By GodlyOne 02-22-2009 02:09 PM
My inaugural game was Street Fighter II’: Special Championship Edition for the Sega Genesis which I bought at a church sale when I was about 9 years old. I never heard of Street Fighter before and I just wanted a new cart for my Genesis. The label had a picture of Bison kicking Guile in the face, at the time it looked like it was an overbite-ridden army dude flying towards a blonde army dude with hairy forearms but I thought to myself: “this looks awesome”.
I was oblivious to the fact that special moves existed...
Last week I was forced into watching Role Models and it actually turned out to be a good movie but that's not the point. The point I'm trying to get at is about a certain scene in the movie. The scene in question is when 2 people are shown playing a game on the Xbox 360, it's great and all that they're playing a game but what bugs me is HOW they were playing it.
Anytime I see people playing games in movies/tv shows they're always-always wildly flailing their thumbs on the analog sticks and buttons but when the camera cuts back to the screen of the game, the characters are not doing anything else but running around.
I don't know, whenever I see that, it kinda ruins my immersion in the movie since I'm thinking to myself how fake it looks. Maybe I'm just nit-picking or maybe I'm the only person who doesn't flail my thumbs around on a control pad like a mad person but these actors can probably convincingly cry on cue but why can't they convincingly look like they're...
First Game Console Owned: Nintendo Enterainment System
Console During 16-Bit Era: Sega Genesis
Favorite Genre: Fighting
Favorite Character: Travis Touchdown
Favorite Series: Metal Gear Solid
First Game Completed: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
First Game Hated: Home Alone 2 (NES)
First Game You Thought You'd Like But Hated: Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64)
Worst Game Ever Played: Mortal Kombat: Special Forces (Playstation)
Worst Movie Based On a Game: Bloodrayne
Worst Game Based On a Movie: Bad Boys II
Games You Like But Probably Shouldn't: Dragon Ball Z games
Most Valued Game In Collection: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
Toughest Boss Ever Taken On: Tidal Wave from Transformers (PS2)
Controller Throwing Inducing Moment: Fighting Jinpaichi Mishima, the final arcade fight from Tekken 5 (PS2)
Game Spent Most Time...