my favorite toy growing up was definitely k’nex. i wasn’t really a lego universe kid. they didn’t intrigue me. k’nex are such engineering toys, you can make everything cool. most of the time, i would deviate from the instructions and figure out how to make things faster and more simple. their structural integrity was usually compromised, but i didn’t care; it still worked.
i used to love playing with wood blocks too. i feel like i’ve talked about this already, maybe i have, maybe i haven’t. but when i was in kindergarten, i built a block tower to end all block towers. we were actually building “robots” but they were really just blocks stacked up as high as we possibly could. i feel like i’ve talked about this before…
into new territories…
before there was cable, there was sega genesis. i loved sega genesis. i jumped on the bandwagon a bit later, when things were a bit cheaper, but i was able to get a few neat games. my dad bought it for me one christmas. my mom wouldn’t let me bring it to her house, she didn’t like videogames.
a few years later, i got a sony playstation. crash bandicoot was such an awesome game. it still is. my dad got it for me. so key!
after that, my mom got me a nintendo 64 with super smash bros. there are only a few people i know who are a fair match… other than that, i pretty much destroy everyone. even in the new games. it’s the only game that i ever really loved.
then there was sega dreamcast. that was the year my stepbrother johnny asked for a ps2. i didn’t want that. i wanted a sega dreamcast with a bunch of pirated games. so that’s what i got. he got one game, i got twenty. it was no competition, but i had way more fun. my dad loves playing ufc. oh, if the riaa is reading this… sorry? i don’t have it anymore. (are they even in charge of videogame things?)
then there was the playstation 2 for the birthday. the charm of the sega dreamcast had worn off, i realised ps2’s superiority and wanted one. it’s the last system that i’ve bought. the last game i bought was okami. it’s fantastic. i’m not too much into videogames anymore… but i’d love a nintendo wii, at least in principle. in practice, i’ll probably get tired of it in a week.
musical instruments are my new videogame.