Hello everyone, My name is Andrew Osborne. I've been listening to the show for about a year now and I have sent a few audio submissions in. I've been into older systems since I was a kid. I'm in my mid 30's and I have two older brothers that grew up playing the Atari 2600 when it was new. When I was a kid we had an Atari 2600 still and it was the first thing I've ever played. I remember playing hours upon hours of Pitfall, Superman and Pacman (it wasn't bad to us, there wasn't an arcade close by). The thing I love about the Atari 2600 is how simple most of the games are, you have a joystick and 1 button. This simplicity allowed the games to be accessible to virtually everyone, something that hadn't been reproduced until the Wii came along (I'm only basing that on stats of elderly people playing Wii sports). My point about that is, My Father and Mother would play Atari with us and that was neat, we spend hours playing those games (Mom loved Ms. Pacman, that little pink bow meant a lot to her). I am into other Retro things as well. Vinyl, Laser Discs, Atari 7800, N64 (I host the N64 Podcast) and a few other systems. I don't have a modern system and I don't even have a modern computer really. I really like Retro gaming to the point that well most of my friends aren't into it, but oh well my Wife and Pets will always sit next to me and cheer me on.
Welcome Andy. I agree with you the retro games can be picked up and played and left again without massive investment of time as some new games. Plus I like multi player means the people in the room with you.
welcome andy, always good to see a new face here... i stumbled onto your N64 podcast just over a week ago, only listened to three full episodes so far (1, 4 & 17) so i'm still playing catch-up but really like what i'm hearing, nice job...
Great that you appreciate the older games even though you are a 'youngster'
I must check out your N64 podcast. I pretty much missed out all consoles between the 2600 and N64, so that's where I started off from again. Imported my unit from Japan when first released and spent a lot of time/money on importing carts. SM64 is still my favourite game of all time - purely because of how blown away I was when I got it back in mid '96 !