Pinball (any but I had favs) Zaxxon A silly Roadrunner game Air Hockey Breakout, Arkanoid, all those POLE POSITION Pool Space Invaders / Mrs. Pacman / standards Contra Street Fighter Minecraft (lots of quarters on Minecraft). Special Note on Breakout: This will age me perfectly: Teenagers at the community center played one song every time I was playing Breakout and it’s forever linked in my head: This tells you: a) That song was current-ish (on the jukebox, a community music playing device with microtransactions) b) I was not yet a teenager. c) I was old enough to be playing and enjoying video games d) I was independent enough to spend hours by myself in public e) teenagers were still another species to me. (I could not relate yet) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs

Pinball (any but I had favs)
Zaxxon
A silly Roadrunner game
Air Hockey
Breakout, Arkanoid, all those
POLE POSITION
Pool
Space Invaders / Mrs. Pacman / standards
GALAGA
Contra
Street Fighter
Minecraft (lots of quarters on Minecraft).
 
Special Note on Breakout: This will age me perfectly:
Teenagers at the community center played one song every time I was playing Breakout and it’s forever linked in my head:
 
This tells you:
a) That song was current-ish (on the jukebox, a community music playing device with microtransactions)
b) I was not yet a teenager.
c) I was old enough to be playing and enjoying video games
d) I was independent enough to spend hours by myself in public
e) teenagers were still another species to me. (I could not relate yet)
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k8craCGpgs
 
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 How old was I? (no cheating)
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 Differences flatten out over time. My 13 yr old nephew sees a HUGE difference between “his generation” and kids that are 10+11 and those over 16. Minecraft kids don’t like Fortnite kids.

I was raised in a suburb that was pretty “age classist” and orchestrated by adults. Youth were well kept in age ranges. Didn’t like it then but what could I do? Oh – I got myself into a private high school (scholarship) that was K-12 by 9th grade so I broke out.

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