Gaming bliss is....

#51mewmew42Posted 1/25/2014 7:14:12 AM
aszsith posted...
There are so many moments, and many of those listed are fantastic so no need to rehash them.

I'm gonna go from each generation:

Gen 1 - I wasn't alive yet. No memories from there. Although I have played an original Pong machine, it was after I had enjoyed later gen gaming.

Gen 2 - Making the switch from Atari's joystick to the Intellivision number pad. So much more control with 10x as many buttons. It would take several generations before a controller gave so much, well, control.

Gen 3 - "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!" And boy oh boy, that old coot wasn't lying.

Gen 4 - "Finish Him!" Mortal Kombat may have looked better on SNES, but I could rip off someone's head in my bedroom with the Genesis.

Gen 5 - A familiar plumber runs across a field towards a castle. With 3 presses of the jump button he does an acrobatic somersault and flip while gleefully cheering himself along. Once at the castle, he jumps into a painting, says "Let's a-go!" and the world of gaming was transformed into a new dimension.

Gen 6 - "And with that curse, all would know him for the beast he had become, his skin white with the ash of his dead family. The ghost of Sparta had been born." And in the first half hour of the game he killed the Hydra with a the mast of a boat.

Eventually Shadow of the Colossus came out and I realized that a game could exist where practically any time you stopped playing you could take a picture of the screen and hang it on the wall as art. No game before or since has been so completely solemnly beautiful.

Gen 7 - "I've covered wars, you know..." Willamette, CO population 53,594. All Zombies. Please kill them all. Go ahead and use a gun, a sword, boxing gloves, a soccer ball, a shower head, or 245 other things you can find at the mall. Oh, and take pictures of it.

Progression across multiple games in Mass Effect. It wasn't until the 3rd game that we realized the impact of choices like whether to save or kill a creature in a lab experiment in the 1st game could mean the difference in saving or destroying a galaxy. I was blown away.

Running and gunning through a detailed warehouse as an Eastern European immigrant whose sole purpose is to rescue his cousin from his captors. "I am leaving here with Roman! Nobody **** with my family!"

Gathering the family around the new big screen so we can all go bowling in the living room. My handicapped mother able to enjoy an activity that had eluded her for 2 decades. The smile she had her first strike will be one of my finest memories of her long after she has gone.

Gen 8 - Nothing has been more enjoyable to me, thus far, than climbing aboard the Jackdaw and setting sail towards the sunrise while my crew sings of the journey before us: "Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Earlay in the morning!"


Your post makes fanboyism, bitterness & trolling worthless

*slow claps*
#52SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 7:53:00 AM
In a game of F-Zero X/GX, getting to the last lap, being significantly behind, then deciding to go for broke: shredding your own shield to 1 HP so you can boost like a maniac, re-routing all your power to one final push.....

YOU WIN. 1st!
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#53BoxTheMuppetPosted 1/25/2014 8:01:09 AM
aszsith posted...
There are so many moments, and many of those listed are fantastic so no need to rehash them.

I'm gonna go from each generation:

Gen 1 - I wasn't alive yet. No memories from there. Although I have played an original Pong machine, it was after I had enjoyed later gen gaming.

Gen 2 - Making the switch from Atari's joystick to the Intellivision number pad. So much more control with 10x as many buttons. It would take several generations before a controller gave so much, well, control.

Gen 3 - "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!" And boy oh boy, that old coot wasn't lying.

Gen 4 - "Finish Him!" Mortal Kombat may have looked better on SNES, but I could rip off someone's head in my bedroom with the Genesis.

Gen 5 - A familiar plumber runs across a field towards a castle. With 3 presses of the jump button he does an acrobatic somersault and flip while gleefully cheering himself along. Once at the castle, he jumps into a painting, says "Let's a-go!" and the world of gaming was transformed into a new dimension.

Gen 6 - "And with that curse, all would know him for the beast he had become, his skin white with the ash of his dead family. The ghost of Sparta had been born." And in the first half hour of the game he killed the Hydra with a the mast of a boat.

Eventually Shadow of the Colossus came out and I realized that a game could exist where practically any time you stopped playing you could take a picture of the screen and hang it on the wall as art. No game before or since has been so completely solemnly beautiful.

Gen 7 - "I've covered wars, you know..." Willamette, CO population 53,594. All Zombies. Please kill them all. Go ahead and use a gun, a sword, boxing gloves, a soccer ball, a shower head, or 245 other things you can find at the mall. Oh, and take pictures of it.

Progression across multiple games in Mass Effect. It wasn't until the 3rd game that we realized the impact of choices like whether to save or kill a creature in a lab experiment in the 1st game could mean the difference in saving or destroying a galaxy. I was blown away.

Running and gunning through a detailed warehouse as an Eastern European immigrant whose sole purpose is to rescue his cousin from his captors. "I am leaving here with Roman! Nobody **** with my family!"

Gathering the family around the new big screen so we can all go bowling in the living room. My handicapped mother able to enjoy an activity that had eluded her for 2 decades. The smile she had her first strike will be one of my finest memories of her long after she has gone.

Gen 8 - Nothing has been more enjoyable to me, thus far, than climbing aboard the Jackdaw and setting sail towards the sunrise while my crew sings of the journey before us: "Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Earlay in the morning!"



Wow man. You nailed it.

(No mention of golden eye surprised me)
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#54pwnater777Posted 1/25/2014 8:14:15 AM
aszsith posted...
There are so many moments, and many of those listed are fantastic so no need to rehash them.

I'm gonna go from each generation:

Gen 1 - I wasn't alive yet. No memories from there. Although I have played an original Pong machine, it was after I had enjoyed later gen gaming.

Gen 2 - Making the switch from Atari's joystick to the Intellivision number pad. So much more control with 10x as many buttons. It would take several generations before a controller gave so much, well, control.

Gen 3 - "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!" And boy oh boy, that old coot wasn't lying.

Gen 4 - "Finish Him!" Mortal Kombat may have looked better on SNES, but I could rip off someone's head in my bedroom with the Genesis.

Gen 5 - A familiar plumber runs across a field towards a castle. With 3 presses of the jump button he does an acrobatic somersault and flip while gleefully cheering himself along. Once at the castle, he jumps into a painting, says "Let's a-go!" and the world of gaming was transformed into a new dimension.

Gen 6 - "And with that curse, all would know him for the beast he had become, his skin white with the ash of his dead family. The ghost of Sparta had been born." And in the first half hour of the game he killed the Hydra with a the mast of a boat.

Eventually Shadow of the Colossus came out and I realized that a game could exist where practically any time you stopped playing you could take a picture of the screen and hang it on the wall as art. No game before or since has been so completely solemnly beautiful.

Gen 7 - "I've covered wars, you know..." Willamette, CO population 53,594. All Zombies. Please kill them all. Go ahead and use a gun, a sword, boxing gloves, a soccer ball, a shower head, or 245 other things you can find at the mall. Oh, and take pictures of it.

Progression across multiple games in Mass Effect. It wasn't until the 3rd game that we realized the impact of choices like whether to save or kill a creature in a lab experiment in the 1st game could mean the difference in saving or destroying a galaxy. I was blown away.

Running and gunning through a detailed warehouse as an Eastern European immigrant whose sole purpose is to rescue his cousin from his captors. "I am leaving here with Roman! Nobody **** with my family!"

Gathering the family around the new big screen so we can all go bowling in the living room. My handicapped mother able to enjoy an activity that had eluded her for 2 decades. The smile she had her first strike will be one of my finest memories of her long after she has gone.

Gen 8 - Nothing has been more enjoyable to me, thus far, than climbing aboard the Jackdaw and setting sail towards the sunrise while my crew sings of the journey before us: "Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Weigh-hay and up she rises / Earlay in the morning!"


Dat Drunken Sailor reference!
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#55SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 12:42:09 PM
And who else gets a blissful pang from ripping a shield with a fully-charged plasma pistol? That FSSSSS noise. Ahhhhhhh.
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#56TBONE_OGPosted 1/25/2014 12:44:41 PM
Serious answer:

Playing Ducktales Remastered while running through the Moon level. That music is so damn good, and the memories could bring a tear to my eye.
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#57SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2014 1:33:04 PM
TBONE_OG posted...
Serious answer:

Playing Ducktales Remastered while running through the Moon level. That music is so damn good, and the memories could bring a tear to my eye.


Aw man, the moon music makes my manliness recede into a puddle on the floor as I become an eight year old kid again.
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#58SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2014 9:57:42 AM
Another GAMING BLISS moment - getting a CRITICAL HIT whilst battling the Elite Four on your last legs, and winning the battle.

TAKE THAT, LANCE, with your stupid dragon-loving-cape-stupid-face.
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#59Strav23Posted 1/27/2014 10:10:10 AM
The moment in halo 2 when you get on the banshee during the escort mission and that awesome music starts to play. Best halo soundtrack right there.
#60SigmaLongshot(Topic Creator)Posted 1/27/2014 10:27:38 AM
Strav23 posted...
The moment in halo 2 when you get on the banshee during the escort mission and that awesome music starts to play. Best halo soundtrack right there.


Or the end of Halo 3 where it evokes nostalgia of the Halo CE warthog escape - only TIMES TEN MAD ESCAPE ACTION. Goosebumps.
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