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Overstuffed: Addicted to Game Sales

When I was a kid, my parents didn’t buy me a lot of video games. Sure, I remember getting a few for Christmas, birthdays and special occasions. But for the most part, if I wanted a new NES game, I was buying it with my own money....

 
 
 

About jaygerbombone of us since 5:30 PM on 02.11.2009

I like the vidya games. I've been playing since I was about 2 or 3 years old. Ms. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong were my first loves. I had a top 10 score on Ms. Pac-Man at our local arcade when I was 3, a feat that angered my then teenage brother to no end.

I remember us having an Atari 5200. The only game I remember really playing on it though was Donkey Kong. Maybe Frogger too? I dunno.

Anyways, I wanted an NES really bad when I was around 7 or 8. My parents cheaped out though, and got me an Atari 7800 for Christmas. My mom's reasoning was that games were cheaper, and I'd be able to afford more of the 7800's offering on my meager allowance. The thing was, the 7800 wasn't a bad system in and of itself, but it sucked to hear all my friends rave about the Legend of Zelda while I was stuck playing Food Fight. That I got at Roses for $10. Damn...

Anyway, I saved up my allowance, got a hefty round of birthday donations, and bought the NES my damn self. That's when video games really started to kick ass for me, and eat up my life. Super Mario Bros 3, the CastleVania's, Contra, Mega Man... the NES was (and still is) my favorite system... like, ever.

Current passion is gaming on Linux. Thank you Valve for improving that scene.

Anyways, outside of gaming, first and foremost I'm a dad. I love that my kids are getting old enough to share my hobby with me. Nothing relieves stress like playing a few laps of Mario Kart with them. Also, I like open source projects. I work for one of the larget open source software companies in the world, and love it. I like the clouds, automation, and docker.