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Computer games back in the day - 12/27/2007 8:46:36 PM   
Gil R.


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I just found this commercial from the early 80's by doing a search for "Don Adams." I guess computer games have advanced somewhat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiYnxATKQUU



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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/27/2007 9:52:06 PM   
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That's one sophisticated system but you can even manage your home finances with this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFJ60FfSYAA


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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 1:12:04 AM   
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Ha! I had that Electronic Detective game!

Didn't have an Atari computer, but I had a TRS-80 and one each of the Commodore series (Vic-20, C-64 and Amiga-500).

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 1:36:10 AM   
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Ha! I had that Electronic Detective game!

Didn't have an Atari computer, but I had a TRS-80 and one each of the Commodore series (Vic-20, C-64 and Amiga-500).


You left out the Commodore 16 and more importantly my absolute favorite of all time.. the Commodore 128. The last in the original Commodore series and the cadillac of the line. This year was Commodore's 25th Anniversary.

My first Commodore was actually the SX-64. A relatively rare portable version. After that I went to the 128. Never owned an Amiga myself.. I switched to IBM.

http://oldcomputers.net/sx64.html


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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 1:36:25 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gil R.

I just found this commercial from the early 80's by doing a search for "Don Adams." I guess computer games have advanced somewhat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiYnxATKQUU



Maybe Gil...but it appears the GUI has gone downhill somewhat

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 1:52:58 AM   
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quote:

You left out the Commodore 16 and more importantly my absolute favorite of all time.. the Commodore 128. The last in the original Commodore series and the cadillac of the line. This year was Commodore's 25th Anniversary.


Yes, thats true. Sorry, I forgot about those, as I never had those models. I remember playing alot of great wargames on the old C64... Battlefront, MacArthurs War, Battles in Normandy, Decisive Battle of the Civil War (I, II and III), Carriers at War, Europe Ablaze, Reach for the Stars (those from SSG), Typhoon of Steel, Kamfgruppe, Napoleons Battles, Sons of Liberty, Wargame Construction Set... (those from SSI).

... And more, I'm sure, that I cant remember just now.

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 1:58:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Veldor

quote:

ORIGINAL: Saedor

Ha! I had that Electronic Detective game!

Didn't have an Atari computer, but I had a TRS-80 and one each of the Commodore series (Vic-20, C-64 and Amiga-500).


You left out the Commodore 16 and more importantly my absolute favorite of all time.. the Commodore 128. The last in the original Commodore series and the cadillac of the line. This year was Commodore's 25th Anniversary.

My first Commodore was actually the SX-64. A relatively rare portable version. After that I went to the 128. Never owned an Amiga myself.. I switched to IBM.

http://oldcomputers.net/sx64.html



"Portable?". It weighs more than a modern AT-mine. Wouldnt want to carry that around.

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 5:52:56 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Veldor

quote:

ORIGINAL: Saedor

Ha! I had that Electronic Detective game!

Didn't have an Atari computer, but I had a TRS-80 and one each of the Commodore series (Vic-20, C-64 and Amiga-500).


You left out the Commodore 16

You both left out Commodore PET. In addition there are few other Commodore computers, in addition of various models of Amiga and PC.

< Message edited by Matti Kuokkanen -- 12/28/2007 5:56:11 PM >


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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 8:03:33 PM   
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Don't forget the Commodore "Notebook" hehe.

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/28/2007 9:55:39 PM   
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I still have that eletronic Detectives game and Stop Thief and Dark Tower by Milton Bradley. Electrical fun back in the 70's. My friend and his wife and I and my wife would play them on the weekends getting drunk and stoned (the good ole days lol stupid kids), btw that Dark Tower game can bring up to $300 on ebay if it's in good working order and the box is in good to great shape with all the pieces. ;)

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RE: Computer games back in the day - 12/29/2007 6:34:54 PM   
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anyone remember I think it was tanktics.  It was an Atari wargame that used a tabletop board plus lead tanks and you entered hex numbers into the computer?  Only time I got to paint tanks I played on the computer :-)

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