Your Memorable Gaming Moments. Collaboration with you!

This is all you! You interacted and shared me some great memories. Thank you everyone who participated in this collab. I hope to have many more of these for this year and beyond. Lets get right into it!

@TheIcePirate (Twitter/YouTube) We got a video daily double here! https://youtu.be/CIrsR49G2Hg & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXxe-VQdoPo&t=3s 2 great franchises great memories

Thank you TheIcePirate! I have watched both of these when you first uploaded them also. Love me some Twilight Princess.

Wolfy40oz (YouTube) “I remember this time I was playing Sea Of Thieves with my buddy and it was a great time! Best part is when WE SANK A PIRATE SHIP!!!!!”

I’ll never forget the Christmas of 1983. I received this Tomy handheld PacMan game. Sure I had played video games before and Atari was way better than these but we hadn’t owned an Atari yet and this was my very first video game that I actually owned and it started my love for pac man! It was the hit at Christmas day with all my cousins gathering around and taking turns to see who could get the highest score. I think we went through a set of batteries pretty quick that day. Pac man will always hold a special place in my heart! I still have this handheld pac man game too! And it still works! It’s the best thing I have in my collection and it’s the only item that was actually mine as a kid! This will always be my holy grail to my collection.

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Sounds great! That moment in a game you did something so dominant and while playing online with your friend! Memories forever. Ironically I did the same thing not too long ago! Do you we a mutual friend between us?!

The holy grail it is! It’s great to see something you have after all these years. It just means so much more also having something as a kid that now as an adult you look back at and just remember those fun times you had. 

Hidden Game Room (YouTube/Facebook Page) “I remember gaming.. it was fun” https://www.facebook.com/HGR3895/

Thanks for the share also brother! I hear you, The good old golden days of gaming. I love channels like yours keeping true and reliving those glory days.

Rawman (YouTube) “My favourite gaming memories are of playing N64 games with a group of friends. Specifically games like Goldeneye 4 player split screen. It was a lot of fun running about the facility and doing 1 shot kills with the golden gun.”

I remember those days like it was yesterday, I miss them dearly I had mastered the game from that aspect. Let me guess, You were always James Bond weren’t you? hehe N64 forever my friend!

@Jetjaguar67 (Twitter) “My biggest gaming memory has to be beating Final Fantasy 8! I really related to Squall as a kid did everything in that game and beating it was such an event!”

“My second memory is simulating and watching an entire NHL season when the lockout hit (Dallas stars won over the Rangers) so Dallas stars are always my 2005 Stanley Cup champs”

Relating to someone in a video game is so cool. Just add’s that extra experience for you doesn’t it! Ahh the NHL lockout of 2005, Great to see though you put your own spin on it. I think we should make it official. THE DALLAS STARS ARE THE 2005 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS! 

@adorkableNcute (Twitter) “The best gaming memory was back when me & my siblings were playing Star Tropics. We were stuck on the level where the strait was blocked & my brother & sister couldn’t figure out how to go forward. Stuck in a memorial where a giant piano was.”

“a close second would be the time I beat Symphony of the Night the first time, with the good ending. It was worth it to go through and get every item, including the duplicator. I maxed out the time on that file and still have it saved to this day. 😁

Those giant piano’s eh! Always seem to be causing some sort of trouble along the way. It’s always nice to hear of memories with the brothers and sisters. It’s something you can reminisce with them from time to time. Beating a game for the first time after sinking so many hours into it is just incredible. Especially going all out getting everything. That’s a true acomplishment! 

@TheRebelTom (Twitter) “One of my most memorable gaming memories, is when I learned how to spam 2 moves in order to beat Goro in Mortal Kombat 4 and how it made my favorite character in MK become Raiden! 😀 Back when I was a kid and Mortal Kombat 4 was the latest in the series and the 1st attempt at a 3D style for the franchise, my friends and I would play it, like, everyday after school. They had it for the N64. I personally didn’t own the game, so I played it at my friend’s house. We could never beat Goro! No matter how hard we tried. One weekend though, I was spending the night at their house (it was 2 brothers, Jake & Joe) and we would just pass the controller around and each would try to beat the ladder, but none could ever beat Goro. Then, late into the night, everyone was just laying on the floor and almost asleep, I was giving it one more go. I selected Raiden and because I was tired, in order to get to the top fast, I would just keep doing 2 moves (no particular order) the Electric tornado attack and the lightning projectile move. Occasionally, I would use the teleport as well for better positioning. Anyways, when I finally got to Goro… I noticed that I went to round 2 with me on the winning side. Jake and Joe were still just laying on the floor, probably about to fall asleep any moment, but didn’t realize I had just won round 1… I didn’t say anything. Cuz in my head, I’m thinking: “Great, I probably just pissed him off more and am going to die.” Well, as round 2 started, right out of the gate, I landed an electric tornado dive and pushed him into the corner, then I spammed the lightning projectile move as fast as I could and got maybe 2 or 3 in. I remember Goro trying the super jump and stomp attack, but I was able to use the teleport and he missed. Immediately, I put in the input for the tornado attack and hit twice in a row and then a projectile… Boom! Round 2 ended and I won a flawless victory!! I can’t express in words the pure joy and satisfaction that swept me. I jumped up and yelled: “I DID IT GUYS! I BEAT HIM! I BEAT GORO!” My friends, popped up so fast and were jolted with energy to celebrate with me and to finally witness what came next! It was, of course, Shinnok, and I was able to beat him and get that glorious end credit! I always treasures that mem2and felt pride of being the 1st among my friends to beating Goro and the game in general. Raiden has been my favorite character since, due to the memory and feat we accomplished together! 😀

Man don’t you just love it! Your with the friends, You have that goal in place you will be #1 you will dominate. That ladder that can seem to mock you just there with some unfinished business. Trying times maybe some glimmer of hope, Nope coming up short again. Fatigue tiredness sets in, You know now it will be up to you. The fire in your eyes you want to do it badly. Early hours of the morning, The round has come its you what seems vs the world. Maybe it seems like it was all in slow motion now? The moment you see it THE GLORY IS YOURS YOU DID IT! SCREAM IT OUT TO THE WORLD YOU ARE THE MASTER YOU HAVE ACHIEVED VICTORY. It’s memories like those that you will never forget!

Roaming Dan (YouTube) “My favorite gaming memory is renting NES games with my cousin almost every weekends… I would sleep over and we would play until 3am… the game that we rented the most was Baseball Stars… I think we put more time creating our team then playing it because it was a rental so our saved would be erased almost everytime that someone else rented it! But we would still redo it everytime!”

Weekend video game renting! The good old days! Remember when renting the game and then wondering if the cart still had any of your progress still saved on it? Creating it and stylizing it to your own preference. I love that, Makes you feel like the master in charge!

mtshark7 (YouTube) “My favorite gaming memory was playing video games with my cousins.”

Always having someone to share those memories with and then bringing them up again years later is always so cool! 

Loch SNES Monster (YouTube) “Probably gaming with friends and family. Never the games, but who you play them with.”

Memories with family and friends are always great. Looking back at that bonding time and then remembering when and how. More special with some family and friends also!

XX Smokie XX (YouTube) “I once saw someone get married on world of Warcraft”

I mean I’d consider that legal no? WoW is one hell of a great game. Wonder if that couple is still together today. Hmmm

@pollybird34 (Twitter) “I remember Atari, but when my mom was prego with my baby sis in 88′ we had Nintendo and mom would play and I’d sit next to her and my sis would go nuts in her belly, she loved it – she was born early so we had to stay in the hospital for a bit and we brought the Nintendo in And when my sis would get upset we would start playing Mario and it would calm her down – now my sis is a super gamer 😙

Now what a way to welcome a new baby! From the start right to Super Mario! A great memory also being at the hospital and able to play the NES during the stay. Nice to hear that your sister is still into gaming it’s honestly a great memory to share with her also!

@darklands23 (Twitter) “best gaming memory was playing the Sega Master System with my mom she loved Astro Warriors, and After Burner. She got mad at me when I broke the 3D glasses. like for real…”

Yay! getting the Mom in on the gaming with you. Fun times. Uh-oh! Mom must have really really loved those 3D glasses! Hopefully you don’t get too much of the “Remember when you broke the…” Let me now forever pardon you from this mishap!

@game_mana (Twitter) “Mine was the morning after Christmas. It was quiet and everyone was asleep. I came down and played my new NES. The game we had was Mario and Exodus. I thought the graphics were amazing”

Something about soaking up that quiet time and playing a new game for the first time and on a new console. Then it’s the date you remember too, Christmas of 80 something (90 something?) something that just stays with you forever.

Maine-ly Gaming (YouTube) My friend has a video bonus for us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiA3S4_4QsI 

I encourage you to subscribe to my friend here. I watched the video left a comment and like because it was a fantastic memory and even greater video! Also that hat is looking pretty good. Your choice of game is courageous my friend!

@xErik999x (Twitter) We got a picture bonus for this one! img_2817 15 years in the making and you have finally conquered! I’m sure you were over the moon and felt so ecstatic! Take a bow my friend you have done the gaming world proud.

@esperdreams (Twitter) “Gaming has so many wonderful moments that to narrow down to just three was a bit tricky. I really had to think on what was more of a memorable moment and that was still difficult since there’s so many that really stand out for me. After what felt like ages, I did manage to give one of my favorite moments. Resident Evil 2 is a fun survival horror game that completely blew me away the first time I played it. I was expecting the campy dialogue, lack of a plot and just jump scares aplenty that the first game offered. What I got was an amazing story of survival between the two main heroes, Leon and Claire, who managed to escape the city of the dead. I always enjoyed Claire’s scenario more than Leon and it was really had to do with Sherry. My favorite moment of this game was when Claire first meets Sherry. Sherry being scared tries to run away to her hideout in the vents. Claire reassures her that she’s not a zombie and it’s the whole scene that brings out the humanity in a mist of chaos just always stood out to me.”

When it sits and stands out for you, To me that just means the game has really connected with you. Then also you have that moment that sticks with you forever, You can bond with another fan of the game over your great moment! (as you have with me!) I love a good gaming story also


 

I would like to thank everyone who has given me your memorable gaming moment. I have truly enjoyed reading through your moments and memories and feel we have connected more on that level of gaming memories. I am so humbled that you have shared your memories and videos with me. I hope you all have some more memories and making new ones, Even if you don’t game anymore at least now you always have that great memory with you.

~Gamer Jeff

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A Gamer isn’t a gender

If you look up the word/term “Gamer” this what you get, “A gamer is one who plays and/or devises games” “Someone who plays games as a hobby” “a person who plays games especially a person who regularly plays computer or video games” You can look up for days all the terms and so on and so fourth what they have. I looked for a good 20 minutes on google and other various sites and the definitions above are generally what I see and come across. I know other folks will have a different view to this while some may not mind I am thinking of the bigger picture here. I did not see the “Gamer Girl” anywhere I looked. I am sure if I spent more time I’d see something somewhere but anyways I didn’t.

My personal view point on this too. I honestly haven’t referred to anyone as a “Gamer Girl” like with so many others they are gamers. Passionate and love their choice of entertainment just like the rest of gamers. I hate how the few who have to label such gamers by such labels “gamer girl” “fake gamer” “nintendo fanboy” I don’t get it. Sadly with how society has been going also I see a lot of it getting worse and worse. When I used to go into gaming online we all treated each other as equals and human beings. We didn’t think or dare to try to label anyone based on gender, sexuality, race, religion, etc. 

When I was growing up my choice of gaming was the NES and a PC. I would play some of the NES with my Dad casual fun. If we are talking more hardcore here then I’m on the PC with my Mom. We played some coloring games, Those old story book games, My favorite was the Toy Story PC game. I could maybe do 3 of the levels, It was my Mom, She was the master of the game. Watching her go through level by level and beating them inching closer towards the end of the game, It was something so special. Unfortunately we got to the end of the game and didn’t beat it. It did get pretty tough. There were so many other games though on the PC that I played with my Mom as a kid, That is how I got my passion and into gaming. 

I used to game a lot with my sister also back in the day. N64 and PlayStation up to the PS2/Gamecube was our thing. More great gaming memories she used to help me progress through some games and we used to work with each other in getting past games. As I did get older though I did think and wonder how she felt that a lot of games we played mostly had a male protagonist role or focused on a man for the game. This wasn’t any bad thinking on my part, This was because I know my sister had fun with gaming and I sure didn’t want to see her lose that passion and that something that was apart of her life. One Easter she got a game Rogue Ops for the PS2 that featured a female role. I remember that she spent so much time completing that game she felt so immersed in it, I loved it. 

To me gaming is for everyone, Some enjoy different aspects and other types of gaming than what others do. I remember at school during my primary days honestly actually most of the kids didn’t game at all, The girls also weren’t into it and I remember some saying that it was because the guys (men) turn it into some hardcore competition that doesn’t make it fun for them. I have never been about that, Unfortunately I can still see that divide these days also. Worse part too it’s especially in online gaming where girls get raided with all these questions, quizzes, doubts, why they game, etc. Now how ridiculous is that? It’s gaming it’s entertainment it’s whats fun for them! Going back to the label on this though “gamer girl” like I mentioned to some ladies they don’t mind anything being called that, That’s fine. My point will go to how I seen my friend Kate word it in a tweet and I couldn’t have agreed more. “I hate the term gamer girl. Last time I checked, I’m just a gamer. My gender has zero to do with gaming” It’s worded so perfectly and I applaud my friend Kate for sharing this in an age where social media can be quite a rowdy place. Anything to do with gender doesn’t have anything to do with a gamer. You may ask does the term gamer guy bother me? To me not personally but I can see why to others they would ask why. It’s an unnecessary label that we don’t need.

I have to be quite honest here too, I honestly don’t really know what the ladies go though. In a way too I don’t think I’ll ever understand. I just hope for a day or a time where we don’t have to label anyone by gender on gaming and so on. Now again we’ll get to the point on some people “The term does not bother me” the keyword in that was “Me” the person itself. It honestly doesn’t have to bother you or the “me” in particular, It’s the other person. In all I just say respect that person. I tailor myself with how I am with friends I just find it as a form of respect. The many terms can be attributed to an old way of thinking, As a society we’ve built years and years upon things that we think or thought that were fine and just brushed it off to the side while the feelings of those and such had just been buried away. Now as society and those who have risen up and gathered their voice to speak out you have those of the old way shouting back “oh no this is how it’s been for years! it doesn’t matter! I mean it doesn’t matter to me!” The keywords in there “Me” “It doesn’t matter” Attribute the respect that should be going fourth.

To end off I just ask, Think about the next time when you use the terms “Gamer Girl” think about that other person. You will have your beliefs and opinions, For those guys that think it’s fine or don’t have an issue with it quite honestly that’s not for you to say as your not in the perspective or position to give. Just think about how that nice lady who enjoys her games not because the game has something to do with gender, It’s just a game and shes playing it without any label or grief whats so ever. “Why am I being called a gamer girl? wouldn’t I be just as a gamer as anyone else would be?” Of course. There are so many of us out there like my friend Kate who accept and welcome all gamers no matter how they be! We love the fact that we can interact and share our experiences with those because we connect with gaming.

Huge shout out goes to my dear friend Kate. I first thank her so much for allowing me to share this post and write about something that I hope someone reads and they feel the comfort in knowing there are gamers like me and Kate who truly care. I also want to thank Kate on some inspiration to me. Kate has a beautiful blog site that I truly have enjoyed, It inspired me to keep up my work and connect with more fellow gamers out there. I encourage you to check out her site here https://esperdreams.com/ please give her some love she deserves a lot! I am very humbled and appreciate of our friendship.

~Gamer Jeff

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Have fun gaming online!

Gaming online, Have fun!

This is actually an inspired post from a couple of friends I talk to. The theme is common, Playing a game online and their friends are either too demanding or too focused on too many aspects of winning the game that their attitude becomes foul.

Just before I jump and dive into this, I understand that there are those who are competitive in gaming and want to achieve the best results in all possible ways. A win at all costs, Perfection across the board. This in no way is a job, shot, anything at you folks. While I do have my thoughts on the subject that is an entirely different article all together for another day. This is geared towards more the friends casually gaming together.

To me, Having fun while gaming is very important to me. Especially online. I just can’t imagine what the other person on the other side is thinking. So many things and variables happen in games when your playing online, You can run into a team that’s well more equipped, Well more costumed to the game, They can simply be great at what they practice in the game. Yes folks, In a game you will win and lose. The fact is that sometimes you just end up on the losing side more than the winning. You have to just face it, That’s how it falls. Don’t blame your friend if something had happened to happen. If your pushing and focusing on that aspect your just creating a huge negative atmosphere then of course why would someone want to play with you after that?

Me personally, I’d say I’m slightly above average when it comes to online play of gaming. The only “practice” I would get in is at the time when I am actually playing the game. When I come online I am not looking to solely win the game. I am looking for a fun time hanging out with my friends through the world of online. Losing in an online game honestly has little impact on me. It’s a fact of life I don’t waste my time dwelling on. I don’t go around criticizing my friends because of such and such. A game is meant to be played and enjoyed in my books. Create that fun and happy atmosphere playing with your friends. Create and cherish those memories.

Unfortunately I have had my instances where folks have made an online game not fun for me. In fact it was on one of my favorite gaming franchises too. It took me a real long time to get back into it and at the fun I used to have with it. Sadly it broke some friendships also, Though if that’s how it has to be. I won’t dive into a full story it just simply came down to a group of folks who were too addicted to the game that it started to consume them a bit. No, You have every control in your actions and how you are acting to other people. We have all moved on and actually I have reconciled with all party members involved. Though as to playing online again it’s at best we part ways.

As to my two friends that have inspired to write this article. The one she just told me recently and I can’t totally speak on her behalf as it’s just a new revelation to me, I will say that she deserves the respect in any case on what she chooses to engage with in friends on playing games. It is supposed to be fun for her as well. Though to my other friend who actually was with me in the madness of the negative group (no we had zero issues or anything with each other) there are some things that make me shake my head because of how sometimes playing a game online isn’t fun for him. Lets call him John O’Chuck. I absolutely love playing online with John it’s a blast. I can tell sometimes and see that a confidence thing in him has hindered him a bit when we play. Now of course he knows my style and how I play, I feel bad for him cause I know at times he can’t help it. Just a history of him playing online and getting bashed on for nothing. Again here in no way am I pointing blame or anything, Some folks are just set in their ways on how they play games online and that’s fine by me. There is nothing wrong or anything with the way John plays. He like millions and millions of other online players such as myself sometimes fail to complete or fall in mission while we are online. No harm done, Nothing in our real lives affected, We continue on as is. Me and John have completed and done so much stuff in online games it’s incredible. My fondest moment of us playing online was a match in a game of Wolfenstein Enemy Territory. In the one map we are trying to get the plans from the enemy team and radio them off. The last part of the mission gets tricky as we breach the base of the enemy and it’s easy to fall in battle, Especially with the plans. The mission is timed and we were really racing against the clock here near the end. I am not sure if it was me or another computer player, Though we had the plans and fell in the outside of the base. It was then John who had got the plans and I watched and guided him right to the end to send off the plans and secure the victory for us. John we salute you! I was on cloud nine after that win, It was all thanks to you and a pleasure.

In all I just want folks to remember and know. Life exists outside of the game. You will end up on the winning or losing end. Life simply goes on. Just make sure that after the game has finished that you didn’t treat your friend bad enough that you have ruined their experience with the game and they won’t come and play with you anymore. Don’t be that person, Don’t create the toxic negative atmosphere. Create those good times. You never know either, You can meet that very special friend online like I mentioned in this vlog. A positive gaming friendship

Let me know your thoughts, Have you ever run into the biggest of negatives that it just ruined so much for you? Maybe you have nothing but the best of days online! Looking forward to hearing from all of you.

~Jeff

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