|Contribution Rating:||20 (tied for 3460th; 20 in last year)|
|Member Since||Aug 27, 2013|
|# Messages Posted:||2|
|Location:||Santa Rosa, United States|
|About myself:||It all started with Pong. On a road trip with my family in 1976, I had my first exposure to the table top version of Pong at a hotel in Lincoln Nebraska at the tender age of ten, when I learned how to beg for quarters and spent hours with my sister and brother playing head to head till all hours of the morning. Later that year my father picked up the popular Sears color home version and my road to an obsession began. Being the youngest of three, while the others were well into their teens, my heaven was not about meeting girls or getting into trouble, but rather spending time at the arcade (The best was just down the street from my house), and playing with my hand held gaming systems, one of which was the Microvision console. I never got into another console but in 1983 after taking me to see WARGAMES, the following day my father and I picked up an Atari 800 computer with a tape drive, QIX and Music Composer. Within a year I had added a disk drive, a printer, a modem and was considering a new system, the Commodore Amiga. The power of computers always appealed to me for gaming, but my last great PC for gaming was acquired in 2004. Since then most of my entertainment dollar has gone towards consoles, primarily for their compatibility. Configuring PC games is my least favorite thing in the world, but a Cart or CD-Rom works like it should for the system they were designed for. Since those humble beginnings I've owned 21 CPU's some of them two or three times over, and now that I'm 47 years old I'm hoping to restore many of the older systems I've sold in the past, and develop an archival collection of my favorites systems. This is one of many reasons why I'm here at Moby Games.|
Used to Have
- MB Microvision -- System might have excelled if it had clickable buttons & faster games. Tetris would have been killer.
- Atari 8-bit -- Acquired in 1983, by 1984 I had a dual disc drive, 300baud modem, thermal printer, tons of games.
- Commodore Amiga -- Games, Video, Mods, Multitasking, this was the best computer ever invented. Revolutionary.
- Atari Lynx -- I've owned two Lynx's, had a carrying case and several games for both models. Good system.
- Nintendo SNES -- I skipped the NES and went straight to the Genesis, then later the Super Nintendo. Great system.
- Sega CD -- Excellent addition to the hardware. Truly loved the added music and effects.
- Nintendo Game Boy -- I've owned three Gameboys: The Classic Gray, Clear Plastic and the Gameboy Lite. Loved them all.
- Sega Genesis -- Recently re-acquired a console from E-bay. Loving it!
- Nintendo 64 -- One of my favorite consoles ever. I recently purchased my third, a jungle green!
- Nintendo GameCube -- Recently purchsed my first cube and stocked up on faves for the system. Loving it!
- IBM PC / Compatible -- In 1995 I got into the PC gaming arena. Doom, Heretic, etc. Now I play games mostly on consoles.
- Sony PlayStation 3 -- I've owned three PS3s. Loved them all.
- Nintendo 3DS -- I own two: a red 3DS & blue 3DS XL. Including 19 games and four apps. Love this system.
- Microsoft Xbox 360 -- Took me almost 8 years to find the courage to buy one. More if you care to know.