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I am young, but I consider myself a functioning member of the gaming community. I don't squeal and troll in game lobbies, and I hate when people do. I am mature, as many people take me for being older than I am. I started playing games when I was around 3 years old, and my first console I ever remember playing was actually a PS2, because it had just come out and my older brother had bought one. The first ever game I played was a game called "The Bouncer" which was actually Square's first game on PS2. I did not know this at the time, and have only faint memories of the whole game. From here on, I was a gamer. For my fifth birthday me and my twin brother each received a Gameboy Color. I played pokemon for the first time and loved it. At the age of six my parents got divorced, which brought me and my brother together a lot more than we were before. We would always play games together, to get away from it all. This is also where we learned how to actually plug a console into the wall and tv. Previously it had been done for us. When I was seven my mother and older brother picked me up from daycare after school one day with my very own PlayStation 2 in the car, complete with "Ratchet and Clank". I complained that I wanted an xbox. It turns out that it was a great decision for them to buy me a PlayStation, because I now am in love with Sony. I wouldn't call myself a fanboy by any means, but I think that Sony does a great job of satisfying their customers. I also loved Ratchet and Clank. After this is when I started playing games older than the current generation. I played my older brothers PSX a lot. I loved the first Spyro the Dragon game. I always played the N64, really whenever I could because I just thought the system was so great. I loved the shape of the controller as a kid and there was so many great titles. I think that Donkey Kong 64 was my personal favorite of anything back in the day when I was small. I still adore that game to this day. I played Goldeneye 007, Super Mario 64, Starfox 64, I played lots of the AAA nintendo titles, but the two I missed out on were Majora's Mask and Ocarina of time. That is why right now I really want to buy a 3DS. I feel as if I missed out on an incredible experience that everybody that was around back then had, and I would really like to play it. Some point along the way, I realized that I could sell my games back to GameStop. Now I do that regularly, and I know its not the smartest thing and that i could get more money somewhere but I really enjoy going in there and talking to the employees. One day I hope to work there, not as a permanent job but just like late high school and maybe college. Next I obtained a GameCube and an xbox. I loved the Tony Hawk games, back when they were good (Pro skater- underground 2). When the Nintendo DS came out, me and my brother thought that it was so cool that the day it came out we had our mom bring us to GameStop and we traded in our GameCube with a stack of games about 2.5 feet high. We bought the limited edition nintendogs DS and thought that it was the coolest thing since Diego got his own show. It was very weird sharing a handheld but we managed. Then we bought a PSP, and shared that also. When the PlayStation 3 came out at $600 me and my brother thought that it was a scam, and bought an xbox 360 instead. We had Sonic the Hedgehog and thought that it was the ***. Now I look back on that an realize that we were very ignorant. I was watching E3 2008, and saw Sony's press conference. I was in awe with all of the amazing games coming to the PS3. I thought that inFamous and LittleBigPlanet looked amazing. This is what convinced me and my brother to go out on our birthday that year and buy a 40GB PlayStation 3 with our birthday money. It was $350, used. When the PS3 'slim' came out, we had to buy one. Our 40 gig behemoth was almost dead, and was out of memory space. We bought a 250GB Slim the day after Christmas, and I still have it to this day. It's two years old, has 20+ games on it, 650+ trophies, and still isn't half full. I recently had an xbox 360 that I bought on GameStop.com for $100 and it broke in a month, haha. I just recently bought Demon's Souls, and have 30+ hours logged on it. I am in love with that game.