Same here, it would have been arcades, probably late 70s—Asteroids, Defender etc. ETA Space Invaders & PacMan—thanks @mainerFar enough back that the definitions get fuzzy
Yeah, that happens with lots of software when it gets more complex. Could take a decade until the advances cool off and the respite allows devs to discover ways to improve quality.games have gotten … more buggy
To each his own—the idea of something on DVD would give me hivesI really don't like the digital download only trend
While most of the games I buy today are digital downloads on Steam or GOG, I also miss those days of buying a boxed game, installing it from DVD's (or even CDs, or 2 1/4" floppy discs), and reading the game manual while it loaded. Deus EX was also a huge game for me, played that many times.The main games I started out on were Deus Ex, RTCW, and Medal of Honor,. Really miss those days, games have gotten better looking, but more buggy, and I really don't like the digital download only trend.
Google Fiber for the win! Steam is normally the bottleneck for me.For one, it takes a pretty fast ISP to make digital comfortable, which isn't cheap.
All I have to say is I noticed you didn't mention saying just how much Google Fiber costs, but I know 1Gig speeds ain't cheap on the west coast. It's one thing that really bugs me about internet costs is east coast prices and speeds are generally better. The only reason I can see for that is the east coast is more population dense, so likely has more customers per service area.Google Fiber for the win! Steam is normally the bottleneck for me.
I definitely don't miss the disks. Please insert disk 3. No, that's disk 4, put disk 3 in. And, if a disk is bad, it's back to the store and hope they still have copies. Oh, and don't forget the endless "but when will the game get to MY store?" questions... oh, we think it's coming on Tuesday morning's truck - but it might be next week. Now, just click the install button, go away for a few minutes, and play. I do miss the printed manuals but that's about it.
Oh yeah, Kansas City, that's the very first city that had it, right? To compare, my current 100 Mb Down, measly 5Mb Up, is the same $70 at full price, and that's with a paltry 400GB monthly cap. Right now I'm paying $56 for it with unlimited data, but it's getting to the point now where they're telling me I can't keep getting promo deals. Even Comcast Infinity internet in nearby areas is same up and down speed, but $55 full price, and a whopping 1.2 GB monthly data allowance. My problem isn't the services I have, but the crap area I live.$70 per month in Kansas City. One gig download and upload speeds. No data cap. Service has been really good, too.