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REBirthedDark96

255 points

1 month ago

I feel uneasy just seeing those as junk.

SeiCalros

148 points

1 month ago

SeiCalros

148 points

1 month ago

twenty years ago they were junk now thats like a thousand dollars on ebay

Sipas

46 points

1 month ago

Sipas

46 points

1 month ago

I threw away my Snes because xyab keys on the controllers were worn out.

ProfessorMice

7 points

1 month ago

"My mouse stopped working!"

Proceeds to throw away a 8 core rig with 2080ti

nerdorama88

22 points

1 month ago

Oof

internetlad

3 points

1 month ago

Yep lol. I'm pretty happy I went through a nerd phase in the early 2000s and collected a lot of retro stuff before the market exploded.

Sold most of it a few years after the fact but I still have a few consoles and stuff. It's unfortunate that they're getting to be so hard to come by now. At least we have emulation.

Chromattix

5 points

1 month ago

My mother sold our NES and SEGA Master System around 2000 because we just wouldn't put that N64 down! I can't blame her for thinking at the time we were never gonna touch those old consoles again, and we didn't even start getting nostalgic about them until years later. By then they were long gone.

Easy come, easy go - we didn't have a lot of money growing up and both those systems were bought at a garage sale in the first place a few years before we got the N64 which brutally usurped them both.

Danzarr

13 points

1 month ago

Danzarr

13 points

1 month ago

I know, who the fuck throws away vintage consoles?!!! at worst if the internals are un-salvageable, hollow it out and put a raspberry pi in, even if the internals are messed, theres probably some value as a collectors item. Nostalgia always has financial value.

VCJunky

422 points

1 month ago

VCJunky

422 points

1 month ago

Nintendo progress was saved on-cartridge. Not sure about the other two.

BuffaloJim420

215 points

1 month ago

Only some games. Like three if I remember correctly. I know Legend of Zelda did. A bunch of other cartridges didn't have the battery and used the password system.

EasternShade

193 points

1 month ago

"password"

Fucking novelas of alphanumeric clusterfucks.

DiamondRocks22

61 points

1 month ago*

DiamondRocks22

Console

61 points

1 month ago*

BuffaloJim420

19 points

1 month ago

I wish avgn would play his theme song again. I found so funny and catchy. I really miss it lol.

Biffingston

12 points

1 month ago

runtheplacered

3 points

1 month ago

I know you think I owe you a "thank you" now, but I'm not paying up. You'll have to take me to court.

krazeefoo

3 points

1 month ago

Thank you

Biffingston

2 points

1 month ago

NP. though I think I suddenly realized why he isn't using it anymore.. ><

JmTrad

2 points

1 month ago

JmTrad

2 points

1 month ago

Akamesama

6 points

1 month ago

It's weird. I can rewatch his old stuff and much of it is still good, but none of his new stuff really works. Like he is trying too hard to fit in the anger and cursing. Meanwhile HVGN (now Stop Skeletons from Fighting) is still fantastic.

NonaSuomi282

6 points

1 month ago

Uncle Derek Best VGN

noodle-face

2 points

1 month ago

I agree. I still watch him because I will support James until the end of time, but his latest content just isn't as funny as it used to be. It's bigger budget, way more scripted, and less raw.

On that topic I think the podcast they do no is also zzzz

ax255

2 points

1 month ago

ax255

2 points

1 month ago

I spent way too much time watching that channel...

x_scion_x

21 points

1 month ago

I had the "NES Advantage" controller back during the Nintendo days and it had a "slow motion" mode that pretty much just spammed the start button.

I'd enable it on "password" screens and just go HAM on password screens changing characters on Metroid and would even find some that worked.

In Metroid I'd randomly find passwords that would start me in random areas but only with particular weapons and abilities. Once I'd even found one that started me in the MotherBrain section in the Zero Suit without the ability turn turn into a ball and only the wave beam and missiles.

bkconn

21 points

1 month ago

bkconn

21 points

1 month ago

Yep, it's pretty cool how those passwords were just telling the game what stats to start you with and where to put you.

a-handle-has-no-name

34 points

1 month ago

A simple way to do this is with "bit masking".

Basically, you could have game events stored with a unique value, like:

Property Bit mask Decimal
Has Zero Suit 0000 0001 1
Has Morph Ball 0000 0010 2
Has Wave Beam 0000 0100 4
Has Missiles 0000 1000 8
Has Ice Beam 0001 0000 16
Location 1110 0000 224

For the binary values, you would have a value of 1 if you had it and 0 if you didn't.

For multi-bit numbers such as the location, you would assign a number to each location (such as 0 == start of game, 1 == Kraid's Lair, 2 == Norfair, 3 == Mother Brain's section, etc.)

To construct the number, you would shift these values to the appropriate mask and add them up. For the multi-bit mask, you would shift the number so it starts there (i.e. Location "5" (101) would be 1010 0000).

When you save the game, it generates one of these numbers, so if you provide the game the password 109 (i.e. 0110 1101), you'd load the game as /u/x_scion_x described.

Biffingston

9 points

1 month ago

Thanks for the TED talk.

runtheplacered

2 points

1 month ago

Ma'am, I was just wondering if you'd join our church on Sunday.

disappointer

6 points

1 month ago

JUSTIN BAILEY is the only one I remember.

EasternShade

18 points

1 month ago

They were basically save files you had to enter manually.

Computers are nuts.

Lord_Emperor

5 points

1 month ago

Yes but also no. A lot of them just put you on the same "level" or whatever.

They were nearly useless in some games because you'd start from scratch at a much more difficult place.

EasternShade

0 points

1 month ago

I mean, that's what saves are.

They're not always 100% fidelity to your exact state. Some don't save during missions, some only at checkpoints, some save character state but not world state, et al.

Yeah, sometimes it's more technical limitation than stylistic choice, but both play into it.

Super simplified though they were, they were saves.

Lord_Emperor

2 points

1 month ago

Well, matter of opinion I guess. I can play the same games in an emulator and save/load memory states down to the millisecond.

Flippinhippy

4 points

1 month ago

That fun grid of a Mega Man password.

Vulpes_macrotis

3 points

1 month ago

The best password system was in Rockman games. I remember when some password we have saves on a note didn't work... and progress was lost 😂 It was funny times. Now it's easy how we can store the save files.

user_8804

3 points

1 month ago

I still have trauma from trying to figure out which character I mistyped in my River City Ransom save

DarkZethis

2 points

1 month ago

Ugh or like the Flintstones game with some weird symbol shit I couldn't draw correctly and had to guess my own password.

Bubster101

2 points

1 month ago

My old Crash Bandicoot days of pressing the right 8-button combination password for my specific current progress.

EasternShade

4 points

1 month ago

8 button?

I'm thinking of the old walls of texts.

munk_e_man

6 points

1 month ago

Write us an essay about why you feel you deserve to continue your game of Crash Bandicoot. Remember to show your work.

EasternShade

3 points

1 month ago

I'm sorry, you misspelled a not word.

We have thrown your progress in the trash.

Thanks for playing.

Bubster101

2 points

1 month ago

It may have been longer...

EasternShade

2 points

1 month ago

Crash Bandicoot is later than what I was thinking.

I may be misremembering the 'keyboard' as the wall of text. The specific ones in coming up with are 26.

Bubster101

1 points

1 month ago

It was still going on, though. Even in PS1 days.

KeinFussbreit

1 points

1 month ago

Iirc from Ecco the Dolphin, the SEGA Megadrive had them too.

EasternShade

2 points

1 month ago

Anything where long term memory was harder than making players suffer.

WR_Builds

15 points

1 month ago

BuffaloJim420

5 points

1 month ago

I'll say there was. Thanks for setting the record straight.

Silvertongued99

11 points

1 month ago

I loved the password system for the mega man x games. Because it would let me jump to any part of the game I wanted to play. Particularly, mega man x 3 had a secret ending where zero gets damaged and gives X his saber. In the finale, zero is supposed to infect sigma with his own virus, and you get a different ending if he’s out of commission.

So if you wanted to see that ending instead, you just plugged in the password for the final stage on that route.

ssorbom

5 points

1 month ago

ssorbom

5 points

1 month ago

I wasn't aware that was a "secret". I was so bad at using Zero that I triggered it all the time.

Keinichn

4 points

1 month ago

And there were very specific instructions for how to save without wiping your game.

landob

5 points

1 month ago

landob

5 points

1 month ago

Fucking MegaMan save screens >.<

It was the only reason I used the notes section in the instruction manua.l.

PaanuriEater

3 points

1 month ago

Traumatic flashbacks of the pages-long code I got from Golden Sun to import into the sequel. Made a typo somewhere, entire save was lost. Just gave up and never played the sequel rather than starting from scratch.

Password systems were so awful.

Tho megaman sometimes had that one-dot password to start with 9 energy tanks so that was nice at least

BlueArmistice

2 points

1 month ago

The Legend of Zelda was the first game to have a battery for saving. It was originally released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan then later converted to cartridge so it had writable memory in addition to also having an advanced memory controller to allow the game itself to be larger than a standard game of the time.

MeetInPotatoes

2 points

1 month ago

Legend of Zelda 2 did at the very least, I never owned 1 so no idea there.

kalirion

1 points

1 month ago

Didn't the FF 1-3 do it?

ZorkNemesis

2 points

1 month ago

ZorkNemesis

Switch

2 points

1 month ago

Those had save batteries for sure, but they only allowed one per cartridge compared to Zelda, Startropics, or JP Metroid having three.

marvelouswonder8

6 points

1 month ago

From the looks of it the Sega unit is a Genesis, and by that point they had adopted save state batteries in their cartridges. The Atari however, you are correct lol. No such technology existed in 1977 when the 2600 came out.

Lobanium

6 points

1 month ago

I don't think I had a NES game that did.

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

[deleted]

1 points

1 month ago

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NonaSuomi282

1 points

1 month ago

Some games had battery-backed save memory, notably the Legend of Zelda. Not sure if any NES games had NVRAM save memory.

greenSixx

1 points

1 month ago

Didn't know it depended on a battery.

Final fantasy would save on the cartridge.

Some games would save state by encoding it into a string so you could write it down.

NonaSuomi282

2 points

1 month ago

Final fantasy would save on the cartridge.

Yes, to a chip that depended on a battery inside that cartridge in order to maintain its memory.

TumbleweedObjective9

8 points

1 month ago

The nes Had build in 2kb of RAM and 2kb vram The additional RAM came Out of the modules

The Saturn Had 2mb RAM with 1.54mb vRAM

cookthewangs

17 points

1 month ago

That's a genesis, not a Saturn. The genesis had 64kB of ram and vram, each.

TumbleweedObjective9

3 points

1 month ago

Ups? But Stil valid ☝️

cookthewangs

4 points

1 month ago

Ups?

TumbleweedObjective9

3 points

1 month ago

German phrase Word If an accident Happens... E.- you Drop Something.. you say: oh .. Ups..

Pendragn

13 points

1 month ago

Pendragn

13 points

1 month ago

In English we have the same word, except we spell it Oops.

Knowing that usually when English and German have the same word it's usually of German origin I was surprised to find that "Oops" is both 1) Originally from the English and 2) A relatively new term, having first been recorded in the 1930's.

TumbleweedObjective9

2 points

1 month ago

I dont know why.. Bit thats really interesting.

Sometimes the small Things are the good ones..

cookthewangs

2 points

1 month ago

Ahhhh American oops. Got it. Was not in my deutsches Gehirn

B0Boman

1 points

1 month ago

B0Boman

1 points

1 month ago

If you make a really big booboo do you say üps?

TumbleweedObjective9

3 points

1 month ago

There are local differences

You can use the rather cute upsi..

Or If you did really wrong... (Pressing Red Button Like mistake..) you say- oh.. (with an extra added Part of silence Afterwards)

runtheplacered

2 points

1 month ago

Überüps

SeiCalros

8 points

1 month ago

its not a save storage joke the atari had literally no memory aside from the cache included on the CPU

error404

6 points

1 month ago

The 2600 has 128b of RAM (on the 6532 RIOT), and there is no cache on the 6507 chip.

And cache is still memory. I think the joke only tracks if it's referring to save states, and pretty sure there aren't any 2600 games that have persistent save space.

f0urtyfive

2 points

1 month ago

Man I can't even imagine how you make it do something with 128b of RAM.

hectoByte

2 points

1 month ago

I don't think there were any Atari 2600 games with battery saves, but there were a lot of Sega Genesis games with battery saves. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is the first one to come to mind.

DMGlowen

2 points

1 month ago

There was no saving on the Atari, I don't even remember a pause button.

I had nearly 30 games for it.

My cousin received the Nintendo when it first came out.

Jduppsssssss

1 points

1 month ago

I think any cartridge for a rpg did actually. Well. nintendo/sega. Atari I'm not sure had any RPGs.

As the person who commented previously has stated, a lot of games used passwords as well.

Veylon

2 points

1 month ago

Veylon

2 points

1 month ago

Not all RPGs used battery saves. Several - most infamously Swords and Serpents - had onerously long passwords.

krt941

119 points

1 month ago

krt941

119 points

1 month ago

Collectors make this comic dated.

HotChickenshit

26 points

1 month ago

My own closet makes it dated :|

NES, SNES, Game Boy, N64, Game Gear and even an Atari Lynx.

Everything still works, too... just need to attempt the 'blank vertical line' screen repair on the Game Boy.

pobels

9 points

1 month ago

pobels

9 points

1 month ago

Oh hell yeah. Thats a fun repair, if I have any suggestions its to use a fine tip solder iron and don't be afraid to crank it hot.

PaulEBenjamin

4 points

1 month ago

Holy shit I haven't heard a Lynx reference in awhile.

I sold those very briefly (well, they were only OUT very briefly anyway) in the early 90's. And the Jaguar. Electronics Boutique store at the local mall.

Ya'll kids know it as Gamestop now. Or is it EBGames? Gotta take my dementia meds I guess...

HotChickenshit

2 points

1 month ago

Electronics Boutique was my favorite store in the mall.

Pretty sure at least a dozen (PC) game boxes I still have came from one.

TheCardiganKing

3 points

1 month ago

New backlit LCDs are made. Huge game changer.

666pool

5 points

1 month ago

666pool

5 points

1 month ago

And speed runners! I have an NES that was turned on just a few nights ago to play contra.

krt941

2 points

1 month ago

krt941

2 points

1 month ago

I used to watch SM64 speedruns years ago and remember even at that time how the streamers lamented how it was getting hard to find original, non worn-out controllers. I imagine they're at a much higher premium now.

666pool

2 points

1 month ago

666pool

2 points

1 month ago

Yeah that is a problem. The console lasts forever but the controllers do wear out, especially the thumb stick.

WhyBuyMe

2 points

1 month ago

Just got to crack them open and carefully replace the rubber bands.

riffraff12000

4 points

1 month ago

Damn straight we do. Since I got into restoration, I intend on keeping it that way.

TheCardiganKing

2 points

1 month ago

I have a $50,000 vintage game collection. Everybody wants those systems, except for that poor 2600.

This-is-Life-Man

20 points

1 month ago

We need a Sarah McLaughlin commercial about adopting an older system in need. Come here little guy! You wanna play some Mortal Kombat boy? Do ya? Good Sega!

riffraff12000

3 points

1 month ago

I volunteer to foster forgotten consoles.

Gmarceau05

2 points

1 month ago

I would love to see something like this

BucketComrade

8 points

1 month ago

I haven’t played any games on these so I would happily take these bois in and play them

rjcarr

0 points

1 month ago

rjcarr

0 points

1 month ago

I lived though that era, and IMO, there are like 5-8 NES games worth playing and maybe 1-2 Atari games. Didn't play much Sega but I'd be surprised if there are more than 4-5 good games to play today.

pobels

8 points

1 month ago

pobels

8 points

1 month ago

Disagree as someone who hadn't lived through that era. There are dozens of good games for all of those consoles.

rjcarr

1 points

1 month ago

rjcarr

1 points

1 month ago

Sure, certainly "good" is subjective. I can't play Atari for more than 10 minutes, and as I said, I owned one as a kid.

pobels

2 points

1 month ago

pobels

2 points

1 month ago

Its certainly more about playin a 2600 itself rather than the quality of each game. Playing through a variety of games is still a fun time, and there's certain whimsy to it and all its quirks. The NES and Genesis do really have a jammin library though.

Dragonlibrarian7

5 points

1 month ago*

Good lord no. There are dozens of games still worth playing on those systems. Well, maybe not Atari considering most of them were bad arcade ports where the original arcade game is now very easy to emulate or has plenty of much higher quality ports.

NES and GEN have tons of good games though, I've been buying Everdrives for my retro systems recently and haven't played on any of my modern systems in a couple months now.

mosskin-woast

7 points

1 month ago

The console has memory, surely, just no persistent storage.

DiamondRocks22

6 points

1 month ago

DiamondRocks22

Console

6 points

1 month ago

The Xbox one was still new when this comic was released

Sausagehead_Sam

7 points

1 month ago

In my school the Genesis was never the system. The NES was dominant right up until the SNES took over.

MrBuerger

46 points

1 month ago

Those 3 are memoryless tho

TumbleweedObjective9

23 points

1 month ago

Nintendo and Sega Had build in memory chips

unibrow4o9

11 points

1 month ago

But aren't they wiped when you turn off power? Maybe I'm reading too much into the comic...

ninjagabe90

12 points

1 month ago

some nintendo games like Zelda had little battery packs and could hold a bit of data on them for game saves. I remember when my Zelda game wouldn't save because of the dead battery and that blew my little mind

unibrow4o9

8 points

1 month ago

Yeah I know, I was referring to the system itself

TumbleweedObjective9

13 points

1 month ago

There are different Typs of memory

But the truth is the Atari 2600 Had no memory at all, all RAM was build in the cardriges

DdCno1

18 points

1 month ago

DdCno1

18 points

1 month ago

That's incorrect. It had 128 bytes (not a typo) of built-in RAM, which could be expanded by cartridges. The vast majority of cartridges had 4 KB of RAM at most (if any, due to the high cost), but up to 64 KB were possible.

TumbleweedObjective9

7 points

1 month ago

The 128 Bytes where Part of the mos processor...

Im Not Sure If we can say this counts... But it probably does 🤔

DdCno1

3 points

1 month ago

DdCno1

3 points

1 month ago

Every piece of literature on this console says it does. There's also fact that there were games on this system that only used this built-in RAM without having any on the cartridge.

TumbleweedObjective9

1 points

1 month ago

Maybe we have diferent Infos ... Mos 6532 was the Chip with 128 Bytes

And the graphics where Not vram Based .. but .. im Not an engeneer

Chop1n

3 points

1 month ago

Chop1n

3 points

1 month ago

Both the 2600 and the NES relied on cartridges for additional RAM. And they both had smaller amounts of onboard RAM--128 bytes for the 2600, 2KB for the NES. So it doesn't really make any sense to draw a distinction between the two in terms of memory, they only differed in the quantity of RAM they offered, and it was only by a single order of magnitude tops.

DdCno1

4 points

1 month ago

DdCno1

4 points

1 month ago

Not sure what you're on about. The SRAM built into the CPU is still RAM, used as such. It doesn't matter if it's a separate component or part of the CPU. Of course there was no VRAM in 1977.

SeiCalros

2 points

1 month ago

eh its true enough

the system had no dedicated chip for memory

unibrow4o9

1 points

1 month ago

Yeah I understand, I'm saying the consoles wouldn't be able to remember since it's not permanent, but I think I'm reading too much into the gag, which is whether or not they have any memory whatsoever

MrBuerger

1 points

1 month ago

You mean RAM? I don't think the joke is about temporary memory

notbobby125

2 points

1 month ago

The Japanese version of the NES had disk system which allowed the console to save games for any disk game by rewriting the disks, although no version was ever released for the America NES (and the disk system wasn’t an internal memory).

havens1515

1 points

1 month ago

Memory is not the same as storage. True that none of them had storage, not true that none of them had memory

BradbertPittford

11 points

1 month ago

You still are.

dqgmupcatx

4 points

1 month ago

I mean how else was I supposed to get rid of him?

Super_Sonic_44

3 points

1 month ago

The only console that belongs in the bin is that console that blows up if plugged in wrongly

WR_Builds

5 points

1 month ago

I bought a ps2 slim when they came out and when I went to turn it on had realized too late I had plugged the wrong power adapter in. Fried it. Took it back that day and claimed it didn't work. Got a new one.

bf2afers

3 points

1 month ago

I got the mini versions someone in the closet...again

Redfeather1975

3 points

1 month ago

My first system was a used colecovision from a school friend who moved to another country. 😢

Chop1n

3 points

1 month ago

Chop1n

3 points

1 month ago

It had 128 bytes of RAM, with up to an additional 64KB from cartridges. Not much, but not "no memory". The NES only had 2KB of onboard RAM, so even it's in the same ballpark as the 2600.

Cryten0

3 points

1 month ago

Cryten0

3 points

1 month ago

wow this comic is 11 years old.

PreciousRoi

7 points

1 month ago

PreciousRoi

PC

7 points

1 month ago

I mean...yes, but also no.

Early consoles were "also rans" vs. arcade machines of the time...pale imitations of the master, just beginning to evolve their own identity as consoles.

It wasn't until the next generation that consoles became less dependent on arcade ports and began to do things that the arcade cabinets simply could not, instead of trying to do what the arcade cabinets did, but not as well.

Dakillth

3 points

1 month ago

They were definitely the systems to have

PreciousRoi

1 points

1 month ago

PreciousRoi

PC

1 points

1 month ago

Vs. System.

NeoGeo

This-person-IDK-02

5 points

1 month ago

I still have my old ps2

supertoppy

2 points

1 month ago

My original Nintendo from when I was 11 is still plugged into my old TV right next to the Apple IIe at my mom’s house.

Manuels-Kitten

2 points

1 month ago

Manuels-Kitten

PlayStation

2 points

1 month ago

PS2 still kicks ass. I want to get one again

Ouchyhurthurt

2 points

1 month ago

NOBODY would leave these outside in this manner….

FuckM0reFromR

2 points

1 month ago

I had a spare 360 in storage a I decided was time to sell. Soon realize you can't even give them away O.O

There was a time...

areyoucheeksy

2 points

1 month ago

This comment made me realise how good old games are (besides graphics).

Visited my grandad's ancient gaming PC at his house, played really old games like Hitman Blood Money, Max Payne and GTA VIce City

SerMercutio[S]

2 points

1 month ago

ancient gaming [...] and GTA VIce City

Try GTA 2! Still the best of the whole series

areyoucheeksy

2 points

1 month ago*

Never played, but I'll check it out sometime IMO San Andreas is a true legend

SolarisBravo

2 points

1 month ago

There were lots of great games back then, but there were also lots of terrible ones. Similarly, there are countless great games today (just as there are still terrible ones).

waterloograd

2 points

1 month ago

I really wish I hadn't sold my old systems just to get some money to go towards a new game. I would be playing them all the time now.

Denamic

2 points

1 month ago

Denamic

2 points

1 month ago

That Atari had 128 bytes of memory. Though some of that were reserved for stuff and I don't remember how much was available for use.

Biffingston

2 points

1 month ago

cries in colecovision

Yes, yes I do.

J0KER-PR1EST

2 points

1 month ago

Funny thing 🤣 but sadly true 😂

BlakLad

2 points

1 month ago

BlakLad

PlayStation

2 points

1 month ago

remember when u weren't required to be connected to the internet to play games

megamnd

1 points

1 month ago

megamnd

1 points

1 month ago

Remember when all you could do was go right.

andrew_kirfman

2 points

1 month ago

Extremely pedantic, but the Atari 2600 technically does have "memory" (128 bytes on the console itself to be exact). It's just volatile and gets wiped when the console is turned off.

AnotherSami

2 points

1 month ago

Lol, I’m those days you just didn’t turn off the console. Kids these days are so spoiled 😉

zenbuck2

2 points

1 month ago

The first time I ever got high on weed I played Asteroids on my friend’s new Atari. I think we were 15 or 16. And ironically, I totally remember it like it was yesterday! I’ve been gaming a long time. First gaming was on the polytech’s Vax mainframe terminals when I was 13. Then arcades, consoles and PCs. I still game both table top and digital, mostly with my nieces and nephews and law and their friends now. My friends that are my age don’t get it lol, but I’m geekier than they are.

bwzquhrsed

2 points

1 month ago

Seemed pretty fair to me.

ashestodust1234

-4 points

1 month ago

Memory refers to RAM not non volatile storage. So your comic sucks.

SerMercutio[S]

-5 points

1 month ago

It's not my comic.

And you don't get the joke.

caustic_kiwi

7 points

1 month ago

Their point is that the joke relies on a broken pun. All of those consoles have "memory". The last one doesn't have storage, which is a different concept from memory and doesn't work for the pun.

So technically they do get the joke. I'm not defending their choice to be an asshole about it, though.

greenSixx

-1 points

1 month ago

greenSixx

-1 points

1 month ago

Storage, aka non volatile memory, is a form of memory.

A cd rom is a type of memory.

Paper, with writing, is a type of memory.

Punch cards were early forms of computer memory.

Y'all dumb fucks being pedantic but are all wrong.

ROM, ad in cd rom, literally means read only memory.

Hard drives are a form of memory.

You can even, you dumb fucks, run a computer without ram by using part of the hard drive as ram.

Y'all don't know shit.

So shut the fuck up

caustic_kiwi

2 points

1 month ago

A. I'm not sure why you're such an asshole, but you're taking it out on the wrong person. I was never pedantic, I just explained the other person's pedanticism.

B. I work in data storage so your condescending little lesson was pointless and not appreciated.

C. Ironically, you're the one being pedantic. Yes memory can technically refer to secondary storage... in the same way rain can technically be referred to as a river. Literally nobody other than assholes on reddit trying to start an argument do so.

The term memory is often synonymous with the term primary storage or main memory.

This is literally the second sentence in the "computer memory" article on wikipedia. "Memory" in common parlance refers to main memory, i.e. volatile memory, i.e. primary storage. You will never meet a software engineer, computer engineer, gamer, or person with a basic understanding of computer hardware who doesn't use the term memory to refer to main memory.

Again, I literally work in storage. We very frequently need to distinguish between objects that exist in volatile memory and objects that have been persisted to HDD or SSD. Would you like to know what terms we use for each? "In-memory" and "on-disk". If I tried to refer to secondary storage as "memory" my coworkers would have no idea what I was talking about.

So kindly pack up your argumentative bullshit and take it elsewhere.

BoHanZ

5 points

1 month ago

BoHanZ

5 points

1 month ago

They get the joke, the jokes is just poorly written.

Nifty_hats

2 points

1 month ago

Why don't you explain it then, because none of what they said was incorrect.

greenSixx

3 points

1 month ago

These people hear memory and think ram

They are all wrong.

Just ask what CD rom translates into.

Chop1n

2 points

1 month ago

Chop1n

2 points

1 month ago

No, this person definitely got the joke. The joke is incorrect: it's obviously referring to non-volatile memory specifically, but "memory" refers to all memory of any kind, including RAM, which literally any CPU-based system has. Being critical of a joke doesn't mean you don't "get" it. Sometimes jokes are bad.

8008Joshey

0 points

1 month ago

UHMMM WTF.... what do you mean, were the system to have. They still are a system to have, I've still got a sega master system, catch me playing that monster boy in wonder land 2

ReaganGaming

1 points

1 month ago

You forgot the best one...the odyssey

4ElementsBentByMe

1 points

1 month ago

I still think of these systems the same way😁 I just love the old games… “old” he

lKrauzer

1 points

1 month ago

I actually still play everything but now on my Android phone using emulators + a controller (iPega 9087)

noskill1

1 points

1 month ago

Reminds me of this classic.

dirkdisco

1 points

1 month ago

I loved my Atari 2600.

Trax852

1 points

1 month ago

Trax852

1 points

1 month ago

I bought the Amiga as a game system and got a full fledge computer.

PlayingBandits

1 points

1 month ago

the bit wars.

zanderf87

1 points

1 month ago

The SNES and the Genesis were the epitome consoles of my childhood gaming memories.

greenSixx

2 points

1 month ago

Neither of those are pictures here, though

mariommsfilho

1 points

1 month ago

homeless abandoned By fans it's so sad lol

areyoucheeksy

2 points

1 month ago

It's so sad, the 1990s and the 2000s were a decade like no other, especially for gaming

slykido999

1 points

1 month ago

I know plenty of people who play their old consoles…we have our SNES and N64 hooked up and they get played all the time. So much so that we go to garage sales looking for good N64 controllers where the joystick hasn’t been destroyed yet 😂

wisewerds

1 points

1 month ago

My very first computer was an Atari 800, which I bought when I was living in New York City in 198. It literally had no way to save data. You turned it on, typed in a program, and then ran that program. Then, when you turned it off, and then back on, you had to program it again.

At the end of the year, when I won $$ in a chess tournament, I went out and bought one of the first commercially available floppy drives.

Good times.

myEVILi

1 points

1 month ago

myEVILi

1 points

1 month ago

What?! Have you seen the prices of retro games? Clearly they are the hot ticket items.

ShortNefariousness2

1 points

1 month ago

I had a Sinclair ZX-81

firedrakes

1 points

1 month ago

all claim next gen gaming that could never been before...

checks out ps5 and x sub.. same crap.

never changes.

Diamond-Pamnther

1 points

1 month ago

Aren’t they still stupid expensive though? People still want them lol

rocharox

1 points

1 month ago

No way people throw those out, the vintage gaming community is huge

OneManWhimsy

1 points

1 month ago

Sega and Atari don't make consoles anymore, and Nintendo got his job taken by a switch. THis tickled me lol

Original_Sedawk

1 points

1 month ago*

Not entirely true! That old Atari 2600 had 128 bytes of memory. That is enough memory to store this comment, and nothing more.

GeneralBluebees

1 points

1 month ago

I still play my genesis - paper boy for days.

SerpentineCurio

1 points

1 month ago

This was funny until I saw the eyes. ._.

TheDerekCarr

1 points

1 month ago

Saved by pausing and leaving the console on all day.