Even though I knew a lot of it, my friend would know more growing up with computers. I had Pong (Or a knock off plug in the tv version) and a Sinclair spectrum ZX81, and that was it for a while. Growing up (secondary school/high school era) it was limited to going round a friends house had a BBC/Amstrad or the like computer and games on their. I didn't really come in until the early 90's and my college days getting a Sega Master System II/then a SNES and playing on another friend's PC computer (486?) during the mid 90's (Master of Orion/II/Megarace/Sam Max Hit The Road/7th Guest etc). Then I got a playstation (PSX) a low end PC from my sister (I.E. her old one) etc.
So I remember accelerator cards and voodoo (Had one), plugging a 3d card from one into the other at the back of a early tower, eventually getting my own computer (My first being a crappy Compaq 5000) to a Playstation 3 today, and 2nd hand older consoles like a Sega Megadrive, my friend had others like a Dreamcast for a while. It's amazing when you think about it the history of graphics in games.
What are your thoughts on how it's evolved in the last, at least 40 odd years?! What games did you play growing up, what consoles or PCs?
My first console was the Megadrive, but my best friend when I was a kid had a SNES, so we both had the best of both worlds. After that, I had a PS1, ended up getting my sister's PS2 when she stopped playing it, a Gamecube, then finally a Wii, an Xbox 360 and now playing on an Xbox One S. And then there's handheld consoles. Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Colour, DSi, 3DS and a PS Vita.
As for graphics, I like how it kinda went full circle. Companies were striving to make games as realistic as possible, then around the time Minecraft came out, they suddenly went back to 8/16 Bit graphics, or at least something that looked like it.
I had many happy times on both the SNES and the original PS1, so may great games, so many hours wasted! What i didn't have on a SNES or PS1 I could go out and hire from this computer game shop, especially the SNES.