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Back in 2006, I was half asleep in my moms car listening to the radio, when they began a contest to win, at the time, the new Playstation 3. Having heard this, I jumped out of my seat and demanded my mom to call in. Fortunately I was one of the few people who actually made the call. A week later, they dropped it off at a Gamestop, where I was given a choice for any game I wanted. With strict parents, I couldn't choose any game with a gun in it (Resistance, Ratchet & Clank), so I had only one option: Sonic '06.
I did not touch my PS3 again for three years.
I remember buying the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection last year, and playing it all day. Later that day I realized I was out of snacks so I went to the supermarket, and when I arrived a cashier's cellphone started ringing. And his ringtone was the sound of a codec call. So what did I do? Without thinking I reached out my finger to press the select button (to answer the call). It took me about 10 seconds to understand why I couldn't answer it. That is how I found out that playing for 5 hours non-stop is bad for you.
Saw this while driving home the other day. The license plate was "GNDLFWHT."
I've been a Halo fan for years. Like many fans, I usually pick up the new games at midnight and play unto dawn. This past year, however, I was Skyping my then-long distance girlfriend and missed the launch (mostly to save face from making it appear that I care more about Halo than her, a concern of hers since Reach launched). The next morning, I only had one class. In that class, just for kicks and giggles, I looked up the route to my assigned polling place (November 6th being Election Day). It was on the way to GameStop. The only reason I voted in the last election is because I was already on the way to pick up Halo 4, right after class.
I've gone cosplaying at Anime Central every year since 2005. This year, both me and my daughter went as Pikachu - although it's her first con. Her badge name was 'Babychu'.
And this week's "Awwwwwwwww" Award (a.k.a. the "Awwwwwwwww-ard") goes to...
When we first got an SNES in our house I was young (about 6) and Link to the Past was out, but we couldn't get it in stores so we rented it instead. This was before walkthroughs and before the internet was as common as it is these days.
My mother and I would play Link to the Past constantly trying to figure out the many puzzles and trying to beat the game together before we had to return it. We made it all the way to the first dungeon in the dark world to a dead end room with an eyeball statue in it and couldn't, for the life of us, figure out what to do.
After many attempts at trying many different things we gave up and had to return the rental with our save file on it and kind of forget about the whole thing for awhile. A couple of months later I ended up getting the game for Christmas, from Santa, and when I loaded the game up there was only one file on it with the name Santa on it as well.
Turns out Mr. Claus had completed the game all the way up to the point we were stuck, finished the puzzle we were stuck on, and left a note in the game box saying I had to shoot the eyeball of the statue with an arrow.
Santa may have gotten all the credit back then - but now - all these years later, I know who actually put in all the effort of creating the gift of a file where I left off... On top of the gift of the game itself.
My mom is awesome, I'll remember it forever.