So, this is an idea I came up with a while ago, when my working life involved two hours of bus travel every day with only a dodgy laptop to keep me awake (it often failed). I starting trying to create my own gaming biography - a list of every computer game I've ever experienced. Yes, I was very, very bored.
Looking at the biography that I put together two years ago, my history as a gamer is very obviously defined by whatever system existed in my home at the time. So, for your viewing pleasure, I present to you what I came up with for the first ever gaming device that I ever owned: The Amstrad CPC 6128!
Amstrad CPC 6128 Gaming Biography
Grand Prix game
Roland in Time
Seymour goes to Hollywood
Titus the Fox
Terror of the Deep
Way of the Exploding Fist
*Some ninja game*
*Some screwball game*
How to Be a Complete Bastard
Enter the Balrog
Paperboy 1 & 2
Yogi’s Treasure Hunt
I'm unimpressed with the list already, mainly because I know that it is nowhere near comprehensive. I was a subscriber to ye olde Amstrad Action magazine, and since the Amstrad was dying as a gaming machine the mag was able to include a couple of complete games every month on the tape that came with it. I'll have to scope out a list of Amstrad Action games online so I can update this list. At the very least I need to find out what *Some screwball game* actually is - the vague memories that I have of that particular treasure deserve a proper title at the very least.
My plan for the biography is to keep updating it, and when possible I'm going to pick some of the more interesting games out and look a little more in depth at them. Hopefully the Amstrad list should be getting updated soon . . .
- I recently ordered the new D&D DM Kit from Amazon, but they're really letting me down on delivery yet again. Christmas presents that were ordered a few days later have already arrived (yes, my wife has already started her shopping - this is actually late for her) but my goodies are still nowhere to be found. Grr . . .
- Played a 3-way Warhammer Battle Royale the other day. Should get a battle report of it up soonish . . .
- Am continuing to struggle to play Oblivion on the Xbox 360. Like Fallout I can recognise that it is an excellent game, but something is just not drawing me in. I think I might be prejudice against first person RPGs. Either that or I need to move onto another genre of games for a while - I think Dragon Age and Final Fantasy may have drained me already this year . . .