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Old 07 November 2013, 11:35   #1
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Howdoo from Leeds

Hi, been meaning to join up here for quite a while now, so on my day off i thought why not :-)

Been an amibay member for years, im on retrogamer, retrocollect, borders down, rllmuk etc (ie. quite a lot of retrogaming/computing forums).

The amiga was my 3rd computer growing up (after vic-20 and acorn electron), when i was 12 i sold my a500 and bought a 1200 with a hdd which i still own to this day :-) But recently sold off all of my original games and will look to install a cf hdd with the games on in the near future.

I have quite a big collection of retro gaming and modern gaming consoles and games (approx 2000 games, 80 machines) and im a forum moderator on retrocollect.com too :-)

looking forward to browsing and joining in and meeting up with some more people too as every couple of months i organise a retro drinks session in Leeds :-
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Old 07 November 2013, 13:37   #2
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Ooh, you'll have to let me know when that is! I'm not far off(I'm in Bradford) and it'd be nice to hang out with more oldskool enthusiasts
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Old 07 November 2013, 15:20   #3
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Welcome Bobpard.

Are you regretting selling those games yet?

I still regret selling my 2600 20yrs ago
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Old 07 November 2013, 22:42   #4
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i've just posted about a meet up about 20 mins ago :-)

will be on Sat 23rd November :-)

Victoria hotel (great george street) LS1 3DL 7:30 till closing

also, every meet up we do a tat lucky dip too, everyone has to gift wrap either a game or a game/computer related item and then we do a lucky dip. always a laugh to see what rubbish we can find, last time i gave away garbarge truck simulator on the pc. Rule is now no sports games though as its no fun picking up fifa every month.

come along will be fun.


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i do kind of regret selling those games, but i sort of went on a purge and got rid of pretty much all of my 8bit computers (sold my electron collection i had since i was 4, about 80 original games too), but kept chuckie egg and the machine. sold my spectrum with about 200 games, atari st, zx81, 2 x amiga 500 (only kept 1200) and a bbc.
Essentially all of the disk and tape based media pretty much went, was sad to see my lucasfilm games go (again had since i bought them new as a kid) but good to see that they went to friends and people on amibay where they will be loved. My 1200 disk drive stopped working so i thought why not sell up those games and stick in a cf hdd.


Glad to have got a bit of space back though and i will always have my memories of all of those games and i can still play them if i want at least
(still not installed it mind, but the thought is there)
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