My first computer where my first video game was played by loading Pole Position, and Zork by cassette tape. OH MY GOD that was the most horrible thing ever. I then got the disk drive, and a whole new world was opened to me.
I played games like Bard’s Tale, Ultima, and Might and Magic, titles to this day when uttered evoke great memories, from not only me but other gamers. I remember staying up late in the night with my Bards Tale group, making maps on graph paper, and writing down clues and riddles. Then came the Dungeons and Dragons Gold Box series, starting with the Pool of Radiance. Holy crap this was a great game, I can’t tell you how many hours I played this game. I would be remiss without mentioning Defender of the Crown. Jousting simulater, and wenches.
Then I got a modem, and was exposed to things like chat rooms, BBS’s, and MUD’s. My mom flipped when she saw the first phone bill. I find it odd that we are still doing the same thing back then as we are now. Chatting just with programs like Tweet, Forums instead of BBS’s, and MMO’s instead of MUD’s.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, but one thing is for sure if it wasn’t for the C64, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I’d probably be a garbage man or something.