Gaming is a huge aspect of my life. Like most people in my generation, I got started with the NES with games like Mario, Super Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt and more. Over the years I would progress to other Nintendo consoles, and soon when my parent’s got our first computer I jumped into ‘PC gaming’ aka Math Blaster, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. For awhile my video game life diminished until the Xbox made it’s way to the public. I played my first games of Halo: CE and knew where my heart laid–with first person shooters. Gone were the days of colorful, cartoony-
mushrooms, and red hat wearing plumbers.
I didn’t get into PC gaming right away. I had played games like Lara Croft, Doom, and Civilization II but for some reason it never drew in my attention like a console had. It wasn’t until about 2004 that I started to dig a little into PC gaming. I was introduced to Counter-Strike in 2004 which reaffirmed yet again that FPS games were more appealing to me than any other gametype. It also introduced to me the desire for multiplayer–being able to play against someone else was the most appealing thing ever.
I currently game on my Xbox 360 and my PC, although more on my Xbox 360 given my preference for console and the controller. I frequently play Call of Duty 4: Mordern Warfare, Halo 3, Fallout 3, and Left 4 Dead. On the PC I have only been playing Call of Duty 4, and Halo 2. I haven’t really found a new game on the PC to keep me attached to it much like I am with the console.