Sunday, January 18, 2009

50 Things We Love About Games/Gaming

This was up on a forum i frequent, and i decided to cross post.

mine are all pretty specific. memories and such.

1. the opera scene from FFVI
2. Terra from FFVI
3. The hours played with my bro
4. learning to use a computer at age 7 to play mixed up mother goose/various racing games.
5. creating characters that looked like me
6. seeing characters in games that i wanted to be like
7. playing ultimate alliance and remembering my love for Spider Woman
8. finding out samus was a woman
9. kicking ass at mario kart
10. playing DOTA at work
11. giving up 'normal work' and taking the leap into games.
12. being fired 2x, a year apart, from 2 different gaming companies (but it turning out / will turn out for the best)
13. playing rockband with friends
14. having the shared experience of growing up a gamer to have found this site
15. finally getting a wii
16. looking for rare games in used stores
17. finding rare games in stores
18. beating KOTOR and being blown away
19. beating KOTOR II and being overwhelmed by what they tried to do, and saddened that it isnt recognized/is being retconned.
20. playing hours of Guild Wars and WoW
21. meeting my bf thru game job, sharing love for gaming with someone i'm with, who understands.
22. finally getting littlebigplanet
23. knowing that i made / make games that i believe in/am proud to be part of
24. when my sim that i created to mirror a real life friend, cheated on her 'husband' with another female friend of ours, without me controlling any of it.
25. not understanding what the hell sim earth was, leaving the system running for hours
27. my dad, who has been semi paralyzed for a number of years, buying himself a racing wheel because he is getting mobility back
28. my dad buying games and systems against my mom's wishes, making her mad, and us delighted.
29. finally getting the golden watering can in animal crossing
30. all the game merchandise, statuettes and such
31. beating 7th Guest
32. figuring out that i had to actually dip the letter in the star tropics box in water.
33. getting an unopened, unwatered version of star tropics, and a system to play it on from my brother.
34. Playing Beyond Good and Evil with the IRIS peeps. <3

that's all i got for now :)

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