Thursday, February 7, 2008

Writer's Block: Top 5 Video Games

When I was growing up, we had an Atari. Look, I've just dated myself! Anyway, the Atari lived in my mom's room, not because she wanted to regulate how much us kids played. Oh, no. Mom had the Atari because she was the one who loved it so much. She was the one who took us to the arcade when I was in high school, and to this day, to unwind, she picks up a game controller and plays for hours.

I'm still a game player, though not as much. Sunday afternoon, my husband went out and bought a new game for our xBox 360 - Guitar Hero 3. We're all addicted. Me. The hubby. The kids. So today, I'm going to talk about my 5 favorite video games of all time, in no particular order.

1. Tetris. Ah, tetris. I was so addicted to this in college. I played so much that I had tetris dreams. You know what I'm talking about. You go to sleep, and you're still playing the damn game in your dreams.

2. Toejam and Earl. We had this on our Nintendo back in the day. It's two aliens gathering pieces of their spaceship in order to go home. It's silly and fun, and I played it for hours at a time.

3. The Sims. I don't play anymore, but when it first came out, I was soooooooooooo addicted. I fell in love with this at the same time I fell for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I had a Summers house, and a Rosenberg house, and a Spike crypt, and Angel's hotel...

4. Guitar Hero 3. I have to put this on here. This has gotten me playing video games after a long hiatus. I've been taking guitar lessons for about a year and a half now, and while it's not really like playing the guitar, getting to pretend to with all these great rock songs is just too much damn fun.

5. Ascendancy. Does anybody other than me remember this? It was a space exploration game that came out in the mid-90's, where you could be good, bad, or neutral, one of 20 different species all with different talents, and you had to travel and colonize planets, etc. I still have this, even. Even when I could beat the game in just a couple hours, I continued to go back and play it. It was that much fun. In fact, I just might dig it out again to load onto the PC.

Do you (or did you) play video games? Which were your favorites?


Cathy said...

I never really got into video games, though I did have playing playing Tetris and PacMan. (And yes that probably dates me too, lol)

M said...

I played Tetris and the Sims, but not as video games. I'm more of a computer game and arcade games person. The arcade is great, especially when you want to go watch people play DDR!

Angelia Sparrow said...

I do the Sims 2 and Startopia

Neopets is still neo-crack