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What kind of games do I play?
I enjoy playing RPGs the most, including MMOs. I do enjoy shooters as well. This doesn't stop me from enjoying a good racing game, or RTS though.

Some of my favorites would have to be Oblivion, Gears of War, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess.

How did I get into gaming?
To be honest I cant really remember. Video games have been in my life for quite some time now, I suppose the oldest example that I can remember is my Gameboy. Ive had it for a very long time, as it was a gift for my birthdays when I was a wee lad. When my family got its first computer, I do remember having an unhealthy addiction to a Wheel of Fortune game. I am not proud of this. It was back when, you know, you used that paper with the holes in it for your printer. The next console I received was The Nintendo 64, and after this it just seemed as though the consoles kept rolling in one after another.
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Childhood Foolings
Who didn't love to play video games as a kid? I almost feel as though there is really no point in me writing this part out, but alas I must. It is part of the tale of what video games meant to me. My parents bought me my first video game when I was about 5 or 6. It was an original Gameboy, you know, the kind that were large, red, and took four AAs to power along with a combination defender/ joust game, which I had absolutely no idea how to play. This being my most prized posession, I spent as much time as humanly possible trying to figure out how to play it, and I did. But it got boring, and I felt as though I had no one to share this adventure with. Then I found someone....

By this time my brother, who is about 3 years younger than me was finally of gamer age, the age when he oooooooooohed and aaaaaaaaaaaahed over video games, and began to play them. One Christmas our aunt bought us our first console. An N64. And we played it alot. It was a way for us to connect, for us to bond........for us to James Bond. (How awesome am I?) When we got home from school it was a way for us to escape and be something amazing for an afternoon. To be a hero, to fight bad guys, or just beat people up in general. No matter how crappy our day was, we could come home to two controllers and an adventure waiting to be played.

But the fun's not over yet......
Even today I feel as though it's what keeps us together as brothers, we don't really talk much. He's in high school and I'm in university. We rarely see each other. Nevertheless when a new game comes out that we both really want to play, we slap that sucker in, turn on coop, and nothing can stop us. It's just like it used to be, I've got my trusty sidekick by my side, and there's no game we cant handle.

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