I love hearing about people’s gaming history and memories, so here’s some of mine.
Back when Safeway used to have a kids creche area where whilst your Mum did the shopping I spent the entire time playing on the Sega Saturn. At home we had a 386 with turbo button where I played some of the greats; Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D, Commander Keen, Jill of the Jungle, Doom, Quake, Day of the Tentacle, Battle Chess.
So when the the Dreamcast hit the scene I was all over it. Apparently the things you do and listen to at age 12/13 are what you’re most nostalgic for, so no surprises I’d argue black is white that it was the greatest console ever created. It was around this time we upgraded our home PC as well, I recall Motorcross Madness, FIFA 98, and Formula 1 saw a lot of playtime.
A few years later when we finally got broadband, before which when your Gran phoned up and your Quake III Arena match got disconnected if wasn’t fun. Finally I was able to play online with friends without worry; UT2003, C&C Generals, and AoE Rome were some of the staples.
It wasn’t until University in 2005 when I was first introduced to an SD game, Enemy Territory. Far too many late late nights and beverages were consumed.
The rest I’m sure you can guess; ET:QW, Brink, DB. Corporate gigs can be fun, and great for paying the bills, but I really hope SD are able to get back to their roots in the years to come, with some more fantastic PC team class based FPS action.
Currently enjoying a bit of Hell Let Loose, in-case anyone is interested to know, it’s kind of how you might imagine Battlefield could have been if it didn’t become shovelware, so looking promising.