Sarah LeBoeuf of Gamervision.com writes: "When I was a kid, birthdays meant getting all kinds of toys and gifts that I couldn't buy for myself, and for as long as I can remember, birthdays in my family have been associated with gaming. For example, on my 11th birthday, I got a copy of Tetris for the NES, which I was obsessed with at the time. In my early 20s, when I couldn't afford to buy games (or anything else, for that matter), birthdays were one of the few times out of the year I could count on getting a new video game or two. However, now that I'm 27, I typically don't really ask for presents from my family on my birthday. It's not because I'm too old for gifts or video games, because clearly that would never happen, but I can pretty much find a way to buy or play any game I want to. So this year, when my family came to visit me for my birthday, I wasn't really expecting anything gaming-related. My brother had other ideas."