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Dobri M
Posted - 2011.01.31 23:28:00 - [91]
 

Edited by: Dobri M on 31/01/2011 23:32:23




49 here.

I stay abreast of tech tho...owning a computer repair shop kinda does that.

We all need to get together and start an "Old-Timer's" corp.

Originally by: Rhyla Phoenix
First computer game I played was Zork and all time fave was Ultima.


I STILL play IF. Best of all worlds, lol.

Kaidu Kahn
Posted - 2011.02.01 00:32:00 - [92]
 

Originally by: My Postman
Does it help when i say that my first computer was a C 64 console?

Can aybody top this?Wink


imsai :)

http://www.imsai.net/


Danifae Kemp
Posted - 2011.02.01 01:46:00 - [93]
 

Originally by: My Postman
Does it help when i say that my first computer was a C 64 console?

Can aybody top this?Wink


Radio Shack TRS 80 and a commodore vic 20, My age just happens to be 43.

Captain Kyon
Caldari
VIRTUAL LIFE VANGUARD
Posted - 2011.02.01 03:56:00 - [94]
 

i'm 27 now and i plan to play games with my great great grand kids...Razz

by then you would need a helmet and you literally "enter" the game... ugh

Ai Shun
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.01 04:06:00 - [95]
 

Originally by: My Postman
Does it help when i say that my first computer was a C 64 console?


Sharp PC1211, followed by a Commodore VIC-20, Apple II and then a 4.77 mhz XT. I remember with my first HDD when I had to reformat the drive, excluding system files, to be able to install and play Wing Commander II.

Good days. Good days.

@echo off.

Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.02.01 05:50:00 - [96]
 

Originally by: Danifae Kemp
Originally by: My Postman
Does it help when i say that my first computer was a C 64 console?

Can aybody top this?Wink


Radio Shack TRS 80 and a commodore vic 20, My age just happens to be 43.


those cassete tape drives playing paravia were great (yes, the same cassets people used to put in their car radios)

... and yes pong was a major leap forward from bash'em smashem robots.

Ocih
Amarr
Space Mermaids
Posted - 2011.02.01 06:01:00 - [97]
 

So when you do Ambulation, make the promenades wheelchair accessible, CCP.

Licinius CrassusFilius
Space Construction and Research
Posted - 2011.02.01 06:43:00 - [98]
 

Originally by: Hauling Hal
Edited by: Hauling Hal on 29/01/2011 22:43:23

Typing in games by hand from C&VG and then editing the code to make it do something different, none of the 'rubbish on a CD' you got later.



God damn I remember doing that. Taught you solid typing skills!!

40 here.

Copine Callmeknau
Kangaroos With Frickin Lazerbeams
The KWFL Republic
Posted - 2011.02.01 06:44:00 - [99]
 

haha, Amiga/C64 really aren't old at all,
I'm 21 and I grew up playing C64, Amiga 1000, Amiga 500+ (gogo RAM, also had the HDD that went into the expansion slot. Gave me a whole 12mb of space), and the behemoth Amiga 4000.

I guess I did start with comps pretty early, been using em since before I can remember, those puppies lasted me until I was 12 years old and got my first PC :p

Aurastone
Posted - 2011.02.01 13:33:00 - [100]
 

TI-99/4A ftw (loss?) This was my very first computer Laughing

Age: 43

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2011.02.01 13:35:00 - [101]
 

I learned to type at the age of 20 using a proper typewriter, we even had speed tests, I managed to crack a whole room of people up getting ready to take a speed test one day by saying 'last one smells'. They had to delay the test by about 5 minutes.

Obmud
Amarr
Sock Robbers Inc.
Syndicate.
Posted - 2011.02.01 13:40:00 - [102]
 

This thread is full of win and love.

EffBee Primus
Caldari
DCS Ltd
Posted - 2011.02.01 14:46:00 - [103]
 

Originally by: Eyup Mi'duck
Fifty-five... and not feeling so old and lonely any more! First pooter was a ZX80, then a Dragon 32... wish I'd kept them both now.


I had a Dragon 32 at one point. More interesting though I also bought a Dragon 64 with floppy drive (Maybe twin - can't remember). I bought the 6809 processor based "OS9" MULTI-USER, MULTI-TASKING operating system that could run on it. I spent over 70 (Way back then!!) on a Lucidata pascal compiler.

Those were the days <Sigh>

Eventually got rid of the lot to some lucky "bar steward" for about 40.

Daedalus II
Helios Research
Posted - 2011.02.01 14:55:00 - [104]
 

You old guys should check out The Older Gamers (TOG): http://www.theoldergamers.com/

TOG is a community for gamers over 25. There are divisions for all kinds of games from EVE to Minecraft.

We have some pretty old people in TOG, but I myself am only 29 so I feel comparably young Wink

Ingvar Angst
Amarr
Nasty Pope Holding Corp
Talocan United
Posted - 2011.02.01 16:02:00 - [105]
 

Edited by: Ingvar Angst on 01/02/2011 16:04:12
45 here, and I subscribe to the logic that you don't stop playing because you get old... you get old because you stop playing.

It always pained be growing up that my stepdad had the imagination of, well, a rock. Anything at all with a hint of sci-fi, fantasy, you name it was disregarded. Would look, watch, nothing. Now he's a grumpy old bastard who looks like he never really enjoyed life.

I take pride that my kids see me as someone to play with instead of someone to avoid when they want to have fun.


Ah, old computers... I remember my old C64, but what really stands out was my old 8088 with it's massive 20Meg hard drive. No, the 20Meg isn't massive, but the hard drive was. Thing weighed like 10 pounds and practically needed a deisel engine to get it spinning. Sounded like it at least...

Kristoph Syn
Posted - 2011.02.01 16:59:00 - [106]
 

Edited by: Kristoph Syn on 01/02/2011 16:59:41
62. Really. Retired. EVE, Model Railroading, Chess.

Yeah, this is an alt.

edit: Oldest I know of is 73.

Lord Zarcam
Amarr
Posted - 2011.02.02 03:10:00 - [107]
 

48 and still playing! Started with an IBM 286-AT with a 20 MB hard drive, 1024K ram and a 5.25" floppy drive. MSDOS 3.0, and then upgraded to 6.0 win MS WIN3.11.

Had an Atari as a kid, Pong was my favorite. ;-)

xVALERIAx
Caldari
Posted - 2011.02.02 11:16:00 - [108]
 

Originally by: Eyup Mi'duck
Fifty-five... and not feeling so old and lonely any more! First pooter was a ZX80, then a Dragon 32... wish I'd kept them both now.


36 and i had a dragon 32 o7.

then got a BBC model B and Elite.

back when being 'Elite' mean't somethingLaughing

Pog Mahon
Minmatar
Invictus Australis
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.02.02 11:27:00 - [109]
 

I know that Crotador, ex-CEO of TOG, former officer of Dfunk and now member of Brick, is pushing 80years of age. He doesn't like talking about it but if you see him in local say g'day (but say it very loudly!)

He's a lovely old duffer but he does provide fairly easy kills, he can't hear people shouting on mumble to warp out.


Gillaboo
Posted - 2011.02.02 11:28:00 - [110]
 

My first computer was a PDP-8, followed closely by a PDP-11.

Still remember booting the damn thing by toggle switchs, and the mighty 2 MEG of memory came on a disk the size of a large pizza.

"Adventure" was the first computer game I played... all text.

"XYZZY" ! ! ! !

Ur235
Mind Games.
0ccupational Hazzard
Posted - 2011.02.02 13:07:00 - [111]
 

Im 110 tis true

Not T'amber
Posted - 2011.02.02 14:34:00 - [112]
 

I knew two players (brothers infact) who play eve to communicate with eachother. They're were both in their early 80s.




Ollie Cromwell
Caldari
Seniors Clan
Get Off My Lawn
Posted - 2011.02.02 14:45:00 - [113]
 

Originally by: Dobri M

49 here.

I stay abreast of tech tho...owning a computer repair shop kinda does that.

We all need to get together and start an "Old-Timer's" corp.




This has already been taken care off .... Look up Seniors Corp in game ... :)

Christopher AET
Segmentum Solar
Posted - 2011.02.02 14:52:00 - [114]
 

Originally by: Pog Mahon
He's a lovely old duffer but he does provide fairly easy kills.


I must remember that next time we attack brick space Twisted Evil

Keep 'em coming guys got some good love going here.

Pater Deus
Gallente
Fleetworks
ROMANIAN-LEGION
Posted - 2011.02.02 15:23:00 - [115]
 

Began selling PCs in 1980, first program we installed was Space Invaders and well... ever since.

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Will finish skilling up 62 in 32 days.
Very Happy

Miss Connolly
Public Relations Corp
Posted - 2011.02.02 15:57:00 - [116]
 

I'm 26 and one of the youngest members of our corp. Most of our guys are between 30 and 50.

I guess EVE is just more appealing to people that are no longer interested in the classic "action loaded" games that are released currently and so they attract other players of the same age group.

Wurzel Gummidge
Posted - 2011.02.02 16:07:00 - [117]
 

Eve appeal to those with an attention span longer than....oh wait, shiny things

Viola Wolf
Posted - 2011.02.02 16:13:00 - [118]
 

47 here...

Cut my teeth in gaming on the Intellivision console. Spent hours playing sports games with stick figures. At the time it was really cool.

TuHellen Back
Posted - 2011.02.02 16:27:00 - [119]
 

I'm in my late 50's and what I find so great about eve is that every morning when I log on I have already forgotten how boring mining is. Wink

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.02.02 16:30:00 - [120]
 

Ugh, I remember playing pong on a black and white set.

And our family bought an IBM PCjr, the least compatible, IBM compatible computer ever made. At least the BASICA cartridge worked.


Tip for the young people:
Think about everything you've seen and done and learned in all the years you've been alive. Now, take that old person's age and divide it by your own.

Now realize that's how many of your lifetimes that that old person has been around.

Moral of the story: Never turn your back on an old person.



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