I was looking through some blogs, when I came across DanamesX’s post on Tales From The Backlog, about creating a monthly topic for people to write about. I thought this was a great idea and wanted to take part. Here is my response to the first ever EXP Share post. Enjoy!
Here is the topic, I’ll be discussing in this post:
The video game, moment, or reason that got you into gaming.DanamesX, Tales From The Backlog.
I guess what better way to start this topic series, than with everyone’s gaming origin stories? I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about this in the past, but I’m always happy to talk about how I got into gaming.
The first ever game I played was Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Megadrive. Whilst this was my first ever game, this wasn’t the game or the moment that got me into gaming. Don’t get me wrong, I still remember the moment I first picked up the controller and played Sonic the Hedgehog and it is still an important moment for me, it just isn’t the moment that really got me into gaming.
No, when I think about it, the moment that I can point to and say got me into gaming was the Christmas Day I received my GameBoy Color and Pokemon Yellow from my parents. This was a present I wasn’t expecting, so it took me by surprise on that Christmas morning when I unwrapped my present. I remember playing Pokemon Yellow for the first time- being given Pikachu and getting excited at being able to venture out into the world of Pokemon. Sure, I had been playing video games prior to this moment, but I had never completed a game or played any game seriously, up until that point. Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to complete Pokemon Yellow and the feeling that came with beating that game, just helped to encourage me to explore the gaming world further.
So, there we have it. That Christmas morning is the moment I truly got into gaming and I’ve been playing video games ever since. The genres I love and the platfroms I use to play games may have changed over the years but my love for gaming has always been strong.
I would like to thank DanamesX for coming up with this great idea and I’m excited to take part in more of these topics in the future. If you want to take part, check out DanamesX’s post for more details on EXP Share. Talk to you soon!