By Jnorman 1 Comments
Just found out that my wife is going to be having a baby soon. I couldn't be more excited. There is going to be a little incarnation of me discovering the world for the first time the same way I did many many years ago. When I first had that through there was a cold gripping fear that ran down my back. "What if my kid never gets to experience the same games the way I did......what if the outlook that they have on games in tainted because the first Zelda game that they play could be skyward sword instead of link to the past?!?!" What if the first sonic game that my kid plays is unleashes instead of sonic 1 or 2? What if they never get to experience the technotronic musical masterpiece that is the streets of rage 2 soundtrack? What if my kid gets to the points where he or she can't even look at 16 bit games because they will have virtual reality. This and many other silly questions ran through my head while we were at the Doctor's office the other day. My saving grace was the notion that for all of my fears, for a brief period during my kids youth I will be in complete control over what they get to play. If we are only going to play SNES and Genesis games for a year then so be it.