I propose to remember the wonderful early years, when in the morning they got up to school on an alarm clock with red eyes from lack of sleep, because they spent half the night in Contra, stole cars or captured continents.
If in the 90s most schoolchildren (more precisely, their parents) could afford to have at home exclusively a game console a la dandy with cartridges, then by the beginning of the 2000s they were gradually replaced by the first computers.
Despite the lack of unlimited Internet and sophisticated PCs, we had a good time. In general, the beginning of the third millennium can be called the “golden” age in the era of computer games. And many eminent developers are still guided by games that came out during our childhood.
According to a recent survey conducted on VK Play, the most popular game of the time was the Grand Theft Auto series.
In 2nd place is Call of Duty. Because of it, 16% of respondents did not sleep.
The next three with 14% of the votes each are How to Get Your Neighbor, Mortal Kombat, and Need for Speed.
13% of respondents called The Sims their favorite childhood game, and 12% Warcraft.
Many have not forgotten about such games as Allods Online, Heroes of Might and Magic and Cossacks.
Now any of these games can be downloaded from the Internet in a couple of clicks, but before the most popular playback medium was a CD. 39% of VK Play survey participants could boast of their own CD collection.
Discs were constantly exchanged, recorded from friends and bought in stores. Licensed and not. By the way, in some stores a service was available – exchanging an old disk for a new one if it turned out to be damaged. There were also disc rentals.
Of course, not everyone could afford a home computer with games. Computer clubs became an alternative, in which they went to the money saved from school breakfasts. It was a great way to spend leisure time, and even happy owners of their own PCs became regulars in them. Well, the company is somehow more interesting.
It was incredibly difficult to break away from an exciting game, because they plunged into it headlong and played 80% of their free (and not so much) time, again according to a VK Play survey.
Having become adults and serious uncles, 20% of the respondents still continue to play. And almost all (93%) say that they will not ban their children from playing video games.
I invite you to share your answers to the following questions in the comments:
1. What is your favorite childhood game?
2. What did you play it on – PC or console?
3. Have you clamped licensed discs/cartridges from friends?
4. Do you still have a collection of games?
5. Did you go to computer clubs?
6. Are you playing now?
7. Do you allow your children?
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