I'v been into video and computer gaming from the dawn of time when I bought my first console (a vectrex) back in the early eighties and have never looked back since. Its only today when I saw my first grey nostril hair poking out whilst I was shaving that it suddenly hit me - I'm 41 - I'm an old man! On reflection, I'v enjoyed 24 years of gaming and must have spent and wasted thousands in the pursuit of faster, more colourful and better sounding pixellated mayhem but don't regret a bit of it - best of all, its quite an experience to see how games have - and continue, to evolve - from my very first title - hungry horace (spectrum) to current fave - far cry. Right now, in terms of gaming, I'm having the time of my life and with titles like Doom 3 and Half life 2 just around the corner, things are about to get MUCH BETTER! My one wish is that someone has the balls and initiative to seize the virtuality concept and gives it a new leash of life because this has GOT to be the next step of gaming evolution. Are there any old geezers out there who still like to bash the occasional pixel? are there any doddery old guys who can shame up their younger peers at the latest multiplayer slugfest?