1990 Silicon Dreams Games and Movie Reviews: 1990 Silicon Dreams: Introduction

Friday, December 30, 2011

1990 Silicon Dreams: Introduction

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This blog is about my on-going fascination with computers, which started out with the famous computer clubs in my home town back in the 90's some time before most of us could afford owning a computer in our homes. It is a fascinating, and a bit nostalgic outlook on how technology has come to shape the culture of the world, the way we enjoy our lives, the ways we think about friendships through social media, but mostly how computer games have skyrocketed into one of the largest industries in the world.

From the early days (at least from my time-frame perspective of early) of Blizzard's Lost Vikings, Star Craft, Warcraft and Diablo, the undying cult towards Counter Strike, Quake 3 Arena and Call of Duty, to the present day of next generation gaming with its up-sides and its inherent flaws.

It's a personal story as much as it is a history of the passion for gaming, which ultimately led to my decision to move to study Computer Engineering, but it's more than that a way for me to remember some of the most satisfying and exciting times of my childhood. Hence the 90's will be largely involved, but whenever necessary the topics may overflow into the early years of the 21st century.

At the same time it's an opportunity for me to re-discover gaming, after a solid streak of 4-5 years of playing exclusively World of Warcraft. It'll be a way for me to go back to the games I used to love, most of which had very little to do with graphics or achievements, and a whole lot to do with brilliant story-telling, exciting atmosphere and pure, simple, yet insanely satisfactory gameplay. How many of you remember the first two chapters of the Fallout series or Planescape Torment. How many remember Lego Racer or Disney's Hercules, the 2nd installment of Quake with it's seemingly endless Single Player and excellent Multi Player. And since I've found out in the last few years of grinding levels, raiding and collecting pets, that I myself am starting to forget, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you and remind myself of why I love gaming.

1 comment:

  1. I love nostalgic stuff.. I believe that we belong in the same generation anyways so I'm following your blog.


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