30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9

Day 9: Favorite Handheld/Mobile Game Unlike some of the previous categories, this one was much easier to answer. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of my top games period, so it is easily my favorite handheld game. I played it on a well-worn and scratched Game Boy that technically belonged to one of my brothers. There was something about the tone … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 9

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8

Day 8 – Your Earliest Gaming Memory I had to really think about this one, and I’m still not certain about my answer. Was my earliest game Dr. Mario? Harvest Moon? Should I count Solitaire? In all seriousness, I think that Frogger and Centipede place in my earliest gaming memories. I can remember sitting in the living room, sometimes on the couch and sometimes on … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7

Day 7 – A Game That Needs To Be Rebooted/Remastered Harvest Moon released on the SNES in 1996. I’m not positive of exactly when I played it, but it must have been a few years after at my cousins’ house. Harvest Moon is one of those games I immediately connected with; it captured my heart and challenged what I thought video games could be. Having to … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 7

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5

Day 5 – Favorite Retro Game Missile Command was released by Atari in 1980, a decade before I was born. Yet it is one of the oldest games I’ve experienced. I first played it on my grandmother’s computer. It’s funny to think now that my grandmother was a source of video games in my childhood, but in an unintentional way she was. She had one … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 5

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4

Day 4 – Game You’d Show Aliens to Explain Humankind What a heavy thing to consider! In pondering this, I decided to select a game that demonstrates many aspects of humanity, the good and the bad, and a range of emotions. The Walking Dead: Season 1 (2012) seemed an apt choice since I find my mind wandering back to the franchise every now and then. … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 4

30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 3

Day 3 – Your Video Game Crush This might be considered cheating a bit as I’m leaning more toward admiration, but I don’t really have a strong video game crush. However cliché it might be, I do really like Lara Croft—the rebooted Lara. Now more than her appearance, she’s an independent yet vulnerable character whom I would like to know IRL. I really enjoy the … Continue reading 30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 3