I am often amazed by how fast technology has developed over the decades. I’m not surprised, but it’s incredible to witness the evolution of gaming devices and capabilities. I am fortunate enough to experience the evolution of systems since 1980, something that more and more gamers may never truly appreciate until they hit 40. Today, I remember back to the days of the Commodore 64 and the stupid amount of hours that I spent hammering away at its keys.
One of the games that I remember most when growing up was Pool of Radiance for the Commodore 64. My brother, cousins and I would spend hours playing that game by the glow of the old Commodore monitor in the basement. Those were much simpler times as we were driven by 8-bit color graphics and a gripping story line. Players today would scoff at the idea of loading up a game from a floppy disk. There were no 3D graphics, mouse and our controller was nothing more than a stick with one button on it.