The short of it is: I started on an Atari ST back in the 80's as a little kid playing Fun School 4 (which I will still stand by as the best educational video game EVAR!) and James Pond with my little brother. Eventually I moved on to PC, specifically Lucas Arts point and click games, The Incredible Machine and Prince of Persia...cd\games\prince :D yay!
However I was converted to Nintendo upon winning a NES shortly after they had just come out. I will forever be in the debt of Golden Grahams for making me the kid who owned Super Mario Bros.
I then stood by Nintendo religiously, especially during the dark ages of N64 and Gamecube , idolizing Shigeru Miomoto as my Jesus and creator of everything fantastic. It was only when Rare were bought by Microsoft, I gave in and submitted my Gamecube to EXT3 on the back of my telly to make space for my new, shiny, bought-on-my-credit-card-and-probably-still-haven't-paid-off-credit-card Xbox.
Oh I also owned a PS2 in brief amounts to play the GTAs, and would sell it as soon as I had raped them. Seriously, I felt like I was sitting in the house with someone who had murdered my family so I just couldn't bring myself to keep the thing. Fucking aids ridden monstrosity of a chav console...
I say that, but then Little Big Planet came out and stole my heart and I now own a PS3 as well. Madness. However, even LBP has taken a backseat to Fat Princess (the only game I play on PS3, and what a game!)
As predicted by yours truly, Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 is much, much, much cheaper to get hold of in the UK than the £55 "bad hype is still hype" mark we were informed of months ago.
In case any fellow UK types haven't heard, here's the lowdown! Tonight, Sainsbury's ran an ad informing the unwitting public that COD:MW2 will be on sale, from launch for 26 smackers. Gosh blimey. I was pretty much bang on the money (be it with the wrong retailer). See anyone in Milton Keynes there at 7am!
You can actually get it even cheaper too believe it or not. A whole QUID cheaper! Tescos, with their cut throat tactics, as proven with the similar incident last month surrounding the launch of FIFA 10, are selling the game for £25 when bought with another full priced game. I don't know the exact details on this, but it may be worth a gander if Sainsbury's sell out as they obviously will around 7:01am.
Oh and on a final note, Gamestation, Game and Block-full-of-shit-buster have all told me that they will not be pricematching the supermarket prices and will be selling at the £40-£45 mark. You know, the same price ALL fucking games sell for? Activision need to win a prize for the amount of viral marketing they managed to do with this game, they are evil geniuses...