sounds easy but I don't think it is when you can only pick one.

    Here goes..... mine would have to be my Sinclair Spectrum 48k with rubber keys. It was the first actual computer I had that more or less started my obsession with computers. I'd spend hours writing basic that would draw two circles, but more often than not come up with break error! Back then I thought it was really cool that I needed an external tape drive, the one with a speaker in so I could listen to music too :)

    It was also where I got my first taste of computer games! I must have gone through some joysticks (sounds weird now!) with my Kempston interface I was ready to rock! Games like Barbarian, Treasure Island Dizzy, Chase HQ, Gauntlet, Sim City, Rainbow Islands, I could go on and on because the selection of games was immense. I loved text games like Twin Kingdom Valley and The Hobbit.

    There was also the most awesome games shop in Liverpool called Bits and Bytes. Cassettes everywhere, I'd love to see that place again!

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  2. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    I would have to say the Amiga 500 with games such as Kick Off Lemmings & Cannon Fodder. Makes me want o get it down out off the loft now and set it up lol...
     
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    Have to say I think I agree with Kopite, although maybe not on the games. Thinking more Sensible Soccer, Champ Manager 93 I think it was, Heimdall and things like the original Another world, Leander etc! Some truly brilliant games back in the day!
     
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    600 was my first but I absolutely loved that thing, 20meg HD! 1200 was modded to the max it cost me a fortune back in the day
     
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  5. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Forgot about Sensible Soccer lol, also do you remember Speedball?
     
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Monkey Island, Settlers, Dune II, Wings, Syndicate, Pinball Fantasies/Dreams, F1 GP, Moonstone, It Came From the Desert. Mine would have been Amiga but had to give the credit to the Specky as it started it all for me
     
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    Speedball 2. Awesome game! When a team is called Brutal Deluxe, and you score points for hitting a side wall, you know its going to be good.

    Sensi and Championship Manager were the nuts. Champ Manager Italia was even better. Cantona used to regularly score 100 goals a 34 game for me!
     
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    That wasn't the shop near to Central station in the 'undergroundy' bit was it? There used to be a pretty good games shop there if I recall from by ill begotten youth! Got a cheap copy of The Bard's Tale for the Amstrad CPC there once, two tape game for 3 quid! Absolutely loved it. :)
     
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  9. RichyV

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    ZX-81 (because it was my 1st and introduced me to computing)
    Spectrum 48k (because it was my 1st colour computer and the games were awesome - had a Speccy of one sort or another for 5 years)
    Amiga A500 (because it was my 1st 'real' computing experience - with an operating system, multi-tasking etc...)
    Amiga A4000 (because I still use it now!) :D
     
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  10. BrizoH

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    Amiga for me too - like others have said, Kick Off, Champ Manager and not forgetting all the Sierra games (which I still play now and again via DOSbox :) )
     
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  11. dmarsh

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    Amiga 500 for me, King of Chicago my first game for it, too many classic games to list. Upgraded my 1.2 ROM to 1.3, stuck in a Fatter Angus and a 68010, bought the ridiculous expensive A590 SCSI 20 MB hard drive.

    Learning 68k asm and how to use the blitter seemed sooo cool !
     
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  12. SimonD

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    I started out on the Spectrum 48k and had several over the years, but then moved onto an Amiga 500 and Workbench 1.2 and loved it, I wasn't sure before a mate of mine who got one showed me, like most Speccy guys we had a thing against the C64 and as the Amiga was supposed to be the follow on to it I poopoo'd it before seeing it (I was 12\13 at the time), as soon as I saw it tho... wow.
     
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  13. Kopite_21

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    Is anyone getting the new Microsoft Xbox One when its out?
     
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  14. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    That's exactly the one mate well remembered. What where you doing in my neck of the woods? You're from daaan saaaf aint ya?

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    Sure am mate :) Check this out tho, funny skit of the Xbox One launch
     
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    Yeah I live in Northants, but originally from Liverpool. Most of my family still live up that way (Crosby / Blundellsands). Went to a couple of different colleges and Uni in Liverpool so I know the place pretty well!

    Well know it less well now, than I used to anyway. :)

    Just had another memory of a joystick I bought at that shop also, a Competition Pro. The best joystick I ever had, it was awesome!

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    That looks like the mini version I had that and the full size version

    Broke many joysticks playing Daley Thompson's Decathlon lol

    Still got my Speccy and a box full of games etc along with the Currah speech synthasiser which was cool at the time
     
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    My first and favorite was a cpc 464 I had a colour screen with mine but at the time green screen was the most common. Loved dizzy , ghost busters, elite, feud and loads of others . Got through tons of joysticks on that and also had the add on cheat cartridge although I can't remember what that was called.
     
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    I had a C64, they had Datel Action Replay Cartridge or Trilogic Expert Cartridges, not sure what was on the CPC.
     
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    Action reply rings a bell, I think a Google is in order later... oo oo just remembered "laser squad" and "space hulk".
     
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  20. jk2447

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    My mate had a CPU 464 it was awesome, the graphics at the time on games like Batman and Rolling Thunder were brilliant. Cauldron 2 was another fave on my mates Amstrad
     
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