Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 115 / DECEMBER 1989 / PAGE 9

Videos Not All Bad

I currently own two Nintendo entertainment systems and an Atari 7800 system, as well as a Commodore 64C. I owned the game systems first and then moved up to the computer as these systems helped me to overcome my fear of computers. If I had not gotten hooked on videogames, Commodore might have lost a customer. In some cases, these game machines are generating sales for the computer companies, as two other friends of mine have bought computers just because they love games and wanted to own a more sophisticated system with greater memory.

Having the game systems, I bought the Commodore for writing, but I, too, became lured on by the siren song of Pirates! from MicroProse, which has caused me to spend, in some cases, more money than I can afford, buying more games for the computer. In my case, Nintendo has created a market for computer software rather than destroyed it.

I love COMPUTE!, and I will continue reading the stories and the articles. It is a wonderful combination of enjoyment and information which I believe is unrivaled anywhere.