Recently, I have been spending a lot of time reminiscing about pre baby life. I used to spend a lot of time working, a lot of my free time partying and almost all of the rest of my conscious hours were spent playing computer games!
I’ve never been a soap fan, and reality TV always made me cringe, so while everyone else was watching Emmerdale or such like, I’d be sat in my bedroom playing on one of my consoles, or on my laptop.
The other day, I was browsing through the current top 10 pc games and I realised just how out of touch I have become. I haven’t played any of them, (or heard of most of them). This time 10 years ago, I would probably have rented, completed and returned most of them by now.
I was a huge Nintendo fan as a child. Mario and Zelda were definitely my
favourites. Most girls dreamed of Princes rescuing them…. I’d have
much preferred a plumber from Brooklyn to save me, or Hyrule’s hero…
I became a HUGE fan of The Sims though, and ditched my Nintendo habit in favour of my laptop and my own made up world. I spent many hung over days abusing the “MOTHERLODE” cheat and building stupidly huge mansions for my sim to throw parties in.
I got my Dad addicted to the sims, too. He never cheated though. He spent night after night working his poor sim to the bone, only for him to leave the game running half way through a refurb and his sim starved to death – EPIC FAIL! I briefly got addicted to The Sims Online, too. They cancelled it after a few months of me playing it though.
I was still a huge Sims fan right up until Sam was born. Then I swapped gaming for Blogging. I keep looking at the stack of Xbox 360, Wii, DS, and PC games and wondering if it’s time to get rid of them. Then I remember how much I loved playing them and shove them back into drawers, ready for the caped crusaders to play in a few years. I think Super Mario Bros. 3 is definitely my favourite ever computer game. What’s yours?