I'm Jeff from deepest darkest Northumberland.
The Missus ordered me a RPi for my birthday the day it was released, and it arrived yesterday. Was quite a surprise actually, even though I knew she had ordered it, I had completely forgotten about it!
I remember the good old days of being sat in my bedroom as a kid tapping away at the keyboard programming my own games on my trusty 128k spectrum. Often hours, if not days, of programming only to have a power cut and lose it all (I'm sure we've all been there!)
I'm 29 and love gaming, especially StarCraft 2, but you know what I love most? Coming in from the pub after a few jars, or coming in from work, and firing up Jumping Jack or Booty!
Those were always my 2 favourite games, and to this day, they still are!
I'm sure I won't be the first to say this, and I'm sure I won't be the last, but... Kids have no idea about how easy they have it these days. Blimey, I'm turning into my dad!
I can't wait to get the RPi fired up!
I think my first mission will be to get a Spectrum emulator on it and challenge the misses to a game of Jumping Jack!
In the long run, I'd like to build myself a MAME cabinet powered by the RPi. Think that may be my summer project for when I'm not away working
Looking forward to spending time on the forum with like minded people