KJ: Hey People. I like hearing from my friends the impact gaming has left on them. Old school memories are usually brought to life. It’s a hobby I thoroughly enjoy, and have no plans of stopping. In many ways my appreciation has only grown. Indie games have really changed the way I look at things for the better.
I was visiting my cousins in Canada. Walking into their room, I could see my pals playing on a SNES Super Scope, taking out enemy targets. My eyes were opened. Later that year I was in a laundromat. An unoccupied Arcade Machine displayed some cool footage. Two guys were duking-it-out in front of a huge building. Immediately I would reach for my quarters and see what the noise was about. This was my introduction to Street Fighter my favorite franchise ever. Arcade Cabinets were everywhere in the early 90’s, and they kept calling my initials.
Ms. Throwback: My parents bought me a Super NES for Christmas and I woke up in the middle of the night the week of Christmas to what I now know was Super Mario World Music. They had opened it and were playing it! My sister and I snuck into the hallway every night to watch my parents play without them knowing. We didn’t know it was for us and then they gave it to us on Christmas Day and we about lost it! The rest is epic nostalgic undeniable history written in the stars.
What situation brought you into the gaming universe?