Games We Play

Does anyone remember Space Invaders? That was *the* in-thing back then. Kids everywhere were crazy over the 2-dimensional shooting game, and although the graphics were just plain and simple, we still got immensely hooked. I recall playing it to death when I was visiting my aunt in Perth, Australia. My brother and I were so addicted we didn’t even want to go sightseeing.

How things have changed now. Kids these days have computer games which are so much more richer in animation and graphics and sound. RPG Games like WarCraft (which by the way, my hubby is addicted to now) offer players the opportunity to play online with other players even on the other side of the planet! Talk about globalization! And I know how easy it is to get addicted to a game like WarCraft. I confess, I too was a WarCraft junkie, believe it or not… I was introduced to the world of humans and orcs when I played WarCraft 2 during my university days. At that time I normally played at night, when everyone was asleep and I was bored and had nothing else better to do. My dormitory would then be really quiet and then in the still of the night, you could hear sounds of pain and agony of creatures being killed coming from behind my room door…. wuahahahaha! My dormitory mates would then knock on my door to inquire if I was all right. Yup, I was addicted all right… Had all those secret codes down pat as well. But not now. I’ve not started playing WarCraft dotA or World of WarCraft although I have heard rave reviews about it. I daren’t. Just in case I get pulled in again.

And hey, you know what, I get to play Space Invaders again, ONLINE!

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10 Responses to Games We Play

  1. Pinkelle says:

    I remember this! Tee hee…and Digger and Frogger too! Gosh…those 2-D DOS games of our past!

    The Giddy Tiger says: I wonder if they have online challenges among players!

  2. misha says:

    🙂

    Misha here. .. thank you for visiting my humble blog .. 🙂

    The Giddy Tiger says: Hi Misha…welcome and hope to see you here more often!

  3. Gallivanter says:

    Errr…I don’t remember any….all I can recall is Double Dragon and that cowboy in a bar shooting game….errr…forgot the name….this confirms that i’m 3 decades older than you…LOL

    The Giddy Tiger says: Double Dragon and bar shooting game does not ring any bells? Did you use to play Tetris?

  4. LB says:

    Ah, the Simple Life!!! Space Invaders!!! Haha.. nice memories of those whoosh whoosh noises emitting from those Arcades of yore!

    The Giddy Tiger says: So you were a Space Invaders junkie too…. 🙂

  5. wuching says:

    dun forget pacman!

    The Giddy Tiger says: Of course, how could I not remember the chomping kan-cheongness of pacman! I would be so happy when I gobbled up the power pellets!

  6. rinnah says:

    Ah… the good old days of Space Invaders, Arkanoid and Pac-Man! My friend just posted about Super Mario Bros on her blog… brings back such memories! *fingers itching for a joystick*

    The Giddy Tiger says: Aiyo…I totally forgot about Super Mario Bros! I can hear the music playing in my head now…

  7. jazzmint says:

    yaya i love this, n pacman oso kekeke

    wei, tony romas i dunno where, lemme check out i let u know 😉

    The Giddy Tiger says: I’m already dreaming of Tony Roma’s baby back ribs….

  8. may says:

    yes, Space Invaders! sadly I never evolved into a better, more advanced game player. didn’t even touch Warcraft2… errrr… what is it? lol! I’m just a solitare doodler on my PDA…

    The Giddy Tiger says: I miss Solitaire too…and I was also hooked on Spider Solitaire 🙂

  9. chinnee says:

    games in our time was like so old fashion oredi (with limited colours somemore) as compare to what they have today…

    The Giddy Tiger says: Got that right.

  10. Neo says:

    Yes, I used to play this too. Also pacman and Digger.

    The Giddy Tiger says: What’s Digger? Must check it out… hmmm I wonder if they have online pacman….

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