Growing up, we had some pretty cool video game systems. I can remember the Atari pretty well, among a few others. Sure, I may be dating myself with this statement, but my favorite game console, then and now is the Nintendo. Yes, I said now. I have loved playing Super Mario Bros since it came out back in 1985. It is still as much fun today as it was back then. I even was asked to bring it to a friend’s house Superbowl Sunday. We played it before and after the game. Personally, I would have been happier playing the Nintendo than watching the Superbowl.
Over the last twenty plus years, I have played on many of the different consoles. I am not a huge gamer, but I do enjoy racing games. I can remember when Gran Turismo came out for the Playstation. A bunch of us got together and played day and night. It was so addicting. Then Gran Turismo 2 came out and it started all over again.
A few years later, I got an Xbox. They don’t have Gran Turismo for that platform, but they do have Project Gotham Racing. I have played all three PGRs and loved everyone. There also was Need For Speed. I don’t know how many of those came out, but there’s been a ton, and I have played a bunch of them. My most recent was Need For Speed: Shift.
Now, I have the Nintendo (of course) and an Xbox 360. I really like the Xbox 360 for it’s graphics and Xbox Live capabilities. I can play games on it, and watch Netflix Streaming with it. It’s a great system. I have both Guitar Hero and Rock Band for it and really enjoy playing them as well.
The reason I am writing this tonight is to ask everyone’s opinion on gaming. Here’s a few questions for you…
- Do you play video games? If yes, how often?
- What type of games do you like?
- What console do you like to play on?
- Do you think the Guitar Hero/Rock Band type games are encouraging kids to learn to play instruments, or just video games?
If nothing else, they make for some great pictures…