Stories

ITT we post memories/funny stories that stick out to you that are related somehow to /vr/ gaming.

Circa early 90s broke 5yr old all by myself me found a technician working on an arcade game at the county fair. I wasn't trying to be a pest but was curious what he was doing so kept asking questions. He eventually gave me a dollar to go away which I promptly blew on Toki.

Late 90s summer absolutely beautiful outside but I really have an itch to play Comix Zone. End up bringing my crt and Genesis out onto the back deck. Mission Accomplished.

Buying a new game from a store and trying to read the manual in the back seat all by the passing street lights on the way home.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5yo me jerk offd to Meryl doing sit-ups in MGS1

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Went to some amusement park or fair or whatever, I can't recall the exact place, I was about 13 at the time or maybe a bit older. Anyways, they had one of those early "VR" units setup. Big bulky headset you wore, a gun you held, and an octagonal platform you stood on. It cost $5 for a single play of five minutes or until you died, and you could extend your time 10 minutes for another $5.
    The game that the system was running was Rise of the Triad. Not some special VR game, just Rise of the Triad. And movement was handled by a d-pad on the gun, so all the "VR" really ended up being was a monitor on your head hooked to mouseview controlled by the movement of your head. Aiming was controlled by shooting at whatever was in the exact center of your view, so moving the gun did nothing.
    Which was kinda neat, but ultimately disappointing. To make matters worse, I paid $10 so I could get extended time, only for the machine to suddenly go into the countdown when 5 minutes was up. The teenage twat who was supposed to be supervising the machine was too busy chatting with a friend, and didn't put the 2nd "credit" in until the timer already ran out and dumped me back at the beginning. For just another 5 minutes instead of the extra 10. I got the second $5 back and played some other arcade games instead.
    It stayed in my memory since it was a valuable lesson for me. It was the last time I believed any hype about any sort of videogame hardware or user interface. Even if I had played the full 15 minutes I had paid for, it wouldn't have changed my mind any. The slacker teen saved me $5 that I was able to spend on more enjoyable games. VR wasn't ready in the mid 90's. Maybe the stuff the military was using was better quality, I know they had some damn good flight sims, but the publicly available stuff was crap.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      VR is, and has always been, THE biggest scam in gaming.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have a huge mental catalogue of these stories. Name almost any old school game and I can associate some sort of anecdote or memory to it. I should probably write them down sometime. Anyway, here's one I remember.
    I used to join my mom on shopping trips. At places that had arcade machines she'd give me a buck or so in quarters to play games while she was in the checkout. Anyway, at Wal-Mart in 1992 I went to go play SF2: CE and challenged the older kid at the machine. He was Ken and I was Blanka. I had played enough of the SNES game to cheese an easy pattern (jump roundhouse, sweep, electricity on wakeup) and it worked EVERY FRICKING TIME. I beat the next kid who was up a line started to form and I kept winning using the same cheese tactics. This went on for a while until...my mom got tired of waiting and dragged me from the machine.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Name almost any old school game and I can associate some sort of anecdote or memory to it.
      Bionic Commando, NES

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was dared to touch a turd in a toilet by a friend in exchange for his copy of Tetris on gameboy and later Tetris DX if i knocked down a fence of an abandoned house. Still have both games.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not sure who's more moronic, him or you.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Probably him because i traded him Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters for Link's Awakening and then a month later bought Kid Icarus back for a dollar.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >and later Tetris DX if i knocked down a fence of an abandoned house

      I’d do that shit for free, you got a great deal

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What if he'd dared you to eat the turd haha?

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ps1 i had MGS and GTS 3.
    I was serially raped from 1999-2005.
    Literally every game gives me intense TRAUMA.
    Driver 3 made me jave an episode so severe i needed to be seperated byt everybody else.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I was a kid, we used to have fighting game tournaments over at a friend's house. One of the games we had there was Soul Calibur II.

    Late at night, when all of my friends were asleep, I would jerk off on the couch thinking about Taki's boobs and wipe my load on the underside of the cushions.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      sc2 takis boobs got plenty of loads out of me, you did the right thing

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >SC2
        DoA2 was the one for me although the first Soul Caliber wasn't too bad for want material either.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    used to have to stand on a milk crate to play mortal kombat at my pizza place arcade. older kids would think i was free because i was so small. its not like i was some amazing player or anything but i knew how to play and do the special moves and could humble them sometimes.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A favourite memory of mine is when I got my Sega Genesis for my birthday and all my friends were over and we just about played it non-stop until later that night. We played Sonic 2, John Madden Football and a few others way late into the evening, just taking turns passing around the controller and having lots of fun eating Pizza and Birthday cake.. My parents were out on the deck chatting with my friends parents having a good time as well. Probably in my top 10 birthday's of all time for sure.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    One time I went over to some rich kids house when I was 5 or so, his room looked straight out of a 90’s gaming magazine ad and he had a huge NES collection. He was a few years older and asked if I liked games. I said yes so he sat me down and proceeded to show me all kinds of cool shit in various titles. He showed me how to find all the warp whistles in Mario 3 and then truly blew my mind by putting in a code to jump to the Tyson fight in Punch Out! and then commenced beating Mike’s ass in one try. Never saw the kid again after that but I will never forget that feat.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    saw two kids get into a huge fight because one of the kids refused to trade back one of those pokemon that evolved through trade.
    blood got spilled before the teachers got there.
    got gameboys banned from school.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    had some teeth pulled at the dentist in the mall when I was like 10 or some shit.. afterwards went to the arcade which was right across the dentist. was playing Altered Beast with some dude and I tried to tell him "get this orb" but forgot I had a mouth full of gauze so what came out were the sounds of a moronic person followed by lots of drool. the dude intentionally got his guy killed then walked away.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >mom can I have game
    >>I'll but it for you if you pull ALL the weeds
    >okay
    >*pulls weeds*
    >*mom buys game for me*

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Almost me
      >mom can i have game
      >only if you finish your chores early
      >*finish the week's chores by wednesday*
      >no
      >*mom doesn't buy game for me*
      Probably the most valuable lesson she ever taught me.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        lucky.
        i did the work and she gave me some bullcrap to weasel out of it.
        made me really averse to doing anything for them unless it was actually necessary.

        haha gays. I wouldnt do the work and I still got the games

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      lucky.
      i did the work and she gave me some bullcrap to weasel out of it.
      made me really averse to doing anything for them unless it was actually necessary.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >kid I know from church has FF2 for some odd reason(he wasn't exactly the RPG type)
    >wants to borrow one of my issues of NP that had info on the game so he can try to get past a certain point he's stuck on(IIRC, he was stuck on the Dark Cecil fight)
    >treasure my NP collection, re-read them all the time, so won't let it go unless he lets me borrow a game as collateral
    >borrow Metroid 2 for GB
    >next week at church, he's not there
    >find out he moved away
    I did get Metroid 2 out of it, but that missing issue in my collection always bothered me. At least it was #30, most of the games covered were meh and there weren't any comics besides Nester's Adventures to miss out on. Hope you beat it Richard.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >ruined my pristine, complete Nintendo Power collection but at least I got a cartridge-only used copy of one of the most common Game Boy games

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It was never complete. I had 1-12, and 18 onwards minus 30, and 1-12 were back issues I ordered. I kept waiting for 13-18 to come up for order, but NP never bothered to reprint the Strategy Guide era issues as a set like they did with 1-6 and 7-12.
        Prior to the revamp around the 60's-70's, kid me was obsessed with collecting everything Nintendo Power. I saved up the Power Bucks you got for subscribing and got the hard plastic issue holders, strategy guides like FF6 and Link's Awakening, various pins, and I kept the response letters I got from sending in stuff I found to the Classified Information desk. After the revamp I lost my love for the magazine, and told my parents to not bother renewing the subscription after issue 100. I loved the clean layouts, hand-drawn artwork, and level maps, and NP had long stopped doing all three.
        I lost my entire collection minus some of the pins in a move a few years after I stopped collecting the magazine.

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