mga73 wrote:I have been playing games now for over 30 years, just wondered if it was only me but as a young lad i would happily go to my local game shop and be in there for at least 5 hours checking out the games and trying to decide which game i wanted,also trying to remember the good reviews in crash magazine this was twice weekly for years they must have thought i was crackers,can any one beat my record for longest time spent in a early eighties to early nineties game shops?
tachi wrote:I used to spend a few hours in Games Inc in Plymouth as the owner had a C64 setup and you could try the games first and I remember playing Spitting Image for a good 2 or so hours with other patrons.
Big difference from an average 5 minutes these days...
mlucifersam wrote:Me and my mates would go in to town at least 2 times a week, sometimes 4 or 5 and hang out in Northants Computer Centre after school. We got to know all the staff and almost all of us worked there at some point or another. This would be between 1985 and 1987. We all had Spectrums but would garner a nose at the Commodore stuff and we all as good as ignored the Amstrad.
It would be exciting scanning the shelves looking for the new releases and matching up the cassette inlay with a preview or screenshot you'd seen in Crash. Sometimes seeing the game on the shelf would be the 1st time you'd seen the game artwork. Some Saturdays we could quite easily hang out for up to 4 hours. It could have been longer be that would be just admitting I was TOO much of a geek back then!