'17 - Feeling Nostalgia.
been feeling nostalgic recently. I think it
was an episode of Dr Who that caused it
because he met a previous incarnation of
himself, his first self in fact, that's been
making me think about the past. I know I've
made lots of mistakes over the years, and
while it's important not to dwell upon them
it is still important to learn from them.
I've been playing Perfect Dark Zero on the
Xbox 360. Apparently it's also available on
the Xbox One and the way it's designed Xbox
One and Xbox 360 players can play together.
While the game isn't as popular as when it
first came out it is still more popular that
it has been recently due to Xbox One players
joining in. It's probably getting on for
about ten years now since that game come out,
which in gaming terms is a long time.
also been playing a game called Los Amores De
Brunilda on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega. I
suppose technically this doesn't count as
nostalgia because it's not a game I've played
in the past and it was created in 2013 but
the fact that it's been created for the
Sinclair Spectrum it kind of has that retro
feel. In fact a lot of the games on the
Spectrum Vega were created relatively
recently. I've been tempted to make some
myself, specifically for the Vega, but even
the simplest of games require a lot of time
and patience. I could probably write a full
novel in less time than making a game from
scratch. I do miss those days though, I loved
making adventure games. However an adventure
game with eighty locations required at least
eighty pictures and would take over a month
to draw. I wish everyone was taught how to
program just so they'd realise how much work
it actually consists of.
are some things that I don't think twice
about doing yet in some ways could be
considered nostalgic to others. For instance
even though I watch movie downloads, blu-rays
and DVDs I still have a video recorder and
lots of tapes. I occasionally buy anime on
video if it's not available in any other
format. I've also got audio tapes as well as
I know I'm
getting older yet I feel the same inside. I
could mention I'm balding with a fat belly
but I've been balding with a fat belly for
years. My physical health is good with no
aches or pains. People in my family are
getting older, children are growing up, and
new children are being born. I feel I've
stayed the same but I've probably changed in
ways I've not noticed.
to have gone off subject with this blog entry.
I think the point that I'm making is that it's
good to keep up with the latest technology
but it doesn't have to be at the expense of
previous tech. And no matter how old you get
you still feel the same on the inside.
Old bodies with young minds.
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