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Dak_n_Jaxter

My dad had just found out he had brain cancer...i know. But it's of me and him lying around all day in my parents 'what seemed at the time' gigantic bed of endless pillows and covers....I just remember how comfortable it was, protecting me, as long as i was on it, from anything and everything that could hurt me. My mom had rented us about fifteen games and this grey thing with purple switches, in her desperate attempt to help keep me happy and my dad's mind off of...well his mind. I'm serious, we had this laughable stack of games next to the t.v. that we were set to conquer, and it was perfect...

Of course as a little kid it was an unbelievable amount of fun....we never had any money so it was literally comparable to the compilation of every christmas id ever experienced. I knew he was sick and something was wrong...and wierd about the situation, but i guess my mom succeeded, because i was having the time of my life. Staying home from school and playing video games all day, with my dad. Looking back, i don't even think i'm capable today of feeling that content... that we're here, we're ok.... and nothing else really even exists outside of this room.

And that would have been a great end to it right there, the games were fun and distracting enough to keep us trudging along....day after day, and we were enjoying every second of it. And.....then it happened. Seemingly enough just the same as all the others. I put the cartridge into our nintendo and turned it on, and innocently these three triangles began floating across the screen along with this magicaly melodic intro that made me almost feel like i was falling into some kind of portal to another time, and as they came together a giant sword suddenly slashed through the title with a vengeance, triggering a theme that still resonates with me to this day. And that was it, were were hooked...or hookshot.....sorry.

The game was A Link To The Past and it saved our life. We became so emersed in this incredible game that it was like our oversized, overloaded bed had completely transformed into this billowing cloud, floating high above Hyrule. And so, traveling almost without effort, we laughed and cried, and fought our way through this unbelievable yet oddly familiar world, allowing us to do the same with our own right along with it.

He's gone, but i feel that part of me, part of us, is still out there, floating along. Lost in another world, kicking ass and trying to save a princess.....

If the matrix is real and you somehow pick this up... i miss you bud

(Thanks for reading this too long, adjective abused post. Just needed to write it down)

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Chrono_Cross

I'm sorry for your loss. My Mom has cancer as well and, while it wasn't looking too good for some time, she's doing better now.

As for an early, funny gaming moment, my older brother and I got so into Ikari Warriors for the NES, that we not only beat it that night, but we didn't hear the phone call from our parents. My parents went to Wal Mart around 8 P.M. with our younger brother and the car broke down. They tried to get ahold of us but we were busy. Both of us got yelled at but telling the truth didn't help us out this time. Bonding is gold.

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One of my first gaming memories is playing this race:
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probably because it scared the buck out of me, lol.

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Dak_n_Jaxter

Chrono_Cross wrote:

I'm sorry for your loss. My Mom has cancer as well and, while it wasn't looking too good for some time, she's doing better now.

As for an early, funny gaming moment, my older brother and I got so into Ikari Warriors for the NES, that we not only beat it that night, but we didn't hear the phone call from our parents. My parents went to Wal Mart around 8 P.M. with our younger brother and the car broke down. They tried to get ahold of us but we were busy. Both of us got yelled at but telling the truth didn't help us out this time. Bonding is gold.

Sorry about your mom, glad she's doing better. He actually had this experimental surgery/chemo/radiation method and beat it completely. First person to ever survive what he had...No one really understood how. It's in the books somewhere..literally. I guess the treatment alone should have killed him. He just said he had to watch me grow up first... I was five when he was diagnosed and they gave him four months to live... He ended up having a heart attack my senior year of high school, no doubt from the meds... Hell of a guy, my best friend honestly, strongest person i've ever met.

But that story's hilarious, I can remember quite a few times where i found myself alone in the house, not having any idea how i got that way... And this was pre - cell phone... So i would just be like.... what the hell?

@Oddy Thanks man, not longing for sympathy. just seems a shame to keep to myself.

@Gioku Some of my first memories of playing on my own was this giant Alf floppy disc for windows. It was some sort of crazy quiz game.. my favorite alien.

@CorporalPegasus That would be intense for a kid. And that's weird, i had this really great floppy disc game called Stunt for our computer, my aunt had pirated it somehow. All of my PC gaming growing up were rips of some kind. But the game was great. It was first person like that, and you could build your own tracks and everything. It would probably make me sick to even watch it now, but i'd spend hours with that damn game.

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