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It's good to be a Gamer

HakatoX | 1522d ago
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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!!!!!

xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1522d ago
I remember the first game I've ever played was Contra on the NES when I was only 3 years old. Yeah I know young.
Even though I always Lagged behind in game consoles during my younger years with me being born in 93' but I still managed enjoying my NES, Snes, Genisis then got my Ps1 in the middle of it's cycle.
Gaming is no doubt my favorite hobby and it's changed so much over the years it's overwhelming. We keep seing innovation upon each new release like the addition of multiplayer on home consoles and motion gaming. Gaming will always evolve and I always see myself playing them.
Games were not as story driven as they are these days and it makes the experience so much better, and makes you actually care for characters.

<Gamer Of Nes, Snes, Genisis, Ps1, Ps2, Ps3, Xbox, Xbox 360, Dreamcast, Psp, Gba, Gbc, Wii, and Pc>

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Kthalas  +   1521d ago
I've been gaming for 30 years. I haven't always enjoyed some of the changes. Took me years to tolerate voice acting in games. But regardless of whether I liked the changes or not, they're here and gaming is still my biggest passion.
s45gr32  +   1521d ago
I like videogames as a hobby. I just cant stand online gaming is just there. Well is going to take a while for me to enjoy online gaming. Just like it took you a while to tolerate voice acting
Kthalas  +   1521d ago
For the most part I don't really care for online gaming. I don't mind it with a few friends, but overall I'd prefer to play solo rather than online.

The bulk of online is FPS which is hard for me to enjoy since a brick wall has better skills than I do. :D I did play FF XI online for a few years, but after a while it was time to leave. WoW only lasted a few months. Just really don't care for online play. Perhaps one day I'll enjoy it more.
HakatoX  +   1517d ago
I love online gaming to a degree. I used to be hardcore about SOCOM on the PS2. Now it's more so DC Universe Online, But I find myself running around alone. I am more antisocial on a console online. than I would be on forums and such. I dont like having to filter through dumbasses to have a good time.

Overall, I like any progression that allows me to shoot my buddy in NY (me in CA) in the face and laugh about it.. with no repercussions or ER visits.
Pintheshadows  +   1521d ago
The first game I can remember playing was Revs, a racing game on the BBC Microcomputer along with Elite and Academy on Spectrum. I think my dad regretted letting me play them as ever since then I haven't looked back. I love games. They are my passion and i'll stick with them through thick and thin.

My favourite memories are of the late 90's on PC with games like Baldurs Gate, Half Life, Thief, Deus Ex, Commandos and Total Annihilation all emerging as stone cold classics. And Hexen. I frelling loved Hexen.
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Games4M - Rob  +   1521d ago
Ah Elite - if ever there was a game crying out for a next gen sequel then that is it.
TopDudeMan  +   1521d ago
Been gaming now for maybe 18 years or so. (I am 19 years old) I was practically born with a sega megadrive controller in my hand, playing the likes of sonic the hedgehog and streets of rage before I could even walk.. And yes, pokemon has taken a ridiculous amount of time out of my childhood.

I wouldn't go back and change it if you gave me £100,000. It is by far, the best form of entertainment.
Flatbattery  +   1521d ago
My fondest memory as a child was taking turns playing River Raid on the Atari 2600 with friends, we'd sit and play that game for hours on end. Sadly that kind of game wouldn't hold the attention of the more recent gamer for a nanosecond. I despair sometimes when posters on this site complain about graphics, they really don't know how lucky they are.

For all those old enough, remember multiplayer games consisting of your triangle sprite shooting little lines at your mates different coloured triangle sprite, good times.

I agree, right now is a great time to be a gamer, I just wish people would stop arguing about sales figures.
LightofDarkness  +   1521d ago
Been playing actively for 21 years now. Got a NES when I was 4 or 5 for Xmas and never looked back. SMB/3, Megaman series, Ninja Gaiden were my bread and butter. Got a Gamegear for Xmas '93. Then got a SNES Xmas '94, and a PSX for Xmas '96, and bought all subsequent machines with my own hard-earned cash. It all changed when we got a PC in '98, though. Finally I could play Doom and Quake the way they were meant to be played, and by god did I go head first into PC gaming. I may have owned nearly every console since, but I sunk a good 75% of all my gaming time into PC gaming since then. Quake 2 CTF, Unreal Tournament and Tribes hold so many golden memories.
s45gr32  +   1521d ago
Been gaming since four or five years old. To me I enjoyed the super mario games, bartman, yo noid, and the original spy hunter. I enjoy playing videogames is my favorite hobby; recently though I just gave up on console gaming I don't like the direction is heading. I am still trying to tolerate online gaming...
AceofStaves  +   1521d ago
The first video game I played was 'Pong,' and I've been playing games ever since. My gaming habits have changed over the decades. I rarely have the free time to spend a weekend gaming, for example.

The evolution of games has been an amazing thing to witness, from the "you're the white block, your enemies are the red blocks" days to today's fully-detailed character and environment models. But beyond the technical improvements, the fact that gaming is a much more mainstream hobby now than it was when I was a kid is the most surprising thing to me. That widespread adoption has helped propel gaming forward, and I look forward to see where gaming will go next.
TheDivine  +   1521d ago
I loved games ever since my pops brought home a nes with duck hunt and mario bros. I have fond memories of beating bowser with my bro, memorizing the pattern to beat bosses in megaman 3, taking turns on donkey kong country, and playing goldeneye and mario kart 64 battle mode with 4 people on splitscreen. My brother beat the world record time for a track in mario kart, he was obsessed and sent a pic in to nintendo power but never heard anything back. Hes a beast in that and f-zero 64, best ive ever seen. I remember looking for stars in mario 64, playing twisted metal and blowing up the eiffel tower lol. That was a good time because we would game together, before online took the social same room interaction away.

My favorite time in gaming though was prob last gen because i experienced so many new genres and games. FFX was my first jrpg that i got sucked into, it was the most beautiful game id ever seen. Metroid prime blew me away, i didnt know what to do when they dropped me off on the world. My friends and I would take turns on gta3 until we beat a mission or got too many stars and died. I remember my bro watching me play through the whole game of SOTC in 2 sittings. Okami, ff12, wind waker, mgs3, re4, killzone, kotor, fable, there were so many games that stirred my imagination and took me to other worlds. This gen has fantastic games but some of the magic is gone for me. A few special games like mass effect, lost odyssey, and demons souls have reminded me why i fell in love with gaming in the first place.
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