Apologies if this has been covered, but I've been really busy and a bit out of the loop. What exactly was all the problems that Arthur Gies hinting at a few weeks ago, prior to the launch of next gen? Remember all the 'I know something but can't say' tweeting going on? And the fuss Adam Sessler was making over problems with the new consoles? Like I said, I may have missed the revelations, but I feel like that all kind of blown over without much fuss. Any answers welcome...!
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Honestly, if you can only afford one game, I don't think you will go wrong with any of these in terms of value for money. Have you tried picking one out of a hat (or tub, cup or small box), then gauging your reaction? I find that helps....
Well the Sinclair Spectrum got me my first job in the industry, but I think the C64 was where everything just clicked for me.
ZX Spectrum, which my parents bought second-hand from one of my neighbours. I had a Videopac (Magnavox Odyssey) before that, but it was the Spectrum that really got me into it for whatever reason.
I assume you guys are from the UK? :)
I was first introduced to gaming via this beauty:
An Amstrad CPC 464, Green Screen. Whilst the Speccy and C64 war was raging in the UK, ther were some of us who made do with this thing. Despite it's limitations, (it had less software that Speccy, and less power than C64 - though this a very reductive argument), it opened up a new world for me I never new existed, and videogames have been a importnat part of my life ever since.
It's why I still, to this day, cannot completely and unreservedly hate this man:
I'm currently reading The Last Hundred Days, an English Professor's eyewitness account of the last days of the Ceausescu regime in Romania.
But I have a huge monkey on my back: A Game of Thrones is sat on my shelf waiting to be read, and I want to read the books rather than watch the show; the hazard of spoilers is becoming more prevalent at times goes on.
Reviews are important, yes. But it depends on who the review is from, on whether that reviewer is trusted to you and how well you know how their style and taste matches your own.
Although Brad's QL on Dead Island sold me on that game more than a review ever could...