I realised the other day how lucky I am to have been around in the 80’s when gaming was in its childhood years.
I was there when the early first-person shooter games like Wolfenstein 3D, Doom II, and Quake were being played either at home or on a home lan. I was there when Sim and Tycoon games were born - Sim City and Transport Tycoon, being the fathers of these two genres respectively.
Would gamers who grew up in the 3rd millennium (ie Year 2000 and up) enjoy these games? Not sure, maybe 2 out of 10? Maybe more? Will today's generation of gamers play these games?
So yeah, I am blessed to have around in the early 80s because I have far less of the biases of many gamers today. I can proudly say that I am part of the history of electronic gaming.
And didn't I mention I was able to play many table-top arcade games before these disappeared from circulation? Now those are from the 70s gaming generation if you are not aware.
How about you? What makes you proud of your gaming generation? What makes your generation unique? What are the aspects that the newer and younger and next generation of gamers will never be able to experience? What are the things that they will never like from your gaming generation?
Or what would be the reaction of your kids or students or younger gaming friends when you showed them the games of your time?
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