posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 05:26 PM
Great thread, i was sitting here planning to lurk, but couldn't resist anymore...
I'm 25 and have quite a gaming history... was definitely a big part of my life also, like others have mentioned here.
I think my first system ever was the regular gameboy. Good lord was that thing crack for a child: Missile command, Donkey Kong, Tetris, Galaga &
galaxia, Killer instinct, and this weird and awesome game where knights ride around on ostriches and kill each other called joust.
Gamboy color much later on? POKEMON YELLOW (a simple sh*t will turn into 5 hours of me sittign on the toilet), Gex, Mission impossible, Spawn, and a
whole bunch of others i can'r remember.
Then my mom bought me a sega cd system, and it came with one of those discs that has several games on it. The disc had Revenge of shinobi (good lord
was that sh*t hard), streets of rage, Golden axe, this fun tetris ripoff called columns, an f1 racing game called moto gp or something, and i cant
remember what else it had on that disc. Then my mom bought echo the dolphin (so much friggin fun), and sonic cd (Dr. robotnik in that spiky footed
robot thing and the clangy terror music scared the crap out of me). Then my mom bought this jeopardy/wheel of fortune combo for her to play. It as
alright for my age back then, but she never touched it (like many items my mom buys). Then i had the awesome math blaster later on.
My dad then bought this super Nintendo for his friends kid, and stashed it in the closet. I don't know what came over me, but i decided that a
month's time of that thing sitting in there meant that the kid didn't want it. So i cracked the box open, and hooked it up when no one was looking.
I decided in my young age that i will suffer the severe ass beating. Surprisingly, my dad gave minimal fuc*s. It came with a cartridge with like 4
different super mario games in the box, and my dad also purchased super street fighter 2 (i always thought Ryu had a horrible itch in his arm in the
fmv sequence before the title screen) and NBA JAM (HE'S ON FIRE, FROM DOWNTOWN1). Then my mom had bought Donkey Kong country 2; by far my favorite on
the thing. I also had this super nintendo cartridge where you put a gameboy cartridge in it, and play it on your tv.
Then for playstation, oh boy where do i start? It had shipped with a demo disc that had WARHAWK, some first person arena tank battle game, a first
person hard game (was probably a guncon shooter in the arcades ported to play station) and other games i don't remember. Then i got All the crash
bandicoot's in a value pack, SPYRO THE DRAGON, Battle arena toshiden, RAMPAGE, tomb raider, TWISTED METAL, NBA live 96, TEKKEN 3 (rented the first
one from blockbuster), WWF raw, and this weird side scroller game called pandemonium that i didn't get into all that much. Then i remember i had a
bug's life, and rugrat's. Shut up, they were damn fun back then. My cousin's had ROAD RASH (chains, bats, pipes, and your boot/fist, all while
going 160 down a busy highway on motorcycles), and this air bike racing game called jet moto. Great games.
Then for ps2 Good lord: The first games i had were crazy taxi and this Megaman game that was for playstation. Then i got dead or alive 2, God of war
1&2, METAL GEAR SOLID 2&3(favorites, 2 first introduced my immature brain to heady, political, philosophical stuff), tekken 4&5, MEDAL OF HONOR
FRONTLINES (beginning charge on Normandy beach blew my mind! Death animations made me feel really bad for blowing out a nazi's invisible gut's with
my shotgun), friend had let me borrow SOCOM. XIII (i'm a sucker for cell shaded graphics, shooting was bleh though) HITMAN 2 SILENT ASSASSIN (one of
my favorite games ever), BURNOUT 3&4 (visceral racing series, now bitchified by paradise city for ps3/360), Bully, GTA VC & SA, DEUS EX (LOVE). Friend
of mine had let me borrow rival schools for playstation. Another friend had Soul caliber 3. I rmemebr i asked my dad for GTA 3 when it came out for
Christmas, but he made up a story about how they sold out at the best buy that i checked and made sure they were supplied at. So he returned with Ace
combat 4 and spy hunter instead (did not want me playing M rated games at the time). I wasn't mad at all, those games were great. I remember i had
this squad shooter called x-squad, knew it was crap at the time, but still gave it a go. It wasn't that bad. MERCENARIES (BOOM! Great open world
shooter). PRINCE OF PERSIA 1-3 (1 is one of my fav games. Hated 2, never beat it; prince was mean and angry all the time unlike the snobby, smooth
prince form the first). Borrowed manhunter, liked it, but never played past the first level. Pops randomly bought me final fantasy x (was great, but
didn't have the patience for RPG's at the time, and didn't care for the turn based battle system. I didn't know i was supposed to do ANY training
in the game, and by the time i had passed the trial of cloisters, any enemy in the game can one hit my whole crew dead. Sphere grid confused the sh*t
out of me). My aunt bought these games called eternal ring (first person hack n'slash), and i can't remember the name of the other, was hack n'
slash RPG. played them both once.
PC? When my parents first started letting me use the computer when i was little, there was this side scrolling eduucational game called treasure
mountain. Then Later on in school before class the teacher would let us mess with the macs and play oregan trail, and math blaster. Then later on, i
guess they used to ship free full games with your pc, because my mom bought a dell, and it had this TRON like arena combat racing game. Then much
later on, this is when i first started playing FPS'ers. A friend had ISO'd HALF-LIFE 2 (mind blowing. Those facial animations). Before that, soldier
of fortune ("I just exploded that man to chunks...with this 9mm. NICE!" were my first thoughts). I then played hours of battlefield 1942, but it was
ISO'd, so i couldn't connect online. I played a bit of battlefield 2 on this Russian kid's giant alienware gaming laptop that he brought to school
all the time. I used to watch my friend play starcraft ALOT on his computer (no holy cow level?).