I’m old enough to have played Pong in the arcades – and enjoyed it. The previous generation boasted about seeing the Beatles at the Cavern Club, so I’m going to boast about this.
For me there have been two golden ages of video gaming; the coin-ops and their home micro imitations of the early 1980s, and the 16-bit home era of Amiga and PC classics in the early 1990s. We can still enjoy these games through emulators even if we don’t have the originals. So when I have the time I do play them. My favourite genre is the racing game, from Pole Position on MAME through to Microprose Formula 1 Grand Prix on the PC.
Here I’ll be sharing reviews, tips and playbacks for anyone who is interested.