Remember the days when we didn't have a camera in our pockets 24/7?
It's often difficult to recall such a time; grabbing a photo today is a simple matter of unlocking your smartphone and aiming it at someone. However, a few decades ago photos were limited to how many snaps you had left on the roll of actual film, and unless you were fancy enough to own a Polaroid camera, you'd have to physically leave the house to get them developed (which often incurred a wait of a few days as well). By the time you got the photos back, you'd usually forgotten what they were of (which was a wonderful experience in itself, if we're honest).
Despite all of these roadblocks, it's often the case that these images from the past carry more weight than a million modern-day smartphone snaps, especially when they involve the playing of video games.
Damien's career in the games media began back in 2007, and it has been his dream to write for a retro-focused website since, well, forever, because it means he can finally post about obscure Japanese Mega Drive imports without anyone complaining too much.
As annoying as having a camera on your person at all times (and as beneficial) can be I sometimes wish I grew up when cameras were more common as I have very few pictures of my childhood. Which is sorta saddening to me as I a had a pretty good one. Would love to have a pic of me opening my buzz lightyear or my N64 captured for all time. Because I remember losing my mind.
@Ryu_Niiyama exactly this… there are definitely pros and cons as I see my son growing up with 100s of photos of every milestone, but I don’t think I have any photos of me gaming pre-digital cameras and I’d love to have as my memories will likely fade over time. Oh well, will have to just keep trying to recreate it via eBay 😂
I honestly wish I had some.
This was extremely cool to see. Thanks for everyone putting up their pics. I'm trying to find one I have of me opening my supergameboy!
These are great. I hope the virtual boy kid at least got Wario or something.
One of the few I got is a picture my sister took of me when I was playing StarCraft on my old Windows ME PC, the first PC I ever had, back when I was gaming on an old basic Compaq with a 15" CRT monitor.
Great pictures, oldes i can easily access are the first sensidays i went to, the sensible soccer world championship from 2012 https://flickr.com/photos/romanista/albums/72157630607401780
@antdickens well keep what pics you can and scan them. My mom recently gave me copies of the family photos she had and it’s great seeing her young days. Your child may want pics of younger you down the line.
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