About Andy Basantesone of us since 8:52 PM on 01.07.2010
Current Playing: Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Current Favorite Movies: Thor, Sherlock Holmes
Favorite Consoles: SNES, PS2
Favorite Gaming Genres: RPG's, Action Adventure, Action Platformers
All-Time Favorite Game: Tie Between RE2 and Mass Effect
It started with the Atari 2600 and has continued through the PS3 and XBOX 360. I was raised into gaming and have made it an integral part of my daily routine. I remember my first gaming experiences as clear as any other stand out event of my life. I remember playing Pole Position and Donkey Kong. Being so young but still realizing how utterly disappointing Ghostbusters was for the Atari.
Gaming has finally hit the mainstream. Video Game premiers are no different than movie premiers now a days. Look at the massive events held for Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3, and Uncharted 2. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't proud of how far its risen. I love video games. More-so the more vintage games which relied on imagination and building fascinating worlds and experiences for the player than those which simply look to follow a trend.
I have strong feelings toward the more recent trends in gaming which appear troubling to me. Haha look more blogs on such things soon enough.
However, as it stands, I'm a gamer. A true gamer that understands what makes a fine game. It goes beyond graphics or bits or idiotic console fanboy wars. Gaming is about immersing yourself in another world. It's about striking your imagination, and giving you an experience that'll remain in your memory.