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What were you playing on December 7, 1997?
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Probably sitting in the lap of either my mom or my dad, watching them play Oregon Trail (the really comfy 1993 version) or Civilization II
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>>5718819
PC: Civilization 2, Duke nukem 3d, Red alert
N64: Star wars shadow of the empire, Turok
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>>5718819
Console games. I didn't get a PC until Christmas 1999 ;_;
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>>5718819
I was born December 12, 1997
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The old usenet days where everyone identified themselves by name and anonymity was shunned.

Although by 97 there were plenty of fake users, thanks to AOL.
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>>5718819
very likely Sonic 2 or F-Zero, since those were my two favorite games at the time
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>>5718838
Didn't you see the movie Hackers? You need a handle if you wanna be cool.
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probably dragon force because i remember playing it around christmas
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>>5718837
So you were playing Kick Mommy
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>>5718819
Probably Star Fox 64. I remember getting Goldeneye for Christmas, so it would still be a little too early for that. Although I would have been playing a rental copy at that point, so maybe it still counts.
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>>5718819
Either Yoshi's Island or Contra 3
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Probably Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
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most probably, Myth and Age of Empires
no, definitely Fallout wasn't among those because pirates didn't have it translated yet
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Something on N64. Probably Pilot Wings, SM64, or Goldeneye.
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With my goobers
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Commodore 64
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>>5718819
On the 12th of July I would have been making my way through a pirate disc full of 500 DOS games
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>>5718819
I was probably still playing on my C64 or Amiga, since these were the only machines I had at the time (and also much later since to this day I never owned a windows PC). It could've been that I already had a Sega GameGear back then, but I hardly played on it anyway, since the games were too expensive and most games on the home computers where better and more complex anyway (and of course also cheaper).

WebM kinda relevant. That's the first game I played on my C64. Despite it's from '87 I played it around '91 or '92 when I got my first computer (the C64), not counting the east german home computers (mostly KC85) that I used in school or the only east german arcade machine "Polyplay" that I played in the late 80's.
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Definitely not N64 because I got it on christmas day in 1997.
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>>5719108
Another eastern german here who only started vidya after 1990. Can you tell me about video games in the gdr? My relatives were never interested, so they can't tell me much.
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>>5719137
AFAIK most games were just hobbyist, school and academic projects. Some got published later in packs, but usually they were copied around and shared. Some programs even were broadcasted via radio. Beside the Polyplay Arcade I doubt that there were any actual commercial games made in the GDR. That Polyplay Arcade you could usually find in youth camps or at occasion when the GDR celebrated something. And in terms of games, as far as I remember most of them were clones of western games like Sokoban, Boulder Dash, countless Lode Runner and Pac Man clones (the later called "Hase und Wolf" (hare and wolf) here after a russian cartoon going by the name of "No Pogodi")
https://youtu.be/zTG6g-ffjco

Many of the original academic or games from school projects were usually simple Quiz games with a heavy socialist and communist edge written in Basic. But again I only played those games in school (loaded via a russian tape deck), since KC85 were hardly available for the public.
https://youtu.be/PUW9MJUSeYA

I still remember getting into trouble by a teacher (they thought they lost me) since I stayed to long at the KC85 stands and the Polyplay machines at the last convention of east german youth organizations in 1988.
https://youtu.be/TsFRC_sp5Cw?t=194

Some schools had stands with those typical KC85 computers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KC_85
(but the other east german Robotron computers like the older Z 9001 too) showing of their work (and of course playing games). On a sidenote. most of the east german computers (and Polyplay as well as some russian computers) used an unlicensed Z80 clone as main processor
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U880

At one of the occasions at that convention I even unintentionally met our first lady (a really despicable old hag) who was visiting one of the events.

btw. most of the KC85 games are playable online:
https://lanale.de/kc85_emu/KC85_Emu.html
as well as the Polyplay Arcade (also playable via Mame)
http://polyplay.de/?m1=play
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>>5719226
Also even in east germany some people somehow managed to score a C64 somehow (maybe an Amiga too?). But this usually did cost lots of money and you needed some connections to get one (or smuggle it). I wasn't one of them of course. But I guess to get disk drives was equally hard. But the prizes for a pack of 5 1/4" floppies were equally absurd anyway.

The whole set of KC85's at my school (not all were working btw.) only used tape decks, only the teachers computer had a floppy drive.
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Some bs on the N64. Parents bought me a PS1 and FF7 for Christmas, didn't play the 64 much after that.
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Street Fighter EX plus alpha
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>>5718819
Either one of the Wing Commander sequels or cheating miserably in Civ 2. I think I had already 100%'d Ocarina by this point but hadn't played Majora's Mask.
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FFVII mostly
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>>5719563
>1998 for Ocarina

Never mind, definitely still playing PC games
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>>5718819
moar 90s shitposting please, this is so great
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Either FFVII, or Resident Evil in preparation for RE2.
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>>5718819
That's my birthday and I got Ocarina of Time on that very day.
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>>5719776
No wait, scratch that. That would have been a year later in 1998.

In 1997 I would have been playing something like Super Street Fighter II Turbo via Street Fighter Collection on the PlayStation with my friends who would have been over for a sleepover that night.
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>>5718819

One of these:
Blade Runner, Quake 2, Curse of Monkey island.
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>>5718819
probably wrapping up my beyond the beyond playthrough or playing sotn
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>>5718819 (OP)
Man, if only Mifflin Devin and the others there had known at the time just how right he would turn out to be.
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>>5718819
Probably Fallout 1
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either Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, Crash Bandicoot 2, PaRappa the Rapper or Croc: Legend of the Gobbos
or maybe i didn't even play games that day idk
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>>5718819
Shit my pants
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>>5718819
>97
>tfw skipped Playstation and got Nintendo 64 instead
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>>5718819
Probably Quake.
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>>5718819
Downloading games like Duke Nukem and Hugo's House of Horrors through AOL Games. Playing N64 classics.

Getting banned from AOL because my brother made a new email called something like "AOLAdministrator@aol.com" and sent our friends emails that looked authentic and had a snail ASCII art saying they were infected and had to send their passwords over to fix it.
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My family could never afford the latest system right away so I was probably still playing some end of the generation SNES games like one of the Donkey Kong Country games or Super Mario RPG.

I finally got an N64 and a PS1 a couple years later because our family would do a bowling league every year and at the end you'd get a video game system and a couple games. I hated bowling, but the day that fucking league finished up and I got a new console made it worthwhile.
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>>5718819
I was playing with toys, I didn't have any vidya until 2 years later.
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Either Diddy Kong Racing or Super Mario 64.

You know, even though I didn't enjoy Diddy Kong Racing that much I couldn't stop playing it.
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Super Mario World, because I had asked for a SNES for my birthday despite the N64 having been out for a year.
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>>5718819
Nightmare creatures and jet moto 2. Everyone naming big budget, AAA, meme games is a LARPing faggot.
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>>5718819
diablo 2
the best game ever made
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>>5718819
the PSX had only 2 noticeable games: MGS and FFVII
then again the n64 had *zero* noticeable games
>What were you playing on December 7, 1997?
Quake, AoE and C&C Red Alert on my PC
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>>5720160
You made the right call. SNES was kino, N64 was trash with ~5 decent titles that already hadn't aged well by 1999/2000.
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>>5718819
is that when you were born, OP? i was prolly playing diablo for windows or nights on saturn or shadows of the empire or KI gold on 64
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>>5720181
truth though
Fact is in 1997 I was definitely playing FF7. 2 months later it would have been FF Tactics.
PC-wise I think I had C&C Red Alert and X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, but I never got obsessed with C&C and XWvTIE was a disappointment. Master of Magic

>>5720196
>the PSX had only 2 noticeable games: MGS and FFVII
No, Tomb Raider was huge. Crash Bandicoot was popular and well-known. PSX was already winning 5th gen by a large margin when MGS and FF7 sealed the deal.
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>>5721159
>Master of Magic
...was a few years old at that point
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>>5718838
Old usenet posts give me life.
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>>5718819
Probably Doom or Quake, or Warcraft 2 or Diablo
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NES games most likely.
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>>5718819
i think that's the christmas i got an n64. I was probably playing some snes game like DKC
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>>5721185
It's nice to remember how little things change.
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>>5718819
>December 7, 1997?
uuuuhhhh probably Mario Kart 64, or maybe I was slutting it up in the roleplay chat rooms on gay.com
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>>5718819
Probably Final Fantasy VII or Castlevania SotN
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>>5721185
it was never about the ending, it was always about the progression of hand-crafted content. Having an ending just kind of felt natural at that point.
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>>5718819
Some Civilization, Railroad Tycoon, A-Train or X-Wing on PC. I only had a low-end 386 at the time.

Or maybe Secret of Mana on SNES.
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>>5718819
Blood, all the way!
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>>5718819
I have no fucking clue what I was playing on the 7th of December. Christmas was around the corner but I KNOW that I got Monkey Island 3 that Christmas so this is what I was playing after the 24th. I remember I wanted to hang out with this class mate during my Christmas break but he never had time for me. One day he called and I was like
>OH COOL do you want to hang out?
>No. I have no time but I am calling because I am stuck in Monkey Island 3, you are good at video games so can you help me anon?
>Well I can come around and show you what to do. It's hard to explain on the phone

So the fucker did have time, he just didn't want to hang around with me. Of course I did come over.
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takin a swim in my dad's balls
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As young lad of 30, and I was probably getting into this
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>>5718819

mario kart 64
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Probably Ultima Online or Jedi Knight
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Super Nintendo because I was poor. Donkey Kong Country 3
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>>5721159
What I mean is that everyone ITT is droping names of a bunch of game of the year candidates, as if that's all that existed, when the reality is that most gamers back then were more likely playing some random shit.

I didn't even get FFVII until 1999, personally. In 1997, I had a Genesis with 5 games, 2 of which were huge names, an SNES with 4 games, 2 of which were big and a PSX with the 2 "mid card" games I mentioned in my first post. I didn't even get Tomb Raider until january 1998, lol.

I know modern gaming is a huge pissing contest that's all about playing the most popular games and acting like everything else is unplayable trash, but that ain't what it was in '97. Most of us were kids who had a couple games and barely half of witch were AAA, GOTY award fodder. But we loved what we had.
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>>5718819
demo to RE2, RE1, LBA2
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>>5718868
This
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Command & Conquer on some shit clone that had no business running solitaire, let alone the 90 tanks I was building
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>What I mean is that everyone ITT is droping names of a bunch of game of the year candidates, as if that's all that existed, when the reality is that most gamers back then were more likely playing some random shit.
That's what most people cared about, though.
>huge pissing contest that's all about playing the most popular games and acting like everything else is unplayable trash
The only difference in the 90s is that you didn't see the pissing contest because nobody gave a shit about the unplayable trash. Here's what would happen in the 90s. You'd go to the rental store, and there would often be a deal (blockbuster was rent 2 get 3rd free, other store was 1+1). So you'd rent 3 games for the weekend, one big name and then two others to try out. You'd spend 90% of the time playing the big name game then 5 minutes trying out the other two. Every so often your bonus rental would be more fun and memorable than the big name, but not usually. (And even then, practically speaking those surprise fun games wound up being semi-big names like Actraiser)
>I didn't even get FFVII until 1999, personally
Sure it's true that games remained popular for a few years. But still, in 1997 I was old enough to have my own money, follow news online, and buy my own games. I definitely played FF7 in 1997. I also remember buying Final Fantasy Tactics in January 1998 then purposefully leaving my Playstation home when I went back to school for the spring semester, and not being able to play it.
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>>5719226
>>5719538
Good posts, have a (you)
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>>5722194
Hasn’t aged well
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final fantasy 7 or baldurs gate
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I pretty much just played whatever was on the cover disk of pc gamer uk
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>>5718963
Did this sound funny in your head?
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>>5722716

3.9, No. 1, Dec. 1997 (two discs this month, for subscribers)

Resident Evil (requires 3D Accelerator)
Zork Grand Inquisitor
Steel Panthers III: Brigade Command 1939-1999 – SSI
7th Legion – MicroProse
Nebula Fighter – Ionos Software
Worms 2 – Team 17
Pro Pinball: Timeshock! – Empire Interactive
You Don’t Know Jack Volume 3 – Berkeley Systems
Man of War – Strategy First
Take No Prisoners – Red Orb
Dark Angel – Vicarious Visions
Incubation – Blue Byte
Civil War Generals II – Sierra
Byzantine: The Betrayal – Discovery Channel Media
Enterpreur – Stardock Systems
Nuclear Strike – EA
Shipwreckers! – Psygnosis (3Dfx Required)
Baseball Mogul – Infinite Monkey Systems
The Game Club JC Research

3.10, No. 2, Dec. 1997 (The Top 10 Demos of 1997)

Tomb Raider, Parts 1 and 2 – Eidos (both demos together)
Heroes of Might & Magic II – New World Computing
MDK – Playmates Interactive
Blood – GT Interactive
Interstate ’76 – Activision
Shadow Warrior – GT Interactive
Moto Racer GP – EA
Shadows of the Empire – Lucasarts
Hexen II – Activision
Links LS — Access

Plus… (these are new demos, I think?)

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Virgin Interactive
Dark Earth – MicroProse
The Golf Pro – Empire Interactive
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Old Genesis games and my neighbors 64.
I didn't get a modern computer for another year and couldn't afford a playstation.
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IIRC Sonic 3
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just got my license in 1997 so i was at the local arcade playing umk3
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>>5718819
Probably Doom, Doom II, Descent, Wolfenstein Spear Of Destiny, Quarantine, Sam and Max Hit The Road, or that racing game with 3d graphics where the guy who looks like a dude from Whose Line Is It Anyway is quipping in FMV cutscenes.
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>>5722761
Megarace.
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probably tyrian
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I wasn't even conceived yet, so.. I was swimming around in my dad's balls.
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I was definitely playing link to the past and mario world. My family wasnt rich enough to have the newest consoles.

>>5718819
>you're either a retard or a NIGGER
kek
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>>5722595
Most people played and bought what what popular.
There's a bit of difference between what was popular at the time and what's fondly remembered now, but they're still largely similar lists.

like, I had a bunch of random Genesis and NES games that I couldn't possibly tell you the name of
but like 95% of the time, I'd be playing something like SMB1, Punch Out, Sonic 2, or maybe like FIFA 96 (can't actually remember the version) back in the day, since they were just outright better games than the others I had
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>>5722595
>Most of us were kids who had a couple games and barely half of witch were AAA, GOTY award fodder. But we loved what we had.
That's you.

In 1997 I was fully entrenched in gaming and played every GOT candidate that year, and the three surrounding years.

There's also the notion that anyone who is deep enough into video games to be posting on /vr/ is not likely to have been the average kid from back in the day.
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>>5722595
>but that ain't what it was in '97.
that's exactly what it was in '97.
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>>5722721
I'd point out that you didn't get the reference, but you'd only pretend that you did that you still didn't find it funny. I guarantee you didn't, though.
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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. I didn't get a Gameboy until the Pocket released in 96. Pokemon came out a year or so after moved, but I very clearly remember talking to a friend about LA before that. One day out of the fucking blue I asked him if he knew the game, since I was stuck, and to my amazement he turned out to be a huge Zelda nerd. We were sorta-kinda friends after that and he'd always go to me for Pokemon advice once that game came out. The next year, Columbine happened and our school became VERY trigger-happy about finding reasons to expel kids who might shoot up the school, so I ended up getting transferred to a school for juvenile delinquents. Six months later, a teacher asked me to show a new student around. It was the very same kid, who they also found an excuse to expel. After that, we were inseparable (although mainly because the other kids in school were only interested in rap music, other than the one other nerd who coincidentally came from our school too. I couldn't stand him though).

Ah, Link's Awakening. I don't think I'd have had such a good friend without you.
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>>5718819
Probably Quake, Crusader: No Remorse, any number of Marathon: Infinity mods (particularly Evil and Tempus Irae), Diablo, or some random Macintosh shareware.
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1997 was a good year for gaming but not a great year because while 3d gaming was improving, 16 bit stuff was gone while the previous year you still had some decent 16 bit games. It was also still the for raycasted doom like games. It was an ok year but a little boring compared to the 2 previous, 1998 was when it really took off.

Game I remember from around that time

interstate 76
need for speed 2
daggerfall
alien carnage
build engine games
warcraft 2
zoop - weird puzzle game
quake multi
gta multi
tomb raider - some people called it womb raider
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>>5718819
A lot of Need For Speed, Duke3D and Quake IIRC.
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>>5718819
KI Gold, Super Mario 64, Twisted Metal 2, Crash Bandicoot 2.
It was a pretty well-rounded childhood, I had 2 of the 3 major consoles that gen. I guess that's why console warring never made much sense to me.
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>>5718819
How do you read this old stuff?
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>>5720160
Similar experience here. At the time, I had only gotten a SNES a couple months prior, except it was because vidya is prohibitively expensive in my country and it was (is?) common to be a generation behind. Pretty sure SMW was the only game I had for a while, and I didn't play on the PC yet, so...
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>>5723362
Internet archive sites. This image in particular is pretty known though.
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>>5718819

Rival Schools at the arcade. ANd SF Collection on my Saturn. Maybe some shovelware PSX game as well.
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>>5723342

I played YU NO too in january or february 98. Did you know there are like 13 different, numbered artworks on the inside?
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I was playing with your mom's booty hole OP
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Super Nintendo
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>>5721185
>usenet
the more things change nothing changes. helps me get my head out of my ass to care about petty things.
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>>5718819
Most likely Punch-Out or Double Dragon on NESticle, which my sister's boyfriend at the time downloaded on our first PC. Thinking on it, it's kinda weird that the first video-game I ever played was on an emulator. It wasn't until the next Christmas that I got Spyro and a PS1.
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>>5718819
I think I was playing Warcraft 2 and Final Fantasy 7 maybe.
With a bit of Dungeon Keeper thrown in.
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>>5725275
Or was dungeon keeper later?
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Wave Race 64 with my dad.
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>>5721185
A few years down, the deluge of retro collections no doubt hit home with him. I really liked the C64 collection by Activision that they put out on Win95.

As for the OP, my game being played was probably Mario Kart 64 or Yoshi's Story, assuming my older brother let me play. For all I know I may have been watching him play Goldeneye.

Looking back on it, I was in grade school and went to nursery school after regular hours, since my parents both worked at the time, and I pretty well remember drawing pictures in crayon of scenes from goldeneye. I wonder now if the teachers thought something was wrong with me. Chances are better, however, that they just saw it all the time. Not like kids in the 80s weren't watching movies far more graphic than what I was seeing in the game. I wouldn't be surprised if grade schoolers were drawing robocop shooting dudes in the dick just like I was drawing bond shooting russians.
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>>5719932
>buy Nintendo console and games new
>they still cost the same 20 years later
>competitor's games/systems are all bargain bin save for actually rare shit

I for one have not regretted my childhood fixation on the big N, because the other guy's hardware got cheap as shit over the years while nintendo stuff is still pricey.
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In 1997 I was playing Super Mario RPG a lot, I think that was also when I got really addicted to Kirby's Avalanche. And Donkey Kong Country 3!! 1997 was a good year.
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>>5718819
Got my first console - a bootleg famiclone packaged with pic related - for my birthday a few months prior, so Super Mario Bros. or Dr.Mario probably.
The lightgun stopped working really quickly, so not sure if Duck Hunt was still on the menu by then.
Loved the Unchained Melody midi in the selection screen (without having heard of Ghost). Made for cozy holiday gaming.
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Could have been many N64 games, what I am Jill Price?!
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nothing, but a few weeks later i'd be playing mario kart and star fox on christmas morning
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>>5718819
FF7
Doom 64
Tekken 3
Starfox 64
Castlevania SOTN

I probably played SOTN the most. Just goes to show how awesome that year was. There isn't a modern year that had so many huge hits released in a single year. They would actively avoid that now so as not to cannibalize each other's sales.
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>>5728184
It has happened so often that people argue about what year had more great releases.

Our metric of what is shit or not has also changed. Even the smallest bit of stink on a game is unacceptable.
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>>5728191
Name one year in the last decade that had 5 mega hits in the same year, then. FF7, Tekken 3, Starfox 64, and SOTN are seen by many as the best games in their respective series, not even just amazing games.

Alot of games now are broken at release and fixed with patches. You won't even get the full game until 1 year later and all the DLC is released.

You're probably just baiting, though, but the point still needs to be made.
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>>5718819
Final Fantasy 7

I had just bought the game and PS on black friday
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>>5718819
i was conceived
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>>5718960
Same, that Dragon Force Christmas year was the best gaming year of my life. I must have played it morning to night for 10 straight days over the Christmas break, with my younger brothers just sitting there watching in awe the whole time. We'd do crazy voices for the dialogue, it was magic.
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>>5718838
There's only one guy in the world named Mifflin Devin, he was born in 1981 and was 16 when he made this post. Now he works at a bank in Oregon.
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/v/-tier thread
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>>5730485
BUY IT
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>>5718819
hopefully parasite eve cause that shit was the bomb
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>>5721185
>like the direction of the Lynx
>the Lynx
Wow.
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Great question.

Twinsen's Odyssey. I was 14. This would be the last good year of video games until I learned to appreciate the rise of 3D.
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I was watching my friend play Earthworm Jim or Street Fighter 2
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>>5718819
I didn't exist.
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only got a playstation in 98 with Spyro 1 so nothing
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either still replaying mega-drives from a few years previous or nothing at all as iirc I took a hiatus from vidya for a few years around then until I got a GBC ~'00
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>>5718819
Well, definitely not the Phony Gaystation
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Obviously I dont fucking remember but that was the time period I was balls deep in Super Mario 64 and Starfox 64.
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I was still playing Genesis in 97. I didn't get a PS1 until spring of 98.
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>>5721185
>crazy climber
>defender
>dig dug
>joust
>centipede

>he doesn't know about the nes versions
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>>5718819
Probably GTA or something, I would have been 21yo in 1997, not that I died or anything, I should have said I was 21yo in '97 rather than would have been but I couldn't be bothered changing it

ok thanks bye
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>>5731454
sorry didn't answer op's question

prolly playing blood and diablo
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>>5718819
>December 7, 1997
I didn't have a PS1 and my mom was making me hold out another Christmas until she bought me an N64, so probably random SNES and Genesis games. Earthworm Jim 2 was a favorite, as well Final Fight, Clay Fighter and Yoshi's Island. I only owned Sonic 2 and Sonic 3D Blast, so I remember renting Sonic 3 and borrowing & Knuckles from my neighbor to play S3&K. Was playing Mario 64, Turok, Goldeneye and Star Fox whenever I visited my N64 friends' houses, and Tomb Raider, GTA, and Twisted Metal at my PS1 friend's. On PC I was probably still rocking Doom and Incredible Machine, as well as a low-effort NASCAR racing DOS game by Papyrus that let you custom draw paintjobs for your cars, which was fun as fuck. Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego was pretty entertaining and is the reason I still know the layout and capitals of every state. Oh. And MOTHERFUCKING LEGO ISLAND, holy shit. It ran pretty poorly on my family PC, and even worse on the hand-me-down toaster I had in my bedroom, but goddam if I still didn't put hours upon hours into it.

Fuck. Now I'm just depressed because you've forced me to realize how much more actual gaming I was doing when I was 11 years old, even though I owned WAY fewer games and didn't have an income.
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I was first grade in elementary.
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>>5723103
>zoop - weird puzzle game
I still remember the ads for that game, despite having never played a second of it or even seen it in action.
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>>5718819
Not Dec 7th, but Dec 25th I was playing Mario Kart 64 and Starfox 64
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>>5730985
The Lynx got a lot of attention when it was released.
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>>5718819
Got FF7 in mid-November when it was released in my country so that's much likely the answer for me.
Maybe by December 7th I had finished it? I don't know for sure; I know I got SOTN not long after FF7, but can't remember if it was right after it or a couple months later.
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KIRBY SUPERSTAR
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Sonic, if anything. Earliest (game) memory was Green Hill on a TV that wasn't set up right. Didn't play much vidya until pokettu monsuta mania.
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>>5722595
It wasn't like now where you could play any game at your fingertips, you had limited funds and they generally went 75% towards the most popular games, with maybe two or three games that in your collection that were not as well known but personal favorites and two or three games you took a flier on that were complete misses. You also would have a pile of sports games if you were American.
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>>5718819
I was 14 and had just gotten back from my Grandfather's funeral about a week prior. I was probably playing one of the following games

>Sid Meiers Gettysburg
Because putting down the Great Redneck Chimp Out has always been high on my list of historical kino
>Bushido Blade
I really wish that "realistic damage" fighters took off, where taking a hit from a weapon like a sword or a spear stands a very real chance of ending the fight then and there
>Tekken 3
the pinnacle of fighting games
>Dungeon Keeper
Because fuck Diablo, it's a lot more fun to be the bad guy
>Turok1
AKA fog-fighter 64. I still loved it though
>Fallout
Isometric perfection
>Final Fantasy 7
JRPG perfection. FF6 hipsters and FF8 kiddies still SEETH about it
>GoldenEye 64
Before there was Call of Duty, there was Golden Eye
>Ace Combat 2
Struck a perfect balance between being an action-packed fighter-jet game, without needing a textbook for a manual
>Star Wars: Jedi Knight Dark Forces II
Before lightsabers became a staid, overplayed meme beaten to death by its own creator, it was a real novelty to be able to fight with one in a game
>Tomb Raider 2
Lara Croft's tits were no longer conical polygons
>X-Wing vs Tie Fighter
The pinnacle of Space Combat sims
>Total Annihilation
Holy shit, do the late 90's really represent the greatest years ever for gaming, or am I just nostalgia'ing out really hard right now?
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probably bubble bobble with my mom, as this is my earliest vidya memory
t: 94 boomer
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>>5718819
Not much at that time,

I had a PC but it wasnt very powerful. I could just barely run DOOM, Warcraft 2, kings quest 4(?), HOMM2 and some assorted dos D&D games I cant remember the name of.

I still played my NES all through highschool so that was kind of lame. I had all the expected first party games and some third party trash I fondly remember

I lived in the hills so it was a miracle we even had the PC we did. In college my roomate had a nice accelerated one that played return to castle wolfenstein real nice with fast internet.
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>>5718837
Like this anon, i was born merely a month later and had a compaq. I would just fuck around in ms paint and play chips challenge.
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Probably SM64.
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>>5731064
Why does this give me a boner after all the other more explicit pictures I have seen?
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>>5718819
I barely remember what I did last week, and you expect me to remember 1 specific nondescript day from when I was 7?
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>>5718819
Lufia 2, I think.
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>>5728191
You're absolutely right that the floor has been raised, but I would also argue that the ceiling has lowered. All the games mentioned by the guy you quoted are mind-meltingly good (possibly excepting Tekken 3, which I haven't played), and they don't even really scratch the surface of the games released that year. Meanwhile, looking at 2018, there really weren't that many titles that I would consider in the same league. You've definitely got some truly awesome games like Spider-man or Smash Ultimate, but they stand pretty much alone in a sea of slightly-better-than-mediocrity.

Basically, gaming back then had way lower lows, but it also had way higher and more frequent highs.
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>>5718819
Oot and Starfox
also everyone under 25 should be killed
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I wasn't born yet
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If I played N64 it'd be Goldeneye, Doom, or Mario.

If PC would be either Baseball Mogul or Sim City 2000
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>>5718819
Probably Lemmings 2 on Amiga. I got a PS1 that Christmas though.
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>>5731742
>depressed because he doesn't game as much
>not depressed because he gamed that much so he could repress stuff happening in his life
pleb
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>>5718819
WarioLand and Double Dragon for the gameboy. I got it two months before.
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>>5718819
Sonic 2.. I grew up poor and that was the only game I had but I loved it.
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>>5726326
>Buying a console and games as an investment
Wtf did he mean by that?
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Likely Screamer, Ignition or World Cup 98
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Probably this dope ass release
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>>5718819
DooM, Super Mario RPG, DooM, Link's awakening, DooM, Starfox, MUTHAFUCKING DOOM!, Killer Instinct, PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION IT"S TIME FOR MORE DOOM!
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>1996, poor, living on a shitty estate in England
>didn't know I was allowed to go to University, start working full time as an apprentice for 60 squids/wk
>no friends, they had all fucked off long ago after I had an OD and ended up in hospital, spend all my money on puter games
>Spend all my spare time playing them to keep the loneliness at bay
>hear about the N64 in the game mags around the time it came out in America, must have been late 96, had to wait until March 97 for UK release
>Playstation seemed to have created a new market of ckud-going adult 'gamers' (wankers), wasn't interested at all, games looked shitty and uncreative
>Finally buy the last N64 they had in the store on launch day, display model. Dad lent me a tenner to get Mario with it. Only a handful of other games out.
>Play the shit out of Mario, have a blast, get Mario a few months later, followed by Goldeneye and Lylat Wars (Star Fox), Mischief Makers. Get Diddy Kong Racing for Christmas, play it alone throughout the Christmas break.
>Play whatever comes out, and get excited for next product until I have 60 N64 games that cost 40 to 60 pounds each. Still no friends. N64 was the most reliable thing in my life. No regrets about that period.
>Finally get a girlfriend from America over the internet. Immigration costs a fortune, sell off my whole collection while high on vagene gas.
>Everything goes OK, as is natural for a wahmen, she lies in a horrible way that damages the relationship permanently.

>Don't ever sell your joys for a chance at vagene. Don't tie your self-worth to wahmen, they are like children. Don't regret playing your games in peace. But, when you have children you can share the fun of your favourite games. Their innocence will keep you going
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>>5736342
get *Mario Kart a few months later
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>>5719126
x2
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I was playing Super Mario All-Stars+Super Mario World on my SNES. I remember getting an N64 along with StarFox 64 and Diddy Kong Racing for Christmas that year.
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Probably Duke 3D, or something in Nesticle. Maybe also trying to play a slideshow of Quake via a DOS PPP dialer because I only had a 486 with 8MB of RAM.
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I was in kindergarten and playing Mario 64/goldeneye/mario Kart. Wanted to play ultima online like my big bro but was too young
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>>5718997
Muh nigga

Used to suck at 3 dwarf arena but was a great game nonetheless
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>>5718837
>>5719101
>>5719870
>>5720056
>>5722179
>>5722776
>>5730412
>>5731067
>>5731746
>>5733779
go back
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>>5722710
kys
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Mario & Duckhunt for my moms old NES because poorfag. I wouldn't get a PSX until 98
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>>5718819
I actually know this with certainty. My mom's birthday was the next day. My friend was over that weekend and we had picked up Curse of Monkey Island. Played it pretty much nonstop the whole time. It was the game that finally got me to stop playing FF7 every day.
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>>5735005
It's less about "investment" and more that nintendo stuff just doesn't go cheap as quickly, and is more prone to becoming retrobait over time. Might as well pay MSRP and get it brand-new and complete vs. waiting years to often pay inflated "retro" prices for just cart-only stuff. N64 and GC are a good example, they are currently in the middle of their "nostalgia bubble" where their stuff sits high in price, while their contemporaries from other makers are much cheaper, save for Saturn, which had a host of other factors making it expensive. Put another way, are you gonna tell me that PS2 is more expensive to buy for than Gamecube right now?
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>>5720274
>kino
shut the fuck up, retard
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Playing Star Fox 64. It was pretty cool because Blockbuster would throw the rumble pack in to try at home when you rented the game when it first came out. It was weird af feeling the Rumble Pak for the first time. Thought my controller was going to jolt out of my tiny kid hands.



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