Games have always been important to me, and still are.
Whether it is for the challenge, excitement, or interaction,
I'll jump at the opportunity to play. I prefer ones where
you have time to think about your next move, such as
strategy games, but I also like the story-based first person
shooters found on computers and consoles.
On the subject of games, one should not forget the humble
beginnings of home video games, I refer of course to the Grandstand arcade
games which came in a silver cabinet with a screen, a small
joystick and a fire button. Astro Wars always was my
favourite, but there were others which were equally amazing
at the time.
Among my favourite board games are ones made by Games
Workshop, Space Hulk being the most exciting to play in my
opinion - the game is played on a map made out of corridor
sections which join rooms together, you take control of one
or two squads of five Terminator Space Marines, the
objective is to complete the mission while avoiding being
ripped to shreds by the evil alien-esque Genestealers, which
are 'controlled' by the other player ('controlled' usually
means running at the Space Marines in large numbers!) I
also like to collect older figures and paint them in their
original colour schemes.
I've played a lot of computer games, ever since our first
computer which was a Commodore Vic 20. I tried my hand at
programming (or, rather, copying programs from a magazine)
but they invariably didn't work. Who could forget old Vic 20
classics like Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy, Starship Escape,
or those cartridge based text adventures - The Count,
Pirates - and Gorf. Thus started my interest in
Some legal stuff :
Games Workshop, Space Hulk, Space Marine, Genestealer are trademarks
of Games Workshop Limited. Used without permission. No challenge to
their status is intended.
Astrowars pic nicked from