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Want a totally tubular and radical trip into the the past? Relive these '90s problems in our newest video...

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  • automatonxtinct - September 16, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    RCA and composite are the same thing, bro. I think you mean component.
  • The_Wheelman820 - June 24, 2014 4:28 p.m.

    My worst enemy: Going to play a game with a completed save, and receiving the dreaded "Save file corrupted" message. Meaning, I had to delete all my hard work and redo everything. It was a miracle if, by some chance, that a file "un- corrupted" without me deleting anything. P.S. I loved Ridge Racer for the PlayStation, and I still have my scratched, unusable copy of it.
  • Notanerd - June 1, 2014 9:55 p.m.

    Hey, it's 11pm on a Saturday and I'm gonna stay up playing battle.net (starcraft) cause the phone lines are free and no one's gonna disconnect my game. Haha, the good ol days
  • shawksta - May 29, 2014 12:18 a.m.

    That video was glorious Dat Bully Lorenzo
  • Evilsafetyboy - May 28, 2014 10:32 a.m.

    Oh man, a 13" TV that I had to set to Channel 3 to play ChronoTrigger if my dad was done watching football...
  • Brotacon - May 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    I remember pretty much all of these (apart from importing games since it wasn't really as common in PAL regions AND I was only 10 in 1997 so it was way out of my means), I remember my brother being a massive fan of Civilisation 2, which on the PS1 took up an entire memory card for save data. Eventually we got hold of an Xploder cartridge which helped ease the pain (you could transfer stuff from the memory card on to the cartidge). I miss it all though, I sometimes feel like the magic of games has been diluted a bit because it's all so readily available and talked about. It just felt more like a hobby back then whilst these days it feels like media.
  • BleedingHatMcGillicutty - May 27, 2014 7:55 a.m.

    Wow. How young is everyone else there? I'm only 24 and I remember dealing with a lot of these problems. Especially losing the game genie book and passwords. Hell, I STILL can't keep up with the password screen in Mega Man X (thanks internet). Luckily, I had both a SNES and a Genesis as a kid so I didn't have to deal with buying worse versions of games (genesis Aladdin fo' life!). And I'm STILL having problems with wires. The area behind my TV would make a Borg feel inadequate.
  • brickman409 - May 27, 2014 2:54 a.m.

    You guys should make a list of problems only modern gamers would understand. Like waiting for updates to download, or your wireless controller turning into a paper weight once the battery stops holding its charge. lol
  • homestar99 - May 26, 2014 8:54 p.m.

    You know some of these problems weren't just in the nineties right? Eighties and possibly Seventies gamers will get this. It's like corded phones and nineties reminiscing. It existed outside of what you're thinking of but you act like it doesn't.
  • Eightboll812 - May 26, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    Nothing wrong with the title of this article. If you were an 80's gamer, and gamed right into the 90s, you'd still be able to understand. This isn't implying the problems in the 90's only existed in the 90's, and no other time period. Don't be one of "those" people who focus in on the word "only" in the title and have to argue whether it's literally true or not.
  • homestar99 - May 27, 2014 12:09 a.m.

    Sorry man. It is a true list. I just hate it when people get nostalgic about something that wasn't exclusive to their time but they act like it is. Like the corded phone, people talk about it all the time like it only ever existed in the nineties.
  • Eightboll812 - May 28, 2014 12:17 a.m.

    Yeah, but the corded phone pretty much ended in the nineties, so it's an easy thing to get all confuzled over depending on the exact wording of someone's point. I grew up in the telephone era, but not the telegraph era. I could get all distorted over people not distinguishing between the common aspects of the two, but I understand that people are just going to talk about their experiences in life. If you really want to get technical, there's little in any era that didn't get borrowed or rehashed from the previous era. There was a time I might have argued your point of view here, telling people they don't know jack because they think so-n-so invented such-n-such, when in reality it pre-existed. I guess I'm just a little more tired of those types of arguments, and try to understand what the point that is being made is in the spirit it's being made. I've watched games go from text-only to what it is today. It doesn't bother me when people try to describe the quintessential moments that define a particular decade of gaming, because I can identify with what they are trying to say across a broad experience with games in general.
  • Notanerd - May 26, 2014 7:36 p.m.

    Wow great list!
  • jpic89 - May 26, 2014 7:06 p.m.

    Uhhhh...what about blowing into cartridges?
  • PReNDeL21 - May 27, 2014 5:55 p.m.

    That was more of an 80s thing since it mostly applied to NES cartridges.
  • TechDigi - May 26, 2014 6:54 p.m.

    I don't get why they stopped making Game Genie, or Gameshark for the consoles mainly! Always loved popping in the disk to upload cheats on the game you wanted to place and putting back in the game to use them.
  • garnsr - May 26, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    My first CD player was the Sega CD. It had a cool visualizer at least (which I never left running while I was playing CDs.) Lots of NES games had passwords in funky texts that made it hard to tell which letter it wanted you to read it as, which could be absolutely deadly in a password with 50 characters, and one wrong character would negate all your progress. O and 0 are the worst in NES text.
  • Dadud - May 26, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    You forgot about leaving your PS1 on for days upon ends after not getting a memory card with your new PS1 for christmas. Left army men 2 on for about 2 weeks before i beat it.
  • saxile - September 16, 2014 2:20 p.m.

    And the fact after all that abuse the system still runs flawless today, compared to last gen systems only lasting a little over a few years. I'm one of the lucky few with a launch 360 that has never red ringed on me.
  • P0ck3tC1am - May 26, 2014 4:29 p.m.

    JAMPACK!!!!!

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