Raised By Screens is probably the closest I’ll ever get to a memoir – glancing back at the games I played as a child in the order in which I remember playing them, and focusing on how I remember them rather than what they truly were. There will be errors and there will be interpretations that are simply wrong, because that’s how memory works.
Time to fast-forward a little. I played many more games between 1994 and 1997, but they were primarily on classmates’ consoles. The family PC was rapidly showing its age and unable to play the games breathlessly promoted on the cover of PC Zone, my games mag of choice. Instead, I made do more with visits to Megadrive-owning friends’ houses and borrowed Gameboys and GameGears than I did with anything on the increasingly unusable family 486, but it never felt quite right.
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