My Life History As It Pertains to Video Games:
Like most people my age I started with the Atari 2600. My mother was against video games becuase we only had one TV and she did not want me hogging it with games. I had to play at a friend's house. I spent a lot of time and a lot of allowance at the arcade's until my neighbor got a NES. This was much more exciting than my Apple IIC.
Finally we got a new TV, and I got the old one and a Genesis. I tried to play as many games as I could. I also got a Gameboy, one of the big clunky ones, but I was damn good at Ninja Turtles.
Then I took a hiatus through the Sega CD/32x/3DO Era. Once the Sega Saturn and the PSX became big, I got back into the gaming scene, in full blast! My roomate Josh, a former reviewer for the site, got a Saturn and we spent countless nights kicking each other's ass at Virtua Fighter or racing in Sega Rally. Then I got a Playstation and well lets just say that began a mad crazy addiction. An N64 followed with a Super Nintendo not far behind, and now a Dreamcast.
Health, exercise, girlfriends have all taken a back seat to the allure of the video game. Now whereas I do not have the most extensive collection by any means, I play a lot of games and I just want to play everything else.
Top 5 favorites:
#1: Ms. Pac Man
#2: Spyro 2
#3: Soul Calibur
#4: Perfect Dark
#5: WWF Wrestlemania 2000