Call it a ‘social’ experiment, call it torture… whatever you like(!) but I often wonder what it would be like for people if they were made to go back to using a command line computer (in this case DOS, a 1980s era operating system that was the precursor to Windows). As I know DOS pretty well, I can’t un-learn what it’s like to use DOS, and I’m also a pretty tech-savvy person, but I wonder what it would be like for the average Joe (or Josephina) to learn a computer that isn’t driven by a GUI with its Windows, Icons, Menus and Pointers…
The following video is the result of that social experiment. I’m sorry Kristina.. well.. half sorry!
Whether it was because there was more money being ploughed into the games industry by 1989, the advancements in tech, or the fact that the PC was taking over from its contemporary competitors, the depth to the games in this year were much more than the shoot-em-ups, platformers and little adventure games of ’81-’88. Games in this year include Death Trak Quest For Glory Indianapolis 500 Leisure Suit Larry 3, Pipedream, Prince of Persia, Simcity and more! I hope you enjoy my videos! If you want to help keeping me going, please subscribe to my channel, and if you feel that my content is good, I’d really appreciate it if you could buy me a coffee or something on Patreon (www.patreon.com/alsgeeklab) or ko-fi (www.ko-fi.com/alsgeeklab)
Goodness! 1981/82 weren’t great years for games on the #ibmpc but in 1983, addictive #games were shaping up. Loads of classic conversions were being made from the arcades as well as some PC originals. Here are the top ten games of 1983. I also list off some great runners-up.
In the last video, 1981 covered mainly basic text games. A little later, IBM came along with the CGA (Color Graphics Adapter) and made it possible to make games with graphics. Here’s the top best games of 1982 in a true countdown style!