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It's good to be a Gamer

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!!!!!

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx2173d ago (Edited 2173d 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>

<3 Gaming <3

Kthalas2172d 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.

s45gr322172d 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

Kthalas2172d 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.

HakatoX2168d 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.

Pintheshadows2172d ago (Edited 2172d 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.

Games4M - Rob2172d ago

Ah Elite - if ever there was a game crying out for a next gen sequel then that is it.

TopDudeMan2172d 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.

AtomicGerbil2172d 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.

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