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reply to Deo85

Re: Old space game

said by Deo85:

When was/is the golden age of gaming?

I really feel it was the late 70's to mid 80's, when society was discovering gaming for the first time in arcades, then having them in their homes in the form of Atari 2600's, home computers and NES's.

I sit down and say 'wow' at the lush graphics I see in some of these games today, but I don't get the same high I had the first time I saw Pac Man on my home TV seemingly perfect on my Atari 800XL or the movie-like experience of Karateka or exploring Ultima 1 in '82... then a few years later Super Mario Brothers, Bionic Commando, Excite Bike, wow...

Since then we've had some serious technological changes that brought us from a couple pixelated lines representing a horizon to lush, realistic graphics; but that excitement isn't as continual now as it once was. I walk into an arcade in Japan and marvel at the crazy stuff I see around me, but I don't feel that high that I felt concerning the need to play everything I see.