This actually happened! Except for the bit where I ended up with an empty room because the damn thing is still full of boxes of old games and magazines> Like there’s been three different occasions where I genuinely though I gave away every Commodore 64 game I had and then I go back and find yet another box of the damn things. It’s like my room is growing them!

Honestly I’m glad to be rid of a lot of these old games and systems – for me emulation has gotten to the point where convenience beats absolute accuracy, and I just don’t have the time or inclination to bother with faffing with old cables and dodgy floppy disks to play something for five minutes. I’m totally happy with a nice emulator and a good controller and a hard drive or SD card with every single game ever on it.

Blasphemy? Maybe. Worth it? Absolutely.