I love video games no matter the system. Many great games through the years with maybe more letdowns than we like to admit. I remember shopping for Miner 49er for the family Coleco-Vision. My first memory of In Home Video Game Entertainment, was that of PONG and Combat! units(each a nightmare to switch between).
If you were to tell me then that these games would be in a museum and looked at as the "Stone Age" in twenty years. I would have told you to "Is my name Mork and is this the planet Ork?" Well over 30 years later and I have seen it. I have watched those very games become one millionth of a piece of an epic journey through alien invasions. Or a devastating battle with a backwards flying dragon.
With each step forward the platforms gotten smaller and buttons are now a "choice" for some. We have handheld units that display 3d without the use of glasses. Now those handhelds we started with are embarking on that same museum journey. Your first Pokemon game is very well on its way to a hall of fame if not already declared a favorite amongst an early generation of gamers.
With the 360 and PS3 halfway through their lifespan we see some things that were not expected (by many)have come to fruition such as distribution with the lack of hardware licensing (EA V Sega)and the massive consumer support of digital distribution.
I have kept up and participated in nearly every console (missed 3DO) since video games were released for consumer purchase and I am always excited to see what companies have in store for me. I have spent (250) hours in the land of Cyrodiil. As I have thrown many Sackboys.
I cannot help but to throw praise to nearly every company that has anything to do with my favorite entertainment medium.... LONG LIVE VIDEO GAMES!!!!!