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'They don't make video games the way they used to...'

DEFINITION: n., A belief that the contraptions of yesteryear are superior, in almost every way, to modern, present-day technology. v., To wish that the today's technology was just as good as it was in the past.

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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: a ta ree ryz

Sentence: Joe's rec room was like a museum of obsolete and outdated technological wonders that were no longer compatible with modern systems. 8 Track Tapes;cassette music tapes;Beta videos; Video discs and player; reel to reel tape recorders; Brownie cameras; singles, 45's and 78 LP records;Atari and old Sega's; black & white tv; a wireless radio and 8mm and slide projectors filled his nether room. He had a computer with a 6 inch black screen with orange writing on it, that connected to nothing. His wife of course wanted all this sold at an Antique store or a garage sale. But Joe firmly believed he had bought the biggest and best of technology at the time and would ataririze his kids (who were too embarrassed to take friends downstairs) with the fact that the old ways were the best ways. He lived in the fantasy that all the new technology would fail and people would revert to the ancient items he possessed. His wife kept telling him, "Change the record, Joe!"

Etymology: Atari (one of the first video games produced in the 1980's)& Terrorize (fill with terror; frighten greatly)

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Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Im-adj-in-al-jya

Sentence: During a moment of imaginalgia, Harold recalled the fun he had with his Atari while forgetting just how limited it was compared to his PSIII

Etymology: Imagination + nostalgia

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Created by: bzav1

Pronunciation: bay - tad - breath

Sentence: Bill waited with betadbreath for the release of Pong 2007. He could not seem to focus his eight track mind on anything else, neglecting his pet rock and chia pet.

Etymology: homonym for baited breath, beta - a once stellar format(second only to the eight track tape)


Brings back memories of the whole VHS-Beta war. Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-08: 20:34:00


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Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: pris-tek-NEE-cry

Sentence: Bob was a vecchi-teckie and pristechnik, whose pristechnicry was always the same (who pristechnicried with monotony): "They don't make things like they used to."

Etymology: Pristechnicry, a bend of pristine, technology, and cry in the sense cry out for, call for. Vecchi-tekkie : vecchi, Italian for "old" Pristechnik: one who believes in the superiority of former, primitive or the earliest forms of technology.

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Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: pon/ger

Sentence: Watching people play Wii at Best Buy sent him into a nostalgic moment and he began to ponger how amaaaaaaazing Pong and IntelliVision were and STILL are, but the sales person had no idea what he was talking about when he asked what isle these games were in.

Etymology: ponder + pong (the original video game - hey I still have an original working Radio Shack model in my basement - any Verbotomists free after work today drop by and I'll show you a REAL game while I ponger how I was nearly class champion in the ol' days


Stevenson0, since you mentioned Intellivision how bout we play Dungeons and Dragons? - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:51:00

This could get serious Jabber! Depending on how tonight's Atari/Pong evening goes, just you could drop by tomorrow night for some D&D. - Stevenson0, 2007-11-08: 16:12:00


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Created by: Floatzilla




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Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: say/gad/jet

Sentence: As if we would want to, dad constantly reminds us to stay out of his den AND that we are NOT to touch his segadgets. "As if."

Etymology: Sega + Gadget = Segadget


I like it! - Mustang, 2008-10-07: 23:14:00


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Created by: babypee

Pronunciation: nos-ta-lodge-i-kal

Sentence: ooh I'm nostalogical for the days of good video games...


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Created by: looseball




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Created by: mplsbohemian

Pronunciation: tehk-noh-STAHL-juh

Sentence: Alex's girlfriend could not put up with his fits of technostalgia and their Pong dates.

Etymology: technology + nostalgia


Alex should be sure to turn up at Stevenson0's tonight - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:47:00

Nice word! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-08: 16:33:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-08: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram! ~ James'

mplsbohemian - 2007-11-08: 03:52:00
I actually do think Super Mario 3 rocked hardcore.

remistram - 2007-11-08: 09:18:00
Atari was the bomb!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-09: 21:08:00
You can actually download a version of Super Mario 3 to play on Wii. The best of both worlds ~ James

cawnpore - 2007-11-12: 21:57:00
Great word, it captures the meaning indeed!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-05: 00:12:00
Today's definition was suggested by remistram. Thank you remistram. ~ James

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