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Just a little poll for the magaizine...
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For me personally it has
to be the 8-bit days. Discounting earlier 4-bit processors (used mostly in calculators, I think - Intel 4004, etc.), I think the advent of cheap 8-bit microprocessors is where things really took off...
It also helped that I was at just the right age when the home computing boom hit us
WTF!? The 80's are GONE!? And they're never coming BACK!?
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8-Bit. That's where it all started. Home computers! Computers actually in your home! Loads of innovation, and loads of different machines all with their own style and different way of doing things. That's what it's all about. None of this crappy PC rubbish spoiling things and saying \"THIS is how you will use your computer! There is no alternative! Do this, or die!\", etc.
The 16-Bit era was also great, with the Amiga blowing away everything in sight and being ahead of its time, but the 8-bits were the beginning.
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8-Bit again, though with a tinge of arcades. The 8-bit arcade days were great - fantastic diversity of home systems and games but with a big leap for the arcades that made them something special, a real treat once in a while that needed saving up for.
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8 bit with a smidge of 16 bit.
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Both 8-bit & 16-bit but mainly 8
For a big clue, look at Darren's sig
One day the Amstrad will take over the world...
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16-BIT baby! That was the first time I truly felt like this was 'Arcade Quality' gameplay from my coin-op days
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Personally, my favourite era is the tail end of the 8-bit and the beginning of the 16-bit (I just have to be awkward). I've gone for 8-bit in the poll because that's when my gaming life began.
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Or more precisely 16-bit computers.
Or more precisely the Amiga.
Or more precisely Dungeon Master on the Amiga.
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8 bit for me , great days (and nights)
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Tricky one, since the Arcades era basically spanned both the 8 and 16-bit computer/console era... But based on how much time I spent playing on my Beeb and C64 back in the day, I'll go for 8-bit...
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This is a tricksy little one as the arcades and 8-bits were pretty much parallel for me! But when I think of which one I would prefer to recreate, it's the 8-bit days, with the Speccy and C64!!
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16-Bit for me.
I played some great 8-bit games at mates houses, but I was restricted to an Electron at home, which was sweet in its own little way...but...then I got an Amiga and then a MegaDrive so I have to vote for the 16s really don't I?
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