I did a lot of beta testing once I believed I was “too old for video games” – in 1988.
Last beta I did was Doom.
Once Doom look-a-likes were everywhere, I stopped games.
Minecraft in 2011/2012 got my interest again. Games have colors again.
lol i only found it because my WHOLE adult life is online (age 17 to 45 so far) and I left a big messy trail behind me (on purpose – I want an online me to randomly get sentient )
I was 12 when video games crashed and crashed hard. It was over. ALL over. Nothing new was coming. End of an era. Finished.
Thankfully, I got my Color Computer 2 that year and could push my Intellivision to the back of the TV and learn BASIC.