The pre-internet days

Remember the days before the internet? Yeah, it's fading for me too.

However I can remember not reading sites about games every day. With the influx of gaming sites flooding the internet during the middle of the 90's we also saw the mystery of games disappearing. Being naive about games, for example thinking of George Lucas as the mastermind behind the Lucasarts games seems hilarious today. Tough there's something to be said about going into a game without reading about it months ahead, and maybe even been spoiled on major plot events beforehand. Making notes in the back of the manual rather than having a Gamefaqs window open. Having a games greatness spread via word of month between friends is certainly more intimate - where coolest kid on the block was the trendsetter rather than a massive comercial campaign and alpha footage from E3.

I wouldn't want to go back to the days of old, but as B.B put it - The thrill is gone.