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I’d been at it for hours. I’m not giving up. He’s not that tough. I’ve made it further than this before. I buckled down and gave it another go. This was it, I had the Great Tiger backed into a corner and was about ready to take him down. My younger brother decided this would be the best time to walk in front of the TV. “MOVE!” I panicked! I lost site of my opponent for just a second, but that’s all the Great Tiger needed. I couldn’t recover and he beat me again. “F***!” I was nine and that didn’t go over so well with the parents.
Playing sports while growing up makes you a competitive person. Combine that with video games in your spare time, and you’ve got me. I hate to lose. I wouldn’t consider myself a sore loser either. If someone or something can get the best of me, that’s a worthy opponent. If anything it makes me want to work harder. Who says that video games can’t make you a better person? In fact, I think that video games have taught me a lot of things. Problem solving skills, perseverance, patience, tolerance of loud mouth kids, to name a few.
I started with an Atari 2600 and currently own just an Xbox 360. I know that’s sad for a “gamer,” but growing up meant bills and I’m working on getting the Wii and PS3. I’ll play pretty much any genre, but my favorite would have to be RPG and my least favorite would probably be simulations. I’ve never been much of a PC gamer, but WoW is definitely one of my all time favorite games. It’s too bad that it’s just as addictive as crack.