An Embarrassing New Addiction

“Every habit he’s ever had is still there in his body, lying dormant like flowers in the desert. Given the right conditions, all his old addictions would burst into full and luxuriant bloom.” – Margaret Atwood

I would first and foremost like to start by saying this is not as embarrassing as the time I was featured on “My Strange Addiction”. So, Jamie has a play station. The only games he plays (or has) are sport games. How boring. For a few years when he would play them, I would most likely read, or if not I would be on pinterest. One day he asked if I wanted to play – it was hockey – everyone know that I hate sports, SO I did not have any fun. I then told him I would not play again unless it was a Mario game.. 

Flash forward a little bit, I was doing some research and learned that since Nintendo owns Mario, you can only get his games for a Nintendo device. Huge disappointment. I remembered my sister had a Nintendo DS lite which she used to play with all the time and there was a Mario game…. Reluctantly I asked her to borrow it, and she looked at me like I was insane as she climbed onto a chair and searched in the back of her closest for the relic. I played her game for 3 or 4 days when I remember way back in 2000, my dad brought home one of those jumbo Nintendo 64 devices with a game (Super Mario 64) which I absolutely loved. I played it every day for months, and then became introverted and just read books the rest of the time. I remember loving that game!!! 

I did some research, and would you believe you can get that exact game for the DS? WHAT! So, out I went and got the game. I was so embarrassed going into the gaming store, I acted like I had not idea what this game was (which was a total lie as I read everything about this game). At the check out, to emphasize it wasn’t for me, I asked for a gift receipt – genius!! 

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I came home and I couldn’t wait to open this baby up. The weirdest thing through everything, was how large the packaging is in comparison to the actual game. Much like a bag of chips – open the bag and it’s only half full..

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I started playing this on Thursday, and have hardly put it down since. My sister is constantly making fun of me, telling me I should have been obsessed with the DS when I was 13 instead of reading. She said something along the that my childhood was deprived as I am just discovering this now, and books then where it should have been reversed. 

I do not feel like I was deprived at all, I adore reading and I am grateful my love started at a young age as I was able to grow up with characters. I would have to say though, it would have been nice to take a break from reading every now and then and played these games.
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Do you play video games? 
Have any games you think I would like?

 

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8 thoughts on “An Embarrassing New Addiction

  1. I am so grateful that I don’t have a DS. I loved Mario and found myself playing Mario 2 on my parents’ Wii far more than is acceptable for an adult. But seriously, my gaming addiction right now is Harry Potter Years 1-4 on the PS3. I think I played it for almost three hours yesterday. ::slaps forehead in embarrassed shame::

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