Submitted by MacTingz 1025d ago | article

Divorce, Christmas and Crash Bandicoot

In this week's episode of Warm and Fuzzy, Pixels or Death's Emily Payton tells us about toast, entropy and mini-kangaroos, all as the ghost of her parent's marriage looms over her.

"I’m nine years old and it’s way past my bedtime. I’m sitting on my grandparents’ living room floor, inches away from the screen. The carpet is a dusty pink, and if you press hard enough you can trace designs with your fingertips. Reclining in the black leather armchair behind me, watching me play Crash Bandicoot: Warped, is my father. It’s my cousin’s PlayStation and this is the first 3-D game I’ve ever played.

It’s shortly before Christmas, or shortly after, I don’t remember. We’re at my grandparents’ house for the holidays, and everyone else has gone to bed. Periodically, my dad goes into the kitchen and returns with toast topped with butter and cinnamon sugar. Even now, cinnamon toast brings me comfort." (Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: The Wrath of Cortex, Crash Bandicoot 3, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Naughty Dog, PC, PlayStation 1, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360)

chillhomie  +   1024d ago
Very touching article.

Its nice to see positive articles about videogames, explaining the amount of togetherness videogames can bring to families. I remember playing crash warped and the 1st and 2nd Crash on PlayStation, taking turns with cousins and friends. There really is nothing like those moments in gaming.

I first started playing videogames with others and we never cared about textures, frames per second, how much the game sold, how 'kiddy' it was, the games rating, what system it was on or anything like that. If it was fun, we were playing it! Things are different and now I'm an Adult and don't have as much time for videogames but I always want to have those moments with the family where we can all get in on the fun and joy of gaming, and while unfortunately there aren't many games like Crash Bandicoot Warped being made these days, I have hope that Nintendo will provide those joyous moments with the family while playing Wii U.

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