Re: GAMES: Historical truths [was Re: The games are all crap...]

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 24 2000 - 13:17:52 MDT

Doug Jones wrote:
> "Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> >
> > Regarding making "good" games. It is an interersting question as
> > to what seduces people into games -- currently the paradigm would
> > seem to suggest good graphics is a necessity -- in contrast the
> > 1970's games had *no* graphics -- you had to map the game entirely
> > in your head. I wonder if there are two types of people -- those
> > who can create mental images reflecting a reality and those who
> > require the images to be painted for them who would be enrolled
> > into very different game presentations.
> Yeah- readers vs mouth breathers.

Quite. And no Doug, you are not being cynical.

As a kid, I loved military aircraft, ships, and battles. Problem was, mom
refused to buy me any of those COOL GI Joe toys or other military models, so
being the only kid on the block who was reading whole books at age 4, I would
take bits of wood (we were not poor) and plastic, and make symbolic weapons,
vehicles, ships and soldiers, and stage my little battles in the dirtpile behind
the shed. Is it any wonder they other kids laughed at my little piles of sticks
when they asked what I was doing and I said I was running a war???

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