I got my first ever console, the SNES, when I was about 5. My aunt had had it sitting around, and no one ever used it. So she ended up giving it to me. At that point I was to young to be anything, but a casual gamer. All together I think we had about three games for it: Super Mario Bros. 3, Paperboy 2, and one other game I can't remember the name of. As I got older I started playing it more and more. The one game that really caught my attention was Paperboy 2.
The concept was so simple yet incredibly addictive. I would get a bunch of friends over and we all be trying to beat it. I never could, due to my lack of hand-eye coordination and my general ability to suck at every non-strategy based video game known to man. I would occasional switch over to Mario and then bug my dad whenever I couldn't beat a level. He got annoyed by that very quickly. So back to Paperboy went. I slowly improved over time, but I never actually made it past the second level. Sadly, the console was very old even when I got it about 2.5 years previous to this, and one day it just stopped working. :'@
The Gameboy Color Period
With the Option of the SNES out, I was left video gameless. Luckily in times like these you can always lean on friends to get you through. I had a friend who lived just down the street from me. He would often play the SNES with me when I still had it. This friend just happen to buy two game boy colors, barely used for about ten dollars at yard sale. Along with a ton of games, adapters, cases, and a little thing you could hook on to one of them to shine light since it did't ambit its own. So being friendly he offered to let me borrow one from time to time.He would ask me what game I wanted to borrow with it, and my answer always was either Pokemon Gold or Pokemon Silver.
This was my first introduction into both handheld gaming and Pokemon.I was addicted to it the moment I got it. Maybe a little to addicted. After playing it so much and for such long periods of time my neck got so out of whack that I had to see a chiropractor to get it back in shape. That still did not stop me I kept playing it constantly, I loved that game. I think I may have continued playing it forever if it wasn't for a lack of double A batteries and my dad showing me a commercial for this new thing called the GameCube.
The Age of The GameCube
The first time I saw this I was in aw. I had the thought run through my head saying "Video Gaming Will Never Get Any Better Then This"! I wanted it, so bad that I was willing to do anything to get it, but I knew this would be the first console I would have to buy with my own cash.I nearly broke my back doing all sorts of things to make money for the it. Once I finally scratched all the funds together I went out and got it as soon as I possibly could. And of course Gamestop was sold out. -_-
I nearly went insane waiting for that thing. Nothing could take my mind off of it. I had to do something so I went a round scrounging up money for games. Lucky for me games for the GameCube were fairly cheap. So I made a list of what I wanted and tried to figure how much it would cost and save up to that.(I just want to put out there that I was not part of the generation of snotty video game brats. I actually went out and worked for what I wanted.) I did a lot of odd jobs until I could finally afford everything and by then a new shipment of GameCubes where in. I then proudly walked into Gamestop got a GameCube off the shelf, selected my games, and purchased it. I loved the GameCube more than I loved the Gameboy. The games I played the most on it where probably Super Smash Bros. Melee, Luigi's Mansion, and most of all Super Mario Sunshine.
I played that thing religiously. I probably would have died for the thing, and just when you think That you have bought the best money can buy. Nintendo strikes again.
The Wii's Epoch
I first saw the commercial for it on television. Saying that my mind was blown is an understatement. I mean come on motion sensing technology. It would be against my very nature not to want it. And once again I was expected to provide the funds for this mystical device. Fortunately I was getting older a money was more readily available for me so I went in and pre-ordered it with money I just kind of had sitting around. I wanted to do what I did with the GameCube and just buy games right then and there, but prices where jacked way up on the Wii games. So I just had to stick with Wii Sports until I could afford anything else.The collection of games I have for that is still accumulating, but if I where to name a favorite I would probably have to go With New Super Mario Bros. for Wii.
I am still having good times and making memories with this console.
As portrayed Throughout this blog I was pretty well strictly Nintendo, and for the most part I still am. But now I am also a PC gamer off to the side. I have recently found myself addicted to Minecraft, and I have been a long time Sid Meier's Civilizations fan. But I could never pick a favorite between the two.
And one side not before I close I also had a DS. but it didn't get much use. So I ended up selling it.
Well that is my basic video game history hope you enjoyed it. =D