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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Thursday, June 21, 2001

GameBoy Advance...
The Gameboy Advance is out on Friday. I have one ordered. Can't wait.

I like computer games. Let me rephrase that. I LIVE computer games. I got hooked when I saved up my Green Shield stamps and bought a home enertainment system. It plugged into the back of the TV and allowed you to play tennis, squash or football - in colour. Actually as this was in 1977 they weren't really sport simulators, more like rather simplistic versions based on pong with different sized bats. Soon after that I bought a Spectrum. You needed a tape recorder to load and save the games I had great fun programming basic scripts to produce flashing lights on the TV screen. They games were superlative. Games like Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, The Hobbit, Ant Attack kept me entertained for hours. I've been reliving these fun times in recent months with various Spectrum emulators.

When the dedicated consols started coming out I was hooked. Ever new one that comes out I buy it. I own hundreds of games. Until recently had a weekly video games night (Wednesdays). Regularly have video games afternoons and occasional all night sessions.

I am the proud owner of...
2 x GameBoy - original grey plastic
1 x GameBoy - clear plastic
1 x GameBoy Pocket - silver
1 x Color GameBoy
1 x Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
1 x Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
1 x Nintendo N64
1 x Lynix
1 x Sega Gamegear
1 x Sega Master System
1 x Sega Megadrive (aka Genesis) inc the 32-bit overdrive add-on
1 x Sega Saturn
1 x Sega Dreamcast
1 x Sony PlayStation
1 x Sony PlayStation2

Needless to say I'm already saving my pennies for the NintendoCube and Microsoft X-box.

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