Frugal Gaming's James Holland reminisces about arcades, home computers with rubbery keys and music that made our ears bleed and why he loved that era.
You were playing early hardware at a late stage? I'm 46 and the ZX computers were very much the landscape of my own childhood panorama.
Ghee whiz u guys are OLD! lol Odyssey 2100 and Commodore 64 were my first taste of home video Games. Oh wait I'm old too lol
I had the Odyssey 2 (I don't think they made a 2100), Tandy trs80, and of course, the c64. I loved the Commodore until the NES launched and that was it for me!
I had a Commodore 64. I even used the monitor for my PS2 days. :) Beyond the Forbidden Forest!
I started on a Sinclair ZX80 then subsequently bought every iteration of the Sinclair machines after that. ZX81, Spectrum 16k, 48k 128k bought the Amstrad version when they took over - loved those machines. Ultimate play the game (now RARE only by name not by employees) revolutionized gaming on the Spectrums.
I started with a speccy +2 in '86. Amazing what could be achieved with such modest processing power.
I was -6 in 1986 LOL, grew up with PlayStation, but that little black rubber keyboard thingy looks cute ;)
First system for me was the all in one Grandstand jobby with tennis and pong and a lightgun for the TV. Then Vic 20, C64 and Speccy's etc. still love gaming after all this time.
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