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The Early Years...

My earliest memories of playing video games have an almost mystical. I used to watch the TV as my brother would play games on his Commodore 64. I watched with wide eyed amazement as he would rescue P.O.W.ís in Choperlifter or when he would evade rats in Radar Rat Race. I would beg him for a chance to play. I was too young to truly grasp the idea of manipulating the objects on the screen with a controller so my turns never lasted very long.

When I started going to kindergarten I discovered the Apple II. And with it I began my search for Carmen Sandiego. I traveled the world trying to catch her, but she would always get away. I fought through many skilled warriors in Karateka, only to have my ass handed to me by the damned DOOR near the end. I also fell in love with transforming robots with Thexder the Hyper Dual Armor.

Since my mom was a teacher at my school I would spend every afternoon playing on the Apple II in her room. I would roam the halls of Chapman Elementary School going door to door asking the other teachers if I could look through their game collections. I learned how to drop blocks and form lines to sweet a Russian midi tune, one that is now world famous. I was disturbed by my bloody deaths in Prince of Persia. I was constantly dying of dysentery in Oregon Fucking Trail!

Oh my early forays into the world of gaming were perilous and I would often meet a terrible, disgraceful death. But, I had so much damned fun doing so I decided I wanted to play more. I would come back time and time again, like a moth to flame.

I had no idea what amazing things the future would bring.
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About nademagnetone of us since 8:52 PM on 01.06.2007

I love video games. I love them for better or for worse. It's a passion that will for ever drain my bank account and waking hours.

I've spent more money on game consoles, pc setups, and games than I've spent on any other type(s) of product... other than food and gas of course.

I'm currently playing:
Little Big Planet
Halo 3
Gears of War 2
Penny Arcade Adventures Episode 2
WipeOut HD

Please read and enjoy.

Also, if you have netflix, please click this link and add me as your friend.

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