How'd I get into gaming. Go figure I was only three years old. It was past the NES era and even the SNES had been out for sometime now. But my family was poor and I knew little about anything games. I was only freakin' three years old afterall.
My dad could finally afford an NES so he bought one from a pawn shop one day. He got SUper MArio Bros. 1 ,2 and 3, Duck Hunt, the first Lolo, and Kirby's Adventure. My dad wanted to play SMB3 first, so he showed my brother how to do it. I was blown away watching my dad teach my brother how to play. All I could say after that was gimme, gimme, gimme, I want a turn. I will never forget how amazing SMB3 seemed to me. So I played and played. After that I went on to our other games and beat those ones up too.
I started out with an NES, but thats not where it stopped. My dad later bought an SNES. By then me and my two brothers were heavy into games and begged our mother to buy us an N64. I will never forget how awesome Super MArio 64 was and the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. After that we begged my mother for a gamecube. By now I was playing video games the most and could beat my brothers hands down at anything.
I got a job. I started to buy my own games and systems from there. My brothers had fallen out of the video game scene and I was the kid no one wanted to play video games with. I bought myself a Wii and soon after an XBox360, future plans are with a PS3 as well. On top of th I haved owned every Nintendo portable system... besides a Virtual Boy.
I don't do online multiplayer, nor do I play games for Multiplayer. I play them for the one player experiences. But if you wanted to come to my house and play some Left4Dead, I wouldn't turn you down. I just much prefer the face to face method of playing multiplayer. I ain't a competitive person so your gamer score doesn't mean a dime to me.
But here is my gamer tag widget anyways, cause I think its really cute!
Microsoftís showing at E3 was far from earth shattering, but at least it didnít suck. I lacked all interest in MW3, as the petty ten hour campaign left me wanting more and angry. Yet here I am, looking at a lovely trailer for what appears to be an astounding game that I will no doubt buy. Still, I assume after that experience I will be left with hatred in my pure heart.
Everything after that besides Gears of War 3 held not even I strand of interest for I. A showing of what Kinect will do for Mass Effect 3 seemed less immersive if anything. I really have no interest in speaking that one tiny line that initiates Shepard's speech. The line that Shepard does not say herself and is not included in her sentence. I also have no intention of yelling orders at my mates, as cool as that may sound, it lacks a certain pace and accuracy. The D-Pad is an amazing thing, and I can press every direction in less than a second. I can also use it for exact team placement, when ďmove upĒ isnít good enough.
To say the least, it is very obvious I donít care about Kinect. Constantly crouching in front of my TV to use an imaginary gun with a jazz hand like gesture looks more than uncomfortable. I know Kinect is supposed to give us more control, but I imagine it lacking certain accuracy in FPS games for example. Letís look at the facts; is your thumb faster than both your arms? If yes, this explains my point. If no, then good for you champ. Personally looking directly at my TV while using two control sticks to move is much more accurate then moving my entire body left. Not to mention my TV is stationary and does not move with me!
Kinect has yet to show me it matters, especially without some type of handheld peripheral to give me the true feeling of a gun, sword, or lightsaber at that. Letís not get me started on Kinect Star Wars now. All that is is a fan service that had no effort or love put into it. I was so excited about that, too.
When it comes down to it, so far E3 has showed me Nintendo wants all my money, and theyíll have it too. Microsoft might get a wee bit of me precious gold for Gears, but overall Microsoft, I donít really care.