GRChats - Your favourite console/computer, but that you never actually owned?

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by Gemini73 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:05 pm

I always liked the BBC Micro. We had them at school of course, but a friend (from a different school) owned one and I loved it. Played on it for hours at a time, in particular a Robin Hood game, (which I can't find a recognisable screen grab for unfortunately). Nevertheless, between that, a handful of other games and of course Elite I had a blast on the BBC Micro, but never owned one myself.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm

I was a huge Mega Drive nerd but never owned the Saturn nor the 32X. But looking at how they ended I think I dodged a bullet. (Or rather my dad did as he refused to get 'em for me :lol:)

As a Speccy owner I always wanted an Amiga and Amstrad.

I also always secretly coveted the Game Boy and SNES but I was able to buy those for myself eventually.

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PostRe: GRChats - Your favourite console/computer, but that you never actually owned?
by Kriken » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm

I think the only console I played on which I've never gone on to own is the 360. Two of my siblings had one separately for a time through their partners. Had a blast playing through Halo 3, which was the first and still only Halo game I've played. Also played a fair bit of New Vegas, Oblivion and the Orange Box through it as well as the arcade stuff. I didn't have a laptop or computer that was remotely good for gaming at that point, so it was nice.

Oh, and a SNES, but only really played one game on it in the brief time I got to play on my housemates'. That said there are a fair few SNES games I enjoyed a lot, unsurprisingly, through VC or other forms of emulation.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:08 pm

There are two for me. The first is a FM Towns Marty, purely because they were just so exotic sounding back in the 90s.

The other is an Amiga CD32. I had an Atari ST during the great Amiga ST Wars of the 90s but my favourite game of that period was Captive. And the CD32 was one of the few places you could play the sequel. I wanted one so bad but was just coming out of uni and had absolutely no money at all. There was a period a few years ago when the ebay price was actually quite reasonable but now its climbing again due to scarcity in the market so my time has probably passed.

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by Cumberdanes » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:23 pm

Probably the Commodore Amiga, I had an Atari ST and could always kid myself that it was just as good but I always suspected I got the bum deal. Having err ‘acquired’ a nigh complete collection of Amiga games I can confirm my suspicion was correct.

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by kerr9000 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 pm

Proberbly the PC Engine, played one a decent bit never ever owned one. I have owned lots of stuff I no longer have like a CD32 a Neo Geo a Commadore CDTV I wish I had some of that stuff back.

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 am

Snes. A few of my mates half one and I was missing out on some great games.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 am

This ones easy. I have been fortunate enough to own many consoles and computers over the years (and still have most of them), but the one i used to love playing around my friends house was the Vectrex. I played one at a retro gaming convention about 4 years ago and it was still brilliantly vibrant and otherworldly as it was all those years ago when it was still somewhat current.

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by Zilnad » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:24 am

We never had an N64 at home but I played it a lot round friends' houses. In fact, I must've played Mario Kart and Goldeneye with them just as much as I played my own games as I remember them just as vividly. We had a gaming PC at home during that console generation.

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PostRe: GRChats - Your favourite console/computer, but that you never actually owned?
by Tomous » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:21 am

The Wii. I never actually owned one but played Wii Sports plenty as they were everywhere weren't they? We even got our auntie into Wii Sports one Christmas despite her never ever playing videogames.

Also, had many Mario Kart and Smash sessions round my mate's house as well as borrowing my brother's console to play Galaxy 1 & 2, and played through Skyward Sword on the Wii U when I got that.

Ultimately, lots and lots of fond memories without ever owning one.

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by Corazon de Leon » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 am

Err, I’ve had the good fortune of picking up nearly every console that I’ve played on at some point so I don’t actually know. Probably the PS4, which I have on extended loan off a mate at the moment but don’t actually own.

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by Preezy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:18 pm

I had a PS2, my best friend at the time had an Xbox. I was more than happy with my PS2 but did have pangs of jealousy at not being able to play Halo without him back-seat gaming the whole time.

I was quite lucky in pretty much having what I wanted when I was a kid. I was never interested in the SNES or N64 so was always just delighted to have my Mega Drive and PS1, and whilst I'd love to have a modified Game Boy Advance these days, at the time they weren't on my radar so didn't know what I was missing.

I care less about gooseberry fool like that these days though, I've come to accept that I can't play everything on every platform, so just enjoy what I have available to me.

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by Jenuall » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:27 pm

I was always very jealous of friends who owned a SNES back in the day. Almost everyone I knew was on the Mega Drive so to see the Nintendo console was a rarity and I always really wanted one of my own when I got the chance to play on it!

Before that I had a Spectrum and so would have been envious of the Commodore 64. Both computers were great but even the most die hard Speccy fan had to admit that the 64 just had more going on than Clive's baby, especially when it came to the musical capabilities.

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