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There are just a few issues you’ll by no means get again with subsequent gen gaming. So we compiled a listing of the issues we actually miss about gaming once we have been youngsters!

1. Cartridges

Atari Cartridges

These blocks of plastic have been simply nice. They appeared superb with the gaming artwork on a sticker on the entrance and are available many sizes and styles through the years. The best factor about them was that they have been strong and infrequently broke, in contrast to scratched CD’s! But in the event that they did cease working you simply blew on them and hey presto!!!

2. Arcades and computer systems


These have been as massive as nightclubs within the 80’s! Dodgy carpets, stank of smoke and filled with loud buzzing video games. There have been even elements of the cabs that have been melted the place folks stubbed out cigarettes whereas taking part in.

3. Joysticks



Before the management pad got here alongside there was the joystick! Yeah it appears like some form of intercourse toy, however that is what most laptop video games and arcades used to play video games. They got here in all kinds of designs some like a fighter pilots management, others like…..okay like a intercourse toy!

4. Cheats and Gaming Mags


Yes, imagine it or not we did really used to get caught on video games and located sure ranges laborious to finish or the baddie not possible to defeat! But due to all of the competing gaming mags there was on the market, we have been gifted with cheat pages! We got double web page unfold of maps, codes for further lives an excellent degree choose cheats! But we did have to attend possibly months for these or simply work it out for ourselves!

5. TV Shows


We miss Dominik Diamond, Dexter Fletcher and Patrick Moore in these online game reveals, since these reveals ended, no different present has even come near taking the crown from these guys!

6. Copying Games

Tape To Tape

Gone are nowadays! Piracy is a severe offence nowadays and with Blu-Ray discs and digital coding its made it not possible to repeat the most recent video games to your system. But once we have been youngsters we merely copied cassette tapes simply by linking two cassette gamers collectively or (in case you have been posh) used a double cassette participant, and simply pressed report and play on the similar time….SIMPLES!!!!

7. 8-Bit Music


This was no Dolby Surround Sound, this was 8-bit! Electronic beeps and bops one way or the other made nice beats and themes and a number of the most well-known themes used in the present day began of as 8-Bit tracks!

8. Three lives

3 Hearts Shirt

We are usually not cat’s! Unlike in the present day’s video games with respawning, after you misplaced your final life it was goodnight and again to the beginning!

9. Loading Screens

Jetpac Loadingscreen 4 

When video games used to take not less than 5 minutes to load within the days of the Spectrum and C64, the programmers gave you one thing to move the time with (or one other display for the sport to crash!). These photographs was often a coded copy of the field artwork which often was a not fairly nearly as good.

10. Keyboards

Commodore 64

Believe it or not we did really like a keyboard on our gameing system! Not solely so we will sort our names into the excessive rating tables, burt so we had a again up manner of play ing video games! Basic controls have been  Q + A have been Up and Down and O +P have been Left and Right and possibly area was hearth! 

Written by @Rollie3333 (AKA Matt Shaw)



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