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Old 18 January 2010, 05:48   #1
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Greetings all

New member here and just noticed this area so I thought I'd introduce myself in a unique format: a timeline of my life based on events related to the Amiga!
1974 - I was born in Melbourne, Australia and as a baby cried a lot, presumably because video games and the Amiga weren't invented yet

1982 - I played my first video game - Galaga - at a local shopping centre. A passion for video games was lit inside me.

1983 - Started playing the Atari 2600 at friend's houses whenever possible

1987 - Was introduced at a friend's house to the C64, parents refused to purchase me one

1989 - My older brother's got an A500, I think the first game I saw was Nebulus or Flight Simulator. The first demos I saw were Wild Copper and DOC Demon. I was mesmorised and built up a massive collection of demos and games, my favorite all time Amiga games were IK+ and Interceptor. Demos were Enigma, Mental Hangover, Cebit 90 and most Eric Schwartz demos.

1993 - Went halves in an A1200 with my brother who was still living at home

1998 - Had lost some interest in computing and video games, maybe because what I think of now as the "golden age" of gaming had passed, moved to Japan, in my abscence my mum cleaned out my room and threw out about a 6 year collection of CU Amiga magazine

2003 - Bought a PS2, got back into gaming then computing big time.

2010 - Still living in Japan (where according to my research only about 10,000 Amigas were sold ), occasionally overcome with massive feelings of nostalgia for the Amiga which I sate by coming here, reading the old reviews on the Amiga magazine rack web-page and using WinUAE.

1 DAY AGO - I spoke to my brother via Skype and he said he still has the 2 Amigas packed away in his garage and all the software as well We agreed to a game of IK+ next time I visit.

Nice to meet you all!

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Old 18 January 2010, 05:51   #2
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Welcome to EAB Stab Master, aint nostalgia a bitch?

edit: forgot the customary...

Another visitor... stay a while.... stay forever... mwahahahaha *cough*
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Old 18 January 2010, 06:12   #3
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Thanks for the welcome.

Ahhhh... bitter sweet nostalgia, I'm worried the older I get the more intense my nostalgia will get. I might turn on WinUAE and just pass out from the intense nostalgia!
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:46   #4
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Welcome Stab ^_-
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Old 18 January 2010, 09:34   #5
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That's a storied chronology you have there, Mr Stab. Welcome!
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Old 18 January 2010, 13:47   #6
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Welcome Mr Stab
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Old 18 January 2010, 13:52   #7
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Welcome to EAB Stab Master

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Old 18 January 2010, 14:01   #8
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Hi stab master :-D
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Old 18 January 2010, 14:05   #9
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Thanks for the welcomes all, time to pick a suitably nostalgic avatar. I like the flood one, Kitty.
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Old 18 January 2010, 14:08   #10
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*cough* I did that for kitty *cough*

Have a look here http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=42087
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Old 18 January 2010, 14:56   #11
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Welcome Stabby! Can I call you Stabby?

And maybe you would be interested in our super fab fun games competition (see my signature (sorry everyone, I won't spam everyone's intro threads with this))
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Old 18 January 2010, 22:18   #12
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Hi, Stab Master! Welcome back to the Amiga scene in 2010!
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Old 19 January 2010, 01:24   #13
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Great to be back on the scene, call me Stab, Stabby, El Staborino, whatever!
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Old 19 January 2010, 15:18   #14
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Welcome to the forum mate and where about's is Chiba in Japan, i have friends in Kobe and Shinjuku

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Old 19 January 2010, 20:12   #15
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Hi Stab Master,

Welcome to EAB.

I would be happy to help you salvage ALL the amiga demo disks that you've collected.

Could you let me know when you collect your old disks?

cheerio
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Old 28 January 2010, 04:46   #16
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@ck1200 - Thanks, Chiba is the prefecture bordering Tokyo on the east side, it's about a 45 minute train ride from central Chiba to central Tokyo, and the entire trip is high rise buildings.

@Crown - Thanks but I'll be keeping all the disks, too much nostalgic value!
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Old 28 January 2010, 13:25   #17
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Hi Stabby and welcome to EAB!

Hope that your Miggy is still working and that the next visit home isn't too far away Enjoy your stay here
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