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(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:10, archived)
# this sums up 1981 to 1986 for me perfectly
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:14, archived)
# Haha... 10 minutes though?
I never played them that much, but I'm sure I can remember playing some that seemed to take about 30 or 40 minutes to load
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:17, archived)
# I might edit it
for the sake of historical accuracy in that case. 30 bloody minutes! pfffft with no guarantee of a game at the end of it

EDIT: edited and renamed the filename in your honour
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:22, archived)
# I may be wrong, but that's how I remember it.....
I only had one friend with one, and I can remember we used to spend all night playing them, up till 8 in the morning type things, he only had three games, but happy times were had by all :-)

Edit to your edit: HAHAHA.... I'm deeply honoured and thank you kindly sir ..! (just hope I was right.!"

(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:27, archived)
# Actually
Most games took about four minutes to load - it just seemed like hours to our impatient child minds.

Later on, with the 128k speccy and multi-load games, they started to get a bit longer, but no game ever took half an hour!

There are, bizarrely, some examples on youtube: Stick in 'spectrum loading sequence' and you can see the vids are mostly about 6 minutes long, including a minute or two of gameplay at the end.
(, Tue 25 Oct 2011, 13:41, archived)
# Make a kid scream...good idea.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:18, archived)
# Mortal Kombat, Amiga
5 Disks... kwwwwrrrr, kwrrrrrr kuk. kwwwwwrr. Insert disk 2. Kwwwwwrrrr, kkkkkkk, kuk kuk kkuk kwwwwwwwr. Insert disk 3. kwrrrrrrr kkrr, kuk, kuk, kwwwwwr. Insert disk 4. kwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwrrrrrr. kkkkk kwwwwrrr. Insert disk 5. keeeeerrrrrr There has been an error. Noooooooooooooo!
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:23, archived)
# 'Rock Star Ate My Hamster'.
Best fucking game ever.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:29, archived)
# ^^ this
I played through loads of it in 1998 when I went to uni. Not sure why I was playing Spectrum games, but I had fun anyway.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:48, archived)
# Chuckie Egg FTO*W!
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:38, archived)
# I may be beeing picky...
But why has he got a Ps-One controller in one panel, and an xbox 360 & controller in the other panel?
(the only loading time simulators you get now is Forza and every other game where you wait to join online matches.)
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 18:51, archived)
# the last computer game I played was microdot on the Commodore 64
so it's a miracle I even managed to match the right console up with the right type of controller to be honest!
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 21:03, archived)
# Ha!
Nice one.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 21:02, archived)
# "stare at your Jet from Gladiators poster"
I had her in the "games misstress" outfit.

Head to toe in a skin tight pvc, Excuse me, I must dig that out for a reminiscent fwap.

(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 21:25, archived)