The games people play

Twitch is a streaming service for those who want to watch other people playing games.

Some might say, why would that be of interest?

I remember the arrival of certain arcade games into the UK, particularly Space Invaders.

This arrived in 1978 / 1979.

It was developed by Tomohiro Nishikado.

At that time, I would go down to the two places which had these machines and play for as long as my pocket money would allow me: there was the Odeon cinema in Rotherham which had some machines in the foyer, and also an early arcade near to the centre of town at the bottom of Wellgate. There would always be other people standing around watching people playing the games even then.

Today, gaming is an important part of many young people's lives, even helping some of them concentrate, and others get through the lockdowns, although others worry about the impact of gaming on some young people who may get addicted.

To finish, here's a spot of Dick for you: