Sessler's Soapbox: How Adam Got Into Video Games

Posted: January 11, 2011
Sessler's Soapbox: How Adam Got Into Video Games
Adam celebrates the release of his favorite game of all time, Ghosts n' Goblins, on the Wii Virtual Console.

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  • doodle_billy

    donkey kong

    Posted: January 12, 2011 2:06 PM
  • Gagamer monster

    old school atari games with my dad , then sega genesis mickey castle of illusions and of course mariooo

    Posted: January 12, 2011 1:56 PM
  • DarknellStealth

    Mega Man 2 and Super Mario brothers started me on the path of the gamer!

    Posted: January 12, 2011 12:56 PM
  • Atari_Prime

    Atari 2600

    Maze Craze

    Posted: January 12, 2011 12:00 PM
  • cjbos81

    Excellent video.

    I remember beating my older brother in "mortal kombat" for the first time. It was the greatest day of my life because I had finally defeated him at something. His reign of terror was over.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 11:48 AM

    pokemon silver to games as a whole, tie between jedi knight 3 and morrowind to real games. no effence pokemon, i love you really

    Posted: January 12, 2011 11:47 AM
  • LeBigMac

    i just play my games on my NES

    Posted: January 12, 2011 10:52 AM
  • AgentMark

    I kept getting distracted by the fail happening over Adam's right shoulder. Then the guy finally made progress and The Ses was finished talking.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 10:52 AM
  • Gumburculeez

    Yar's Revenge on the Atari

    Posted: January 12, 2011 10:29 AM
  • SirFault

    Illusion of Gaia, the first video game I remember watching my parents play, and then having my Mom read the text to me because I was so young I still couldn't read well enough to play on my own, while I played it. Over Christmas vacation I found our old SNES and Illusion of Gaia, still my favorite game of all time.

    Thanks again for another awesome Soapbox!!

    Posted: January 12, 2011 9:22 AM
  • FuzzofPekinopolis

    I wasn't a little more than 6yrs. old when Christmas 1988 opened my eyes to the wonderful world that is video gaming. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't my first rodeo with games, but it was my first memorable experience. We had Atari and ColecoVision but that was last gen, my parents played that stuff.
    When I opened my presents and found that Santa had given me a NES, gold foiled Zelda cartridge, Mario w/Duckhunt and the light gun, and two controllers, and a new TV. I'm lucky I didn't have a gamer-stroke.
    Zelda was the first game that I played and beat. It took some coaching from my older cousin, who at the time I found to be almost godlike in his gaming skill. But I did beat it that winter, and in some ways it changed my life forever.
    This is more like a review than a favorite pick. But just like a review, a single aspect of a game cannot justify the overall score. In my case it was the game+age+that place in time+who I played it with = MY FAVORITE GAME OF ALL TIME.
    Today the Mass Effect series, Fallout series, Assasins Creed series, Halo series, Gears series, are on par with Zelda. But I'm not 6yrs. old anymore, and the magic while still there, cannot compare to Christmas 1988.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 8:41 AM
  • xbigxdavex

    first off, my first gaming experience was on atari 2600. adventure owned my soul at three years old. secondly, i had the same experience adam had but it was on the snes. when that damn game said you have to go thru it all over again i almost cried. i then went straight to the market and looked it up in tips and tricks magazine to level select. beat it, and never played it again.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 7:35 AM
  • Fastguy450

    Lemmings is my favorite game of ALL TIME!

    Posted: January 12, 2011 7:33 AM
  • Mr.Jazz

    Best Soapbox ever!! Classic I laughed so much. Keep up the good work.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 7:06 AM
  • samurai713

    Final Fantasy 7 is the game that got we hooked on gaming. I remember seeing Cloud's big ass sword on the cover and saying I must play this. JRPG's are kind of boring now, so I play games like Uncharted and Devil May Cry.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 6:41 AM
  • Ghostcamel

    Great soapbox Sessler.

    The Genesis version was very much like that for me. I also had to enlist the aid of my little brother to tag our way through it in one night. Neither of us cried when we got to the 'end' though lol, i think cuz we were a lil older, than your description makes you sound.

    My brother was more pissed than i was, just like yours. But i didnt really care. I knew i had just beaten the damn game once, so i knew i could do it again.

    Gotta love nostalgia. Besides i look best in rose-tinted glasses.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 6:15 AM
  • wolflee

    Thanks for sharing Adam.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 6:00 AM
  • Teepo 64

    Super Mario 64 is definitely my favorite game of all time. I can remember playing it in the winter time. Video games + winter time = best combo of reasons to stay indoors.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 4:46 AM
  • PrometheanArsonist

    I miss the sweet metallic smell of BART trains. They have an interesting and oddly comforting aroma.

    Posted: January 12, 2011 1:55 AM
  • psych0_j1m

    super mario bros. all stars and super mario world both for the snes

    Posted: January 11, 2011 11:53 PM