Gaming Part 1
So…I have a passion for videogames. I have been an avid gamer since the very early days, I remember moments up to about 26 years ago when I was playing frogger on our wood paneled Atari 2600, I remember loving going to my cousins place because he had the newfangled ColecoVision, I would play Zaxxon and Mr. Do! for hours on end. As I got a little older (10 or so), the Videogame Crash of 1983 was in full swing (the ET game had a lot to do with it, I had the game, it was AWFUL) and my attention turned to sports (baseball and track), reading like mad (discussed this in an earlier post) and watching TV. Games did not become a huge part of my life again until a few years later when my brother got a Super NES and I got a Sega Genesis, I was about 15 and man was I hooked. This was the first major console war and my brother and I would often switch consoles for weeks on end so we could play each others games. I have to say that overall I preferred the Super NES (who didn’t) because of my deep love of RPG’s (and Final Fantasy 3 (6 in Japan)) in particular. I had played the heck out of other games, Shadowrun for the genesis was awesome and a huge timesink for me, but FF3 was the shiznitz! This game had a huge story, great cast of characters, phenomenal graphics and enough extras and sidequests to choke a llama. It’s funny, back then I used to play games in my bedroom, back against the wall facing the TV with music playing, to this day when I hear The Odds – Good Weird Feeling album I can recall parts of the Shadowrun game, I must have listened to that CD a hundred times while playing that game. Isn’t funny how you associate sights and sounds together if they are paired enough?
More on gaming tomorrow.