As an introverted kid, gaming was my piece of heaven. As the years passed, my collection grew to have games like Crash Bandicoot, Ms. PacMan, Frogger, and the rest of the Spyro series; all of which I beat. As a middle schooler, when I wasn’t at summer camp I would spend my time in the cool basement of my parent’s house playing my Playstation. My Dad would often tell me to stop playing, encouraging me to hangout with my neighborhood friends instead. My hours of gaming got so bad, in fact, that he made me schedule out my summer days, forcing me to designate time for both playing with friends and gaming.
Over the years, games (whether on PlayStation or the computer) became a huge part of my life. I would wake up early on Saturday mornings, eager to build a house and family in The Sims. I had every single Jump Start grade school computer game. I even owned Carmen Sandiego games. When I would visit my extended family in Baltimore, my cousin and I would play on her PlayStation 2. When I would hangout with my childhood best friend, Carly, we would play on her Nintendo 64.
When I was a teenager, my parents bought the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii. My brother and I would fight for hours about who was the best in Mario Kart or Just Dance. We even posted a sticky note on the refrigerator to tally our wins. When I went to college, one of my hall mates (and later suite mate) had a huge 60 inch T.V. She would keep her door open as she played, sound of bullets and dying soldiers echoing down the hallway. Because of this, her dorm room became a sort-of communal place for the girls on our floor. She taught me how to get over my fear of Call of Duty and I soon became obsessed with COD Zombies.
Despite all of the consoles I’ve played on, my love for PlayStation was always strongest. So, it should come at no surprise that as a 24 year-old woman, I bought myself a PlayStation 4 this past Christmas. I’m so excited to continue my love for gaming and hope you enjoy the content I share along the way.