I thought this would be a fun thread to create and talk about video games!
At one point or another I’m sure we’ve all played video games. I grew up with the Nintendo Gamecube and the Playstation 1 & 2.
My favorite console was the GameCube. I remember playing classic games like Super Mario Sunshine, Madden NFL 2003, Super Monkey Ball and The Sims just to name a few games.
I remember during the Summer months my cousins would come over and spend the night at me and my brother’s house and we would have all night gaming sessions. We only had 2 controllers so every 15 minutes we would try to rotate who was playing. I can’t tell you how many nights we stayed up trying to beat Super Mario Sunshine.
It wasn’t until about 2007 that I got the Playstation 2. By then I mostly switched to sports video games and that’s true to this day. I grew a huge sporting video game collection. I had the Madden games, NHL games, Wrestling games and Baseball games. I only had a few non related sports games like GTA from Rockstar and a few of their other games.
I sold my PS2 in 2013 along with my game collection and got the PlayStation 3 which again was mostly just sports games with few exceptions.
I got my PS4 in 2016 and have had it since then. I don’t play a lot maybe once or twice a week. I rarely do online gaming. One non sports related game I play on the Playstation 4 is Fortnite. It’s not really my type of game though and I have to be in a certain mood to play it.
One thing I miss about the older consoles is you never had to install a video game. You went to the store, bought the game, went home and put the game in the console and the game would load right up. These days the game needs to install onto the console which can take hours and on top of that you need to install the updates to the game.
One thing you don’t see much of anymore at least where I live is Arcades. I miss playing the classic games at the arcades like PacMan, the Mario games, Skee Ball and all of the Pinball machines.
What games do you like playing? What video game console do / did you have? What was your favorite video game you’ve ever played?