“Don’t let me get in the way of your blogging” said Christina to me, as she notices the credits to Ninja Scooter Simulator flashing up on my screen. For a split second, undeniable burning shame enters the fray, otherwise known as my face before withering in the path of defiance and nostalgia which quickly formulate a clever plan that will lead to the inevitable blog post ‘research’ excuse.
Now that I’m actually thinking – and writing – about it though, it is a decent idea for my latest musing, as reliving your youth is sometimes fun…especially when you can rewaste your time on all those old games you thought would be nothing but fond memories in your head.
Technology, the greatest amasser of wasted time in history, has happily evolved to the point where the thoroughly stupid loading times of 10 minutes plus are redundant. So it’s time to crack out the Amstrad emulator and get involved in some 8-bit heaven. On a side note those young people who complain about the loading times of these new fangled modern games, don’t know they are born….and other old person cliché ranty stuff.
And what a pleasure it is to instantly load up a pixellated passion of yesteryear, there’s a proper front end loading screen and everything! If only it came with a green screen option, it would be the ultimate manly skip down Memory Lane. Read the rest of this entry »