Adrian’s History in Gaming

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer. I am on vacation until June 26th, @gaming_observer on Twitter for more details. Today I’m going to get a bit personal, and tell you about my history video games. I thought you might be interested in my background with gaming, and why I love it so much. Thegamingobserver.com for a transcript.

My earliest memory of gaming, I was probably 4 or 5 years old. My dad had just bought an original Xbox, and he was bringing it down the stairs with the console in his hands. My most nostalgic games are on there, things like Fable, Marvel Nemesis, Oddworld Stranger’s Wrath. My most played on Xbox was probably Tony Hawk’s Underground 2. I was also playing SNES around that time, so I was big on Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, Arkanoid. Those are the games that when I replay them, something activates in my brain from childhood that I don’t experience with anything else, really.

When I got a little older and my parents split, I played a ton of Gamecube at my mom’s house. I had a decent sized collection, but highlights include Mario Sunshine, Mario Golf, Double Dash, Melee, Wind Waker. I mean all the classics, right.

Now, I played games all the time when I was a kid with those console. But I really started going hardcore once I hit middle school and I was given an Xbox 360 all to myself. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 through Black Ops 2 were HUGE for me, I know all of those maps like the back of my hand. I played games like Skate 3, all the Guitar Hero games, Minecraft, Trials, all these games I just played on repeat. All day every day, just like I did when I was a kid. I was also a big achievement hunter.

As I got a little older, I got my own laptop. This, in combination with the 360, really developed my love for single player narratives. The one I remember distinctly is playing Portal 2 for the first time. That experience just blew my mind in terms of what video games could do. Fallout 3 was also a big one. The first game I bought on Steam was The Binding of Isaac, which now across both of those games I have 750 hours in, though Slay The Spire is really catching up there.

Looking back, I was really big into playing games for the long haul, and I still kinda do. I’m really good at Guitar Hero. I was really good at Call of Duty cause I just played it all the time. Now I try to expand my horizons a lot more and play a bigger variety of games. Though, I’m always playing a roguelike of some kind. My most played games on Steam are Isaac, Nuclear Throne, Rogue Legacy, you name it.

Anyway, there’s a very condensed history, maybe one day I can get a little more in-depth with it. Thank you very much for tuning in, I’ll be back tomorrow with the daily updates. Until then I’ll see you tomorrow, and happy gaming everyone.

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