What was your favorite arcade game growing up? What's your favorite game now?
I think I've only ever been in a real arcade once. The closest was the games in Pizza Palace when we'd go there infrequently. I remember the jutebox more than the games, I was more likely to put my money there (they had Hotel California, and for some reason, that was always the one I wanted to play!). But I do remember a few times of playing the Simpson's games with my siblings there.
The first real video game I remember seeing was Super Mario Bros, the first one. The first real games I played extensively were sidescrollers that we got from a family friend for our first computer (Commander Keen, and later Cosmo, woo!)
As for games I love now, there are a lot of them. We have a PS2 and Game Cube and Game Boys, so there are a lot of games floating around the house. The Spyro games were my favorites for the PS. Ratchet and Clank/Jak and Daxter are favorite early PS2 games. Kingdom Hearts of course. And now I'm learning the fun of Final Fantasy - I played FFVII and now I'm on FFX.
If I was to hand you $10,000 and the only condition of the gift was that you had to spend it -- and spend it completely -- within the next hour, what would you spend it on?
My cheater answer would be to start by buying gift certificates. $5000 to Amazon, $1000 to Lane Bryant, $500 to Victoria's Secret (which would go a long way because it's semi-annual sale time ;) )
Then I'd give each of my sisters $1000 for their weddings.
That leaves me some money still... I'd go and book a room in a nice hotel for as many days as possible at the beach for our anniversary, i have the hotel bookmarked already!
Yeah, i said gift certificates were a cheater answer... but I don't like making speedy decisions, so I have a variety of key things I'd buy with those gift certificates, but I don't know exactly what models until I look a little closer (ie, a new TV, my own personal mac laptop, 2 Nintendo DSLites and games). The Lane Bryant money would help me really look terrific all the time instead of just the few nice outfits I have.
What fun to think about it. I know $10k isn't very likely to fall in my lap, but it sure is fun to dream. :)