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Grew up in Western PA my first 18 years, and have served the past year 17 years in the greatest military in the world. My love of video games started with the Atart 2600 on a 13 inch black and white TV (with KNOBS), and I was a Nintendo-ite up to when the PS1 was released...since then I've been all about Playstation products (PS2, PS3 and PSP, haven't gotten a Vita yet, maybe when the get around to releasing games I care about I will!). I predominantly play racing and RPG games, I'm up to 5 platinums but most of those were because my son (who is Autistic) insists dad plays LOL :) Though I am very proud of my Skyrim and Blur plats :)
So for fun, I'll list my favorite game for each system I've played.
Atari 2600: Atlantis. A very clever shooter, very hard to put down. I also enjoyed Pitfall II and River Raid a great deal.
Atari 7800: Robotron. Probably one of the better home translations of the arcade game.
NES: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I am proud to say I'm probably part of the 1% of players that have beaten this game, I can't even begin to tel you how many times I died in the tight corridors leading to the end of the game, but rarely have I been so proud at the end. Tecmo Super Bowl is a VERY close 2nd, a game that STILL has leagues going on today!
Super NES: Rock and Roll Racing. Keeping with my racing theme, this was the spiritual successor to RPM Racing (a very BASIC game, but one with quite the track editor), and improved on it in every single way. Now that I've got a Super NES/NES emulator system, this will be an upcoming purchase. Other Super NES games I loved were Super Mario World and of course, Super Metroid.
PS1: Final Fantasy VII. What other game would cause me to pack my PS1 for a 2 week TDY? Still the game I have played the most, hands down, for the past 15 years. Was also a big fan of Destruction Derby 2 and Tetris Plus
PS2: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. While this game has been eclipsed by GTA: SA (and the upcoming GTA 5), this for my money is the best GTA game, because I love the 80's and Rockstar hit the nail on the head in this game. I believe the soundtrack for this game was one of the best sellers ever, but I can't confirm.
PS3: Blur. It is a shame that Bizarre Creations did not get their original vision for this game and that Activision overruled them, and with the combination of Blur's lackluster sales along with 007 Blood Stone, that BC closed, but for my money this is the best racing game on the PS3. Easy to get into, but incredibly hard to master, especially online, winning a race against 20 opponents is very fulfilling. At one point I was ranked 39th in the world (Driver's Score), now I've settled somewhere in the 200's, winning approximately 48% of the time online out of over 5,000 races. I would put Skyrim in this list too.
(PS: Borderlands is rocketing up my list and Borderlands 2 has the potential to be my favorite PS3 game)
PSP: Crisis Core: FFVII While I haven't quite beat this game yet, it was a welcome departure from the "normal" FF game (not like the disaster that was Dirge of Cerebus). And history has a way of repeating itself...it appears FFXIII: Lightning Returns will be taking the same line in terms of gameplay, minus the materia.
So that's a little about me. Look for me to become very active and let's have some great discussions!