New Old Bloke
My name is Bob and I'm 41. Yes that's right, 41. I've been gaming for 30+ years, worked in the industry and gone through all the gaming ups and downs. Hoping my experience may be of some use to the whipper snappers.
Its always nice to see 'older' folk on the site as they can sometimes bring a different perspective to discussions etc. If you worked in the industry and have had some good/unique experiences people would love to hear them.
Where in the world are you from by the way?
Last edited by runkthepunk; 08-20-2012 at 11:35 AM.
I'm from Kent, England.
I worked at Virgin Interactive Entertainment during their glory days. At the time we were distributing Lucasarts, Westwood and Capcom games if memory serves and they were great times. We got a copy of any games we published FOC so it was pretty bloody brilliant. As soon as a new game came in we'd be on the phone to other publishers. We'll send you x copies of Red Alert if you send us x copies of whatever.
My first job was as a tester/support. I spent my days playing all of our games so I could answer any questions about them (+ an awful lot of Ultima Online and EQ). I imagine the industry is very different now.
Sounds good. I bet it was nice getting the Capcom games before anybody else over here (I am in the UK too) and I can imagine you were a popular guy with your mates who liked Street Fighter etc!
Again welcome to the forum.