This is my game history the timeline of when I played the games that inspired me to become what I am today.
Created by Zaleium on Oct 9, 2009
Last updated: 03/06/10 at 07:51 AM
Tags: Jay Biros' Personal Game History
After playing Halo: CE, I really wanted to get the up coming Halo 2. The only problem that I had was the fact that I had no Xbox console. I went to the midnight release of the game and waited for Christmas to roll around hoping to get an Xbox for Christmas. Later that year I had gotten the Xbox and absolutely fell in love with the Halo series all over again. I still loved the killing aspect of the multiplayer but Halo 2 was the first game to make me enjoy objective based multiplayer, such as capture the flag or king of the hill. This was the start of the long road of competitive gaming and video game tournaments ahead in my life. This was also the reason I had decided to go into the gaming industry. I had gotten the bonus disk that showed me how Bungie made they made Halo 2. I fell in love with the process, researched schools, and never looked back!
I was at a high school buddy’s house when we popped in Halo: Combat Evolved on his Xbox console. I had never played an Xbox until this day and Halo: CE hooked me to the system. I had only played it for a few hours but it easily made it to my all time favorite first person shooter video game series. I loved the futuristic warfare storyline and the competitiveness of the multiplayer.
I had seen pictures of this game in magazines and could not wait for the release. This was also the first game my mom was interested with me because of its humor. My favorite part of the game was also the great jokes in the storyline. I also loved the 3D platform and great design of the game. The final part of Conker's Bad Fur Day that makes this my favorite all time game, is the multiplayer. I spent hours on end with the only other person I knew that played Conker’s Bad Fur Day besides my mom, my next door neighbor. We played everyday for a good year.
I was sent to hospital because of a bad case of tonsillitis. I was in great pain and needed to stay longer than a normal recovery due to complications. My mom ended up surprising me with a Game Boy Color and a copy of Pokémon Red Version. I loved the show for years and never knew they made a game until this surprise. I loved the thrill of barking on an adventure with these monsters in my pockets. I got hooked on the game play from the first Pokémon captured to the last one I battled. I never played an RPG until Pokémon Red Version and learned to love taking the role of a character and fulfilling an adventure from beginning to end.
In 1997 on Oct 27th I got James Bond 007: GoldenEye for my birthday. This was the first shooter I was ever introduced to. I was drawn into the first person view. I loved playing the campaign and being put into the role of a secret agent and choosing the way I played through each level. Whether I would be sneaky or run and gun through each level, it was my decision. I also loved the multiplayer. I spent hours gaining skill and playing against anyone I could find, even my mom!
I had gotten Sonic the Hedgehog along with a Sega Genesis for Christmas of 1995. I loved the fact of being able to play through a game that was similar to Super Mario Bros. but being able to control my life with the amount of gold rings I collected. I also found it a little bit more challenging than Super Mario Bros. I was ready for a challenge after being stuck with Super Mario for a year.
I was introduced to my first video game console, the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES. I had gotten the game for my 5th Birthday on Oct. 27th, 1994. I had only gotten one cartridge, which included both Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. I loved the games as soon as I laid eyes on them. I think it was partially because of the simplicity of Super Mario Bros. and the fact that I had the Nintendo Zapper to shoot down the ducks in Duck Hunt. I loved the gun because it really submersed me into the game.