Your first assignment is to include introduce yourself by posting your personal Game History. This Assignment is due Monday June 9th by midnight.
As a child what types of games did you like to play? Include things like board games, imaginative play, sports, cards etc.. Be specific. How did these games influence your personal growth, your development in game play.
What games did you play in your teen years?
What games do you play now, in adulthood? Has your choice in games changed? If so, how and why? If not, why do you think that is the case? How much time to you spend playing games?
If you don’t play games, why do you think this is the case? Does this say anything about you as a person?
What does your choice in games say about you?
In creating your personal gaming history BE SPECIFIC. Provide names of games, how long you may have played them, how you felt about them then/now, etc…
This assignment should be posted below.
My Introduction and game history in brief:
When I was a kid, I was fortunate to have an aunt who worked for Milton Bradley, so we grew up playing a lot of board games such as: Monopoly, Hungry Hippos, Battleship, Connect Four, Trouble, Life, Don’t Break the Ice, Don’t Spill the Beans, Clue, an operation. I preferred games like Clue and Monopoly – the other ones just stressed me out.
We also used to play a lot of card games like Uno, Old Maid, Gin, Rummy, and Cribbage. I like card games, but HATED playing with my mother (she ALWAYS won and it drove me crazy – still does.) I still like playing cards and still hate playing with my mother.
We also had an Atari and a Commodore 64 system (it helps when your dad is a computer geek) when I was young (yes, I am that old!) They games were (like Pong) were fun, but soon lost their appeal.
I didn’t really think too much of video games or gaming until college, when Tetris came out. I played FAR TOO much Tetris. I dabbled with some MUD games (but can’t for the life of me remember which ones – they obviously were not that memorable.)
Other early graphics based games I remember playing and loving are Mysts of Avalon and Civilization (actually have a fun memory of visiting my sister in Georgia and spending the entire weekend with in my pajamas because we were too busy building a civilzation to get dressed.
Most of my recent (i.e. 11 year) gaming experiences revolve around playing with my daughter. We played a variety of games of her Leapster and when she graduated up to a Nintendo DS – I had my fair share of Nintendogs and Pokemon. Currently, we have a Wii and an XBOX Kinnect. Games that we play range from Rayman Raging Rabbits,Lego Harry Potter, Lego Star Wars, Lego Indiana Jones and Minecraft (actually as I type this my daughter, her cousin and her friend are building luxurious houses in Minecraft.)
I prefer fantasy, problem solving games to first person shooter, but have been known to play the later (I especially enjoy the graphics of games like Bioshock.) One of my favorite games for the PS is Little Big Planet, I really love the ability to create my own game space. My phone has games like Zombie Tsunami, Zombies Ate My Friend, Haunted Nigh, Various versions of Angry Birds, and Fruit Ninja. I will often play when I have a few minutes to spare or to detox and wind down after teaching