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My first gaming experience was in Ohio at the age of 3. My parents
were checking some real estate property they had there (unfortunately
for them) and apparently I was quite the little nusiance. So a person
(don't remember if he was friend of my parents or the guy who takes care
of and inspects the property) dug out an old game console and a game
with it (I wouldn't find out until 11 years later that the name of the
console was the Dreamcast and the game I was playing was Sonic
Adventure). As soon as the game booted up, my 3 year-old mind was blown.
I had never experienced up to that point in my short life as amazing as
controlling a character in a video game. Thanks to my fuzzy memory, the
game world looked practically photographic in it's realism. It's the
only thing I can recall from my trip to Ohio (yup, I couldn't even
recall running around in the corn fields. My mother had to remind me of
that.) It was that trip that changed my life forever.
that early memory, nothing much from my childhood comes back to me. They
only clear image I can muster from that point on was when I was 4,
staring every so blankly at the ceiling, bored out of my mind. My
parents came in with a PS2, with a copy of "Ratchet and Clank" as well
as "ATV 2: Offroad Fury" (Which I can not find for the life of me). All
my experience with games up to that point was those few hours I spent
with the Dreamcast way back when, so I was ecstatic to actually have a
console in my own home. I spent much of my childhood playing that
machine until it died and we had to get a new one. It was where I played
the first game that I could call my favorite; "Sly 2: Band of
Thieves". I enjoyed every bit of the trilogy. This is also when I became reacquainted with the Sonic series, playing Sonic Heroes although I wasn't good enough to get past Seaside Hill most of the time (which was probably for the best), and the Sonic Mega Collection Plus, where I not only tried the classic titles for the first time, but also some other Sega classics that I unfortunately can't remember. Those were great years.