I'm joining the trend of writing things! I'm popular too! My gaming history for my age is actually really really brief. Most 22 year olds would have a much broader spectrum of games. But not me :D
It started initially and slowly when I was about 4 years old and I got a Master System with one game. Alex Kidd in Monster World. And back in these days I had a very short attention span and never actually passed the first level due to my stupid fingers I also seem to recall having The Jungle Book for a short time which my cousin gave to me, although I think I only ever played this once. Needless to say in my early days I wasn't interested in gaming whatsoever. This was the start of a 4 or 5 year drought. I didn't touch a video game, I instead chose to play outside and so on because there were dozens of kids my age in my street and it just seemed more fun to be outside (OH how things change).
When I was 8 years old, it was Boxing Day and my cousin was coming over to stay the night so we could all play with our new toys and something terrible happened. My parents told me to stay inside but I instead chose to go and ride my bike, because children love listening to their parents of course. And I ended up taking a pretty bad spill and breaking my femur, 6 weeks in hospital here I come! For anyone who's stayed in Westmead Childrens Hospital you'll know exactly what there is to do there. ABOSLUTELY NOTHING! Although they did have a Super Nintendo cart that you could book for 1-2 hours a day. Luckily for me I was one of the only 2 people on the ward, the other being a kid called Nathan who was in there due to something which I can't recall but I remember it called for some serious surgery. We would play that thing for hours a day because we had no one to share it with, I think we finished Donkey Kong Country more times than I can count. Sadly in my last week of hospital Nathan went in for a surgery and I didn't see him until about 2 years later when our parents decided to catch up. We're still friends to this day, couple of guys in their early 20's walking around with serious arthritis, we're so cool!
Another drought coming up, I was about 9 at this point and I recieved a Nintendo 64. I played Goldeneye a few times and that's about it, barely touched it. I had random spurts of interest when I started hanging around different friends at school who all owned N64's, but at this point I was mostly into playing Pokemon exclusively, a love which I still have to this day and as most people know Pokemon would mark itself as the first gaming tattoo I would put on myself. My nice little tribal Vaporeon which I love ever so much.
I didn't touch a video game besides the odd Pokemon installment until I was in high school and got a PS2, I played 2 games. Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2. After that the console lived in my brothers room and he played whatever he had, I was busy exploring the internet and attempting to pretend I was studying.
Then Kero reached the age of 17 and got his Xbox 360 and this is where my gaming kicks into overdrive, I grabbed my Elite and bought I think 40-50 games over a span of 6 months and finished almost all of them, nothing really interesting happening, I was switching up gaming with work and started to get properly acquainted with my good friend alcohol.
Another brought occurs when I was almost 19, I ended up in a serious relationship and chose spending time with a female over video games, a cardinal sin. Then blah blah blah, she was an evil bitch so on and so forth and I continued to not game for another 2 years, instead spending most of my days working and then drinking away my depression all night, no one to blame for that but myself, seeing as I still haven't kicked that excessive drinking habit just yet, but at least I'm doing it for fun now.
At this point I've played a fair few new games but none of them have piqued my interest quite like Fallout 3, everyone on MMGN knows how much I love Fallout 3. As you can see from my avatar, it is a Brotherhood of Steel tattoo, Fallout 3 is THE shit. No game in the world will ever compared to it for me, it's perfection in disc form.
Fast forward 2 years, spending most of this time pissing money up the wall and getting tattoos a lot of which are "nerdy" or can somehow trace to gaming. Including the ever popular "Kerosanak" tattoo I have on my forearm. THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, I TATTOOED MY GAMERTAG AND ONLINE HANDLE ON MY ARM, COME AT ME BRO'S! My proudest achievement of this is my circuit board tattoo which I decided to get after completing an IT course at TAFE.
This leads us to present day. Nothing highly interesting. I built my own PC which some people know I have aptly named "THE PERIOD" due to it being full of red LED fans. Guyver even printed me up a nice sticker for my case. I have become lost in a sea of cheap games and wonderful memories playing with the PC crew, first and foremost the fun I've had on Borderlands and Dead Island with Skarteh, Catflaps and Micah. And of course all the Day Z night we've had in the recent months. And of course due to my attitude change, I won't be giving up this fun for a girl or anyone else this time (Not that I could get a girl with a $100 bill hanging out of my zipper) :P
So, if you're ever PC gaming and need someone to tag along on an adventure, you all know where to find me