Great moments in PC gaming: Playing on the first mass-market PCs in the 1980s

Great moments in PC gaming are bite-sized celebrations of some of our favorite gaming memories.I’m a member of the generation some folks have taken to calling “Xennials”, the tiny but distinct generation sandwiched between Millennials and Generation X. My favorite description of us is that we’re the generation who came of age with the internet, but are just old enough to remember functioning in a world without it. I can even pinpoint when I first had a sense that I’d been born around the cusp of a great shift—the night my parents came home with a brand-new Commodore 64.It seemed magical and extraordinary, particularly for a kid learning how to type on his mother’s fascinating but loud and messy electric typewriter. It wasn’t just that I could type a button and make a letter appear on the display—technically a typewriter can do that. No, it was more that it let me erase those mistakes with the press of a button instead of having to retype the whole page or risk ruining my clothes and typewriter ribbon (and getting a little high) with a bottle of white-out. Ours was still largely a world of paper, pens, and pencils. I’m not sure… Read full this story

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