It’s the late 80’s early 90’s. I’m well into the middle of an epic battle of Street Fighter at the local liquor store. My opponent is frantically working to figure out my unorthodox Blanka, when suddenly someone slips by and plops a quarter on the edge of the screen. In the world of arcades this is calling “next”. Yes kiddos, back in the day you actually had to face your competition. So I’m one round away from destroying my opponent, but all I can think about is the kid behind me watching my style; wondering how good he is or who he uses.
This is a level of gaming and actual competition I miss in the gaming world. Like a sport, having to face your opponent in the real world changes everything, whether its someone you know or a complete stranger. For now getting screamed at (insert tween) on X-box live will do. Anyone else have a fond memory from the golden era of gaming?