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ITT: things that make you nostalgic
>Warrior Cats
>Guardians of Ga'hoole
>First iPad demo
>Pokemon Black and White
>Troll face
>Nyan cat
>iDubbbz gaming
>Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood


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Machinima used to publish a documentary series on video game history from 2009-2014: "All Your History Are Belong To Us".
The videos were all taken down years ago, but I still have fond memories of watching/re-watching it.


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Mostly virtual media since my real life outside of that was dull and mediocre.
>CrazyMonkeyGames (flash game website)
>Some cartoons like Redwall, Pingu, Pablo the Little Red Fox, Wallace and Gromit and Mona the Vampire that showed on TV as a child
>Windows XP Plus and a few games included with it like Hyperbowl and Labyrinth Plus Edition
>some animal forums like Carnivora and World of Animals (which had a unique focus on interspecies conflict)
>most of my older DS games which I stupidly sold as a kid just to buy newer games.
>some flash animation series on Newgrounds like Sonic the Swordsman and Mega Man/X:Final Battle
>as a kid I used to like collecting Gormiti and Gogo's Crazy Bones
>Halo 3
>Virtua Cop, Virtua Fighter, Nights Into Dreams and Sonic Jam (all of which I had on a borrowed Sega Saturn)
I got into other forms of entertainment like manga and anime much later, so too recent to qualify for nostalgia.


Can't wait for this thread to be filled with zoomer nostalgia.

None of you have memories of Mega Drives or Super Nintendos? (Or the failed competitors?)


flash game websites, pokemon, counter strike source, mid 2000s 4chan


I remember most of the past being shit so I am not nostalgic about much.
The stuff I feel nostalgic about is more about the Genius loci from locations related to my childhood.
The feeling of finding a abandand playground half taken over by plant life.
The few quite places in a busy city.
The feeling of red brick warmed in the sun on a spring day that stated out cool but warmed up as the day progressed.
The smell of burning leaves in the fall and the taste of warm apple cider fresh from the farmers market during apple season.

Shit like that get my memories going.


In a way. Early phone games were often ripoffs them, and yes zoomers are nostalgic for Java.
I wish i were born 2 years earlier and be a part of the superior millennial tribe, then i wouldn't have to type this sentence.


wish i were born never and had been a part of the superior never-born tribe, then i really wouldn't have to type this sentence.


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>buttons that actually look like buttons
>pirates of dark water, sonic satam, reboot
>your first geocities site
>moore's law was still real


i remember my dad bringing a snes and a bunch of nes cartidges home from work. these were the only games we had for like 6 years, aside from some built in stuff on our windows computer. things like the early final fantasy games. i miss the booklets that came with them. i remember the final fantasy booklet having screenshots and tips and being packed with information. same with super mario world. i fucking hate jrpg and platformers now but there wasnt much else back then, i didnt even know where games came from or how to learn about upcoming games. i remember at one point suddenly everyone in school just had gameboys with pokemon red/blue. and then suddenly a pokemon tv show. i think it wasnt until i was almost finished with grade school that i learned where to find games. we didn't have a walmart or big store or game store, so we had to go to a video/pc store to see games and they didn't have much but it was incredible seeing a wall covered in games. i miss being ignorant about a lot of stuff. everything is new and confusing and everything learned is this amazing discovery. i get nostalgic for simpler times when there wasn't much option for entertainment and the experience was technically shitty but you just didn't know any better and so everything was valuable. i get nostalgic when i see low poly games and the limitations imposed on games by old hardware. before i had access to internet and infinite entertainment and porn. even reading books was awesome at times, encyclopedias were incredible. i miss everything about my childhood apart from school


>Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis
>Using my cousin gameboy color to give myself all the starter pokemon on pokemon crystal
>Shaman King
>Ratchet and Clank
>Free to play MMORPGs
>Using dailymotion for porn
>Smosh uploads on Friday
>Wii Homebrew
>MeetnFuck hentai flash games
>Zone hentai on newgrounds


Zone streams on twitch now
Kind of wild


I can’t enjoy nostalgia. Though it’s kind of funny in a way, the word literally means pain, yet it has become a word for fond remembrance.


Nostalgia is weakness


Wow, lots of things we have in common. I’m surprised. Did you grow up in the UK by chance?


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Recently learnt about the new "Tolkien" series by Amazon. Good lord it made me feel nostalgic about the 2002-2005 Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings universe. How much I hyped for the movies, the games, the books.
This was particularly good: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36.The_Lord_of_the_Rings
After 2005 there was still some stuff coming out, but the golden age was done for me.
Hope the new series doesn't turn out to be a total shite
It will, probably


>Hope the new series doesn't turn out to be a total shite
Have you not been following anything that's come out about it so far?
The creative team is literally saying "Tolkien's work is boring and noninclusive. We're writing stories from aspects of Middle Earth that Tolkien ignored"
So basically they're making up nonsense power fantasy stories for an all-black cast of good guys against pesky white rogues. Remember that Tolkien's living relatives were very outspoken against what has been proposed by these goons up until their deaths, which Amazon took advantage of by greenlighting this disaster immediately after.

If you liked the LOTR films, these will only be similar in name alone. The direction, cast, writing, and format will be more like something from the MCU.


Stick animations


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Good memories, man. Do you remember this game? Pic is some iOS remake though

Thanks, I didn't know. Been digging a bit about it; all my opinions aside, I can't logically understand how they plan on linking it to the old LOTR trilogy, considering that in the old ones there was no trace of "sub-saharan like" people, at most "persian like" Haradrim and Easterlings. Only thing that I can think of: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanqueamiento


They won't care if it's inconsistent. Like RK Rolling and her nigger Hermione. They can retcon anything they don't like and just ignore the clashes in between.


I still have my account from 2005. So many forgotten stories happened in that hotel now lost to time. All people know about it now is the pools were closed meme.


remember when websites would change your cursor


I remember that big program from the banner ads that had a huge list of custom cursors for the desktop. It had guns, Jesus, swords, smileys, flame swords (my fav).


Those gaudy cursors were so fun.


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Haha, didn't know bout that either

>White feminist succubi inspired by the strong and assertive Hermione, played by fellow feminist Emma Watson

>A wild black Hermione appears
>Suddenly, a tiny bit of almost subconscious internal racism puts their inclusive belief system into question
>My face when


Remember the ad that was all about downloadble smileys and there was one that was like
"Omg! No waay!" And would dramatically fall over? I can hear it in my head perfectly.

Does anyone remember the website that was like "click here for a free cupholder!" And when you press it your CD tray popped out?



>YouTube when it used the star system
>Neo pets

Things that aren't internet related:


>When it's one of those perfect late spring days. When the humidity is just a bit higher than normal but not too high. When the sun is setting and the world begins to cool, and the sky turns that perfect shade of blue/pink. And everything starts to get a bit quiet. You know what I'm talking about.


I miss albinoblacksheep.


you still see those on tumblr pages, I know it gets hated on a lot but it’s the only site where you can find peoples amateur web dev crap, lots of odd pages that take a minute of two to figure out because they’re just put together by some kid and stray so far from what’s normal these days



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>by the year 2000 passenger planes will travel at mach 3
>only businessmen need mobile telephones
>ozone depletion will make vertical farming viable
>miniaturization means we will commute on motorcycles that fold down to briefcases
>you will be able to fit all the world's knowledge on a cd-rom


Cable TV channel surfing with my bedroom CRT.

My favorite channels are TCM, HBO, and NatGeo.


I miss cable and airwave. My local cable had a TV guide channel that showed the next 90 minutes of programming on all stations as it scrolled through them. They played local business ads in a small box up top with audio and much of their jingles and promos are ingrained in my memory. I'd fall asleep to the sounds of these businesses asking me to enjoy their services but by the time I was old enough to go out and do that on my own, they were all closed down. sleepless nights of anxiety about the upcoming school day, starting at the guide hoping for some cartoon or movie to pop up so I could distract myself from imminent socialization. I can't remember my SSN or today's date but after 20 years I remember Discovery was channel 43, SPEED was 51, Teletoon 52, Comedy 54, Family 56…

TV in general absolutely sucks so hard these days. No local stations. it's easier to get the other hemisphere's college sports recap than it is to see what's going on in our own town.


You could get an antenna for your TV and search local stations that way.
It's certainly not the same as what it used to be but it's fun seeing really local news.

>Box fans

>The smell of wet concrete


>You could get an antenna for your TV and search local stations that way.
Nah, my country replaced all TV with digital. It's still free, but the stations still aren't really local. The high school's AV club doesn't have funding for a 480v digital transceiver to broadcast their interviews with the elderly with. I think the airwave TV frequencies were redesignated to HD music broadcasts. My local news station, before being bought up by the big red TV corp, would broadcast from a 600m tower as it was one of few that displayed weather information for the very northern regions so it needed the reach. The last broadcast I saw was recorded by a guy in another country 2000km away. He identified it and was lamenting that a foreign station was interfering with his local stations. The name of the station was just 2 letters that when searched bring up a bunch of videogame stuff so I'll never find that video again.



yes, many childhood days going to visit the estranged family members and studying the art and scents while the adult caught up over cigarettes. The county flea market had a huge incense booth with 1000 varieties, a bunch of giant smoke-breathing dragon statues, and a real neon tube RGB system. Crazy to behold as a young kid. the old succubi who ran it is probably expired by now.


Incense is such a great thing for being so cheap. The smell just bring instant calm.


This sounds uncannily similar to my situation, even the Tv Guide channel with ads.

Where are you from?


Back then the world felt real, nowadays the world feels like a bad copy of some dystopian world, what happened?


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You'll like the documentary Hypernormalisation and the writer Baudrillard. The real world was abandoned in the 1970s.


Ontario Canada, greater Toronto area. Back then Toronto was separated from York Region by farmland, forest, and lake. Now it's all one big metropolitan nightmare designed around the SUV.


zoomer shits


it already is


No need for TENCHI


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I can still enjoy somethings from my youth but others give me this weird, depressed, longing feeling that i can't really articulate. I randomly thought of pic related not long ago and i don't see myself ever revisiting it. It's such a time-capsule of an era that is completely dead now.


When you constantly live in your shadow, things only get darker.


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Pokémon, digimon frontier, zero no tsukaima, cs 1.6


Not him but I have been reading a bit of Baudrillard, plus a bit of Mark Fisher and Guy Debord. (And relating it to geekdom going mainstream. We have "geeks" who are now more "geeky" than the real geeks.)


due to how easy and fast media consumption is nowdays there are now zoomers who watched more anime and played more niche video games than me even though ive been watching/playing for entirely of my life
shit sucks ass real bad bros


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>shit sucks ass real bad bros
it's not necessarily a bad thing, as hyper-specialization in the sphere of consumer media draws these people out into long needles, and needles puncture things. drilling these narrow, penetrating shafts also has the effect of hollowing out what was once perceived to be meaningful or substantive until it's just an aesthetic, as we fish for sovl in a soulless sea


I did, yeah. A lot of what I mentioned there was readily available merchandise, or aired locally.


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For me, everything about the current era has an inherent wrong-ness to it. I keep feeling like this wasn't the future that was supposed to happen.


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We're playing a cursed save.


>effect of hollowing out what was once perceived to be meaningful or substantive until it's just an aesthetic
I'm missing the part where this isn't a bad thing.

It's funny, I see geekdom, with the way it's turned out, as a microcosm of certain things and processes; gentrification, commodification, isolation are a few things that come to mind.


An old chans and minecraft alpha.
I really miss this shit, like nothing else.


Or you just ignore nearby easter eggs.


did you by chance find out about minecraft from 7chan in 2009ish? that was when i saw it and it was just a building block game then and yet everyone had fun together building things


I think wanting to go back but being fully aware i can't is most of the feeling i'm so poorly describing. Like you, i think the current era blows but mentally living in the past feels bad as well. Wanting to move on but having no hope for the future is like living in purgatory. But As i said, i still like a lot of stuff from my past like games,movies, tv,anime,manga but thats just because i think they hold up (at least to me). I think most of the stuff that will make you feel like this is all the peripheral stuff from your formative years. Like listening to songs you weren't fussed about at the time that would play on the radio ad nauseam. Feels nice and awful somehow. Sorry if this isn't making much sense.


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This game. Future Cop: LAPD. It came out right at the moment when I was old enough to remember things and before depression started. My mother let me take the day off school on my birthday each year and I'd get a PS1 game. I got up at 7am and played all day.

Also the original sims game. My brother had downloaded some MP3s and set them as a custom sound track. When I hear any of those songs it reminds me of being happy playing the sims.


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Well, it happened. I'm the only person online who even remembers a time when people didn't have computers at home.


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I'm so much older than your average ib denizen that I was alive and aware when Mcdonald's looked like this.


Someone online confused Tang ape commercial with Invite. Never tried Tang nor watched the commercial. Only Yuppi and Invite.



You are not alone, I have that same book (and another 2 dozen of the same collection), I have almost the same tetris but in grey and I have my original he-man action figures in a box under my bed and a shit tone of Tentes (lego's clone) and the Playmobils pirate ship on top of my library with a disgusting amount of dirt in it because I'm too lazy to clean it.


tintin sucks tho, as everything that's ever come out of belgium


That flash game where you fucked Midna from Twilight Princess was good.


>everything about the current era has an inherent wrong-ness to it.

Have you seen what they did to Star Trek?


One line from a review that sticks in my mind:

>Here's the thing, like it's not just Star Trek either, I think it's like science-fiction in general lately, but like it used to be the domain of nerds; people who actually loved science and science-fiction. And now "nerd culture" has been kinda taken over by the jocks.

I'd change "jocks" to "the cool kids" since jocks are a subset of the cool kids.


it always was a bad literary genre meant to popularise techno science and appeal to the lowest common denominator. what's with the elitism? it's like saying they ruined soap operas, maybe they did but the bar was pretty low


You have no idea wtf you talking about, you know you don't and still you had to post some nonsense, didn't you? Are you that bored or just stupid?


I take it that you're the sort of retard they aim sci-fi at now?


hardly. i hate it.

is it wrong though? sci fi always was all about social engineering and not very subtly promoting ideas, products and projects to the general population. think of something like space exploration in the pulp novels of the 20s to the 40s.


>sci fi always was all about social engineering and not very subtly promoting ideas, products and projects to the general population.

What? Sci fi was about thought experiments and exploration of the unknowns.


Gen 1 Pokemon
Lord of the Rings movie trilogy
Star Wars Prequels and Knights of the Old Republic
Classic Simpsons
Ocean dub of Dragon Ball Z
Turkey Twizzlers
Sam Raimi Spider-man and also the 90s cartoon version

almost anything released between 1997-2007 gives me bittersweet nostalgic pangs


This video. Yeah, they're furries, and became trannies(shocker) but there's something so genuine about their happiness. It has such 00's vibes to it as well. I dunno, I hope to feel that sort of carefree happiness again one day.


I was watching videos on YouTube of people during the millennium new year a while ago. They’re old vhs tapes converted. I remember a feeling of hope back then.


>Yeah, they're furries, and became trannies(shocker)
They were "fine" when they were still considered freaks.

>but there's something so genuine about their happiness. It has such 00's vibes to it as well.

The 00s were the last decade where geek still existed as something to be derided by the mainstream.


Why everything became so soulless, lame and stale, no this isnt just nostalgia, the world was a better place 15-20 years ago.

If you showed the current world to people in 2001 they would think that we live in a fucking corporate dystopia.


It really does hurt to watch these videos because you really do see (like physically SEE) how much better things were.


well not to say loners havent benefited at all from the improved tech of the 2010s of course we have.

but the biggest improvement has been in minaturization, making the internet more mobile. replacing the desktop with phones. and for static sedentary neets that is no improvement at all. for us a iphone isn't a miracle, its just a shittier PC with a tiny screen and a pain to type on

so in relative terms normies have benefited much more from the tech of the last 15 years than neets have


Nah, nah, nah, while I agree with your post somewhat, posting THIS video is a very zoomer move, even the comments in that video are zoomer-esque. Faux-nostalgia. Zoomers desperate to be a part of a lost time and trying to extrapolate the entire past from this video.

One youtube comment there:
>The good old days when you could talk to strangers at 2:30AM with little fear of being punched in the face for it

I don't know where this nigger lived in the late 80s but where I lived, and in fact most the city, just randomly talking to strangers in the middle of the night there was a non-zero chance of being stabbed. Fast-forward to 20-30 years, it is far safer (though not necessarily better).


I agree with you and I blame feminism.succubi ruined every form of entertainment and turned them non fun


>If you showed the current world to people in 2001 they would think that we live in a fucking corporate dystopia.

Do you remember what happened in 2001? Or weren't you born then?


I'm not American, I wasn't influenced by their retarded anti terrorism bullshit really.

Still the world was way better back then.


It might have been better but I've noticed a lot of nostalgia-related things *everywhere* go down this bizarre path where people who weren't alive then start making false claims and fake memories.


Cause their lives suck now, and then they hear old people say that it was so much better back then, and they want to believe that. Cause the alternative is that the world has always sucked and will continue to suck.


I feel like the world turned to complete shit in the 2nd half of the 2000s so I'd already be thankful to take anything back from before that.


I really don’t understand how anything were better at that time? I really don’t agree with nostalgia but I’m not a progressive either I believe some things became much better but other things became much worse in the society.


>say that it was so much better back then

Again maybe it was true or wasn't (it was true, you missed out zoomers), but they never try to enjoy whatever piece of pre-zoomer media or artifact as it is, they either try to integrate themselves into it (the false claims and fake memories crap) OR they do this weird thing where they'll make the piece of media "more 90s than 90s", "more 00s than 00s", "more geeky than geek", etc. Like when they slap on a vhs filter on a clip of 00s media.


Probably you had to have been there. It's like of like moving from one part of the country to the other and it takes you a while to realize that the people here are nice and everything is okay compared to where you came from because you were just so used to where you came from that you just got beat in to thinking that's what things are like everywhere.


The quintessential forum package of 2000s. Very rare to encounter them nowadays but I still smile if my search for some cracked software lands me in such a place.


I wish nothing but ill will on those born after '91. They somehow tainted nostalgia.


Literally the hyperreal


I can't even remember my past clearly enough anymore to be able to feel nostalgic about anything.


Same here


Baudrillard was onto something wasn't he?


>things that make you nostalgic
Nu Metal
CD Burning
MP3 players with 256 MB saving capability
Gameboy Advance later Nintendo DS lite
Modem internet
not having a phone to my teens
shitty music my dad used to play but except i enjoy it now
Analog TV

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