@johannesg

This is what it was like in Romania before the internet took off. There were huge LANs in cities. There wasn't any WI-FI so we had A LOT of cables everywhere. From this ISPs were born.

To get games we had to find that one person that had a CD Writer. I had to find that one person that had a computer :) .

Then internet cafes appeared. Prices per hour where high but there where a lot of games to play. In some of them we could download games and take them home on CDs.

@johannesg

Before that we had NESs and SNESs. We got them (2nd, 3rd, 4th hand. Who knows?) from markets that had from vegetables to clothes and TVs.
What was nice was that we could trade cartridges so we always played a lot of games.

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