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Same digital memory. Different real life result.

In life, we gain memories from our experiences. They are usually locked in a room in our head and only we have the key. In fact, it's kind of like we have a big-ass janitor ring of keys and we can't seem to find the one that opens the door, at times. Especially if we are in a hurry.

Now, how would you feel if somebody were to walk up to you, shiny spare key in hand, look you in the eye, say "'sup bro", and proceed to unlock the door? He then looks around the room and tells you his thoughts on its content. You follow him into the room along with a few other people that happen to be standing around you. Some of them begin to chat about how much they loved the memory, while others complain about it. They then invite you to join in on the retrospective conversation about your thoughts.

I am using this analogy to bring up video game memories. The same with memories about things that have happened to us in real life, we also gather digital memories. We can always talk about the same real life event, but it's always from a different perspective. Where as with memories from a video game are usually discussed from the same perspective. Whatever the perspective the game wants to portray. Movies and books and other media do this as well. Yet, with video games it, for me at least, tends to become a part of me. The memory becomes my own. But, the game is released for everybody to play.

And yet, when we all share one specific memory, I believe we all experience it differently. Based on our other, differing recollections. Be it the recollection of the game world or the story itself. It would seem that our feelings about it vary based on our memories of other games as well as real life occurrences. I think video games discussions are a great example of that.

As well as any discussion, really. I believe a lot of discussions are just our way of trying to see things from eachother's point of view. But, we are all unique and therefore we will forever continue to speak to eachother.

We are doomed.

I find this to be a fascinating concept. What is your perspective on the matter?
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About CrazEboy7one of us since 4:19 AM on 08.25.2009

Hello there! My name is Chris. It's nice to meet you.

I am 25 years old and I have been playing games for my entire life. When I was one or two years old my mom would sit with me in front of the TV and help me play Atari. Actually, I might be making that up. I'm not sure, but it's definitely not far from the truth. I remember playing pac-man, and dig dug, and pong. Growing up, I've played through the NES, the Sega Genesis, PS 1,2,3, Gamecube, the XboX and the 360. I've played on more systems than that, but those are the most memorable. Games are something that have grown with me over the years and I'm always amazed by the progress of both.

I at once rode a motorcycle, I love to play ping pong, I'm not a virgin, I love high fives, I bounce between atheism and being agnostic. I celebrate holidays. I'm usually not a dick. I am also bi-sexual. I am mixed between black, puerto rican and some other stuff. I get laid rarely. That's on purpose. It's also not on purpose. I tend to break a lot of stereotypes, but not consciously. I am very open minded. And, I ponder things very often and I tend to get wrapped up in my own head. However, I love hearing anybody else's opinion unless it is purposely hurtful. Basically, I'm a good dude.

I like you.

-dig dug
-pole position(also, cocks)
-super mario bros 3
-duckhunt(fuck that dog!)
-mc kids
Sega Genisis
-mortal kombat 2(when i was like four years old)
-sonic 2
-combat cars
-power rangers the movie
-cesars palace
-lemmings 2 tribes(shit gave me a god complex)
-super hang on
-streets of rage
-the ren and stimpy show
-nba jam(jams it in!)
-road rash
-crash bandicoot(i want to try on that mask)
-ape escape
-tomb raider(ass, titties, ass and titties, ass, ass, titties, titties, ass and titties. and personality, of course)
-metal gear solid
-those jampacks were the shit
-spiderman 1 and 2
-splinter cell
-gta: san andreas(the best)
Xbox 360
-saints row 1 and 2
-gears 1 and 2
-gta4 episodes(should've just been a gay biker gang. am I right?)
-skate 2
-mirror's edge
-halo 3
-deadly premonition(thanks Jim)
-smackdown vs raw(sounds like a porno)
-guitar hero 3
-those demos are the shit aren't they?

I have been reading this site for almost a decade and I've been leaving comments and posting things sporadically during my tenure. I just want to thank everybody for being so interesting, insightful, open minded, respectful and informative. I do my best to be the same. I truly respect what this site is, and all the people, and all of the hard work behind it. I am honored to be a part of it and I really do feel at home here.

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