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Retro Christmas. My Girlfriend is awesome.

I always look forward to Christmas, family, friends, and new games. Alright so I'm being a bit materialistic but I'd be lying if I said I didn't anticipate at least having one new game to curl up with next to the fire.

This Christmas was awesome.

As you may have read here before- or in my sidebar... Retro games have sort of been given new life to me via RFGO. I've been aggressively collecting cartridges, mostly for my SNES and N64, but also for a system I never owned; the NES.

I've always admired the NES for what it did for the industry and, of course, for being the birthplace of a countless number of beloved franchises. I was born in 1987 and my first console was an SNES so I totally missed out on it's predecessor, until now.

As I said before I picked up some NES carts (Mario, Tetris, Excitebike) and a gray Zapper for next to nothing at Value Village despite lacking anything to play them on. I had planned on getting an NES eventually but the ones I found were a bit expensive.

My Girlfriend is awesome.

This Christmas she totally surprised me, something she doesn't often do- as secrets tend to bottle up inside her like gas until they erupt out of one orifice or another. She got me an NES, 10 games, an orange zapper, and 2 controllers!!!

No written word could describe my excitement. It was a great moment. The games came with the system and there was a pretty good cross section from legendary(good) to legendary(bad). For example, Mario 3 and Bayou Billy. Galaga came with it, and Ninja Turtles 2! - just some high lights.

Love ya Ro. Thanks!
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About perrione of us since 8:30 AM on 11.17.2006

Hey Dtoid. Welcome to perritoid!

I'm a 23 year old artist/teacher. While in University I experimented mostly with Animation, Video, and Games.

The lovely [dearly departed] Anthony Burch* featured the fruits of my experimentation here on Destructoid as part of the Indie Nation Series Which probably is one of the coolest things that has ever happened to me! One of many reasons why I love Destructoid.

*The [formerly] Resident Person Named Anthony Who Isn't Anthony Perri.

My first console was the SNES. It remains my favourite, and I've been playing games ever since without pause. Recently I've been a little burned out on the modern sensibilities of a suddenly overwhelmingly Western market. Most of the HD games don't appeal to me.

I currently live in Korea where I teach english and avoid Starcraft [and the north].

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Header photo by Dario Ayala, 08
Edited by Anthony Perri, 09

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