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|About myself:||Like the rest of you, an amateur video game historian. Bias: TRS-80 CoCo origin at home (C64 at school); for lack of console access, became an emulation fiend later in life. Adolescence was spent shifting from arcades to shareware to BBS door games and beyond, with a focus on (PC) god games and graphical adventure games. Currently entertains fantasies of penning homebrew interactive fiction.|
Thinks the CD-ROM (+ the turd-polishing bells + whistles it engendered in place of gameplay) was the worst thing to ever happen to the PC game market. Has paid little attention to advances in game development since 1995.
Remains perpetually humbled at the enormous contributions to historical video game scholarship possible by driven + motivated individuals such as Underdogs, Theodor Lauppert, Dale Dobson and Benj Edwards, and aspires to someday mirror all of their respective sites' content here at Mobygames.
All Time Favorite
- Alley Cat -- There are programmers that have enjoyed shorter lifespans than this feline minigame fiesta!
- Archon: The Light and the Dark -- Just because a game is based on simple concepts doesn't mean it can't enjoy endless nuance
- Beyond the Tesseract -- This game could be a final exam for first-year university
- Bishi Bashi Special -- The future looks like a big step back, but it's so damned fun no one minds.
- Bubble Bobble -- The individual triumphs can be overlooked but their overwhelming sum has never since been topped.
- Chrono Trigger -- After much practice, Square catches the ball! Then gets back to dropping it.
- Dark Castle -- A more elegant counter to "the Mac is not a game machine" you will not find.
- 3DO -- No cords, no games. But the logo says quality!
- Apple iPhone -- Girlfriend's iPod Touch, with broken audio out -- useless for playing music, but what else is it good for? Ahh....
- Commodore Amiga -- Amiga 2000, last used to play Populous 2.
- Nintendo DS -- Picked up two garage sales after passing up the DS game motherlode, for lack of system.
- Sega Dreamcast -- Casts dreams like a beaut.
- Sega Saturn -- Just goes to show, you never know what you'll find at a garage sale.
- IBM PC / Compatible -- Not much for today's games, but can emulate like nobody's business
Used to Have
- Sony PlayStation -- Came with games; didn't realise the games were pirated and would run only on that modded onsole.
- Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer (CoCo) -- With an introduction to games like this, it's a wonder I wasn't weaned earlier!
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) -- Painstakingly assembled piece by piece at thrift stores, then donated to Video In.