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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in Bagels.. do you love them?   
    I like plain bagels toasted with butter.  But I never put cream cheese or anything on them.
    I also like the asiago bagels.  But again, with nothing on them.  Don't even toast them.
    Never been that big on the other ones.
    I actually applied for a job at a bagel place out of high school.  Didn't get the job, though.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from HDN in Cilantro: friend or foe?   
    I like cilantro.  It's great on tacos and nachos and similar foods.  There's a lot of people who say it tastes like soap.  I think it's a genetic thing?  Can't remember for sure, but I think I saw something like that.
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    Control Issues reacted to socrates63 in Games that influenced your gaming tastes   
    @Control Issues a whole lot of awesome classic titles on your list 👍
    I love 1943 and the games in the series. It’s one of those games that I buy for all the various consoles that I own.
    What’s the story on Yars Revenge? How did you get it for free?
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Sabertooth in Games that influenced your gaming tastes   
    I started off on the 2600 and arcades, so...
    Yars Revenge - 2600 - Repetitive, but challenging.  First game I ever got for free.  Gotta love free games!
    River Raid - 2600 - First game I ever thought I was actually good at.  Got a patch from Activision and everything!
    Ms Pac Man - Arcade - The action, the sounds, the intermissions!
    Dig Dug - Arcade - A favorite that I try any time I see it.  
    Galaga - Arcade - I remember playing this at the local Dairy Queen.  Never was great at it, but another favorite.
    But after that, the NES is what really made me love video games.
    Castlevania - Loved the spooky aesthetic.  Challenging gameplay.  Still remember the first time I beat it. 
    1943 - It took me forever to figure out how to beat the 3rd boss, and even longer to beat the game.  Cemented my love of shooters.
    Super Mario Bros. - Classic platformer.  Not the first, but arguably the most influential and well known.  EVERYONE was playing this one.
    Metroid - Talk about challenge.  The addition of a map would have made this quite a bit easier, but at least there was a password.  Exploration and backtracking gameplay became a huge influence on game design to this day.
    And since people are posting pics.  🙂

     









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    Control Issues reacted to RickR in Bagels.. do you love them?   
    I'm with you.  A bagel is fine (although I'm not a big fan of the "onion" kind).  That or an English Muffin makes me happy.  
     
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    Control Issues reacted to DegasElite in Games that influenced your gaming tastes   
    I would put these on my list:
    Crystal Castles. It was a game-changer for me. Phantasy Star Series (1-4). This was one of the most successful JRPG series of all time. Also,  King Lassic (Lashiec) returns in PSIV to wreak terror! I loved it. Forgotten Worlds. My favorite Capcom arcade game of all time. Those are the best games, in my opinion.
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    Control Issues reacted to Atari 5200 Guy in Games that influenced your gaming tastes   
    Well now.  Let's see what I can come up with.
    Space Invaders for the same reason as @socrates63  Super Breakout was my very first game cart...on the 5200. Galaxian and Star Raiders for turning me into a fan of space shooters Pin*Bot influenced my interest in video pinball Wolfenstein 3-D on PC was my first FPS experience in shareware form solo much I spent $60 to get the rest of it. F-Zero on SNES sparked my interest in arcade racing Gran Turismo changed the way I looked at serious racing games.   Forza Motorsport was the reason I wanted an XBOX Sonic Adventure influenced my decision to pre order a Dreamcast... ...and Shenmue's open world aspect only proved I made the right decision.  
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    Control Issues reacted to HDN in Games that influenced your gaming tastes   
    I have a few:
    SUPER METROID, of course, was a really big one for me. This was a game where I could explore to my heart’s content, find secrets, and explore incredibly atmospheric worlds on the planet Zebes. From the moment I first saw the game I was blown away and intrigued. Not only did this game shape my gaming tastes, but it in a way helped shape me as a person. Ten years after first playing it, Super Metroid is still my favorite video game of all time. 
    LUIGI’S MANSION is incredibly nostalgic for me. My sister and I spent many hours combing through the mansion for everything we could find. Building upon my tastes established in Super Metroid, Luigi’s Mansion had an atmospheric and foreboding (yet still friendly in a twisted way) mansion to explore, filled to the brim with portrait ghosts oozing with character. The lore of this game, as silly and one-dimensional as it seems, is what really drew me in.
    And for my final two picks, VS. SUPER MARIO BROTHERS and SUPER MARIO BROTHERS (ALL-STARS EDITION). These two had arguably the most influence of them all; the former for introducing me to video games and the latter for making me fall in love with them. One day in 2010, my godfather was visiting from out of town for a couple of days. We live in a duplex that my grandfather owns, and at the time nobody lived in the other side of it so he stayed next door. My dad, to commemorate the occasion, hauled over a 27” CRT television (we had only recently stopped using it and switched to flatscreen) and his Super Nintendo.
    I stayed up late (for a five year old anyway) playing Super Mario Brothers with my dad, my godfather, and his two kids. I was so excited to finally be able to play this game at home! I repeatedly died at the first Goomba and his nearby friends, but I had a blast. Nothing I had done up to this point was like this. Sure, I had played a little VS SMB in a resort’s arcade room beforehand, but not nearly as much. The music, the graphics, the characters, everything was jaw-dropping to me.
    If it weren’t for that day, that game, or that Super Nintendo Entertainment System, I would have lead a very, VERY different life and probably wouldn’t have ended up on Atari.io. Super Mario Brothers, without a fraction of a doubt, of any digital medium has influenced not only my gaming tastes but my entire life up to this point the most.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in Anyone still using VHS?   
    I still have my VCR hooked up, but haven't watched a video on it about a year.
    The video I watched was a freestyle bmx video, where they're doing lots of tricks on ramps and flatland.  It was made by a bmx bike company called Homeless Bikes that used to be in Austin Tx.  It's from around 93 or so.  My wife is in the video and that's why we have it.  (She wasn't riding a bike... she was actually watching a burning TV or something...)  I've been thinking about copying that video into digital form and posting it on YouTube, but I'm not sure if I'd get into any kind of copyright issues.
    Other than that, I have only a few VHS cassettes.  Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Slap Shot, Star Wars Trilogy (episodes 4, 5, and 6), and a couple Young Ones videos.
     
    Edit:  Might not bother with digitizing the bmx video.  Looks like it's already out there at least in some capacity.  I found the video with my wife in it.  She's at the beginning.  (Looks a lot different 30 years later, though.  lol  She was probably around 19 here.)
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in First PS3   
    I didn't get my first fully working PS3 until earlier this year.
    All PS3 systems will play PS1 games, but not all will play PS2 games.  Yours might, but I can't tell from the photos which one exactly you have.  If the part to the left of the disc drive opens up, then I think it will.  If not, then it won't.  But I'm not 100% sure about that.
    You may want to reset it to factory settings, because the previous owner will have made a profile and things.  You can reset it and make it "yours" then.  
    If you get it online, you can use the Playstation Store to download lots of games.  (You'll have to create an account and stuff...) Some of them may be great deals depending on the price of the physical disc (Suikoden 2 for example), but some may not be.  If you want to save money, check around first.
    For PS3 games I'd recommend, yeah, the Arkham Batman games are fun.  If you like RPGs, Ni No Kuni is great.  I haven't played a lot of PS3 games, yet, but the system does have a lot of exclusives to try out.
    Don't be intimidated.  Have fun!
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    Control Issues got a reaction from StormSurge in Got One!!   
    Did you get it yet?  How is it?  Out of the two, I'd probably get the XBox, but I'm not really in the market for either right now.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in Playing Video Games UNTIL I DIE   
    So, I recently started a little series of streams on Twitch I've been calling my "UNTIL I DIE" streams.  I will pretty much just load up a lot of games in an emulator and play them for one life.  Most of them I've never played before and some go very quickly.  But as soon as I die the first time, I move on to the next game.  I go through quite a few games in one stream, sometimes around 50, 60 or 70 of them depending on how long I stream that day and how terrible I do at the games.  Anyway, I started putting "highlight" reels of my deaths on YouTube.  (I also do some reviews on novelty and/or relatively uncommon sodas, so some of those are sprinkled in there, too.)  Anyway, enjoy my incompetence!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Sabertooth in Playing Video Games UNTIL I DIE   
    You can also kinda see how some of the quality of the videos has gotten better as I've messed around with the thumbnail and video editing stuff...
     
    Also, some swearing.  
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    Control Issues got a reaction from StormSurge in Playing Video Games UNTIL I DIE   
    So, I recently started a little series of streams on Twitch I've been calling my "UNTIL I DIE" streams.  I will pretty much just load up a lot of games in an emulator and play them for one life.  Most of them I've never played before and some go very quickly.  But as soon as I die the first time, I move on to the next game.  I go through quite a few games in one stream, sometimes around 50, 60 or 70 of them depending on how long I stream that day and how terrible I do at the games.  Anyway, I started putting "highlight" reels of my deaths on YouTube.  (I also do some reviews on novelty and/or relatively uncommon sodas, so some of those are sprinkled in there, too.)  Anyway, enjoy my incompetence!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from Sabertooth in Playing Video Games UNTIL I DIE   
    So, I recently started a little series of streams on Twitch I've been calling my "UNTIL I DIE" streams.  I will pretty much just load up a lot of games in an emulator and play them for one life.  Most of them I've never played before and some go very quickly.  But as soon as I die the first time, I move on to the next game.  I go through quite a few games in one stream, sometimes around 50, 60 or 70 of them depending on how long I stream that day and how terrible I do at the games.  Anyway, I started putting "highlight" reels of my deaths on YouTube.  (I also do some reviews on novelty and/or relatively uncommon sodas, so some of those are sprinkled in there, too.)  Anyway, enjoy my incompetence!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from HDN in Playing Video Games UNTIL I DIE   
    You can also kinda see how some of the quality of the videos has gotten better as I've messed around with the thumbnail and video editing stuff...
     
    Also, some swearing.  
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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in What grocery stores did your family shop at growing up?   
    I've lived in Texas my whole life.  My childhood was in "East Texas"...  if you look at a map of Texas, I was about half way between Dallas and Shreveport, LA.  Anyway...
    The grocery stores I remember...
    In our little town, there was an independent grocery store called Food Fair.  My best friend's first job was there.  Also, during the grand opening, my dad won a door prize of a new Atari 2600 and some games.  We already had a 2600 so he just let me pick one of the games to keep.  I chose Yars Revenge.
    In the next closest town, I remember two different ones we went to...  Piggly Wiggly and Safeway.  I remember my mom and grandmother having those green stamps... C&H I think they were...  they would collect them in little books and turn them in at the Piggly Wiggly for... something... discounts?  Free stuff?  I don't know what they were for.  lol  And at Safeway, I remember playing some of my first arcade games.  They had Pac Man and Popeye.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from socrates63 in Your first car   
    An older thread, but so what. lol
    Here's a pic of my first three vehicles. 
    My first was the 1973 Datsun pickup.  This was after I wrecked it (damage to front... not really shown in pic).  I didn't have the camper shell on there when I drove it.  We put it on to sell with it to the guy who was going to use it for parts or something.  Man I wish I still had that truck.  My dad bought it from my uncle for $300 and it came with a riding lawnmower in the back.  I still say my dad actually bought the lawnmower and my uncle threw the truck in for free.  It had a good bit of electrical issues and the brakes sometimes went out (had to adjust them regularly), but the engine ran perfect.
    Second was the 86(?) Nissan 200SX.  My first (and only ever) actual car.  Everything else has been trucks or SUVs.  This was a pretty fun car.  I felt sporty and fast in it, even though I wasn't particularly.  And it had POP UP HEADLIGHTS!  lol  It was still in good running condition when I got my third vehicle, but my step-brother started using it and trashed it.  And yeah, that's me standing next to it... no idea how old I was there...
    Third was the 95 Nissan Hardbody truck.  I wish I still had this one, too.  Extended cab and my first standard transmission.  (Yep, the 73 Datsun was actually an automatic!)  This one was the fist one I bought myself.  Bought it used from it's original owner.  Lasted me for quite a while.  Then the front right wheel seized up... don't know if it was a bearing or the brakes or what... anyway, it looked like it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth, so we "sold" it to the insurance company and bought another vehicle.
     

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    Control Issues got a reaction from Justin in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
    Okay, lots of things have happened...   release dates being pushed back because of Coronavirus/COVID-19, people buying through Amazon Japan, complaints about audio lag, and now it looks like they are out of them?  Amazon no longer is offering them from Konami at the original $100 asking price.  They only have them available through 3rd party sellers at twice original MSRP.  So, if you don't already have one, you're gonna pay more now.  Which sucks.  Mainly because... I still don't have one.  I really need to learn to pull the trigger faster on something that I'm interested/excited in.  lol
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    Control Issues reacted to StormSurge in How has Classic Gaming changed over the years since you’ve been involved?   
    You guys said perfectly.
    It's all about nostalgia for me. I grew up with gaming & it's never left me.
    I stupidly gave away all of my 2600 stuff around 1985 and spent the mid-90s buying it all back. Funcoland helped me pick up all the NES games that I wanted but never had.
    I've since pared down my collection, as space has dictated I can't keep everything I'd like, but that's okay. I keep the stuff that's important to me & thanks to emulation and other means, I'm still able to play the games I love or never had a chance to play, even though I don't physically have them anymore.
    I enjoy watching some video content on classic games, but that's not retro gaming to me. That's just another angle of a hobby/passion that I've had for the past 40 years.
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    Control Issues got a reaction from RickR in Memorable T.V. show themes we love   
    The Greatest American Hero...
    I still remember the episode shown in the intro where he just appears in the car.  See, if you haven't seen it, the lead character is a history teacher who is given a super suit by aliens.  But he loses the instructions, so he never knows exactly how it works.  One of the running gags was that he figured out how to fly, but not how to land.  So every landing was a crash landing.  Anyway, in that episode, he discovered that he could become invisible with the suit, but he didn't know how to turn it on or off.  So the whole episode has him randomly popping in and out.  With, of course, him trying to sneak around while invisible and hoping he doesn't suddenly become visible...
     
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    Control Issues got a reaction from DegasElite in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
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    Control Issues got a reaction from DegasElite in Konami making TurboGrafx Mini!   
    Just announced that Konami is releasing a TurboGrafx Mini... 
    So far, games announced are
    R-Type
    Ninja Spirit
    Y's Book 1 and 2
    Adventure Island
    Dungeon Explorer
    Alien Crush
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