“Santa and Rudolph are watching over you!” my mother would always say which worked to keep me in check during the months leading up to Christmas.
The ultimate Christmas gaming memory for me is back in late 1994. I was 10, the SNES was the console to have, and Rare’s Donkey Kong Country was causing all sorts of hype in the media.
I was in desperate need of something to help me cope with this confusing time. I found it the night before Christmas, wrapped in shiny red foil paper.
Back in 2011, Driver San Francisco was my most anticipated release of the year.
For my Christmas gaming memory, I want to talk about the other 364 days of the year. The “un-Christmas” if you will – and what those days meant to a little gamer in the pre-internet days.
“Santa can’t give you both, so you have to pick one of them.”
Like any other child born in the ’90s, my experience in the early 2000’s was a fever-induced hallucination of Spongebob episodes which can be clearly remembered to this day.