When I was a kid, about 12 yrs old, I remember the first big explosion in the world of gaming. It came out from a company called Atari and it was something new and creative called a console. Up until then the only real gaming was done on a computer that few could afford or by saving up your allowance or chore money to have some quarters for the local arcade. My brother-in-law bought an Atari along with Space Invaders and we spent the next 48 hrs taking turns to see who could get to the end and beat the reigning high score king. Those were the days! It was something new and never seen before and it made a little kids heart overflow with excitement! Ever since my Atari days I have been a gamer looking for the next great adventure, the next great challenge to overcome and if good enough get a little recognition from your peers when your high score stood at the top for maybe (if lucky) a week or a month.
I have played games from the rpg to the fps style. I have bought my share of console games and units along with spending thousands of dollars over the years on the next best computer and accesories. I find myself more a fan of the rpg style of gaming and have sought to find the next best game that offered the indepth adventure that would take me away from my world for a few hours. But..... many games have failed to fulfill this emptiness and a few have risen to the top.
In my years of gaming I have played a huge amount of games with a wide variety of people. I have found myself playing head to head with some buddies shouting back and forth to each other over who was gona win the round. I have been inside many dark light rooms with only the lights from the video game units to guide your path, pounding out a victory on the latest game everyone was playing. I find myself in the past few years playing with my nephews or the age equivalent on games that they usually beat me at, but it's more the game play and having fun with them than winning anymore.
So I have asked myself lately, "Am I getting to old to play games?" Should I give it up and do what some call "Growing up" or is there others out there that can understand where I'm coming from and offer their input also? If there are some "Old Time" gamers out there I would love to hear from you.