What was your first computer and what were some of your favorite games?

Denis Gobo started up a new meme about your first computer and favorite games.

My first computer was a Tandy 1000SX with 640KB of RAM that my family got when I was 9 or 10, I think. My dad quickly overclocked it to an astounding 7.6 MHz of pure Intel 8088 power and added a 20 MB hard drive. For the time, it was an amazing computer.

My two favorite games were Elite and Starflight. Proving that my love of sci-fi and space opera began a very long time ago.

That Tandy 1000, with its noisy dot matrix printer and 16 color graphics, served as my primary computer until 1999 when I received an upgrade to a 60 MHz Gateway machine.

I’m going to go ahead and tag Rick Kierner since most of the data folks seem to have been tagged at this point.

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