Saturday, 15 February 2014

Chapter IX: Voodoo Nightmare

While I was growing up, still in elementary school, I was known through my neighbourhood and school as “Computer”. Yes, that was my nickname, just “Computer”. It all started in first grade as I was the smartest kid in my class, but as we say here “In the land of the blind, who has an eye is king”. By second or third grade this nickname was getting more settled because I had an Amiga 500, which no other kid in school had.

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Chapter VIII: The Carl Lewis Challenge

I did mentioned before that many of the stores that dealt with pirated copies of Amiga and Spectrum games organized regular tournaments of the most popular games. Before the Amiga became the platform of choice for most gamers, Decathlon was one of the default games when it came to these competitions. I do remember attending a Decathlon tournament while I was still in first or second grade, meaning that I was either 6 or 7 years old at the time. For some reason, that competition was preceded by a chess tournament, that I also participated in.