Walking Down Memory Lane

Today is the day that my original Xbox finally breathed its last breath (at least as far as I can tell).  I have a lot of great memories associated with it.  From when I bought it from a family friend back in 2004.  He gave me a terrific deal (considering I was a kid that earned a bit of summer money and that’s all I had).  The Xbox, two controllers, a memory card, and six of the launch games.  I was one of the happiest people you could’ve seen in my high school.  And the reason why I was so adamant to get an Xbox that year?

It was the year Halo 2 released.  I had been getting Game Informer magazine at the time, and I had been hearing nothing but buzz for the game, which just made me froth at the mouth for it more and more.  That year it was what I asked for for Christmas and for my birthday.  It was all I could think about.  I saw the ads all over TV and saw the preview online on Gamespot’s E3 coverage.  And then that fateful winter, something amazing happened.  I got Halo 2 for my birthday.

That ended up being one of the best nights I’d ever had up to that point, and the absolute best birthday I’d ever had.  I had a bunch of my friends over, and a night of nothing but rotating Halo, pizza, and just all around hanging out.  I remember it so well because the last birthday I had attempted with friends years before hadn’t gone well, but that’s a story filled with sighs.  Maybe I’ll share it one day.

Still, I played that system as much as I could.  It ended up getting more playtime than my PS2 ever did (although I did have some MASSIVE Squaresoft RPGs that I played on there that added a significant amount of hours).  So many memories, so much fun.  I’m gonna see what I can do about it, and see if there’s any way I can save it.  I don’t want to loose it if I don’t have to.  Wish me luck.

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Well, the first week of my Resolve This! Challenge is over.  Let’s see how I did!

Concept A Week: 1 of 1
Script Pages A Week: 5 of 5
Book A Week: 1 of 52
Currently Reading:

"The Happiest Days of Our Lives" By Wil Wheaton


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