I love computer gaming and at the ripe old age of 59 you would think I could find more worthwhile things to do with my time but hell no give me a shotgun and sniper rifle and a decent amount of zombies/aliens and I am happy.
But I was reading an article in a magazine I buy and it got me thinking of the first time I played a video game. It was on the Playstation 1 and the other day I put a wanted ad on the same mag's forum, which has a marketplace section where we buy and sell our PC parts no longer needed, the other day and for postage a guy sent me a PS1 console. I fired it up and heard the PS1 sound and was taken back in time. So On the hunt for the games that started me off. Doom, Alien Trilogy,Exhumed, Resident Evil, Tomb raider to name a few.
I am currently playing Shadowman on it and god the graphics are naff. But I am sure Res Evil and another one that has just come to mind,Dino Crisis were a bit better. Can't wait to find out.
Anyone else have fond memories of older tech? And more to the point have you made an effort to get hold of it?
I still have my Commodore 64, bought in 1983,and my Amiga 1200. They sit in a cupboard in my office year in and year out, but I just can't bear to part with them.
From time to time I think about trying to get hold of the first Personal computer I ever owned - an IBM 5150. I bought it sometime around the middle of 1982, and it was love at first sight - I was in awe of its massive 256k of RAM, and loved the fact that it had a tape cassette connector at the back - I could save my work onto cassettes!
I lost the machine when the shed it was stored in developed a major and undetected leak some years ago, and the innards had corroded into oblivion by the time I detected a problem. Your thread has brought back happy memories of my time with the IBM and its 11.5 inch screen.
The 1200 was definitely fit for purpose, and a delight to use. My wife has reminded me that I offered to help her set up a new filing hierarchy for her work files this evening (yippee!), so my stroll down memory lane will have to wait until the morning.
Excuse me, this is not nostalgia, just a few recent memories!
Nostalgia is remembering which of your mates , when dancing, was best at whirling a girl so that you could see her stocking tops, or, if you must stick to tech, whipping off the cylinder head and doing a quick de-coke, valve grind in and tappets before dinner (not lunch) on a Saturday!