>back in the early 2000s you'd have giant sections of the shop dedicated to second hand PC games
Yeah I remember that, that's why I roll my eyes when I see 15+ year old games going for about £20 on Steam or GOG, they can fuck right off with that. Only time they're priced properly is when they're "on sale", cheeky bastards.
I like all the classic Sonic games really, CD is a bit iffy but it gets better towards the end. I'm one of those autists that like 3&K the most though, probably just because that's the one I played first. I got stuck at the infamous barrel part though, didn't get past it until about a decade later when a friend told me all you had to do was press up and down, fucking kicked myself.
>The majority of games played on ... Amiga ... were pirated
I can attest to that, don't think my dad had a single legit game, him and his mates would swap games every week. Such a shame he gave the thing away to our neighbours when he got a Windows 95 machine.
>You can't say the same on consoles.
Most of my PS1 games were pirated from some dodgy bloke my mum knew down the pub, he got my system chipped and gave us a printout list of games so we could tick what we wanted. Some of them were NTSC copies though, my TV at the time could display them, but the red colour would always be missing. Games like Rival Schools, Tenchu, Bushido Blade 2, Gex 3D, even Resident Evil 2. Playing those games now with the right colours just looks wrong to me.