One of my earliest and greatest memories is playing space invaders. I used to sit for hours on a little foot stool in front of an old black and white tv. The choices of games were space invaders or pong on the Atari consone. Big chunky cardridges would slot in and my imagination would run wild.
If sat too long on the little stool you would get what we used to call ‘invaders cramp’.
My love of gaming was starter by this little space invading character. If not for him, maybe i might have got out more, seen more things, had more real life experiences. As it is I find solice in the fantasty worlds that games provide for me.
Games have come a long way since the giant pixels of invaders and pong, it wont be long until game and real world look identical. I look forward to that day. Once graphical perfection in games is achieved then game companies will have to become a little bit more creative in their game design and stories.