In time honoured fashion, I guess I’ll kick off this new blog with the usual quick introduction.
RetroReactiv8 is going to about retro gaming and retro games. It will include my musings on why old games are better than new one together with reviews of games for old systems or remakes of retro titles. There might be lists of my favourite games for particular systems or posts about my gaming heroes or rants against the staid nature of the modern software industry when compared with the 8 bit era.
Hopefully you’ll find it interesting. Occasionally it might even entertaining and informative.
I don’t claim to be an expert, but I do have a wealth of gaming experience to draw on. I cut my teeth on the Binatone TV Master Mark IV in the late 70s, owned several Grandstand handheld arcade games (Invaders from Space, Munchman, Astro Wars) before progressing to proper computers with a Commodore 64 then an Amiga. I’ve had at least one computer/console from pretty much every generation since and am still an active gamer with a PC, PS3, PS Vita and Wii catering for my gaming needs. You can see a full list of the consoles and computers I’ve owned over the years over on the About page.
So, welcome to RetroReactiv8. I’ll try and post stuff on a regular basis and welcome your thoughts and comments. You can also follow me on Twitter @RetroReactiv8