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Segasnob

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: say-guh-snob

Sentence: Brad was a Segasnob, believing that his old outdated video games were superior to even the latest from Wii.

Etymology: Blend of Sega™ and Snob

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Yestertechtastic

Created by: Floatzilla

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Nostaljunk

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: nästaljəngk

Sentence: Wesley loves his nostaljunk. Thoroughly convinced that the games he grew up with are the best he spends most weekends scouring thrift markets and yard sales to feed his addiction. The fact is he spends so much time looking for controllers, games and consoles that he has little time to play.

Etymology: nostalgia (a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past) + junk (old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value)

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Commadore

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: Com-a-door

Sentence: Marcy tried to love the iMac, she even had a begrudging admiration for the functionality of Windows--though she felt they hit the point of diminishing returns after Windows 98. But, in her mind, Marcy was a true commadore, believing that the only computer worth using was one you had to program yourself.

Etymology: Commodore was one of the first PCs on the market. Commadore combines the brand with the verb "adore."

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COMMENTS:

what a difference a letter makes - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-07: 14:06:00

I love it and got it immediately, which dates me. Commadore was previously used as a computer name. - skeeterzirra, 2008-10-07: 20:04:00

metrohumanx I had a commodore 16 with an audio cassette storage drive.....hahaha - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 09:45:00

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Atarism

Created by: retoricaljoe

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Sentence: You'd better leave out this atarism and buy the xbox kinect stuff...

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Romantronic

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: row-man-TRON-ik

Sentence: The romantronic aesthetic of the Victorian age is reflected in the recent appearance of steampunk devices like laptops and keyboards.

Etymology: roman(tic) + (elec)tronic

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COMMENTS:

I just read about steampunk the other day--cool stuff! - mplsbohemian, 2007-11-08: 12:41:00

ahh how romantronic - I bet an old fashioned typewriter would bring tears to your eyes - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-08: 13:43:00

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Techstalgia

Created by: alrothstein

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Classicagraphicalistics

Created by: aiiden

Pronunciation: Classica-graphical-istics

Sentence: The classicagraphicalistics of old school console games are much more easy to understand than most of the newer video games now adays.

Etymology: classical+graphics+statistics

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COMMENTS:

dork - aiiden, 2007-11-08: 10:26:00

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Nostalgiatari

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: nosss tal jee at arrr eeee

Sentence: his nostalgiatari was so stifling, she had to send him pacmaning

Etymology: nostalgia atari

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Philconfidence

Created by: Kyoti

Pronunciation: Fill-CON-fuh-dense

Sentence: "Black and white televisions left more to the imagination and sparked creativity better than this crap," declared Grampa with philconfidence as he switched off his HDTV in the middle of yet another overbearing pre-paid program for male-enhancement products.

Etymology: Philco: a classic tube-filled electronic device manufacturer + Confidence: the feeling you get when you ignore the fact that the world is rapidly passing you by.

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2008-10-07: 22:53:00

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Comments:

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

'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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