10 years ago was an exciting time when playing games when there were many shortcomings but also a good time for many people.
I consider myself a lucky person when I was born and raised in the era when the internet started to be popularized in Vietnam. Until school, grass net shops began to appear more. At that time, we didn’t have the concept of Cyber Game, so we still just called it a net shop. This really revolutionized our student life with a passion for gaming. Since accessing this hobby, all of my senses have been greatly enhanced.
I can detect my parents from afar to hide in time; My ability to organize my time has improved significantly as I can take advantage of every second to play two or three games and still be on time for school or go home on time… Memories of video games from 10 years ago There are many fond memories for me. It contributes to making friendship relationships in my generation more cohesive and sometimes even more contradictory just because… as you know, everyone is an honest person until the internet lags.
When witnessing video games on the rise day by day, the images of video games from 10 years ago flooded back into my mind.
The extremely popular period of online games
10 years ago, offline games were still something strange to the gaming community. Except for a few legendary games like CS 1.1, Empire, most gamers at this time are immersed in online games.
And online games at that time were not so many types of swordplay as they are now. It was the peak time, dominated by Gunny, Audition, CrossFire, 3Q, a few swordplay games that could trade items for real money, or some web games like Garden in the Clouds,… In general, at that time we gamers had a lot of choices.
Besides, at this point, the concept of online games and offline games is very clear. Offline games are just games that are played when the net shop loses its life, or games that are available outside of PlayStation shops. Most of the current generation of gamers are just schoolgirls, not everyone is eligible to own a high-configuration computer to experience the game world more deeply.
The days when playing crack games was the default
Currently, most of us gamers are of working age, finance can completely afford to buy attractive games. Even the younger generation of players is thinking about buying copyrighted games very early. Looking back 10 years ago, it can be considered the golden time of crack games.
This is understandable when the generation of players at that time did not have enough financial potential, and did not have much access to the issue of copyrighted games. A lot of people at that time thought that loading hundreds of thousands into an online game was better than buying a game.
10 years ago, if you wanted to play games, most people only had 2 choices: a net shop or a PlayStation shop. The machines at the net shop always use freezing software, all data will be deleted as soon as the computer is turned off. Even if you play the game offline for a few hours, just turn off the computer and those few hours will disappear into smoke. Therefore, many people think that playing offline games is a waste of time.
At the present time, we can all own PlayStation or Xbox game consoles, well-configured PCs. Buying and playing games offline just got a whole lot easier. Not to mention that there are promotions all year round, gamers can own a lot of games at extremely good prices.
This is how gamers gradually change their minds as the industry grows. Especially financial thinking. Many people realize that buying games is now even cheaper than a meal with friends, but the benefits are huge. So there is no reason to play crack games anymore. Perhaps at present, crack games are just tools for players to experience before deciding whether to spend money to buy or not.
But the comrades are properly gathered
Regardless of the time, the times we get together with friends are always memorable. Although back in the day, I couldn’t afford to own my own gaming consoles, but that was when I felt the most happy. I remember the times when I ran out of class with my friends to the internet shop to take advantage of the little time. I remember the times when we were all worried when our teachers and parents found out that we were playing video games. Or I remember the times when I was playing games and watching my bike with friends to avoid theft, etc.
The past 10 years for me was really fun when I gathered to play games with my friends. Those are the moments that I can totally recount to my children and grandchildren. Although I lacked everything, even though I did not have access to the development of video games, I have never forgotten every memory I had with my friends.
Currently, although friends still keep in touch, we can’t have such fun gaming times anymore. Of course, now we can still play games, talk to each other over the internet, but meeting each other, playing games and shouting together still brings an unforgettable feeling.
Perhaps that is the price of maturity, the price of technology developing so quickly. We can only mournfully recall the moments that have passed. That is something that we have to accept because everyone has to take care of their own lives.
Sometimes I wonder if that day I chose not to play games, just focus on studying, would I have such fond memories. We gamers all have to grow up, face loneliness. And it’s lucky that you also have happy gaming memories with your friends.