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    Hello,

    My nick name is Shompola and my name is Sherman.
    What I do? I am a CS student. A couple of years worth of school work left.

    25 years old living in Sweden. Been exposed to videogames since I tried out Pong at a friends birthday party for the first time. Later on I was introduced to the Atari 2600 - What a wonderful system.

    I am a big shmup fan and virtually play any sort of shmup and enjoy them. But so far Megadrive/Genesis is my favorite console for shmups and my all time favorite console to date.

    Right now I have:

    Atari 2600(the second version?)
    NES
    BootLeg Famicom, a green one.
    GB
    GBC
    SMS MK II
    Megadrive Jpn from 1989-1990. <- So far it can read any games I have tried with our without converter.
    Multimega(the CDX in Europe)
    Snes
    Playstation
    N64
    Dreamcast
    Gamecube

    How I found this place? I searched for shmup+ezboard on google and found it. Pretty luck

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    Default Hi all!

    Hi! My name is John, I from Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada (just outside Vancouver), Im 34, and I love retro gaming since I bought my first Atari 2600.

    I enjoy collecting carts for it (up over 200 now) and other old gaming stuff pre nintendo.

    I also enjoy Arcade gaming via an emulator (MAME) which I find alot of fun.

    Ill probably die with a joystick in hand and burried with my games.

    later all

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    Hi everyone

    My name is Jon, I'm 31 years old, live in the UK, and am married with a baby daughter. I work as a college administrator. I've been visiting the DP site for years .. finally got around to registering today.

    I've been playing games for as long as I can remember, and have been actively collecting them since 1995.

    My favourite system is the Colecovision (I contributed to the Coleco section of the new DP Guide). I am now just one cart away from having a complete set of the released games - the one game I still need is It's Only Rock & Roll, so if anyone wants to trade or sell me one, do get in touch

    Once I've got my hands on that one, I'll be aiming to get all the boxes and manuals I don't already have (I probably have about 70% of them at the moment).

    I also collect carts for the Vectrex, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit computers, Megadrive (Genesis), SNES and N64. I also have a Playstation, Dreamcast and Gamecube.

    My favourite games are

    Antarctic Adventure (Colecovision)
    Minestorm (Vectrex)
    Demon Attack (Atari 2600)
    Spy Hunter (Atari 8-bit)
    Tetris Attack (SNES)
    Wave Race (N64)
    Monkey Ball (Gamecube)
    Flicky (Genesis) - my favourite game of all time
    Samba de Amigo (Dreamcast)
    PaRappa the Rapper (Playstation)

    Oh, and before I forget, my website is here:
    http://www.geocities.com/j.legg

    Cheers
    Jon

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    Hiya,

    My name is Bohus (BOH-hoosh) in real life. I met Joe Santulli over the weekend and he got me to join this board! I'll be 31 in a month and I got into videogames in 1982 or so when I won a local contest and first prize was an Atari 2600. I've never been terribly good at throwing things away so I've kept my 2600 all these years.

    In high school, newer games were off my radar (heck, my family only got a color TV a few years earlier), and lots of my friends just gave me their old Atari stuff as they upgraded to the NES. I was still playing Atari in college alongside my Amiga computer (the Amiga is such a fantastic gaming machine that I never felt the need to pick up a dedicated console).

    I had amassed such a pile of 2600's that I put on a massive Atari Party in 1994 or so. All three floors of my house were running Atari. We ran out of TV sets, but were still entertained by several bands and Warlords Arena- four Atari's side by side with 16 people playing elimination rounds of Warlords until we declared The Warlord.

    Throughout college and later, I discovered the miracle of thrifts and picked lots of other consoles for next to nothing. I think that my friends got sick of playing old games, so they got me a Dreamcast- my introduction to advanced gaming. I love the DC way more than I thought I would.

    I don't collect for any particular system obsessivly. Mostly I have Atari 2600 stuff, but I have pretty healthy collections of Intellivision, Coleco, Odyssey 2, and Sega Master System. Nothing rare or of much value. I mostly like weird games- stuff that's far off the beaten path like the SMS 3D games, or Caution Seaman on DC. Anything that shows imagination.

    My favorite games are 2600 Kaboom!, Synthcart, Warlords, Pitfall 2, Freeway, and Kool-Aid Man. On the Dreamcast they're Seaman, Samba De Amigo, Jet Grind Radio, and Crazy Taxi. On Game Boy, it's the Camera cart.

    As for a job, I have my own production company for television & film. Mostly I make corporate and educational videos that no one wants to see, but that's all changing this fall- got some interesting jobs coming up. The only thing of mine that anyone might have seen is a commercial that I did for American Science & Surplus in Chicago.

    I do a lot of writing as well, both technical and creative. I have a regular spot in a popular Chicago-based webmagazine, but used to enjoy having columns in newsstand print magazines some years back.

    I also play music- that's what "Gulag Picture Radio" is... the name of my "group". I've played piano for years, but find myself wheezing away at the accordion and cheap Casio keyboards lately. I also LOVE the music cart for Atari- "Synthcart". I can safely say that Paul Slocum's cartridge has totally changed my life. I've also got the homebrew music carts for Game Boy and the music synthesizer add-on for Intellivision.

    If any of you are fans of "Baldur's Gate", I did some voices for some popular homebrew expansion packs that just came out. I don't play the game, I just engineered most of the sound and added a few voices to the main game. I do voiceover work from time to time and would love to get into the game world with sound editing and voice work.

    Oh, and I have a "Carnevil" arcade cabinet (because one of my best friends did all of the background graphics for the game) and an old "Cleopatra" pinball. I'm not rich, I just know how to garbagepick at the right time. Oh, and I paid WAY too much for an Atari Video Music once... it's heaven.

    Yeesh, this turned out long. Hope that I can prove interesting enough in the future to be worthy of this much space!
    -- Bohus Blahut
    (BOH - hoosh BLAH - hoot)

    modern filmmaker

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    Hi, everyone.

    My name is Matt and I'm new here. I've been reading posts for awhile, though. Let's see, where to begin? I'm 20 years old and I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I collect games for the NES mainly, but also the Genesis, SNES, Playstation, Game Gear, Game Boy, Neo Geo Pocket, and most recently, Atari 2600.

    As a kid, I was infatuated with video games and devoted almost all of my spare time to them (what was left of it went to comic books). But, as I got older I sort of grew out of them. This was honestly probably due to the fact that I didn't want to be considered a nerd. About a year and a half ago, however, I got to play a Playstation and was reminded of what I was missing. I dug out all of my old systems which had been collecting dust in my closet and hooked them up. The first one I wanted to play again was the NES, my favorite system as a kid and my current favorite today. Next thing I knew, I was hitting up all of the flea markets, pawn shops, and garage sales in my area in an attempt to find all of the games that brought me happiness as a child. But, I couldn't stop there. You know what I'm talking about. The whole collecting thing is very addicting. I'm now broke and have since turned my girlfriend onto the whole thrift store/garage sale scouring lifestyle as well.

    Aside from collecting games, I collect records (mainly hardcore punk and some metal, but none of that radio crap) and play in a band. Audio recording is also a hobby of mine. I love to cook (vegetarian food, that is) and I love to travel. Hopefully, I'll be a welcome addition to the boards.

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    my name's zach.

    i live in bakersfield, ca. right now i only got a ps2 and dc, cause i lost my genesis and broke 4 nies' and sold my n64 cause i'm a dumbass.

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    My name is Rich, I live in Flushing NY

    I own too many consoles I never play

    I attend game geek meetings in NJ that Mr Santulli frequently goes to too and I finallly got bored enough to investigate his here messageboard thingy. ;)
    -Rich

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    Edit, Early Example of my Moronic attempt to post here..

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    - Who you are
    Chris Foster

    - Where you live
    East Yorkshire, United Kingdom

    - How you found the forums
    I found it while looking for Sega 32X bios.

    - What your favorite games are
    1. Super Mario Bros. 3
    2. Deus Ex
    3. The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time
    4. Half Life
    5. Super Mario World
    6. Illusion of time (Illusion of Gaia)
    7. Sonic the hedgehog
    8. Shenmue
    9. Goldeneye / Perfect Dark
    10. Number 10 is always a debate, at the moment it's probably banjo Kazooie

    - What systems you collect for
    Anything and everything. Most usually Snes, Nes, Genesis and PC.

    - What you do in "real life"
    At the moment I'm in College studying film, Media and Video production.

    - Any other interesting facts, like how you began collecting, etc.
    Nothing much to say really, I've been into games my whole life. As well as movies, which I also collect.

    - Chris

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    I'm from holand
    22 years old,
    I collect games for:
    NES
    SNES
    N64
    N game cube
    PSone
    PS2
    Dreamcast
    Commodore VIC 20
    Gameboy
    Gameboy color
    Gameboy advance

    And i'm interrested in buying every other machine available.
    My favourite games...

    Megaman 3 (NES)
    Turrican 2 (amiga)
    Mortal kombat 2 (snes) (i 'm still lookin' for an Arcade machine on this game).
    Deus ex (PS2)
    Final fantasy IX (psone)
    House of the dead 2 (dC)

    In daily life i work in biotechnology.

    I started gamin in 1986 (or 87, i dont remember)
    Owning an old IBM pc and a NES.
    First games probably...
    Prince of persia
    super mario bros.
    Ducktales
    Calafornia games
    Space, kings, police, etc. Quest

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    wassup my names corey im 21 i live near gaineville florida .i work for dell doing tech support on the phone .ive been collecting for 6 years but have sold my collection many times thats why its so small now but here is what i got now for systems and games




    systems

    2 virtual boys both need stands

    2 n64

    1 sega cdx complete

    4 sega cd model 2 {only 1 works the rest need mobo's}

    3 sega genisis model 2 {1 custom painted baby blue another custom painted to look like a bowling ball cady apple reg and saphire blue metalic will have to gets pics }

    4 psx systems {1 is broke 1 is modded and has a clear case and the other is being custom painted tonite once i decide what color}

    1 broken saturn

    2 atari 2600 woodgrains{1 is 6 switch the other is 4 switch}

    20 broken nes systems

    1 master system model 1

    1 top loading nes

    1 broken jaguar system

    1 snes model 1

    1 black gamecube


    i think that all for systems
    on too the games


    over 60 nintendo game boxes
    over 100 game manuals for genny,nes,and snes

    over 50 loose nes games

    about 100 dc games

    about 60 psx games

    20 ps2 games

    10 genny games

    8 snes games
    20 atari games

    2 virtua boy games
    3 sega cd games
    20 n64 games
    1 pirate game boy advance cart with 17 game {got in ny in chinatown}

    game and watch hand helds both dual screens

    donkey kong 2
    bombsweeper

    mini arcade

    donkey kong .


    i think thats it might have more



    some of my rarer stuff from my older collections that i have sold are

    a comlete maxi 15
    and a action 52 for nes and sega

    also some rare atari games
    later

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    Hello,

    My name is Scott and I live in Surprise Arizona.

    I do not remember how I found this forum but I have been around for years now.

    I can't say I really have a favorite type of game. Just any game that is fun.

    I am trying to focus on collecting Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Odyssey 2 and Intellivision. But I will not pass on a good deal for any system.

    In "real life" I am a computer tech at a medical college

    I began collecting sometime in 1999-2000. I have always had my Genesis. I then got a Playstation and Dreamcast. I then took back an Intellivision from my brother (we had it since I was a kid).
    Then my Grandma gave me a Atari 2600 Vader model with about 70 games.

    Talk to you in the forums.

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    Digtal Press did requested to me to introduce about me....

    Hello!~

    My name is Jason Walle, from beauitful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada! I am Deaf with American Sign Language (ASL), but I grew up usally with oral voice, but until when I was 9 years old, I learn with Sign Language at school.

    Since my first Atari 2600 video game in 1984 when My dad gave to me brand new Atari 2600Jr. So far my Atari 2600 Jr. is still alive and no problem! I still love with Atari games, but I dont mind to play with PS1 and 2. NES and SuperNES, but I never tried play with XBox?? Ummm. oh well.

    I will look forward to hear from you!

    Thanks

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    I'm Melanie Hoyle, aka geekgirl101. I'm 24 and from Stockport in England. I don't have a job yet, love to have one. I specialise in web design and run a couple of game community sites.

    I found these forums after I got an email to update the link to this board on the VGS webring.

    I'm a die-hard Dizzy fan and have my very own Dizzy shrine right next to me. Pictures to follow. I also collect Blitz Games and other retro games produced by the Oliver Twins. For some strange reason I collect Final Fantasy games too, even though I'm not overall keen on it. Must be because I have a Seiken Densetsu fansite....

    I'd list all the systems I currently own, although I don't want to take up too much space on this page if I do so.

    As for what I do outside the four walls, I go to church, Linux user groups, the occassional nightclub and geek bar, any local cannabis campaigns, and Greenbelt (a Christian rock festival for all those who didn't watch Songs of Praise last week , and for those who did you were greatly mislead. )
    What would people think when they hear that I'm a Dizzy freak....

    http://www.dizzyzone.org

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    Hello Everyone my name is jorge and Im From Chicago Ill. I am 26 years old and I have been a gamer Ever Since The Days of Atari.
    I currently Collect And own most every Platform Of Game System out there from the Current to the oldest .I especially like to collect Japanese games in General. Im glad to see a site where We all have a common Interest. My Passion Would have to be 2D games especially games from SNK and the Neo-Geo. I look forward to sharing my Stories And games expiriences with you all. Here are a Few pictures of my collection Perhaps They can be added to the game collection Section.


    Thanks

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    I must remain without name. English is not good but Bought Book from "DIGITAL PRESS", I very much enjoy Video Games and saw this Web Site. So I have arrived.
    I am sometimes fighting for a living and enjoy games of fighting as well. Street Fighter Games are the best! HAAAAAAA!
    So hello to everyone! And to Joe!
    I hope that Altavista Translation works well! HAAAAAA!
    Punch of Extra POWER!

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    Hi~! ^^

    Well, I'm new here (Whee! Captain Obvious strikes again~!) -- my name is Nikkita, and I'm 16. ^^v I like forums, and I like talking. I hope to meet some people and make friends~!

    Oh yes, how very mean of me. <:{ I made a friend~! =D Mr. Joe Santulli~ ^_^ He's quite nice. =D And yes. He owns you. But pacman owns him... which means... Pacman owns the world x_x;

    PS: Who wants to join my "~" (tilde) club~? Heh.

    *sneezes*

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    Hello. I have been reading these message boards for some time now and really never had anything to add. I always said if I found something in the wild that is *really* worth braging about, I would post it in the "weekly finds" post. I thought I would introduce myself first. Male, 26 from Alabama. Anybody else from 'Bama? I collect for NES, 2600 and Virtual Boy.

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    Howdy, Im A.J. and I live in Tennessee. Im 18, male.

    I learned about the forums from the Collector's Closet article in Tips & Trips.

    My favorite games are:
    Zelda series
    Dragon Warrior(NES)
    Phantasy Star Online series
    Shenmue
    Halo

    I just recently decided to try and get the entire dreamcast library.

    - Im a security gaurd in real life.
    I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
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    Default Hi Everyone!

    Hi all, as probably everyone here knows, I'm a newcomer to your forums. I acutully stumbled upon it seaching for sega 32x protos. It was your old forums auctully that interested me and I was brought here. I will let you all in a few deep deep secrets about me.
    I am currently an 18 year old male living in Appleton, Wiscosnin.(Near Green Bay) My First Name is Darrell and I've been collecting video games since I can remember. My Favorite games have to be the Breath Of Fire 3 and 4 for PS One. I also enjoy every freaking online game there is for Dreamcast and now XBOX Live. I collect everything, and for being only 18 I have a very huge collection thought my short life time so far. I have the vectrex with 15+ games mib with sleeves and box and price tag still on them, that I got for free from someone i know. I own every system that came out to the U.S. except for a Sega Master system(working on it) and an Intellivision. EveryAtari + the old Atari computer with the disk drives i got 500 + games for which i got at a thrift store for only 12 bucks. I really don't know what else to say except anyone near Wisconsin Give me a jingle we'll play some classics in my Room of Doom I have. I can post some pics if anyone really wants to see it. Oh ya i also got addicted to prototype games a few years back when i got my hands of some on ebay for cheap cheap. Now its just a drug, i have to have more and more. Thats right nesman85 your dead of ebay. Any other Q's Just give me a jingle
    Peace
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    I guess the most recent site outage ate my original introduction.

    I'm Alan, age 30, from Cleveland. I'm a lawyer. I don't remember how I found the forum, but I'm glad I did. The forumers here are friendly and knowledgeable.

    I like games in which you shoot things. Fortunately, several video games of this type have now been released.

    I'm collecting for Atari 2600/7800, NES, Genesis, SNES, Saturn, PSX, Dreamcast, GBA, and PS2. I've got an N64, too, but I don't think having two games for it (Perfect Dark, Conker's BFD) counts as "collecting". I generally only collect games that I think I would like to get around to playing one day (e.g., retirement?). This means that I don't get sports games or RPGs, although I fully respect the rights of other *people* to enjoy such...*things*. (OK, I've got a soft spot for 2600 Realsports Football. Unalloyed nostalgia, I guess.) I don't think of myself as a "completist", but I do have most of the arcade game ports released for PSX. I'll know that I've crossed over to the dark side, though, the day I finish "NAMCO" and buy Namco Museum Vol. 5, which contains only games that I'd never played, seen, or heard of. At that point I'll know the disease is terminal, so I'll probably start importing Namco Anthology, too.

    I grew up on the 2600, but I only started collecting this year. In fact, I didn't even play any console games (strictly arcade and computer) post-crash until I got a PSX as a wedding present (wedding present!) in 1997. It took me THAT LONG to get over my D-pad aversion. (Why didn't anybody TELL me that they made a joystick for the NES?)

    Even so, the PSX just sat in a corner for a few months after I got it until finally Colony Wars (the first one) got its hooks into me. It was the beginning of the end once again, thank goodness. Once I finished school and got a job, I realized that even after the student loan payment I had a couple of dollars left over to pick up some used games (no, not enough to get new games). And that I could pick up a Genesis, a Saturn, and a Dreamcast for about $100 TOTAL. And I discovered that from 1983 to 1997 I had missed several good games, and I thought that maybe I should check them out...

    Anyway, I've found that when you get more than a couple of games a month in the mail, it's better to have them delivered to work and then smuggle them into the house. The cats haven't ratted me out yet, and I keep buying the economy size tubs of catnip.
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    Hi. My name is Chris and I'm a computer animation student who devotes too much of his time to playing old video games. I'm a big fan of adventure games like zelda and final fantasy, but I'll play about anything. Sometimes my friends call my Guybrush Threepwood, because apparently I resemble him. I am also a mighty pirate. At the moment I'm into old nintendo and arcade games. I'd like to get into newer games as well, but until I graduate and get a job I'm po. My girlfriend and I just beat bubble bobble on the nes with "the good ending". Cursed level 57.

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    Well my name is Scott Davidson,I hope there are no stalkers here....
    I(think)I am one of the youngest people here,well I was at AtariAge,at at ripe age of 15.

    All my life I have liked video game,and I never sold them,for an unknown reason,even to me!I just got into classic games about a year or two ago and have been getting as much of the mas I can find,or pay for.
    I have been posting at AtariAge for about a year now,and it has been too much fun,just like posting here for 5min has been!

    I collect both classic and modern games,and also like to hango ut with friends,liek every 15year old,go to movies,and play lacrosse.

    My fav kind of music is punk rock,with my fav band being the Ataris,I can't wait to see them!

    Well I have typed too much,and now my hands hurt....Oh well see you around the boards! 8)

    P.S Yes,I always end my posts with threeemoticons,don't ask why.

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    Currently residing in Montréal and hailing from the cold northern nights I am known by one of two names - Asplagis or Zettaijin.

    I was a member of the old EzBoard version of the DP message board but failed to make the switch over to the new version out of a lack of time.

    Seeing as the owner and operator of DP is a pretty spiffy fellow who came to post over on VALIS more than once, I figured I owed him. Thus, I'm back with my own brand of peculiar analysis of videogames and related issues (i.e. VR/Polygons vs. 2D/representation; a certain lack of creativity in the current video game world due to the oversaturation of capitalist think tanks within the industry).

    As far as videogames go, I'm quite fond of the Super Fire Pro Wrestling series as well as many more obscure Japanese SNES titles such as Clocktower and Demon of/Diable de LaPlace. I also enoy a good RPG from time to time, though I find that too many are overlooking the potential for politically charged storylines such as those found in game like Fallout II and its obvious but still interesting anti-U.S./Bush stance.

    Outside of videogames you'll find me discussing Marxism, Anarchism as well as other political theories, defending non-essentialism and deconstructing reality - that's when I'm not running from riot gear-clad policemen/women during a protest.

    I also happen to to enoy Dario Argento and David Lynch movies and my musical tastes are odd to say the least...

    Any other questions?
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    I'm Deano, currently 26 years of age and my first memory at age 2 was of a Grandstand/Fairchild channel F. Gives you an idea of the type of person I am :shock:

    Games are my life, no I really mean it. Been in the 'business' for over 5 years as a programmer. I started collecting about 2 years ago and have managed to acquire 30+ systems and hundreds of games from Pongs to Gamecube.

    Google found this site (I've lurked for a while).

    The worst thing is all the things I didn't collect back then (why didn't I keep my CD player? It was a Dreamcast DevKit for some time). I also make a habit of storing various cancelled projects I've worked on, unfortantely I have a tendency to mislay the CDs.

    I also know more about video games hardware (both old and new) than is healthy.

    I almost forgot to mention I live near Cambridge, UK

    Deano

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