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Hi, my name is Jesus Torres AKA centaura

I was born in the psychedelic year of 1972, so very young at first Pong days, but I played using an old AEG television with several clones and pong variants (Zanussi Ping-O-Tronic, Overkal, Togisa Teletenis) even before learning to read (like babies do with smartphones now, by example)

Around 80s I discovered the Asteroids arcade machine. I have to say... it was my big brother who played (and who owned the coins) meanwhile I had to learn to play "watching" him.

However, I was lucky because a good friend of my father brought many of the classic arcades for his poolroom biz. (He often opened the machines for give me a pair of free rounds, so I grew up happy playing lots of the fascinating early 80 releases)

That was my first contact with vector machines.

My uncle brought a Vectrex; and a pair of years after, one of my friends. So I could play many classic vectrex games. But I only had a Sinclair ZXSpectrum like game machine at home. Good thing for learn BASIC, but nothing to do with the fascinating Vectrex vector graphic system.

Years after, I could rescue that old Vec of my uncle. And... until today :)

Very happy to see Vectrex is alive, for long years!

TwoSister

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