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Preng
Title: All right, that's cool!
Joined: Jan 11 2010
Location: Accounting Dept.
PostPosted: Jul 31 2016 04:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I suppose I've developed nostalgia over a website concerning nostalgia. Most everyone here is all right in my book, and it's neat to peek in and see how folks are doing from time to time.

Not much new content or hot topics around here...but we seem to be keeping it alive all the same.

I check in about every three days, but rarely post since I'm typically browsing from my phone. For me, typing on a keyboard is preferred (much faster), and when I'm on my phone I tend to only have time to rapidly scan a few websites.
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The Flaming Schnitzel
Title: Tsar of all Russias
Joined: May 10 2011
Location: Minsk, Belarus
PostPosted: Jul 31 2016 06:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't.


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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Aug 03 2016 11:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

It must have been so worth your time just to log in to tell us that you don't come here anymore, Flaming Shithole.


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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
Joined: Jan 26 2008
Location: Planet Druidia
PostPosted: Aug 05 2016 07:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

username wrote:
havent been here in months but i still miss the hey-days of this site and forums. i like nostalgia but i have responsibilities and life and ish.


I miss it too. When we moved 4 hours away from my hometown, I was a stay at home dad and didn't know anybody or really have a lot of opportunities to meet people. You guys helped me get through it. Sounds kind of lame, but I didn't have much of a life outside of taking care of a toddler and making visits every now and then back home. But it was really nice to have a place where I could talk about things I liked with like minded people. When I looked and saw that I hadn't been on here in years, I noticed that it was around the time I moved back home that I stopped posting. You guys got me through a lonely time.


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sidewaydriver
2010 SLF Tag Champ
Title: ( ͡� &#8
Joined: May 11 2008
PostPosted: Aug 06 2016 03:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for using us and kicking us to the curb like a cheap whore when we were no longer needed.


Shake it, Quake it, Space Kaboom.
 
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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
Joined: Jan 26 2008
Location: Planet Druidia
PostPosted: Aug 07 2016 10:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You're welcome!

Evidently I wasn't the only one. This place is like a barren wasteland. Where the fuck is everybody?


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The Opponent
Title: Forum Battle WINNER
Joined: Feb 24 2010
Location: The Danger Zone
PostPosted: Aug 07 2016 10:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I still go here because I cut my teeth on discussion boards of this form factor and I miss them so.


I'm not a bad enough dude, but I am an edgy little shit. I'll do what I can.
 
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M3GA MAN
Title: The Big A
Joined: Jun 19 2008
Location: Nowhere.
PostPosted: Aug 08 2016 02:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Nostalgia mixed with a healthy dose of enjoyment I suppose. I rarely post, but I am vaguely connected to a few of the users through social media. Most of the people here are good people to me, and we've shared history, which is enough for me to come back until the forum or I wither away.
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M3GA MAN
Title: The Big A
Joined: Jun 19 2008
Location: Nowhere.
PostPosted: Aug 08 2016 02:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

double post, whoops.
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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
Joined: Jan 26 2008
Location: Planet Druidia
PostPosted: Aug 08 2016 10:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The-Excel wrote:
I still go here because I cut my teeth on discussion boards of this form factor and I miss them so.


We all came here to discuss our nostalgic love of the cool shit we grew up on.

Maybe the nostalgic love of outdated forums will bring us all back.


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SoldierHawk
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Title: Warrior-Poet
Joined: Jan 15 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
PostPosted: Aug 12 2016 05:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

M3GA MAN wrote:
Nostalgia mixed with a healthy dose of enjoyment I suppose. I rarely post, but I am vaguely connected to a few of the users through social media. Most of the people here are good people to me, and we've shared history, which is enough for me to come back until the forum or I wither away.

This. And I still love re-reading Syd's old articles, too.

The black concert t-shirt article will forever be my favorite.




William Shakespeare wrote:
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

 
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scamrock
Title: Space Bastard
Joined: Jan 26 2008
Location: Planet Druidia
PostPosted: Aug 13 2016 02:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

SoldierHawk wrote:

This. And I still love re-reading Syd's old articles, too.

The black concert t-shirt article will forever be my favorite.

I like re-reading the old articles. The top 100 NES games is what initially brought me here. I still revisit it from time to time. I also have a fondness for the articles where Syd eats old food.


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The Flaming Schnitzel
Title: Tsar of all Russias
Joined: May 10 2011
Location: Minsk, Belarus
PostPosted: Aug 17 2016 11:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
It must have been so worth your time just to log in to tell us that you don't come here anymore, Flaming Shithole.

Wow, how did you know my childhood nickname?


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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Aug 17 2016 03:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

haha, I didn't even notice I posted Shithole instead of Schnitzel. I curse a lot on my phone texting friends, so it probably autocorrected to the nearest curse word. It's either that or I don't like you. Laughing


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The Flaming Schnitzel
Title: Tsar of all Russias
Joined: May 10 2011
Location: Minsk, Belarus
PostPosted: Aug 18 2016 02:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

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Ash Burton
Title: AshRaiser
Joined: Nov 10 2008
Location: Florida
PostPosted: Oct 03 2016 06:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I come by to make sure its still here.


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joshwoodzy wrote:
Ash is probably just home humping his SNES collection.

 
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LeshLush
Joined: Oct 19 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
PostPosted: Oct 22 2016 02:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The-Excel wrote:
I still go here because I cut my teeth on discussion boards of this form factor and I miss them so.

Heartily agreed.
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Sarge
Title: The Self-Titler
Joined: Aug 14 2010
PostPosted: Dec 04 2016 09:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

dRUNK.


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username
Title: owner of a lonely heart
Joined: Jul 06 2007
Location: phoenix, az usa
PostPosted: Dec 28 2016 06:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

made a wrong turn at albuquerque


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aeonic
Title: 2012 Champ of your Mom
Joined: Nov 19 2009
Location: Cape Coral, FL
PostPosted: Dec 29 2016 11:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Those hot, hot nudes.


Who likes role-playing games? Me. Way too goddamn much.
 
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LeshLush
Joined: Oct 19 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
PostPosted: Jan 01 2017 10:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

aeonic wrote:
Those hot, hot nudes.

Erin Esurance?
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Rydog
Title: Dragon Slayer
Joined: Aug 11 2009
Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Jan 25 2017 03:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

When there is new video game news, I instantly think to come to these forums to discuss it and then get sad when I see the thread doesn't exist or is lacking in human? interaction.

Oh, and the drugs, the drugs are straight fire around here.
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LowEndLem
Title: Not Gay
Joined: Mar 19 2009
Location: Illinois
PostPosted: Jan 30 2017 01:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

I miss this place sometimes, so I pop in every once in a while. It was the first forum where i felt i knew everybody pretty well.

I miss the shit out of the IRC chat, too. The IRC was my only source of human interaction for a while when my life really ate balls.


<docinsano>i beat off using save states

<Tako> But, brontosaurs ate plants. It wouldn't be a threat to Jesus.

Why? Fuck you, that's why.
 
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GeorgeTaylor
Title: Miss Madness 99
Joined: Sep 09 2012
PostPosted: Feb 11 2017 01:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

JoshWoodzy wrote:


I actually think an extreme attachment to nostalgia is unhealthy to be honest, I feel it can hold people back a great deal from growing as a person. You can disagree, but it's still probably true.

Maybe I'll have a nice nostalgia resurgence once my kid is all grown up and moved away and I'm older with less to do. Maybe I won't. I do miss the 80's like most people here, but if that's all you think about, you have to check into a mental health facility.



I think the way society is set up these days that its almost guaranteed a nostalgia fest happens every 10-15 years so its not like these things will be forgotten forever while we are busy doing other things now in our 30's that pay bigger dividends in the grand scale of life. The release of stuff like the NES classic edition proves to me these companies know what they are doing and they know when to tug on the public's interest at the right time. its like they intentionally have a system set up so this will always be the case. We do live in a capitalistic society afterall and when the need is there someone will be sure to fill it.

All this is so blantantly obvious compared to my early 20's it is almost kind of funny in a way. It seems this is truly how the world is now when it comes to nostalgia presented in the digital age. We don't need to hold onto things in fear of them being forgotten or not treasured anymore as some dude on Youtube will ensure we won't PERMANTELY and is making like 40 grand a year doing it. Syd was one of the last nostalgia based reviewers that relied on their writing technique to entertain the audience. Now all you need now is some clever video editing that appeals to our lowest brain functions. I can see now why he sort of lost interest as why try to keep up with the enthusiasm of a 25 year old who isn't burned out or hasn't been to top of the mountain and back on this sort of stuff. The younger generation is much different in attention spans even compared to us. Especially the ones born after 2000.

Basically,some faceless company will ALWAYS guarantee in some way that we have access to this stuff when we get an itch as long as we have cash to spend. Some futuristic smartphone in 10 years will be made to look like an iPhone 4 and people on reddit will go nuts. People who were like 10 in 2005 will want to obsess about the XBox or PS2 very soon like we did the NES/SNES,etc.
As my grandmother would say "its just the same song,second dance". We aren't missing out on anything by taking an extended break from it. Of course I will be interested in news releated items on stuff like the Nintendo Switch as its the lineage to a culture I was once very passionate about, yet its not like it has to be a big priority anymore at the expense of growth in other areas of life.


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slapolakinkaido
Title: Illegitimate Son of God
Joined: Jul 14 2009
PostPosted: Mar 31 2017 03:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just poppin in to make sure everyone knows I haven't forgotten about you guys!


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