Typically I’ll write some ideas down before I create a post. This is not one of those times.
As the featured image suggests, I’ve been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m happy to report — after quickly researching exactly what a Sunshine Blogger Award is —that i’m honored to receive it. Many thanks to Dalton over at Off The Field Gaming for the kind words. The never-ending battle for time to write and post consistently is a battle we share and may never win. I took a read through Dalton’s nomination post and one thing we have in common (besides blogging, of course) are the challenges of finding the time to do it.
These shoutouts are valuable not only as an excuse to blog more often, but to discover new and interesting creators (of which I’ve found many) and stimulate conversations within the community. So much of my approach to blogging has been building off the collective mind share of all of you fine people. In the process it’s also pushed me to play more games and watch more things. Not on my PS3, though, that recently exploded.
Without going into too much detail — because Dalton asked 11 questions — I beat A Way Out with a friend the other night. It turns out video games that place you in a ‘break out of prison’ scenario are pretty good. Beyond that I’m typing this while watching The Last Jedi and am astonished I’ve made this much progress in this post.
So, if only because I want to get back to watching this movie, let’s get onto Dalton’s questions. Thanks again for the shout out man!
Q: What is your first video game memory?
A: It’s tough to remember the exact timing of the two but either JezzBall on the Apple IIe or Street Fighter 2 arcade. We used to winter vacation in New Hampshire growing up and I remember walking up to the arcade machine at the local (and only) pizza shop and being floored by its presence. Kudos to that pizza place for cornering the Cheshire county pizza market; pretty sure it was the only pizza place in town.
Q: If you’re a console player, which console generation so far has been your favorite?
A: Playstation 2. 13 years of releasing games for that system and by far the best library of games (and really damn good ones, too).
Q: Who is your all-time favorite sidekick?
A: Captain Jack Harkness.
Q: Batman vs. Superman who wins?
A: I’d imagine it would go something like fight, fight, fight, “Martha” and then they team up or something.
Q: When did you first decide you wanted to write/blog?
A: I landed some writing gigs after college. Some county news and then a bunch of live music stuff. A few years ago I found my old notepad where I used to scribble down the games I played, movies I had watched, and other loosely related things that the headlines of my blog posts should be a good representation of. I didn’t want to stop writing just because I wasn’t getting paid for it.
Q: If you could live in any video game universe, which one would you choose?
A: Probably Fruit Ninja. It would force me to eat fruit.
Q: If you could have any movie turned into a video game, which movie and why?
A: Bloodsport. Mostly for reasons I should overanalyze in its own post. Bloodsport holds a very special place in my heart.
Q: Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?
A: Last I heard she hopped on Widespread Panic tour.
Q: How many hours did you spend on your longest marathon gaming session?
A: This would probably date back to 7th grade and WCW/NWO Revenge on the N64. Surprisingly we played more Perfect Dark than Goldeneye back then but the marathons really came from Revenge and Perfect Dark binges. If I had to put a number to it I would say, “no comment.”
Q: When is the best time of day to play video games?
A: For me it’s whenever I have time, but I really enjoy playing on weekend mornings.
Q: How long is your perfect gaming session?
A: This is a difficult question to answer.