A reader looks back at his 40-year experience of playing video games and his undiminished enthusiasm for how the medium has evolved.
To say I’m jealous of youthfulness and kids today is an understatement, to say the least!
Let me explain why though, before you immediately jump to conclusions!
I’m a 48-year-old Xbox gamer and sometimes I just stop for a minute or two (not to catch my breath… I’m not that old!) and marvel at whatever game I’m playing.
Kids today are so lucky. I remember the first time I ever played a game on our family television. It was Pong. My dear old dad got it for me and all you could do was move a paddle controller left or right, which moved a large white line up and down on the black screen. To say that blew my mind when I was young was an understatement! Back then the…