If I learned anything from the Army, it was about being able to get things done, no matter how tough the assignment, and it served me later in life.
When technology is ready for something novel, when the components needed to build something new become affordable, it is going to be done by someone and more likely by several people.
By and large, I'm in the same boat as other inventors. If we're lucky, of the 10 or 15 items we do a year, maybe one or two of them wind up with a licensing agreement.
All my friends, they're all gone. I've outlived them all.
For me, inventing video games was just one successful thing I had done among many others.
It's like I'm basically an artist. I'm no different from a painter who sits there and loves what he does.
People love video games because they do things they obviously can't do in real life. That's especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.