Everyone on Destructoid has a reason for how they became gamers, and for a few of us, our siblings were a big part of that reason. My brothers are the reason Iím such an avid gamer today. I would like to share my story with you all.
[Sidenote: Iíve decided to use nicknames for my brothers. BP (oldest), JP (2nd oldest), and Nate (3rd oldest).] *Stares with amazement* Iíve never seen so many different colored controllers before..
My brothers and I finally had a console that we all could play at once. With that in mind, we got a bunch of 4-player games. Golden Eye
, Mario Kart 64
, and Star Fox 64
were the most frequent games we played. There were countless nights of all 4 of us playing these games, having the time of our lives. Golden Eye
itself was a must have game if you wanted a 4-player game as was Mario Kart 64
. Even though I wasnít very good in Golden Eye
or Star Fox 64
(I fucking owned in Mario Kart 64
), I didnít let it bother me. As long as I got to play video games with all of my brothers I was happy. We all had an amazing time with the N64. Some of my best gaming memories are with that console.
Nowadays, my brothers and I donít co-op very much, if at all. With BP a father now, JP working and going to school, and Nate and I preparing for our next step toward our future, there hasnít been time made for a good co-op session. We all still play games, but we play them on our own times. Weíll all still have good video game discussions as well, but itís not how it used to be. I miss the days we all used to stay up well past our bed times, playing games, or watching each other play them. I miss the days when my brothers taught me how to play a new game. I miss the days when we were closer.
I love my brothers to death. Even though things arenít how they used to be, Iím ok with it because I know change happens and for the most part, it can be good for us. We all have either started or are getting ready to start the next chapter of our lives and Iím proud of all of us.
At least we all will carry these memories with us forever.
[Stay tuned for part 2 of my Monthly Musing, where I share memories of gaming with my dad and cousins.]
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