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Video Games

I don't know if it can be a normal thing for my age, but I like video games. It was back in 1975 or 1976 that I first played a video game. A very simple tennis game with two onscreen paddles along with a ball.

When I was a college student, there came Space Invaders, Galaxian, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. I frequented game arcades and coffee shops with my friends to save the earth from space aliens, eat dots anyway, and wear mustache to help a cute girl. It was fun, but game machines looked like Pac-Men eating coins.

Then Nintendo's Familiy Computer (Famicom) suddenly came from behind to beat the Pac-Men. Playing video games without inserting coins -- just unbelievable, Man! I was into Super Mario Bros, and then RPGs and simulations.

Looking back, I was getting tired of video games in my mid-thirties when Windows 95 was released. Until then, I didn't think I was the type to operate computers. But somehow I bought one. And my days with home video game consoles were over.

And now, I rarely play video games simply because I can't find time to do. RPGs and the stuff are time-consuming. But my excitements of cool games have never faded away (perhaps). My present favorites are Might and Magic and Baldur's Gate. :)


It wouldn't be normal for a Japanese person to not like video games :) Ok, that is severe stereotyping, but the Japanese are passionate about games right?

The Japanese value the stories in games and therefore RPGs are very popular there. I am not a huge fan... yet :) But other games...

To complement your entry, I may make my own, so you can see my games history ;)

Sounds interesting. Looking forward to your games history entry. :)

Back in the FAMICOM era, an RPG game named "Dragon Quest", which I suppose was much affected by "The Tale of the Ring", made a maga hit and it triggered an RPG games boom in Japan. Yeah, the Japanese like RPGs. ;)