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Updated on October 18, 2011


I was so blessed as a child because my dad was the coolest. He introduced me to the world of gaming such as board games then on to video games. He and I would stay up for hours during the Holidays playing board games such as Scrabble, Monopoly, Operation and Clue while he and my mom would be cooking the food for the Holiday. When other family members would drop by they would join in and before you know it...we all were having the best times of our lives. Because of my dad I have had the best memories especially childhood memories and it was due to him taking out the time just to play games with me and I made it my mission to do the same with my children and grandchildren.

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When I was in high school arcade game rooms were all around town. If you where just an intermediate player $2.00 would keep you banging those machines at least four hours. It was nothing like it!! All that mattered was you and the machine. Most of the time when you went in the arcades you would see the guys going crazy on the machines while their girls stood around looking cute; but clueless. Not me!!! I did not want anyone breaking my focus so I always went alone. The guys would trip because I would be the only female banging those machines right along with them. When it came to Ms.Pac Man, Galaxians, Space Invaders and Duck Hunt, I was on top of my game. The atmosphere was very hypnotizing with all its bells and whistles from the arcade machines being challenged by game enthusiasts. Being an only child my dad did his best to keep me entertained. He brought me the very first video game introduced into homes which was "pong"....a ping pong game that could be hooked up to a television and played which was invented by one of the co founders of Atari. Then came Atari, when my dad came home with that one; they could barely pull me away to eat, sleep, bath or anything!!! So it's safe to say, I am a gamer. At the age of 45 I can race my grandson off the map. I love the Need For Speed Series! My grandson can't wait until the weekends arrive so he can attempt to finally beat his grandma at a race. NOT HAPPENING!! Regardless how advanced technology takes us with these games nothing will ever take the place of the pioneers such as Atari and Nintendo; they are being played even today. Therefore, most definitely for the holidays my family is gaming all the way and it's a great way too spend time with those grandbabies. A tradition passed on to me from my dad which has been passed to my children and grandchildren.For those of you who want to go back down memory lane check out the games below and the cool website Online Arcade Games. I DON'T WANT TO GROW UP..... I AM ARCADE FOR US KID!!!! LOL



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    • SweetMocha-Monroe profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago

      Thank you for appreciating it!

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the memories. Wonderful hub.


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