My First Experience with Games.

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My First Experience with Games

        Wow, my very first experience?  To be honest, I don’t remember enough about my very very first experience to have a sufficient amount of material for an entire paragraph, let alone a paper.  Therefore, I’ll write about several of my first experiences.  

        My Dad is in the Air Force, and when I was a kid around the ages of 3-6, we were stationed on an air base in Germany.  Now when we first got there, mom was taking these German language classes.  We’d just moved so we only had one car, so we usually all went.  Dad and I weren’t involved in the class, so we’d go to the bowling alley on base and have cheeseburgers and sit and talk.  Besides that time period being one of my very favorite memories, it was also the first time I experienced the glorious splendor of the arcade.  I was probably 4 or 5 years old, and I could just barely see up over the control surface on an arcade cabinet, but it didn’t matter.  I didn’t even have the slightest idea of what I was doing in the game,  I just knew it was the coolest thing I’d ever experienced in all 5 years of my life.  I was thinking about it earlier, and I can’t figure out what the draw was.  I mean come on, basically all I was doing was standing there mashing buttons, but it didn’t matter!  Every night when we went there, I had to play the games.  I probably only lasted 10 or 15 seconds on the game, but every night, I came back for more.  Then they got this other machine, one of the sit-down cabinets.  The enclosed cockpit style arcade cabinets, which are still hands-down my favorite.  I can’t remember what the game was, but because I could see the screen I could actually play this one.  I wasn’t on any high score lists or anything, but I could understand and control the game.  After I graduated from pre-school, my parents had this little celebration, and we went to the bowling alley so I could play the arcade games.  It was years and years after that period of time before I ever got a home console, but every chance I got, whenever I saw an arcade, it was like “ooh ooh, I wanna go I wanna go!!.”

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I’m just a little more subdued now, but I still get just as excited.  

        Now, for the second of my major introductions to video games, this one I actually remember.  This also took place during my first time living in Germany.  Mom and I were at the commander’s house one day, I think mom was having coffee with his wife.  When you were growing up, did you ever know that one kid that had every toy, no matter what it was he had at least one?  Well the commander’s kid was definitely one of those.  He had an NES. ...

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