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Re: What was your 1st game?

Fri May 25, 2018 12:13 am

berrymix,
These games made me forget about the outside world.
It's sad for me to hear you say that. Because the "outside world" has always been amazing to me.

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Re: What was your 1st game?

Fri May 25, 2018 7:57 am

Space Invaders on the Pet Commodore
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Re: What was your 1st game?

Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 am

First computer game I ever played was "STREK"; Star Trek on an ASR33 teletype.

It was rubbish. So thinking I could do better became a driving force for me, brought me to where I am now. Even when I did not succeed I learned a lot along the way.

That "I can do better than that" motivation has increasingly been lost as time has gone by. I believe a lot of people were driven by it in the heyday of "Home Computers". It is near impossible to imagine one could or would create a better game, search engine, social media platform, or OS these days.

Though maybe not lost entirely. I think it has more morphed into "I can create something better suited to what I want". And the Pi gives more people the opportunity to do that.

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