on 06.26.2010The Great Escape: After School Non-sense
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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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