A Simpler Time

I’ve been playing games as long as I can remember. When I was really little my family had an old Atari system. Not sure what model, but I know I liked Pacman. Then they got an NES, and became obsessed. Also pretty sure I got it sometime before the SNES was announced, but I didn’t know of it’s existence till after it came out.

Then while still a kid in the 90’s my family got their first computer, which I remember came with a lot of stuff. One game that I remember most is Eric’s Ultimate Solitaire, that I would play on for hours on end. That is if I didn’t feel like playing something more advanced for the time like Duke Nukem 3D or Warcraft 2 (gee, a lot of wikipedia links). Then when I got my G4 Tower I loaded it on there too. Because sometimes you want something different from Warcraft 3 or don’t feel like photoshopping something.

Eventually I lost track of the game, mainly because a compatibility update to it didn’t exist for many years. I mean, had a pretty good iMac that I would play World of Warcraft on (but remember, we are mad at Blizzard right now), or do even more Photoshop, Illustrator, or use something else from Adobe to work with. Or just open up your iPad to play Plants vs Zombies on. Eventually you get bored for the time being and just want a simple game to play in-between. And with luck, I was able to find that one game again from the guy that created it all. Relief. And yes, I won this game of Eight Off.

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