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What happens when you open that old chest in the attic

*Creek* What's in in here? *Blow away dust* *Cough-Cough* Aw man a old dusty blog. I wonder how long this has been sitting here untouched? I bet it has been decades, or at least a few weeks. I wonder what happened? Did the writer lose focus? Get busy? Die? I bet he went on vacation, had a really bad internet connection and a lot of other things to do. And when he came back there was so much to catch up on it fell by the wayside. But now that it's unearthed it can regain it's sucessfulness once again! And I'm just the guy to do it!

Let's see, it was left off on what seems like an exciting adventure spanning 30 days in which the writer was bearing his soul on the page from his video game past. We can continue that easily! Only problem is that we don't know what the rest of the topics were going to be...

I guess we will just have to create some of our own with the magic of wordsmithery.

Let's see... How about something like the saddest game moment?! That sound…

Day 8 - Best Soundtrack

Hot dog this is a fun topic. I'm not a huge music buff and sound isn't on the list of top things I look for in a game, but I do appreciate it when it is there. Videogame music is also great to listen to while not playing games too. It's great productive music, I usually listen to a shuffled play list while I blog.

Music has always had it's place in games. You could even argue that the timed beeps of Pong were quite rhythmic. Some of my more favorable soundtracks come from some of my favorite games. Final Fantasy Tactics has a great sound track. Hearing those songs take me right back to those fond memories. Katamari also holds a special place in my heart. The kooky Japanese soundtrack is definitely one of the games highlights.

Everyone knows the classics like Mario, Sonic, and Halo (that's right Halo is a classic). This time though I'm not going to cop out and pick one of those classics, although they are very good. My favorite soundtrack is...

Bastion! If you h…

Day 7 - Favorite Game Couple

Day seven! Let's do this! I actually gave this topic a lot of thought today. Even mulled it over during a nice mile long hike. So today we, aka I, pick a favorite videogame couple. Videogame couples have been a part of the genre since it's inception. A love story is always easy to tell, so it's no surprise that once videogames started telling simple stories this is where they started. When Pac-Man first chased Mrs. Pac-Man it was on like Donkey Kong. Since videogame's birth we have seen relationships in games in many forms. Every entry in the epic Final Fantasy series has to have its side love story, and pretty much every other RPG has a love story as well. These motifs are everywhere.

One of the newest game couples I have come across is in Lollipop Chainsaw. The whole game your boyfriends head is attached to your hip, and their back and forth do a lot to keep the game flowing. So not only are game couples cute side stories, they play a part in the bigger gaming pictur…

Day 6 - Most Annoying Character

Sorry for the long wait. I know it has been a few days since my last post and I meant to keep this month going everyday but my vacation caught up to me. For those of you who didn't notice my absence, I'm glad for you, you have missed nothing. I'm going to continue with the 30 Day Videogame Challenge. no worries. I guess I'll just have to ramp it up a notch and do two a day to catch up. As you can tell by my subject (like always!) today's topic is "Most Annoying Character." These guys are pretty easy to pick up on because everyone complains about them. Jar Jar Binks comes to mind as someone everyone loves to hate.

Videogames has it's share of annoying characters too. Navi from Zelda: Ocarina of Time, although quite helpful, is super annoying. And while we are on the topic of Zelda, Tingle is a pretty annoying dolt as well. But this isn't a list of all annoying character it's the most annoying. My most annoying character has to be...

The King fr…

Day 5 - Game Character you feel most like

Welcome back all. Here we are, on day five of my videogame challenge. Super surprised I have not missed a beat. But as the clock dials down we should get down into the meat and potatoes of today's topic before we run into tomorrow.

Today's topic is "Game character you feel most like." I seriously have not giving this much thought. The few questions from the past few days it's easy to come up with an answer pretty quickly, especially if your a gamer like I am. I'm always thinking of games I like and why I like them,but this question is a bit off the beaten path though.

With the introduction of Facebook I have loved seeing what pictures people post as their profile picture. From time to time you get some one who has posted a cartoon character that is just like them or has a very clear resemblance. One of my friends looks just like the kid from How to Train Your Dragon. I have really never had this sort of resemblance though. I'm always told I look normal, a…

Day 4 - Guilty Pleasure game

Today's topic of "Guilty Pleasure Game" reminds me a lot of yesterdays topic of "An Under Rated Game". Seems like the definition is 'a game I enjoy regardless of the fact that most people dislike it'. I guess the difference when it comes to a Guilty Pleasure game is you hide it for one reason or another. It's hard to think of a game I play that I hide from others. I usually tweet what ever I'm playing no matter how small or insignificant it is. The first game that comes to mind is The Sims. I usually don't play the game for too long. I'll play a few days for a week and then not touch it for months or a year. But I don't really hide the fact that I enjoy The Sims.

I'm not a typical gamer. I do enjoy epic RPG's and the latest military shooter, but I also love puzzle games and small indie games. When Mr. Gamer approaches me and wants to talk games I usually say that I just got done playing Iron Brigade on my Xbox and have been e…

Day 3 - A game that is under rated

Welcome back to what is shaping up to be such a nice month. I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July. Is that dating myself? I am I not supposed to do that? Expect everyone to read this the day it comes out and then never again after that... Well happy what ever day it is to you sir or madam.

Today's topic is "A game that is under rated". Again I am flying by the seat of my pants, having done no preparation for this. When I think of a game that is under rated, it makes me think of something that is bad but I enjoyed regardless. Or maybe something that is good but not acknowledged by most others.

The most recent one that comes to mind is...

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam on the Wii. In the early days of the Wii there was not much to play. I was excited at the thought of having a party system and enjoying lots of games with friends. I was just starting college, and although I had lots of friends, no one was really knocking on my door to play the Wii. In the end it wasn…

Day 2 - Favorite Character

Now you'd think that I'd put some thought into this before I start typing, but I just woke up and saw today's writing prompt. And when I say writing prompt I mean my writing prompt. If you want to join in and do this 30 day challenge you don't need to do such a big spectical as I am doing. The other guys I know that have done it just did a picture and a sentence or two. So it's pretty free form, don't feel boxed in.

But on to my favorite character. For the longest time I played RPG's pretty exclusively, which lends its self to some great stories and in turn some great characters. Final Fantasy VI was one of my first RPG's and I loved  one of the main characters, Locke. He was a pretty bad ass guy. Mario games have always been fun, but there isn't much to his character. Having played all the Halo games pretty religiously I never connected with Master Chief either. I feel like most of the games I play now are more about the game mechanics than the cha…

30 Day Videogame Challenge

Hey all! Here is the surprise you have all been waiting for. Actually quick quiz, how many people reading this actually were looking forward to this surprise? Leave a one word comment below if you could. You can comment anonymously so you all have no excuse.

Back to what I was saying, the big surprise is that I'm going to do the 30 Day Videogame Challenge. It's not as challenging as the title sounds, but fun none the less. A few friends of mine did this what must have been a year ago, and I told them all I would do it too. So here I am, fulfilling that promise.

The 30 Day Videogame Challenge is a list of videogame moments that I'm going to tailor to my own life. The first one is "What was your first videogame?" They are not terribly hard, but it's nice to look back on all the games I have played in my life and tell that story.

So to kick things off "What was your first videogame?"

Obviously thinking back this far is a bit tough. I mean I was born in…