FALLOUT - It's Dangerous To Go Alone: Introduce Yourself

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Hello, I'm Michael. I work as an editor for an art school in San Francisco, and live in Oakland. I used to work in a bunch of record stores, but now I can afford to buy records. I have left the country once in my entire life -- the year I studied abroad in college. I can't find my passport. (Well, okay, I went to Tijuana a few times when I lived in San Diego...)

When I was a little kid my dad randomly bought me a second-gen video game console at an auction. It might have been a Coleco Adam, or a Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, or maybe something else. I'm not sure. What I remember for sure was that I had Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom and was obsessed with it for awhile. Other than that, there was the arcade. I didn't have an Atari or know anyone who had one. In kindergarten or first grade I met a kid who had a ColecoVision, and I desperately wished I could be friends with him so I could play Q*Bert. But we were not that tight.

Anyway, a few years later my dad had a good poker night, so he bought me the "Intendo" that I'd been wanting. He also got me some games, seemingly at random. I can't even remember what they were. No one had ever heard of them. I played them to death. Anyway, my I had my Nintendo in the garage and also had a pool table and a basketball hoop and a pool, so it was kind of a big deal. Mostly we just played Nintendo though.

Later I got a SNES. One of my neighbors had a Genesis, and he let us come over to play Mortal Kombat but his brother was a dick. Another friend claimed to have a Neo Geo but he'd never let us see it.

This was around the time I stopped going to the arcade, and also around when I got my first home computer. I used it to set up a BBS, and I was a SysOp at 13, with a lot of awesome BBS games like TradeWars and Legend of the Red Dragon and shit like that. This was also when I first started playing shit like Wolfenstein and Doom.

In high school I discovered punk rock, literature, and girls, and basically didn't play video games at all after that except Tetris and Minesweeper until after college, Then I moved in with a guy who had a PS2, and later I got my own PS2, and later I got a 360, and now I have a PS3, and we are up to date. I have a PC but it is not suitable for video gaming. I like Flash games. The end.

real bears playing hockey (polyphonic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 20:45 (thirteen years ago) link

Oh hey, this isn't in ILG!

real bears playing hockey (polyphonic), Sunday, 27 December 2009 20:50 (thirteen years ago) link


thomp, Sunday, 27 December 2009 21:07 (thirteen years ago) link

i have a passport! why?

lazy cold meat and chocolate seasonal mentality (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:34 (thirteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

i totally missed this thread.

F-Unit (Ste), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

i miss this board.

Gulab jamun (Gulab Jamun) into the syrup please. (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

ten years pass...

i still miss this board

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