Erin and I have been talking not so seriously about getting a Nintendo Wii.  I’ll let you know if that ever happens.  

But today, a couple of things have surfaced that got me thinking about my video game past.  I haven’t played regularly for the past 8 years or so (since college), and so much has changed.  But, prior to that, I spent a lot of time in front of the gaming console.

Today on The Ticket Sportsradio (1310 AM Dallas), Davey was talking about his Intellivision growing up.  That was also my entre into the gaming circuit, circa 1982.  My big sis would know – I think she drove this X-Mas present idea.

You can see two of our family favorites in this cluster: Snafu and Skiing.  I particularly enjoyed some car racing.  This was some pretty archaic stuff compared to games now.

Then I got into Nintendo. Like really into it.  At my peak in the late 80’s, my elementary school friends and I would play constantly.  One of my fondest memories of my dorkdom was competing in the Nintendo Championships in Dallas (I may have blogged about this before…), where I made it to the final seven only to crash my Rad Racer in front of what seemed like thousands of spectators in the auditorium.  As I was surfing my Feedreader today, Tech Blog posted a video about the event which brought back memories.  You have to check it out – click on the link below and scroll down the page to the video:

 

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/nintendo-world-championship

Then, in college I graduated into the Sega Genesis, mostly because of its awesome hockey game with the unstoppable Chicago Blackhawks and Jeremy Roenick, made famous by this clip from Swingers (be warned: colorful language included)

Later in college, PlayStation was where it was at.  We had some mega late-night duels on EA College Football.  Good times.

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