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The year is 1998. Bob Barker's The Price is Right just hit it's 5,000th episode, Clinton's sex scandal is filling up the every news channel, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is released with no one expecting it's extraordinary success, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are battling to break the homerun record, and a little game known as Resident Evil 2 is released. At the time, my uncle and I had become very close and he had more than soiled the gaming seed within me. It was never uncommon for me to spend weekends at his house where I'd watch him play through a game which he would later show me how to play, or stay up late playing WarCraft II with him on a dial-up Battlenet connection. To us, that weekend seemed like any other. Little did he know that what he was about to expose me to would soon become my most beloved gaming series.
Now it's time to fast forward to the year 2002. I had just turned thirteen when I once again was at my uncle's house. I entered the living room to see him sitting down with his GameCube and watched as he shot at zombified dogs in a courtyard. The game intrigued me as I sat down to find out more about it. I was surprised to hear him say that it was Resident Evil; a game series I had long forgotten.
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