“Those video games aren’t going to play themselves!” –SUPERGHOST
The above quote has been my gaming battle-cry for the better part of the past decade. It is representative of my attitude that when you get up in the morning, or come home at night, those video games are waiting for you to play them…and they are not gonna play themselves!
My passion for gaming reaches all the way back to the 1970’s when the Telestar pong machines were just making there way into peoples’ homes. I still remember that moment when I first played the Telestar, the precursor to today’s video game consoles. From that moment I was hooked and never looked back . Years later my brothers and I would aquire our first computer, a Commodore VIC-20. Not long afterwards we upgraded to the Commodore 64 where my interest, knowledge, and passion for video games flourished with the play of such influential games as the Ultima series, Hardball, Test Drive, Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, and so many others too numerous to mention.
Once on my own I moved to the ‘big city’ where I bought my first console, the Sega Genesis. I owned a lot of other systems and games throughout the 1990’s, but when the Sega Dreamcast arrived, video games and my passion for them were taken to the next level. While the brilliant light of the Dreamcast quickly faded I never thought another system could replace it. I was wrong. Enter Microsoft’s Xbox, gaming for me would never be the same again.
While the Xbox and the Xbox 360 have been at the center my gaming life these past several years, I do dabble with other gaming platforms from time to time, on occasion I may even write about them here in the pages of my nearly six-year run on my Xbox-centric blog, SUPERGHOST’s Haunted House of Xbox. You will be hard-pressed to find a longer running Xbox-centric, independent blog on the internet! Congratulations for finding me.
I hope you enjoy this blog, which is my e-diary of my gaming adventures . It has been a fun ride and I hope to continue to produce content that you will find at least mildly intersting, amusing, and/or entertaining. Please leave a comment or even just say ‘Hi’.