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.
So, I have been enjoying the gamespot gameplay podcast of late, and was thinking about it's convention of having guests on. Do you think that the Bombcast would benifit from having a regular rotation of guests from other sites / devs / communities, and if so, who would you suggest?
I guess I'm just hankering after a Jeff Gerstmann vs. Jim Sterling showdown...
I don't really like getting involved in all this negative nancy business, but I make an exception here for Arthur Gies. He is a good writer and I find his reviews to be well balanced and fair, but his attitude on RebelFm downright cuts through me. He yawns and sighs more than anyone on any other podcast I've ever listened to and it just feels like his otherwise priveliged position is a huge inconvenience to him.