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Post those old photos of you playing video games back in the day

>> No.4393231

what game were you playing?

>> No.4393251

im pretty sure it was Tomorrow Never dies for ps1

>> No.4393252

that pic looks much older than ps1 era

>> No.4393293

ps1 era was 20 years ago

>> No.4393313

12/24/99 on the bottom right

>> No.4393314

yeah, that pics looks like something from the 80's, not 1997

>> No.4393336
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>that t-rex sweater

>> No.4393338

we used to bring the video games to my grandmothers during the holidays. she was always a few decades behind

>> No.4393354

that explains the furniture, but not the pullover

>> No.4393385
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Me in the center

>> No.4393392

Me with the glasses.

>> No.4393401

me the elbow

>> No.4393420
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Repost thread, eh? /vr/'s seen these a half dozen times now, but you asked for it.

Six year-old me getting down with turtle power.

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A closer look at the battlestation.

>> No.4393424

Most people in the 90s didn't wear neon clothes with zigzags. My parents made me wear silly sweaters like that too.

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And I think this one is actually from a slumber party my oldest brother went to.

>> No.4393434

Isn’t it crazy how we don’t see these people sitting in front of pvms? Isn’t that how people originally played? You know, like the developers intended?

>> No.4393436

Don't think I have any pictures but there's this great quality video in my closet somewhere of my older sister and I playing Sonic 2 co-op when it first came out

>> No.4393450

People used their tv's that they had for 20 years already to watch television

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My 80s battlestation with my gf at the time

>> No.4393576

Seems legit.

>> No.4393579 [DELETED] 

The beauty of the white woman must not perish from the earth
Stop race mixing

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Not playing the game, but my Grandma has just given me a copy of Sonic 3 for my birthday, and I've got a sweet Sonic & Knuckles shirt on.

This photo is bittersweet because she just passed away a few months ago. RIP grandma.

>> No.4393714

nice lipstick fagoid

>> No.4393790

That's your grandmother? She must have had your mom and/or dad when she was like ten.

Basically, I'm saying your gram was hot.

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>> No.4393813
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Why? Its not like you'll get lucky just cos the color doesn't change

>> No.4393828

She had my dad when she was 20, and my parents had me when they were both 18. So yeah she was super young for a grandmother.

>> No.4393867

The 90s were a different time

>> No.4393926

are you that kid from home alone

>> No.4393976

I had neon pullovers and windbreakers in the 90s. Though they were more of an early 90s thing.

>> No.4394013


>Picture looks like it was taken in 1980
>Suddenly spot PSX
>Mind Blown

>> No.4394019

>implying they didn't still call it PSX in the 80s

>> No.4394039


What about the pullover? That's bog-standard 90's on that sweater.

>> No.4394043


Sweaters played by different rules than other clothes in the 80s and 90s, too.

>> No.4394049


Stuff lasted long enough to be used 20 years back then.

>> No.4394062


Kevin McCallister? Or Macaulay Culkin?

>> No.4394071


90's fashion tends to be a continuation and refinement of the 80's, in retrospect.

>> No.4394078


Well-memed, fren!

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>> No.4394487

me second from the left

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>> No.4394875

PVMs are for recreating the arcade monitor look

>> No.4394886
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My old apartment around 1998 or so

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Several years later, probably late 2002

>> No.4394925


I just realized we never took pics of us playing vidya, ever. Dang.

>> No.4394938

That pic is very 90s.

>> No.4394943

That FF poster gets me every time. Why is it so high up?

Why does Billy have a unibrow and no neck? Why did men look so weird during this time?

>> No.4394951


Don't feel bad, Anon: I've none to share either thanks to my faggot-ass father.

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Not giving you jerk material, Hisoka.

>> No.4394965

Wow! You're Ms. Pac-Man?

>> No.4394969

yikes, no wonder they could only afford sonic 3 well after sonic & knuckles was out

>> No.4394985 [DELETED] 

nice weebstation anon im jelly

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Closest thing I got.

Well I also have a picture of myself next to a Bubble Bobble lego attraction if anybody cares to see that as well.

>> No.4395019

Your hair looks pretty.

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Thanks, anon.

>> No.4395028

I dunno. Ask my older brother. he's the one who put it there.

>> No.4395030


Hi /v/sus.

>> No.4395031

He must be pretty tall. At least he didn't put it on crooked.

>> No.4395046

Well he has 8 years on me and today we're all 6'2"

>> No.4395050

Americans are so ugly.

>> No.4395101

Are you Slim Shady on the right?

>> No.4395182

dude, those are DEFINITELY 90s clothes

>> No.4395215


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Me not in the pic, but this is my desc with my Amstrad Schneider CPC 664, sometime in the late 80s.

>> No.4395489

How hard was it to control games through the wall of your quarantine bubble?

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>> No.4395504
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Playing Galaxy Invasion on the TRS-80. I have another one with me in my Superman underwear doing the same, but I'm told I'm not allowed to post it due to pedo weather and no-fun-allowed mods.

>> No.4395505

computing in the 70's and 80's was aids
thank goodness for all the autist's that develped them firther through the garbage times into the glorious mid 90's peak

>> No.4395513

Fuck, man, did you die and your parents preserve your room as a shrine, unable to cope with the loss?

Are you a ghost?

>> No.4395515

You see, this? This right here is why people don't invite you out anywhere.

>> No.4395517


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>> No.4398098


>hat pic looks much older than ps1 era

jerry seinfeld sweater and acid washed jeans

nah it checks out.

fucking hell I feel old now. I was like 30 when that pic was taken and playing games in my house I was buying, haha

>> No.4398348

this is a great photo

>> No.4398360


living the /vr/ life before it was retro

>> No.4398519

I hope this thread stays alive long enough for me to go and raid my parent's photo box.

I once actually took a photo of the end screen of Master System Sonic - it was the first game I ever beat. Not much of an achievement but it seemed a big deal to me at the time.

>> No.4398609

Wait- is that a Sonic dating sim?

>> No.4400367

Looks like from an instructional video.

>> No.4400385
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summer 1990, we were moving and they bought me a NES to distract me. Got SMB2 during the move and SMB3 when it launched later.

>> No.4400410

Looks like my Grandma, except my Grandma was old so not as sexy.

What the fuck am I typing?

The wood stove makes me most jelly.

>> No.4400413

super qt pic

>> No.4400416

not just that but green label games. Could be 00's

noticed the n64 games first.

>> No.4400427

:>date on the photo says 12-24-99

whew just made it for the retro cutoff :^)

>> No.4400518

Looks like Bad Dudes on the screen?

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thanks for the yous. That pic is one of my earliest memories, and Im glad I remember it. Was an interesting time. The week before I think I went to my first arcade, and played a deluxe cab Thunder Blade. It was like being God sitting up in that seat.

And yes that woodstove was awesome. Being 5 it seemed so big. Used to want to climb in it. Looks small now. We had a fireplace around the corner, too, and this was in the Bay Area. Probably didnt use either fireplace.

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hashtag squad goals

>> No.4404726 [DELETED] 

>you now realize arcades were a magnet for child molesters and drug dealing criminals.

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that n64 and oot on the shelf hnnng

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Floor or Bed under covers is the most comfy place to game. Chairs hurt my ass. not my pic btw

>> No.4405632

Why that kid's room looks like a collector's one.
Why there's so many monkeys.

>> No.4405821

>Family Ties

my nigga

>> No.4405823

This picture is taken in modern day, trying to look like it was taken in the year 2000.

The Nu-Male collectors shelf with 3 games from each system gives it away

>> No.4405828

except >>4404815 is the same room and I doubt anyone in 2017 has a bowl cut.

>> No.4405830

Not him, but it was probably taken in the early 2000s because of the Family Ties rerun on Nick at Nite

>> No.4405832

not to mention all the visible GBA games are from 2002 at latest.

>> No.4405847


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2006-ish. not retro but it's the closest i have.

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o shit, found one of the same room from 2004/2005.

>> No.4405925

I had that same Creative Zen Jukebox, was badass at the time.

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In case if anyone's wondering why the average TV back then was so small.............well here you go. They were fuck-expensive

Decent-sized tube TV's didn't become afford able until the late 90's/early 2000's.

That $799 TV (which is only 27 inches) would cost $1,703 in today's dollars.

>> No.4406198

You look exactly the same as I did at that age. Hair, face, everything. Even the tshirt. Fucking weird.

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>> No.4406404

Yeah she was. I'd bang the shit out of her in that picture.

Sorry, but not sorry.

>> No.4406407

Wow, I wonder how much the 36" zenith we had cost in the early 90s.

>> No.4407010

I wonder what she's doing now

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Shes a "contemporary" artist so shes probably rich off money laundering.

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One of the best days of my life

>> No.4407175 [DELETED] 

are you 18? i feel old.

>> No.4407190

Yea 19 :^)

>> No.4407205

>disappointed li'l sonygger in the middle

>> No.4407351

>VGA rated before it was mainstream.

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>> No.4407417

These two are actually stills from an old VHS of me and my sister. That's why they're such shit quality, sorry

>> No.4407535

These were shot well. You should be proud of your kinographer parents.

>> No.4407542
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why is everyone so mean on this board lmao

>> No.4407545

Saying somebody looks like Jesus is an insult now?

>> No.4407549

ah, thought he meant "sus" as in suspect. my b

>> No.4407738
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Posted this before, posting it again.

It's picture of my little brother, me, and my dad in his home office. Brother is playing GTA 1 on dad's computer. We played GTA a lot, almost every day. Some of the other games we played were Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Half-Life, and Tomb Raider.

Dad didn't care that much about computer games, but he was always happy to help us install and play them. Dad died last summer. He was rushed to hospital for stomach problems, stayed there for about week, and then passed away. He left so quickly and unexpectedly that all of his stuff was left laying around exactly as he had left them. Almost as if he had just went to the store and will be back any minute now, but he will never come back.

Sorry I had to ruin the picture with censors, I just don't think it would be appropriate to post recognizable photos of my family on 4chan.

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Another one with me, dad, and little brother. This photo is from some cruise ship or hotel I guess. Both photos are from mid- or late 90s.

>> No.4407752

I was gonna make some joke about blackface but now I'm too sad
>I just don't think it would be appropriate to post recognizable photos of my family on 4chan.
I'm surprised by how many don't think much of it

>> No.4407782

me on the left

>> No.4407791


This photo makes me feel really happy inside.
Wish I could travel back to 2000 - 2006

>> No.4407812


>cross on the wall
>playing GTA

>> No.4407816
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Jesus would approve shooting druglords and heathen hare krishnas.

>> No.4407881

Don't know, but that 31" TV in today's dollars is slightly over $4,000.

Here's the inflation adjustment calculator if you want to try to figure it out, or go through old gaming ads and see what all that shit costs in today's money:


That $100 Nintendo game in 1989 is $203.69 in today's money.

>> No.4407906


I *love* doing shit like this to prove to other people how worthless their unbacked funnymoney is.

Most assume inflation is bad, but not THAT bad.

>> No.4407998

Hey, that's my cigarette. Small world.

>> No.4408197

Back when being a weeb was cool and aesthetic.

>> No.4409045

18+ website, senpai.

>> No.4409260

Your dad seems based, I'm sorry for your loss anon

>> No.4409271

>He doesn't jerk off to game prices

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>Those Mail-in speakers
FUCK! I want those!!

>> No.4409303

It was never cool and aesthetic.

>> No.4409330

Objectively a shit console.

>> No.4409343
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this is comfy af

>> No.4409348

I believe it's the 90s, my grandparents had old tech and furniture too, like walking into the past...small town folk, farmers...we still have a wooden TV...we needed a few hookups because those TV's don't have the yrw chords...yellow, red, white...

>> No.4409356

>yrw chords
They are cables with RCA connectors carrying composite video. Stop trying to sound folksy.

>> No.4409390

Looks comfy. Reminds me of sleepovers where wed play super smash bros or take turns playing ocarina of time in someone's basement

>> No.4409429


god that is beautiful. bringing me to tears.

>> No.4410009

was your house built in the 70s lol

>> No.4411067
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here I go

>> No.4411086 [DELETED] 

cant find any right now without digging into old albums at my parents house but i have this one from an old christmas getting this bad boy

that beast ate so many AA batteries, it became a running gag that one of my gifts for any occasion like birthday/christmas thereafter would be a big pack of them. only ever remember liking o

>> No.4411440

damn this kid is spoiled

>> No.4411443

i don't usually use "comfy" but this is really comfy.

>> No.4411520

I'm from Vermont. I didn't use a woodstove but many of my friends used one as their main means of heating. They are super cozy.

>> No.4411585

why do you look like a small souled bugman?

>> No.4411702

your opinion senpai

>> No.4411762
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Same time period, same video. This was after we moved but were in between at some apartment. I remember buying Mario 3 during the move. You cant tell but Im fidgeting and moving my arms to make mario go higher. This looks like Level 1-3.

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>80 dollars
jesus christ games used to be expensive

>> No.4412029

toe jam and earl is almost as expensive as the gameboy in that picture

>> No.4412437

The value of the dollar is literally HALF what it was 30 years ago. That's huge inflation for such a short time, and it occurred because Obama spent more money than all US presidents combined, so he simply kept the printing presses turned on to use inflated dollars to keep the economy from collapsing.

>> No.4412517

did you fuck?

>> No.4412557

Half of the games in the pic aren't even retro but it looks nice But somehow I think that room may smell bad

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Here you go, I made a less obtrusively censored version just for the heck of it. It came out kind of spooky looking but whatever.

>> No.4412654

Jesus anon are your legs okay?

>> No.4413760

Better than the N64.

>> No.4414004

That's not how "objectivity" works.
N64 was obviously better.

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>> No.4414269

Blonde kids in the 90s all had bowl cuts, because Home Alone.

>> No.4415560

Yeah, I dont know why I was so lanky back then. I mean I was 6 y.o. but I'm normal now, for being a 5'9" manlet that is.

>> No.4415589

it's far worse when adjusting for inflation

>> No.4415809

welcome to the wonderful world of 35mm film cameras.

>> No.4415824

While it isn't a shit console it is kind mediocore

>only about 20 or so worthwhile exclusives
>optical format that could only hold 1.5 GB
>component is expensive because of design choice

>> No.4416036

i kek'd

>> No.4416051

my fuckin' sides

>> No.4416053

fuck you, I'm not crying

>> No.4416056

almost looks like a album cover

>> No.4416060


>> No.4416289

No, I agree, I much preferred the ps2 at the time

The game cube had it's share of problems, but that doesn't mean it was objectively a bad console

People on this website like to throw around the term 'objectively' without understanding what it means

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This is still the best gaming related photo ever.

>> No.4418145

that clown looks creepy.

>> No.4418150

u were otaku in 2002?
i wanna suck u dry

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Xmas 1992. Jelly?

>> No.4418253

What a coincidence. My brother and I also played Road Runner on snes a lot back in those days. Im gonna try to dig up some pictures of him. I know I have a vhs tape of him beating Mario 2. I was the annoying younger brother that always deleted his save files.

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>> No.4419340

Hey nice, thank you. I'll be using this one in future threads if I decide to share it again.

>> No.4419447

I had some raging OCD as a teenager, always kept everything alphabetized and the packaging in immaculate condition. The monkeys were puppets... I liked 'em!

I was, I know it.

I miss that place. Most definitely the happiest and comfiest time of my life.

I think those pics were taken shortly after the GameCube launch. We were playing the original Smash Bros in preparation for Melee.

It did not smell, but if it's any consolation my current room does!

>hyper-masculine bowl cut

>> No.4419791

Much better than today's crop of weebs desu

"nu-male" is literally the rw version of "hipster", I wouldn't take anyone who uses it word seriously

>> No.4421983

fuckin weeb

>> No.4422725

I bet your father was very proud of you

>> No.4423752
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Obviously not me but here's a picture of Micheal Jackson watching his kids play Super Mario.

I believe this photo was taken in Japan, could be wrong though.

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I think this must have been the summer of 2000. Showing of my Pokémon to a friend and enjoying some ice cream.

>> No.4423990

MJ has asian children?

>> No.4424002

Not sure, just remember seeing this image on /vr/ a few months back, and that's what the post said.


I never bothered to check.

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>> No.4424035

Why do pictures before 2000 of adults/children look genuinely happier? Something about it.

>> No.4424062

>white people

>> No.4424158
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Nothing to worry about.

Before 1989, you had the cold war turning hot to worry about, but that ended by 1989 and even then you could say it wasn't even a threat by the early 80's
1990's were pretty perfect if you were american/european (although 50hz gaming was trash)
then 9/11 came in 2001 and slapped us back to reality
then by the time things were shaping up in the mid 00's, we had the recession, and here we are today in 2017 no better

I'm sure the internet being popular on smartphones, and facebook being a thing mixed with EPIC DEPRESSION MEMES added to it all.

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Posting this shitty, tiny, blurry pic of my old bedroom circa 1999. I know it looks like I'm watching MST3K, but that's actually a construction paper cutout taped to the bottom of my screen for shits. I'm 99% sure I was playing Ocarina of Time, and this was during a cutscene in death mountain crater or something.

Also my Genesis with EWJ 2 is visible. I played that game so fucking much.

>I'm sure the internet being popular on smartphones, and facebook being a thing mixed with EPIC DEPRESSION MEMES added to it all.
Probably this. Kids are way too connected to just how miserable the world is nowadays. They're "growing up" faster, I guess. I'm super glad to have been born when I did. Early enough to take full advantage of the birth of the internet and the home computer, but not late enough to take it for granted.

>> No.4424214

Why did you have a cane?

>> No.4424234

I honestly don't know. I probably just thought it was cool. Might have been my grandpa's.

>> No.4424258


>> No.4424276

>Family Ties
Goddamn. There was a point where Nick at Nite was showing some pure gold. I remember staying up super late and watching Family Ties, ALF, Gilligan's Island and Cheers until the sun came up. Good fucking times.

>> No.4424278

Killin' a person ain't no big deal. Just put the gun to their head... pow!

>> No.4424301

...why did you censor the window?

>> No.4424405


The world is an objectively better place now than it's ever been. You're a literal fucking moron if you don't realize this.

>> No.4424409

And yet, here you are on /vr/

Checkmate, anon.

>> No.4424414

>citation needed for your 'objective' fact

>> No.4424419

I honestly don't know if I have any. My parents might somewhere back when I had my N64. I remember the first game I ever beat was Star Fox 64 when I was 5. I wonder if anyone got a picture of that moment. I remember I had a lot of family over that day.

>> No.4424420

>The world is an objectively better place now than it's ever been.
That's a hard thing to objectively judge, anon. Besides, we're not making any kind of speculation on the state of the world in general. We're just talking about childhood.

>> No.4424458

>"Carpenter" jeans

Confirmed for 90s

>> No.4424459 [DELETED] 

you ever bang that piece of ass in the purple dress?

>> No.4424469 [DELETED] 

you ever fuck that piece of ass in the white?

>> No.4424484

You ever fuck you own ass?

>> No.4424518
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Going through our home movies and saw this.
This was my cousins' house ~'94. What game is it?

>> No.4424526

Because I know there at least one maniac out there who can locate any house simply by seeing some tree on the yard etc.

>> No.4424534

crue ball

>> No.4424543

Your level of paranoia is disconcerting.

>> No.4425024

2400 in 1992? Dont remember what we had but that sounds shitty. I know we had a 14-4 in 94. I think our 89 packard bell had a 2400 baud

>> No.4425445


That mullet!

>> No.4425449

Your face looks like you ripped ass and you're trying to hide it

>> No.4425473

Oh wow you were a huge faggot before that became popular.

Bet you're still fat and single.

>> No.4425504
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My cousin and I playing Pokemon Red and Blue, probably Christmas or Thanksgiving of 98.

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I don't know for sure what year this was, but I had this horrendous Sonic halloween costume one year.

>> No.4425516

None of these photos are very authentic, where are all the PVMs?

>> No.4425518

Hey I wasn't fat in 1998, that happened later

>> No.4425520

I dressed up as KNUCKLES for halloween when I was like 5. My mom made the costume and everything. I dont know if I have pictures of it tho.

>> No.4425525

they cost $10K in the 90s. Everyone was still using 70s console tvs with RF input.

>> No.4425550


So i've been lied to this whole time about the authentic retro experience, shocked, shocked i tell you!

>> No.4425876

maybe marble madness if the other anon isnt correct

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This goes to my creepy sonic folder.

>> No.4425917

Authentic retro experience is precisely if you use RF/composite. But since we have other options readily available, why not try those in the AD 2017?

>> No.4425938

I had that exact dinosaur sweater

>> No.4426043

Were you kids actually old enough to remember it? Everyone acts like it was some crazy turning point, a "through-the-looking-glass" moment. I agree it had an impact on society in general, but I was 14 at the time, and it didn't really affect most kids very much. Children were always aware of bad shit going down on the news, and they tend to just brush it off unless it affects them directly. Unless a kid had a friend or family member that died in the tragedy, they're going to forget about it the second their favorite cartoon comes on.

>> No.4426046

I lived in Europe and it affected me, I remember spending weeks doing nothing else but watching TV and reading about it. Maybe because I was some sort of nerd, but it was a total shock.

>> No.4426058

>Maybe because I was some sort of nerd, but it was a total shock.
Maybe. I lived less than an hour from Boston, the airport where the planes were hijacked from, and I had been to the top of the twin towers on vacation just over a year earlier, and I remember barely batting an eyelash over the whole thing. As a kid, I never saw a reason to get upset over things that didn't affect me or that I was powerless to change. I was aware the world was a shithole full of bad people, but I was barely a teenager and had homework and chores to do so whatever. I think I maybe spent a little while thinking about how shitty it would have been to be on the top floor of the tower when the planes hit, but then I moved on.

It may have been how I found out about it, though. I was in school and the word was spreading it was on the news. My teacher flicked it on the TV for about 3 minutes, then shut it off, assuming it was just an accident and that it was a distraction from our work, so I spent the whole rest of the day not really knowing or caring. Wasn't until later that night I finally heard a report that it was a terrorist attack, and by that time the impact had been lost.

Also, I'm not sure how it is in Europe, but in America I feel like there was a major bombing/shooting/tragedy at least twice a year. Kids get desensitized that that pretty quickly. At least, I did. It was hard to stress the importance of it being the first major terrorist attack of its kind on US soil, because kids listen to the news and hear about people killing people every day in the US. The politics behind it don't make much of a difference for many of us.

>> No.4426064

I guess you americans just don't give a fuck about anything (not a bad thing). Here it was really big, I remember talking about it in class, doing some reports and seeing everyone really affected.
I think it was the only topic for like a month, people stopped caring even about sports.

>> No.4426121

>Here it was really big, I remember talking about it in class, doing some reports and seeing everyone really affected.
That's not to say that didn't happen here. We certainly talked about it after the fact, and maybe I wrote a paper or two, but given that the day of, literally all of my teachers just considered it a distraction and wouldn't let us watch it in school, it kind of set the tone. Then the news media machine quickly made the attacks all about the politics and pushing for war, and then the criticism started to roll out, and living in a blue state I was in the thick of it, it basically just made me shut it all out. I knew a few kids who seemed bothered by it, but honestly they were doing it to win "grown up points", or because they were in a journalism class. The rest of my friends and I were to busy playing on our shiny new Gamecubes and PS2s or whatever.

Just to make this about video games, I was honestly more distraught that when I had been in New York a year earlier, some fucker broke into our car and stole my Game Boy and Pokemon Blue, on which I had recently completed the Pokedex. I did get a new GBC to replace it, so there's that, I guess.

>> No.4426180

I didn't have a console so maybe that's why I felt affected.

>> No.4426205

That would do it. Video games dull all the pain.

>> No.4426238

I was a little younger than you and it was definitely a big deal. I lived in northern Virginia though, so maybe we felt the effects more than other parts of the country.

>> No.4426289

I dunno man. Like I said, I lived in Massachusetts, less than an hour away from the airport where the planes were hijacked. People cared, but it didn't take over our lives or suddenly "open our eyes" to the hatred of the world or whatever. It was news, it happened, and then our lives moved on. It didn't completely change our world or take away our childhood innocence like people want to claim.

Probably because, like I said, it wasn't long after the attack that the media angle completely shifted. It was more about the politics and gearing up for war than it was about the actual tragedy.

>> No.4426293

Why would Virginia be hit harder than anywhere else?

>> No.4426295

They're a very "Murika" state.That kind of shit hits 'em right in the freedom.

>> No.4426372

>doesnt under stand on how to play the game

>> No.4426401

"Oh how cute, I'll go get the camera."
"Okay everyone, say cheese!"
"No wait, anon, you were't smiling. One more."
"Okay good!"

*Pulls out cell phone*
"Oh geez, [so and so] is taking pictures of everyone."

>> No.4426410

>drinking orange Fanta and eating ice cream on the patio during a glorious day with your best friend and playing some Pokemons
That's why they look so happy. When was the last time anyone ever did that? I guarantee if someone was doing that, they'd be smiling when someone took a picture of them.

>> No.4426421

I agree with all of this except for the Fanta, that is a shit orange soda.

>> No.4426504

I preferred Slice, myself, but orange soda with an ice cream bar is a pretty based combo.

>> No.4426646

Not that anyone would necessarily do it to him, autists discovered the location of a flag because a plane flew over ir.

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>> No.4426906

>american kids used to look like this

jesus fuck what happened

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Anyone else found this thread incredibly depressing?

It's like a deadly mix of nostalgia and wasted opportunities.

>> No.4426979

Because one of the planes was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. I remember being unable to contact my dad all day, the cell phone networks were too congested and so were the roads, so he was stuck in traffic trying to get home for like 6 hours. The highway goes right past the Pentagon which was still smoking.

>> No.4426990

Everyone used RGB in my country by the time consoles got popular in the late 80s.

>> No.4427004


Not being typical 4chan dickish, but honestly you were too young to fully remember pre 9/11. I mean, you have some idea, but were probably too young to enjoy adult and older teen activities. Shit changed, I remember when you could actually go to the gate to see people off on an airplane.

I mean, you can still enjoy life and such, but it changed the whole feel of the country, used to feel more carefree and less surveillance state.

>> No.4427032

I remember it vaguely. I had no fucking clue what was going on and was mad that parents wouldn't put it back on Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon or whatever I was watching then. All I saw were the towers collapsing.

>> No.4427337

I was 14 in 2001, dude. Nothing changed for me. At all. There was some slight paranoia, and airport lines got ridiculous. Maybe I was just old enough to not be scared by it or realize that it wasn't going to change anything.

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this was me on the news for winning a kb toys shopping spree

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>> No.4427534

I was 10. The attitude of everyone changed from the happy optimism of the late 80s and 90s caused by the end of the cold war, when we realized the entire world wasn't sunshine, rainbows and unicorn farts.

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Ah a fellow wapanese.

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>> No.4427594

I don't have any pictures myself as my parents indulged our video gaming as much as it shut us up but they had no interest in the games themselves. My dad eventually began to hate technology in general and is tough to get along with these days, even though he got us started with it.

But I did see this video today and it helped remind me of the past in general, even if my past was never cool enough to meet this standard. Must have been nice with parents legitimately interested in the technology and getting in on the game playing/collecting themselves.


>> No.4427665

Those aren't his kids. He had his first in 1997

>> No.4427670

That mst3k cut out is cute, but I bet it's a pain. Especially for video games

>> No.4427780

It really wasn't, considering by that time I was mostly playing N64 games. It folded out of the way pretty easily, but I left it up for most of that summer.

Fuck, that was a good summer.

>> No.4427797

We're mutts, fuck off!

>> No.4427836

it's either marble madness or sonic spinball.

>> No.4427863

Conveniently posing in a way that would allow you to get away with it on /VR/... Hmm...

This is a retro game ad isn't it.

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said, it's definitely Crue Ball for Genesis. I recognized it immediately. Older sister was a Motley Crue fan and we both played the crap out of it.

>> No.4427946

/jp/ and newfags got nothing on u
ur the real O.G.

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does this count? remember kids sonic says smoke camel

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>> No.4429998

Nah, it might have been 90s but the clothes, furniture, even the kids overal look and hairstyles definitely look like early to mid 80s.
Now the pic from >>4393696
That is what I call 110% 90s

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>> No.4430450

That tower on the left is huge, last time I saw such a big one has been over a decade ago. How many people still use those big ones, /vr/-related or not?

>> No.4431203

I was old enough. It was one of those culture-defining moments that changed the way Americans viewed the world.
It simultaneously sprung forth feelings of shock, horror, cynicism and patriotism. It actually changed the way people thought and lived.

>> No.4431274


That's gotta be fake canada money or something, they were never that much at least in the midwest. $50 was the top I ever saw anything other than special editions up until the ps2 era.

>> No.4431276


You realize the president is only one man right? He might be the "top dog" but there's not much any president can do without congress and senate backing it up. Blame all of our elected officials, not just the figurehead.

>> No.4431961

You are correct, that catalog says Consumers Distrubuting, which was a Canadian company. I remember buying the first TMNT game for $90CDN.

>> No.4431983

>every inch of space must be crammed to the gills with decorative crap

Hi, you have crazy mother too?

>> No.4432019

I think it's the lack of kinship in today's society. In the past few decades especially, families have been breaking up and more people live without than ever. People don't value each other anymore and there's little love to be found in the world.

You need little more proof than how games have evolved. People used to sit beside friends and family for multiplayer. Now people mostly seem to play online with strangers who sort of become friends but once y'all log off...

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>> No.4432049

ahahahaha, no.

>> No.4432389

you can see the corner of the ps1 on the table

>> No.4432407

it's because they're using a cheap camera with crappy film. all photos look as terrible when shot with same setup.

>> No.4432412

tmnt! the nes version was the best version of that game. the home computer versions were god damn awful in comparison.

>> No.4432424

> millennial
hi, 80s dude here. computing then was fantastic. we still had the world at our fingertips by connecting up a very slow modem but we could still have a marvellous time collecting software, meeting people and causing trouble. if anything, computing became incredibly cancerous from 2000 onwards.

>> No.4432437

who are you quoting

>> No.4432440

>if you were american/european (although 50hz gaming was trash)
not really. only the poorly programmed games were trash. most shit from nintendo and sega of japan wasn't even fixed properly to run on 50hz systems. they just released 60hz to PAL regions and did nothing to fix them. so we in PAL land got a few frames per second less. for home computers it was the other way around. PAL got all the great titles and NTSC got the fixed versions.

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>> No.4432725

Non-digital pictures look like 10 years older than they actually are.

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>> No.4434267

People born in the 80's ARE millennials you fucking moron.

>> No.4435136

I would kill for that tshirt.

>> No.4435140

It's part of an advertisement, but it must be from be from Germany or something because nobody would have a suggestive computer ad like that in America.

>> No.4435143

Nah that's 100% early 90s. The kid looks like freaking Macaulay Culkin.

>> No.4435148

>I was like 30 when that pic was taken
You're 48 now?

>> No.4436582

whoa whoa whoa calm down my man
im sure he meant no harm

>> No.4436867

Are you forgetting the arcade version?

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10th birthday, no jelly

>> No.4436913

This thread made me quite happy, thanks lads!

>> No.4436941

What happened to his face?

>> No.4436942

"""""""his""""""" kids

>> No.4437935

Looks aesthetic as fuck.

>> No.4437970

The Nick at Nite logo on the television is also the old one from around then.

>> No.4438009 [DELETED] 

I just realized one of the things Strangers Things got wrong: It's set in the 80s but there isn't Garfield crap everywhere. IMMERSION RUINED

>> No.4438017

I just realized one of the things Stranger Things got wrong: It's set in the 80s but there isn't Garfield crap everywhere. IMMERSION RUINED

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>> No.4438737

Proves my point. The 90's didn't end until 2006.

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