Yes, I’m a nerd in the general sense (but who isn’t now that it’s hip), grew up a fan of Star Wars and what not. But that’s generic information – I’d like to talk about my special love affair with video games.
I can’t remember when I started gaming.
I remember my oldest brother had an Atari, and my middle brother had a commodore 64.
My favorite: maniac mansion.
Oh that C64… amazing. I’m sure I annoyed the shit out of him every day asking if he would put on a game for me to play – because I sure as hell couldn’t figure it out. My brother also did this thing (that I am sure he did just to occupy me) that he called “super counting” where he would just type 1 + 1 = and every time you hit enter it would count up: 2, 3, 4, 5,…. I was BLOWN AWAY, and would sit there hitting enter until he told me to stop.
After I grew up a little, I learned that he had some ridiculous games like Strip Poker, that was broken, so as soon as you loaded the game the girls were naked.
Anyway, I can’t remember playing the Atari. My first system was Nintendo – the original. Of course I had SNES once it came out – that shit was epic.
I stopped there though. Mainly because mom wouldn’t buy me every system due to the fact that I absolutely BEGGED her for a PC when I was like 12.
YES, I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN BARELY ANYONE HAD A COMPUTER.
Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Warcraft I and II, Starcraft. Then I graduated High school. Then my computer was too crappy to play anything newer.
I actually missed WoW’s release because I was in university and didn’t have any gaming systems, or a good enough computer. Those we’re sad days.
Now that I’m grown up, working, and married – I can actually buy stuff again!
Now we have a Wii, PS3, and I have a pretty good PC. We’re thinking of getting an XBox (and by thinking of, I mean we are).
Luckily, my wife also loves to play video games… so we decided to start a blog about it to connect with the gaming world a little more. After all, we’re supposed to do things together right?
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