Hey there, finally involving myself in this community

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  1. HaloEliteLegend
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Alright, so I'm not as old as many of you that regularly patrol this site. I was born at the turn of the century, and I'm still in high school.

    However, I involved myself in emulation when I was around 8 or 9, and learned the basics of how emulation worked back then. I'd just go around GBATemp, Emuparadise, etc. in 2009 and just read threads, or try and figure out new things. I never actually created an account, or interacted with anyone.

    ----- read on if you want a lame summary of why i'm sitting here today -----

    Unlike kids my age that were obsessed with Fallout 3, a new Call of Duty game, etc., I'd be playing on my Wii or DSi, or going online and downloading some old SNES games or Gameboy titles and enjoying the crap out of them. I moved to the US from India when I was 4, and we didn't have Fallout or Call of Duty in India. We had MS Paint, Minesweeper, Solitaire, etc. My dad had an old NES that I played. So, I grew up on bits and pixels while other kids my age were born during the big change to 3D games, and to this day, I love bits and pixels. I've torn up my PC, experimented with code, and was generally inquisitive of everything. I recently build a PC of my own, actually. First time.

    Even now, I prefer a good tabletop RPG or JRPG to the AAA titles of today. Because in India, we didn't have anything better than tabletop games. The only things that were "better" were pirated titles on old hump-back Windows PCs, like Counterstrike or Doom.

    So I'm sitting here today, and my mouse pointer rests on some old ROMs gathering virtual dust on my desktop for years. Impulsively, I race over here, and create a new account. Don't ask me why, because even I don't really know.

    If you read this, thank you.

    tl;dr: Millenial, moved to the US when I was 4, immense love for old nostalgic titles, virtual hawk on forum boards in 2009, decided to involve myself henceforth. Hello :)
     
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  2. Ridge

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    Hello! Welcome to the forum. I'm sure you'll fit right in here, at least from what I've seen from the little time I've spent registered here. Being relatively new myself too.
     
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  3. HaloEliteLegend
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Thank you! From what I've seen thus far, this community is great.
     
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  4. The Real Jdbye

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    That is one great introduction post. Welcome, have a free cookie.
     
  5. EMP Knightmare

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    That was touching in so many ways, it makes me smile seeing a younger audience taking to the classics. You sir have made my day, welcome to the Temp! Give these a read and you'll be right as rain ^_^

    http://gbatemp.net/help/terms

    Don't worry age means nothing here, it's your actions that makes your rep ;)
     
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Thank you! I have to say, this community is awesome! A shame it took me so long to wade in!
     
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  7. EMP Knightmare

    EMP Knightmare Fixing GBATemp's Feng Shui Engine (using Win XP)

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    Better late than never ;)
     
  8. sonicrings

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    Hey, welcome aboard! Your OP was a nice read, and I gotta say, if you like tabletop games, have you tried the game Tabletop Simulator? It's possibly the best tabletop game ever made, check it out, you might love it!
     
  9. I8UrMum

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    Thats pretty dank m8. I myself started on this MLG website 4 sum club penguin memes.
     
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  10. The_Meistro

    The_Meistro GBATemp's "Official" Hank Hill

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    Cool man just how old are you exactly?
     
  11. Thrittingsloats

    Thrittingsloats Newbie

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    Welcome to GBA Temp! I'm pretty new here. Cool to see that you like some retro stuff like I do. You said you're in high school so I'm not much older than you (I'm 21) and I'm also into playing retro games and whatnot. I actually just beat Splatterhouse 2 on Genesis last night. FUN AS HELL.
     
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    I've heard of it, I think, but I am yet to try it. I'll be sure to give it a look-see later :)


    15 at the moment.
    Hey, cool!
     
  13. The_Meistro

    The_Meistro GBATemp's "Official" Hank Hill

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    Cool man im pretty young myself.

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    Actually younger than you lol
     
  14. HaloEliteLegend
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Hey man, that's awesome! Cool to see someone younger than me here!
     
  15. The_Meistro

    The_Meistro GBATemp's "Official" Hank Hill

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    Yeah. Im kinda a newb but i help who i can. I also got really into NES SNES Genesis games after i discovered emulation. And i actually own an N64 that my dad had. I have Super Smash Bros. Mario 64 Goldeneye and all the good ones on cartridges lol
     
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    HaloEliteLegend ~Apprentice Game Designer~

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    Yeah, same, I really started to get into the classics upon finding emulation! I mean, I had classic PC games and some old NES-era things, but I had missed out on many generations of systems that I was able to catch up with now.

    When was the first time you discovered emulation?
     
  17. The_Meistro

    The_Meistro GBATemp's "Official" Hank Hill

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    I think i was 10. I had just gotten my Kindle Fire and my dad (a computer geek) showed me the magic of apks.. Being bored i looked up fun apks cam across emulators in android and researched a bit. Soon enough i had them on my linux PC ( i also knew how to use command line at 10) and my newly hacked wii.
     
  18. nxwing

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    Hey look! Someone around my age that likes retro gaming! Cool! Welcome to the temp and you will definitely enjoy your stay!
     
  19. The_Meistro

    The_Meistro GBATemp's "Official" Hank Hill

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    Wow how many youngsters r on here man?
     
  20. nxwing

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    Guess is about 150. Joined the Temp since I was 11 but only started getting active when I was 13