Being an OG – Original Gamer
For as long as I can remember, I’ve gamed (specifically the video kind). Before I got married, I spent almost every birthday I can remember at Chuck E. Cheese’s (even my 21st!) To me, birthday equated to gaming. In addition to those special days, I have a lot of memories in life associated with gaming:
- When I was 6 or 7, I remember me and my dad going to our frequent hangout, an arcade down the street. It was actually a miniature golf course, but we never did anything but game. We’d play Vanguard together. As you can see by this image, it had this unique setup. It was one of the first games I can remember that had multiple buttons. My dad would drive (use the control stick) while I sat shotgun (took control of the 4 direction shoot buttons). Oddly, I think this contributed to my sense of it being okay to take the back seat for the greater good. As long as the team wins, it doesn’t matter which position you play.