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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  • ggamesg

    My favorite game is probably Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie is better but Kazooie just had a bigger impact on me.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 5:03 PM
  • esmilodonte

    With the Intellevision Cat & Mouse.. OLD ONE.. and them portatil chinesse ataris :')

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:57 PM
  • Doug Otto

    Half Life 2 was definitely the game that launched my passion. I liked playing casually on my PS2 some racing games or Tony Hawk and eventually tried it out on my old Xbox and fell in love.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:39 PM
  • filchingfeline

    Also, I didn't spell or grammar check that post of mine because Russians are in my brain playing Theremin Hero.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:34 PM
  • adamant5

    Illusion of Gaia was the game that opened the door to the realm of gaming for me and to this day is my favorite game. There's something so very neat about that game... maybe its because Will beats the baddies up with a flute!

    Also, MY little brother and I experienced nearly the same thing when he and I played through Super Ghouls and Ghosts. Neither of us cried but we did however come up with a few new swearwords.... we're still trying to figure out what we meant by screaming "YOU ASS-TURKEY!!!!" at our SNES.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:34 PM
  • filchingfeline

    I'm not trying to look cool because I never beat GhostsnGoblins and I also never beat Legacy of the Wizard. LotW made GnG it's bitch. There I said it. It's the one game I'll some how remember no matter what. In fact I'd say LotW set the standard in my brain as to what a video game could be. It was epic on a level that no alloy of meme could define. The thing was, being born in '81 I was barely out of my egg when playing all these games. Most of them I only remember as the experience. While for those like you, Adam, you were already well on your way to strip bars and nights crying alone.

    I think whats common, however, is that these days after 25 years of playing video games I just get bored so easily. We latch on to extremely fringe games simply because they offer the chance to feel that nostalgia. I tend to deal with this by pwningnobs (pardon the jargon) in CoD while complaining about hax and lag. It's a simple and effective way to waste time and it keeps my mind from turning into the unmentionables drawer in the Golden Girls house. Filled with mothballs and unused.

    There's good news though. It's just starting to peek out, look around, and start it's new reign of dominance. It's called the magic of procedural generation. While, the game isn't impressive to me, check out the tech behing Infinity. Realize that now that we're in the future games are no longer built they are grown. Why do you care? Well, for release content, you can probably expect the same as always only bigger and better, whatever that means. The interesting thing is in user edits and hacks. With just a bit of fingerbitflips you could radically alter a game. Essentially meaning, if you find a game you like you honestly, no pr bullcrap, could play it forever (due to "einstines mistake" forever is a relative term and the poster accepts no responsablity for diminshed duration forevers).

    Oh, and I have to add in the whole near-future reality of man-machine cerebral interfaces and true to reality video game experiences minus all that pesky risk stuff. Don't worry, people like me will protect you while you sleep, and we'll be well motivated to not touch you (any of you) in your bathing suit areas while you do. Although, if your a really hot girl I might snap a photo, that's not wrong unless I sell it.

    In conclusion, those who look into the past will forever be doomed to repeat it. Also, I'm way too excited for our new co-host of aots but since I have directv I'll have to make due with whatever left overs you toss on the net.

    Oh, and... because she's cute. Sup, Nikole?

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:31 PM
  • anchgu7

    donkey kong country on snes as well as the original pokemon's

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:29 PM
  • JustTheBeginning

    Spyro! god I was so scared of those bulls!

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:22 PM
  • Davenjer

    Warcraft 2 Orcs & Humans!!!!!

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:09 PM
  • hailme786

    It's nice hearing your childhood stories. I'd love to hear more.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 4:06 PM
  • GhostIn

    As always I still retain my mad Respect for the Sessler... StarFox 64 is were I shined lol

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:57 PM
  • happymeowmeow

    My first gaming memories also took place in the damp little arcade grottoes found in bowling alleys and the like. All of them smelly, smoke filled, and more than a little bit creepy. Good times.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:51 PM
  • ODST chief

    pokemon on gba

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:38 PM
  • teshazman

    psychonauts. the milkman level was when i realized this

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:29 PM
  • prinny_hero

    Chrono Trigger, first game I realized what level grinding meant to 100.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:26 PM
  • SyCoDEVIL13

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, first game I ever played!

    What a great way to get into gaming

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:12 PM
  • we3gamers

    thanks for stealing from my article adam assler
    http://we3gamers.com/testing -your-raw-skills/

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:04 PM
  • bentreeze

    Sonic 2 is the first game i want to see what the next level was going to look like

    Posted: January 11, 2011 3:03 PM
  • AngelCam7

    Kind of makes me wonder what Adam's reaction is in regards to Arthur being a playable character in Marvel vs Capcom 3?

    I remember when I first heard Sonic was announced for Smash Bros. Brawl. It gave me an extremely happy feeling, since I've played Sonic since the very beginning. The early Sonic games is why I am a gamer to begin with. And to go on a virtual battlefield playing as my all-time favorite video game character and the very icon which brought me into this wonderful world of gaming... it's just an absolute joy that fills me everytime I pick up that controller.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 2:50 PM
  • Lims

    God, I am right there with Adam. I feel pretty damn old. My beginnings were the old D&D games on the C64 and then I moved on up to the Atari 2600. Ghosts and Goblins was never a favorite of mine - it was simply too hard for me. I preferred the old RPGs and text games.

    Posted: January 11, 2011 2:49 PM