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We all have something we expect to be there at the worst of times. Something that we depend on and know it'll never abandon us. Your mother or your father. Your dog Scruffy or your brother Jimmy. Your stuffed bear Teddy, or your little note book. Maybe you don't, if so, good for you champ.

For me, its always been video games. I gained a tendency to never trust anyone, and if someone was angry, chances are I get the shit kicked out of me. So began me relying so heavily on some fictional character to make me feel better. It was something wonderful to have. When the school day is over and the day's first beating, I could have something great. I could be positive and forget about the rest of the place.

All my happy memories of the past are in one way or another linked to video games. When I played with my brothers, it was a happy thing. Well most of the time. It was less then half the time it led to a punch in the stomach. Anyways, we would laugh, we would enjoy something together for a change. We did get along, but not as often as we didn't. But video games, that was one thing we could all agree on.

So I'll come out and say it, most of my life sucked. Around up until I was eighteen... That was just over a year ago. Even after getting the crap kicked out of me slowed down, other shit came up! Other awful shit still happened between my two brothers, and other shit still happening to me. But, most of that is over now, and that is great.

My point was, I have been playing video games for about sixteen years now. They have been they backdrop of mostly all my happy memories, and they have been great. So, I thank people who make and play video games. Thank you Shigeru Miyamoto, you saved my life. If I didn't get to escape to the wonderful lands you created in your games, I prolly would of escaped by other awful means. Thank you video games, for being the one thing never to betray me, to always save me, and to always let me lean on you.

If there is anything in the world I can count on, it'll always be you.
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About RetroSoldierone of us since 4:05 PM on 12.21.2009

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!

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