Monday, August 08, 2005

Jennie the gamer...

My friends way back in high school would know that my hands have always had callouses... from writing too much and from playing too much SNES games (this just shows how old I really am!).

Yesterday, Arnie and I visited a gaming retail shop called EB Games at The Glen in Glen Waverley (21 kms from the CBD). The shop had an abundance of games for PS2, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo systems. While browsing through shelves of different games, I chanced upon a game called Dragonball Z Budokai. It has been out for sometime now. The shop was selling it 50% off the marked price! OMG!!!

Needless to say, I bought the little sucker and as soon as Arnie and I got home, I started playing. This game brought so many memories back - I have been an avid player of DBZ since high school, frequenting the gaming centres in Virra Mall, Greenhills and spending up to 50 pesos a pop (a lot of money back in 1994) to play the same game every single day. I was such a gaming addict!

... and I still am!

I now have a list of games I want to purchase next:

1. Mortal Kombat Deception
2. Project Zero 1 and 2 (scary shit!)
3. Battle for Middle Earth (as soon as I have my PC's video card changed!)
4. The Sims 2 University
5. Dragonball Z Budokai 2 and 3

... and I'm sure this list will just keep on getting longer...

10 comments:

kat said...

Oh yeah! I remember those days, when you, me, David, James, Miguel and whoever was around would troop to thr third floor of Virra Mall and play whatever game we could get our hands on. Fighting games rocked then, and David & I were so into Yu Yu Hakusho, we were both pretending to be Yusuke and Kurama respectively. Geez. I remember pounding on the controller so hard my fingers hurt. Right now, I've laid off fighting games but am now into old school RPG.

Jennie said...

Ah, those were the days wasn't it? I used to not eat lunch just to have enough money to play after school! Addict!!! Hahaha!

Kiko said...

Hey *huff puff* pardon I haven't dropped by.. I've been working even on sundays.

Uy SIMS2!!!! All the girls I know play that game. But hey that's a pretty swell roster of games in your wanna-buy list ah.. hehehe mas gamer ka pa ata ke Arnie.

Jennie said...

Kiko: Arnie and I actually play these games together. I bought him a PS2 for his birthday a year back. He bought some games the same day I got DBZ Budokai!

Good match, wouldn't you say? :p

Kiko said...

Can I clone you? ^_o

Cabbie said...

I have created a monster. I admit it, I'm the one who introduced her to Dragonball back in Highschool. Man, that was the time when anime was basically unheard off and considered "cool" and "underground." Man we were such nerds back then.

Our group of friends even started calling her Piccolo because expansive forehead and somewhat green skin. ::runs away::

Jennie said...

Cabbie: Haha, very funny :p

It was that bloody Brian who started calling me Piccolo! Grrrr...

Oh, and remember how much I lurved Trunks back then? Hahaha!

Jennie said...

Kiko: Once cloning becomes an everyday occurence, sure :p

kat said...

Trunks! I remember you had your hair cut similar to his (with the hair near your nape shaved?) and I was so envious because your hair was straight! Haha! I also remember the Comic Quest guys (Teddy & Carol), back when their shop was still only in Greenhills. We used to squeeze in that small space and then talk about games and anime and stuff.

Jennie said...

Kat: Oh god! How I remember getting that haircut and my other friends freaking out when they saw it! Hahahaha!