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I thought that we should have a section dedicated to PC nostalgia and a look back at just how far we have come. I will start by posting an image of this eyesore "beauty" from the latter part of last century:


Water cooling? HA! Overclocking? Are you serious?
    
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I miss my Intell 8088!
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Boy.. that keyboard is thick..

And what game is being played? It kind of looks like Galaga or something. Though I'm probably wrong.
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Um, I still have a boxed ZX81 here, that old skool enough?

Oh, Hewhodared, if you are a Mother/Earthbound fan, Tomato released a patch with a full re-translation of Mother for the gba the other day...
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The earliest computer I used was an old Pentium II machine running Windows 95. God, that thing was a hunk of crap.
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Originally Posted by HeWhoDared View Post
And what game is being played? It kind of looks like Galaga or something. Though I'm probably wrong.
It's a Star Trek game. You can make out "Star Trek" in the text in the lower left. And that's unmistakably the Enterprise, in the upper left.
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