Checkpoint Ahead: "I’m a PlayStation gamer through and through. The first console I ever owned was a PlayStation. The first game I ever owned was NCAA 99 and playing it made me realize that I was not a fan of sports games. After begging my dad to take me to the game store I finally convinced him to buy me what I considered my “real” first PlayStation experience: Final Fantasy VIII. I was blown away. It was a real story and it had deep gameplay mechanics. Figuring it out how it all worked was the most rewarding experience I had as a gamer."