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Beginnings: The Blending Of Years


I'm going to warn you that my years are all messed up. Don't ask me the year because I forgot. Don't ask me the age because I forgot. What you can ask me is the game. That is what I remembered. My gaming timeline is more confusing than the timeline of LOST. Each time I remember when I played a game I tend to forget what year it was. It dosesn't help that moving around was the norm. Despite this, I'll try my best. I remember being slightly disappointed because I thought I beat the game, when in fact there are other worlds to go to. This game I'm talking about is Super Mario Brothers 3. At that time the game had been fairly new and it something I constantly played. Along other games I played was Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. What little I do remember I was getting into The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I even had that for the NES. If that helped, I would not know. I had major surgery and when I came to, I found that I had a NES. Some of the games I remember enjoying and playing nonstop was Darkwing Duck and Duck Tales.

Darkwing Duck is awesome, and don't you forget it.

MAYBE AROUND 1994 - 1996

But what games do I do remember. I remember quite a bit actually. I remember hating Ecco The Dolphin for the Sega Genesis, I remember playing the hell out of Bartman meets Radioactive Man (which is something I don't recommend). There's also Jurassic Park for the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Genesis. Yeah, I had three versions of Jurassic Park game on three different systems. Why? Because I, even to this day, love Jurassic Park. I knew someone that had a bunch of NES games and I played a lot of them. Again, not remembering what I played. Then around 1994 I got a Super Nintendo. We didn't have a lot of games, but the games we did get was a lot of fun. We rented more than we bought. Some of the games we rented was Alien 3, Judge Dredd, and I borrowed Star Fox, which I didn't get to play a lot of. We had a SNES for awhile. One of the game games we did have, and played a lot of was Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat II. Mortal Kombat was one of the first games I've ever beaten and it was awesome. I didn't know there was a difference between the SNES version and the Genesis version, but I didn't care. All I cared about was playing a game and having fun with it. Mortal Kombat II was something my family played a lot of. My mom, my dad, and my three sisters all played the game. I would win because of the amount I played of the game.

I think I was around 9 when I first played this.

We left the SNES behind and got a Sega Genesis. Like the SNES we didn't have a lot of games and the games we did have was a lot of fun. There was this short period where the family would play darts and who ever wins gets to have anything they wanted. While I didn't win, one of my sister's did. What she picked was something that all 4 of us had to enjoy, but it would be hers. She picked Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. To say that I played the hell out of that would be an understatement. I didn't have a lot of games, but with that game I didn't need to. UMK3 was all I need. One of the cool things about it is if you beat the tournament mode, you get to choose a prize. When I found the Supreme Demonstration logo it suddenly became an event where all my sisters and I would gather around the TV and watch all the fatalities, babalities, friendships and animalities there are. I would not any other logo. Just that one.


When we moved it was lost during the moving process. Which was something of a sad tradition. If we actually stayed in one place instead of constantly moving, I'm sure that my room would be felled with old game system and games. Not James Rolfe big, but a decent collection of games I would be proud of. Then there was a small period where I didn't have a gaming system. I was young and still had a bunch of toys that I enjoyed. Jurassic Park: The Lost World was coming out and I got some cool toys from that. I was around 11 at the time. 1997 would become my favorite year ever. That year got a Playstation. Resident Evil had just came out and I watched my dad play it. I tried playing it myself, but would always get killed. There was Reloaded, Twisted Metal, Twisted Metal 2, Resident Evil 2, and a few others. I even played a game that was had something to do with Monty Python. I would have to say my time with the Playstation 1 had my clearest memories of gaming. Tomb Raider was something everyone played, my Dad mostly played Myst. My mom played Tomb Raider, my sisters play some of Resident Evil. I just played anything I got my hands on. I even played Final Fantasy VII when that came out, and no I didn't like it. When Resident Evil 2 came out we made an event out of it and we would watch my dad play that. I tried to play that too, but I got killed a lot.

The Roller Coaster scenes was fun into itself

1998 -1999

We moved. It wasn't all bad this time. When we moved my grandparents had a Super Nintendo. This is where I played a lot of Tetris Attack. Tetris Attack was like an addiction to me. It was so good. Then we moved, again. Seeing that it wasn't my system we had to leave it behind. This time in, what I believe is 1999, for Christmas, I got a Sega Saturn and one of the games they had in box was Tomb Raider. That version was OK, but if you didn't beat a level in under an hour, the loading screen would freeze. It was very strange. This was also the time where I played Virtua Fighter and NBA Jam for the first time. I would spend all night playing NBA Jam and it was awesome. It was a pretty good system, if it wasn't for the PS1 I could see the Sega Saturn being bigger. This was also the first time where I got to play a little bit of the Nintendo 64. The one game I played a lot of was GoldenEye and Perfect Zero. Then again, we moved. It was almost a year before we got another Playstation 1. It was around 1999 and the Dreamcast was coming out. The two big games I played was Silent Hill and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver. We didn't have a lot of games, again, but it didn't matter to me. What we had was enough. I watched my dad play Pitfall 3D, unbeknownst to me at the time that the main Character was voiced by Bruce Campbell.

Shooting and making nothing but net from full court was memorable.

1999 - 2000

Then, maybe, around 2000 I got another Sega Genesis. The games I played this time was Mortal Kombat 3, Vectorman, and Zero Tolerance. Columns was another game I played a lot of. I didn't have the Genesis for long because we moved. It was around this time where Blockbuster was allowing people to rent systems and we rented one for a while. I played Resident Evil 3, Ready 2 Rumble boxing, NFL Blitz, and Star Wars Episode 1. It was around this time where I tried to get into PC gaming. Sadly, the only game that can be played was Carnivores, a hunting game where you hunt dinosaurs. I also had a Gameboy in two separate occasions. In one time I played Pokemon: Blue and the other Resident Evil: Gaiden. I'll let you pick which one I had the best time more. This was also around the time where I spent my biggest gap of not playing video games. Thankfully, this is where the years becomes clearer than ever. It was sort of a reset for me.

Don't Ever Play This. EVER

2002 - NOW

In 2002 I got a Super Nintendo again with Mortal Kombat II, Link To The Past, Donkey Kong Country, and Super Metroid. I played a lot of Link To The Past, but never finished it, the same goes for Donkey Kong Country. I didn't play Super Metroid because I didn't want to delete the saves the game had. I sold the Super Nintendo shortly after, yes you can facepalm here, but not long after I got a Nintendo 64. I played a lot of Mario Tennis, Quake 64, and Turok 64. Then I got another Playstation. This is where I finally got to play Metal Gear Solid. I played a lot of Playstation games at that time, I couldn't tell you if it was good or not though. Maybe a few months after getting a Playstation I finally got a Playstation 2. I had that for a long time playing all the great games like Ratchet and Clank, Psychonauts, Metal Gear Solid 2, MGS 3, Resident Evil 4, and so much more. There's a reason why it's considered one of the greatest Consoles of all time. Unlike the past, where I rarely got a game. I got few every few months, sometimes weeks. I had that until I got a Xbox 360. I played pretty much all the big games from that and now I have a PS3, which I am enjoying. My gaming history is confusing...
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About BlinkingPixelsone of us since 5:51 PM on 12.01.2007

Hey. If you are reading this then that means you have found my blog. It's not hard to miss though, but it's nice to see that someone is reading it. Not much to go on than what I've written over there.

I also try not to spoil any game. No matter if it's old or new.

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