It was in 1982 that the real saviour of the world was born, here in the glamorous county of Essex, in England.
It was in the next room to that saviour that I, Rikkainus Gabrielainus Birdainus was born.
("Just add Ainus and it becomes magical..." - Ronald Chevalier 'Gentlemen Broncos')
My first taste of gaming was way back in 1987 with an Atari 2600 and Pong. I then took the appropriate studies and courses, for the next 3 years, in learning how to switch on and actually play The Hunt for the Red October, on my fathers Sinclair Spectrum ZX. To this day I have yet to understand how it works.
From that day on, I knew I would be at the mercy of the video game Gods, and from that moment on, I knew I would be a valid consumer to the industry!
My ownership was then, as follows;
Master System, SNES, Game Gear, Lynx, Game Boy, N64, PS1, Dreamcast, Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance, PS2, Xbox, DS, PS3, Xbox 360 and a 3DS.
Thankfully, due to my
lack of money huge level of intelligence as a youth, I avoided the great console stinkage during the 90s. 3DO, Jaguar, Saturn, CD-i, Mega-CD and the 32x.
Since joining this site in August 2013, I have a renewed sense of gaming purpose. GRAB THE ACHIEVEMENTS! On the downside, I have a renewed sense of regret, playing 200 games and never completing them before joining.
Oh woe is me.
Greatest Console: Dreamcast.
Greatest Game: Shemue, Day of the Tentacle or Alan Wake.
Favourite Character: Sam, from Sam & Max.
Greatest Moment in Gaming History: Seeing Rob the Robot load up Duck Hunt.