Sarah (valentinite) wrote,

video game meme

Seen a variety of places, but proximate cause = lady_angelina, here's 30 days of video games. It will probably take me at least twice that long to get through it, as I'll just post another day when I feel like it, but here goes!

Day 1 - Very first video game

This is a bit of a puzzler. I have been using computers since before I really knew how to read, and some of my earliest memories (or at least earliest ones I can approximately date) are of playing with my father's Radio Shack Color Computer. I was born in 1979; I learned to read at age 3 or so, so this had to be ~1982. The games, however, were primarily things like a program my dad had that would turn the keyboard musical -- each key a different note, and the screen test program. Yes, the screen test program. It had a zillion different patterns and you could key them up and watch them. I was learning how to read at the time, and one thing stuck with me -- the color cyan.

See, when I finally figured out enough reading, there was a color test part to the screen test. Which was screwed up on our machine; the color names didn't match the colors behind them. All of them were colors I knew -- except cyan. So despite knowing it had to be wrong, since all the rest are, cyan is unmutably beige in my head, even though I know it isn't.

As for actual games, we had one of those Snake game variants on there, which I remember playing myself AND seeing my parents play.

The rest of the days:
Day 1 - Very first video game.
Day 2 - Your favorite character.
Day 3 - A game that is underrated.
Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 - Most annoying character.
Day 7 - Favorite game couple.
Day 8 - Best soundtrack.
Day 9 - Saddest game scene.
Day 10 - Best gameplay.
Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 - A game everyone should play.
Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 - Favorite genre.
Day 21 - Game with the best story.
Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 - Favorite classic game.
Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 - Best voice acting.
Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 - Favorite game developer.
Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 - Your favorite game of all time.
Tags: 30 days of video games, meme
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