1) Q- What is your first video game related gift in the holiday season that you can remember?
B.T.- The first video game gift that I can remember for Christmas is getting the Nintendo 64 which I shared equally with my older brother Bart. I remember playing pilot wings a lot and watching Bart play Super Mario 64 before our copy was lost. But I don’t remember If we got the game the year it launched or if we got it a year or two later. I say this because I know we got Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye 007, and Ocarina of Time all around the same time, least as best as I can remember anyways.
2) Q- What is your favorite video game related gift ever and why? & what would be your contending video game gift would you ever get it and why?
B.T.- I’m not sure I have a favorite as I enjoyed each game gift equally. One of which I cherished was the BattleTanx: Global Assault which I played extensively. Another I remember getting was a PC Game called Battleship by Hasbro Interactive. I still have the game disc in question.
Along with a box of nerds (and I don’t mean a single box mind you I mean a warehouse box that had 32+ nerds boxes) I played the battleship game for hours at a time, while everyone else was sleeping. I remember that this game had an original game mode, the kind we all have played on as kids.
As well as a game mode that was unique, you still were hunting down an enemy fleet but it was in a turn-based strategic 3d game where you could have up to 3 fleets hunting down a variety of enemy ships.
3) Q- Do you like Holidays such as Christmas in video games?
B.T.- Yes, yes I do. I have added them or other events into hobby games in the past. And I like them in stories as well as games because it brings the story a little closer to believable, as it is relateable.
4) Q- Have you ever played a game that was mildly based around Christmas? IF NO have you played a game with the holiday event in it such as Kingdom Hearts 2/ World of Warcraft?
B.T.- I haven’t played any game to my knowledge that was based off it, but I have played both Kingdom Hearts 2 and World of Warcraft of which I like both the winter holiday season/area of those games. I have also played one the old Batman Nintendo games that started out at the Christmas event of lighting the tree (from the movie) which was where the penguin “protected” the citizens…But out side of that there wasn’t many other memorable events or games.
5) Q- If you answered no in the last question then what’s your favorite in-game story relating to Christmas? Was it an in-game event written for the game or was it something you started/made?
Well for me I think it would have been the year in World of Warcraft, back when the guild on there was small and I was able to give enchantments as well as items and gold to fellow guild members. Though I mostly gave out gold it was in the spirit of Christmas of which I thoroughly enjoy.
6) Q?- SHhhhhhhhhh it’s a secret to everybody…?
B.T.- It’s not that much of a secret to everyone that I like Events, I like holidays and I like celebrating the past. I guess that’s why I like history and am a major proponent of the old adage “You can’t understand the Future if you don’t understand the Past.” But even I enjoy somethings that are new its just we shouldn’t shrug off, forget or throw out the old.
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