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Day 11: What is your gaming system of choice?
Not too long ago, I commented on one of Cary’s posts that when I was growing up, we had some games on the computer, and others on whatever video game console was currently hooked up to the television. I loved Sim City and Oregon Trail, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (yes I’m a nerd) and SimLife (anyone remember that one??) and whatever Wolfenstein knockoff demo (that came pre-loaded) we had on our old Macintosh computer. But I also loved Mario and Kirby and Zelda and Q-Bert, and then Spiderman, Metal Gear, and Grand Theft Auto. So it wasn’t until college that I found out about the PC gamer vs. console gamer nonsense.
Regarding consoles, I was a devout Nintendo fan until the GameCube came out. I was sick of having to re-start my game collection, so when my brother told me that the Playstation 2 was something wonderful called “reverse compatible,” I broke up with Nintendo and started my long love affair with Sony.
I bought a Wii in 2011 or 2012, mainly because of Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and The Last Story. Because it was reverse compatible I could, in theory, play all the great GameCube games I missed, too. Thanks for listening, Nintendo!
Amongst all the Playstations and Nintendos I’ve played and owned, I’m not sure I could really pick a “favorite” since I like them all for different reasons (usually relating to a game or two or five that I like on it). But when it comes to purchasing consoles, over the last three generations, I’ve acquired the latest Playstation before I purchased the latest Nintendo console. I’ve always wound up with both, but I had an original Playstation and forwent the GameCube altogether, I bought a PS3 before I bought a Wii, and bought a PS4 way before buying a Wii U (as I still haven’t picked one up).
And while neither the Wii U nor the Playstation 3 (or 4) are reverse compatible, by this point Sony already has my attention and the lineup of games I want to play, so even though Nintendo is like an old flame that I still have feelings for, Sony is the one that has my heart.
Regarding Xbox, because I already had a “not-Nintendo” brand I was satisfied with, I never really threw any money at Microsoft’s foray into console gaming, and the console exclusives weren’t enough to sway me to go through another brand breakup. And money’s tight, so I really couldn’t ever rationalize three consoles…
So… one long rambling post later, you all now know that I’m a pretty devoted console gamer.
What is your gaming console (or brand) of choice? Why do you like it? Let me know in the comments!
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