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Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Thu 20 Jun 2013, 10:22 am

Nice one Hasta. My 10 years comes up in a few weeks :)

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Thu 20 Jun 2013, 6:55 pm

Happy 10th 'H', scary stuff, ten years has flown. Mine is in a couple of months 8-O

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Tue 25 Jun 2013, 6:24 am

Wow, it was only ten years ago you were a sprightly young 60 year old on the PS2!


Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Fri 19 Jun 2015, 12:58 pm

Ooooh, look. It's been 12 years now! My, hasn't time flown! :beer:

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Fri 19 Jun 2015, 1:01 pm

Congrats Hasta, I bet you can remember when this was all fields...

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Fri 19 Jun 2015, 1:26 pm

At his age? He's lucky if he can remember his name in the morning :P

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Sun 19 Jun 2016, 7:40 pm

Oooh. Just noticed! That's 13 years now. My bad luck I suppose! An extra 'Father's Day' glass of fizz tonight to celebrate, I think.

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Sun 19 Jun 2016, 7:53 pm

Happy anniversary Hasta

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Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Wed 22 Jun 2016, 11:30 pm

Grats Hasta!

Just realised, my 12th Anniversary was yesterday!

(just missed it by 30 minutes UK time)

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Sat 19 Jun 2021, 6:44 am

And so it came to pass that I reached my 18th OAP Birthday. :beer:

It’s great to see that a few of the names in this thread are still around too. Sad that at least one has passed away. Always wonder what happened to those that just faded away, e.g. Old Red. Presumably lost their gaming mojo.

It was an incredible gaming time, back in 2003 and in the years that followed. Some brilliant memories of games played (loads of Socom, obviously!), competitive matches on the Gamebattles ladder, being Purplerinse captain for many years after Lorry left. But especially of establishing many friendships in a virtual world, several of whom I met briefly in Cardiff when I drove down for the meal with a young Diddy (Ben).

A great deal has changed for us all in those 18 years. My children grew up, two got married & those 2 each produced 2 fantastic grandsons, whom I’m lucky to see very regularly. I went through two redundancies followed by periods of unemployment, before going self employed in 2007.

A great shame that the writing is on the wall for this old place, but at least I have access to the Facebook page!

I shall make a point of getting onto Socom Confrontation tonight, to celebrate another anniversary. W00t! :grandpa: :beer:

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Mon 21 Jun 2021, 11:03 pm

Nice work old mate!

Yeah it's sad to see forums fall to the wayside in preference for the horrid social media nonsense but I guess that's progress........ not.

Gaming has also come a long way since 2003, no fiddling around with a network adaptor and its setting sto get online, havng to rush to get the gamertag you usually used on the different games as they didn't all use the Central Station Handle, great times though and i do miss them, far less oiks about online then too and even less cheaters (except on PC, that's always harboured the scum, which brings me to this cross-play bollocks we have nowadays, if i wanted to play with PC cheaters i'd get a PC, but that's a whole different matter).

Enjoy your first legal OAP drink mate and don't get too rowdy!


edit: just realised, today is my 17th OAP Birthday! (it's already the 22nd here). - it seems i only realise this on this thread! :?

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Thu 01 Jul 2021, 10:14 am

My god, a post in the forum!

Re: Introduction - HastaLaVista

Thu 05 Aug 2021, 11:03 am

Strewth, it's my eldest's 18th birthday today. Hasta is older in OAP then she is in life. That's quite scarey.
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