So I sat down and realized I am getting old. I started thinking back to the days when I sat with my PS1 connected with a GameShark and parallel cable to my PC for debugging. Hell I can still remember the PC was an AMD K62 450Mhz beast, with 16MB of memory. I can still remember sitting long hours hacking away at FF7 for new codes no one else had at the time (like unlocking a golden chocobo). There was no real program needed, just an understanding of memory registers.
Fast forward to a few years after that and I was writing simple trainers for PC games. Back then it seemed so easy. Working in the original XBOX modding scene was a blast as well. I can not count how many machines I customized or even did custom boot-ups.
Now I sit and have to read guides on hex editing newer games, and even find myself stumbling at some basic programming (I think programming is just due to a lack of use for years.) When my son who is now beginning to understand programming and can school me up in writing apps, makes me feel a bit dated. Makes me wonder if I have lost my touch or if this is now becoming a younger persons scene.
Thankfully, myself and my wife (who just found the glorious rewards of gaming 2 years ago), have both agreed that we will be gamers till the day we die. I guess that is one thing I hopefully will never get to old for.
Any thoughts from some of the other age impared 360Haven members out there?