My first computer was, depending on how you slice it, either:
- An Atari 2600 (a.k.a. Atari VCS)
- Dumb terminal attached to a 2400bps modem (perhaps more importantly, with an account that had 20KB of storage on a mainframe as well as access to a BASIC compiler)
- A Packard-Bell 486-66MHz rockin' that sweet DX2 math co-processor. Oh, the hours lost to QBASIC... almost as many lost to Wing Commander: Privateer.
I make no excuses for my life's emphasis on video games. I've been programming in the AAA games industry since 2006. So naturally, my keen interest in the X16 is games development for the platform, and I'm especially motivated to do so in 6502 assembly. It's actually quite a fun machine language! I can only imagine the trouble I would have gotten into had I a Commodore64 as a child.
Well, especially during downtimes caused by Spanish Flu 2: Electric Boogaloo, I expect to have ample time to poke away at new hobby projects and gamedev tech demos.