I remember watching my dad play Super Mario Bros. every night when he got home from work. He never could beat it.
I remember being terrified of running into the Minotaur at the end of Kings Quest IX.
I remember trading in 25 CDs and a few older PSOne games at a Gamestop to pay for half of God of War.
I remember when two clerks at the Funcoland in Succasunna were killed in a drive-by shooting. I applied for a job at the Gamestop that replaced it a few months later. (I didn't get the job)
I remember seeing a trailer for Blast Corps shortly after the Nintendo 64 was released and wanting to own it more than anything. I only ever bought four games for the system and sold it for 50 bucks at a garage sale a couple years later.
I remember playing games wearing an Interactor.
I remember the Track & Field pad.
I remember bringing my Playstation to my grandparents' house every Christmas and hooking it up to the TV in their basement.
I remember renting Aladdin for the Genesis and getting pneumonia the very same day. I remember playing the second stage and my mom whispering to my father over the phone as she watched me play in the living room.
I remember when CliffyB reviewed user-created maps for Unreal Tournament on his website.
I remember the first game idea I told to my dad. The game was called Speed Police LA and was part driving sim, part shooter, part 3rd person adventure game.
I remember thinking of ways that satellites and webcams would change the way game environments were rendered.
I remember buying a Jampack with a Tomb Raider II demo to see what Lara Croft's new smoother boobs looked like.
I remember the first time I played a game with lock-on targeting. It was Syphon Filter.
I remember playing through Final Fantasy VII with a BradyGames strategy guide and then playing through it again with a Versus Books strategy guide.
I remember the first time I played through Final Fantasy VII I named Cloud "Archie" and Tifa "Asshead." I had to stop playing because I felt guilty during the romantic parts.
I remember reading features and previews for Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game.
I remember Next Generation.
I remember Game Players and Ultimate Game Players and Game Buyer.
I remember when Thrill Kill was banned.
I remember installing a Voodoo 32-bit graphics card in my parent's computer.
I remember the games aisle at Toys 'R' Us and how all the games had slips that you would bring up to the counter to exchange for cases behind the glass.
I remember that Toe Jam 'n' Earl: Panic on Funkotron came with a fruit roll-up. I remember that Shaq-Fu came with a cassette single of Shaq's rap. I gave it to my sister and she didn't like it.
I remember feeling disgusted with myself after playing State of Emergency.
I remember getting Diablo from my Aunt for Christmas about ten years after it was released.
I remember posting on IGN's message boards. I had 3,000 posts by the time I lost interest.
I remember creating a compilation CD for the members of another games message board who all contributed their favorite song. I was invited to the admin's wedding. (I declined)
I remember playing Fighting Vipers all night at an arcade party in an old warehouse.
I remember explaining Braid to my girlfriend.
I remember moving right before high school started. I remember playing and beating Deus Ex because I had nothing else to do.
I remember the first time I got accused of cheating in Counterstrike.
I remember when I stopped playing Everquest. I was a level 12 Paladin and a sea serpent had knocked me off a boat and I drowned in the middle of the ocean. I didn't want to pay a Necromancer to locate my body for me.
I remember Jack Thompson.
I remember using GameShark to get through Resident Evil. (Barry's serum)
I remember the summer my grandmother died. I played God of War, Cold Winter, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect and Project: Snowblind.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Posted by Gene at 10:53 PM
tag! you're it! Gaming