Puritanboard Arcade

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Humor' started by Semper Fidelis, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Decided to install this for members to blow off some steam after a hard theological debate. Some of you 20 somethings don't realize that some of these games used to be the state of the art.

    http://www.puritanboard.com/arcade.php
     
  2. AV1611

    AV1611 Puritan Board Senior

    :lol:
     
  3. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    Good games! :D
     
  4. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Hey; I remember Pong!
     
  5. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Yeah, me too Chris. I remember seeing that for the first time around 1975 or 1976 and I thought it was amazing! We had an original Atari game console as well.
     
  6. bradofshaw

    bradofshaw Puritan Board Freshman

    Must... resist... Tetris...
     
  7. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    I spent many a quarter on Asteroids (the barmaid at the local bar/restaurant called it "Hemorrhoids") and Space Invaders. That and pool. Those were the last video games I ever played. Having flashbacks. . . .
     
  8. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    okay, I was (just) born when some of those games were created (Pong)...but I did have an Atari up until I was about 12yrs old (about the time of the Nintendo debut). I also had Frogger on my Z100.
     
  9. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    I was never one of the chosen ones that had the Atari. My family had the knock-off Intellivision.
     
  10. BobVigneault

    BobVigneault Bawberator

    My grandfather had an electronics store and so you bet I had the first Atari Pong game. It was awesome. Here is a picture of an earlier "pong" version; my parents didn't love me enough to buy it for me though. Tsk.

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  11. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    Yeah right... :lol:

     
  12. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Impressive, but what are the steering wheels for?:lol:

     
  13. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    I've seen that before. In fact, I had a poster of it. The home computer of 2004!



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    The steering wheel controlled the tension of the data wheels--a precursor to the modern mouse:

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  14. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Just a bit of "information", when that first computer was built that still used vaccuum tubes for memory, the cost of memory was approximately $1/byte of information.

    My home computer and its external storage would cost about $700 billion in terms of the memory I have to store information.
     
  15. Kevin

    Kevin Puritan Board Doctor

    I just had a flashback to all of those Dispensational "the anti-Christ-is-coming-and-science-predicts-that-by-the-year-2000-the-name-and-phone-number-of-every-person-on-earth-will-be-stored-on-a-single-computer!!!" sermons from the 70's & 80's.

    :rofl:
     
  16. Brian Bosse

    Brian Bosse "The Brain"

    The arcade section is "ub da' Debil!" ;) I just waisted about an hour. I need to go repent.
     
  17. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Well, they are, you know. ;)
     
  18. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    That wheel was a mouse? Wow!
     
  19. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    There's something wrong with your medulla oblongata.
     
  20. Calvibaptist

    Calvibaptist Dallas Cowboys' #1 Fan

    I'm just here for the cool powerpoint, the awesome true-to-life skits and the 7-11 choruses!
     
  21. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Uh... I don't care what the stats say... I haven't played 441 games. My Simon highscore was my first go!
     
  22. javajedi

    javajedi Puritan Board Freshman

    This can be real dangerous.
    I still have a working Atari 800 XL with the PacMan cartridge, etc. Circa 1982.
    The kids enjoy the retro thing.
     
  23. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    We had the old Atari 2600 with probably 50+ games. I think it may still be at my parents house.
     
  24. Beth Ellen Nagle

    Beth Ellen Nagle Puritan Board Senior

    Where is Centipede?? :rant: ;)

    I did very poorly in Tetris this morning. I need more coffee apparently.
     
  25. JasonGoodwin

    JasonGoodwin Puritan Board Sophomore

    :rofl:. 2004? Ah, yes. 3 years ago. My how time flies.
     
  26. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Showing your age Chris ;). Actually, I remember when Sonic the Hedgehog first hit the stage (I was about 10 at the time); indeed there was even fierce contests between Sega and Nintendo fans about who was more cool - Sonic or Super Mario. Needless to say that the hedgehog beat the fat Italian plumber hands down.
     
  27. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    I remember Pong also. I think my father was stationed in Ramstein, Germany at the time and we were overawed by it. I think it was about 1974 when I first played it.
     
  28. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    It is hard to imagine anyone being "overawed by pong". Mind you, I am overawed by these new smiles, they're great:

    :oops::offtopic::applause::violin::soapbox:
     
  29. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    But we were.

    The other amazing thing is that most of us had to put a quarter into the machine to play it. Adjusted for inflation, that would be like paying more than $1 per game now. What obsessed weirdos we were!
     
  30. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor


    $1 a game!!! How gullible you must have been in those days. :popcorn:
     
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