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I, Woz: Computer Games

Read Chapter 14 to learn more about the Apple II. The Apple II introduced the concept of graphics to computing, which allowed a games industry to be born and grow. Did you ever play games on an Apple II? Which ones? If you're still a gamer, what do you think of current games compared to the ones available with the Apple II? Do you feel a sense of nostalgia for the earliest computer games?

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Note: This topic refers to the book as a whole. However, some readers of this thread may not have finished the book. If you are referring to events that occur after Chapter 14, please use "Spoiler Warning" in the subject line of your post. Thanks!

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Re: I, Woz: Computer Games

I gotta admit, I was smitten with computer games when I saw my uncle's Mac classic. I wish I could have afforded one back when I was a youngster. The adventure games really appealed to me. I was especially fond of one where you had to hunt down Dracula at a castle and rescue a damsel in distress. I especially remember having to find a way to kill the werewolf. I never beat it but it was loads of fun. My fam ended up with an old 8088 with two 5 1/4" floppy drives, no hard drive, and I'd play things like Sopwith Camel, Demon's Forge, Flight Sim 1.0, and others. I once in a while used it for homework. Now, I've got a Macbook, and before that I had an iBook, and before that I had various desktops, the most powerful being an Athlon XP gaming machine which is in dire need of upgrading. Looks like since Macs are catching on again, they are making a few more games for them. Just look at the new release of Call of Duty 4 on the Mac platform. There are a lot of games for Mac as can be seen by the demos on -- there are just more on Windows, which doesn't always mean quality but they do have some good ones that aren't on the Mac.
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