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That Friday feeling! Episode 1

Howdy howdy everybody, and welcome to episo… Actually, howdy howdy is pretty American, I’ll start with ‘Alright mate, how’s it going?’

So I thought for my first weekly blog I would start by telling you all about myself, my experiences with gaming and some ideas on what I might do with this blog going forward.

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My name is Nick, I’m 28 years old, leave near Birmingham in the United Kingdom and I’ve been gaming since I was 4. My first experience with gaming that I remember was the day I got my NES, and actually probably one of my earliest memories full stop. I recall my mom and dad driving to Toys R Us in a town called Oldbury, about 40 minutes from my then house. My next memory is sitting in my bedroom, which at the time was the top floor of a terraced house, looking in wonder at the HUGE box, it was the deluxe set which included R.O.B, zapper and Mario bros/duck hunt duo cart.

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Thinking back now I can vividly remember playing Zelda, Gumshoe, Mario Bros, Gyromite, Rygar and Bayou Billy – what great times!. Around the age of 7 or 8 we sold our NES in the local paper to fund buying a SNES, at the time there was a brilliant TV advert shown often with Rik Mayall (of Bottom and Drop dead Fred fame) advertising Super Mario all stars, I needed this bundle in my life.

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Now at this point I have skipped ahead slightly, in-between all this I also somehow acquired a Gameboy, although I didn’t really get into handheld gaming until Pokemon Red was released some years later. You’re probably thinking, what a spoilt little brat, truth is I’m far from it, my mom worked at a fish and chip shop at the time, and my dad had a factory job, they just made sure they gave us everything they thought we would love; I’ll always appreciate that.

…now I’m going to stop there for now, I’m about 8 years old at this point and about to play some of the games that have stuck with me my entire life, including one amazing Christmas full of gaming goodies!

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As for where this weekly entry takes us, who knows?! – In time I’ll use it as an extension of the what I’ve been playing and buying (especially as my current cube and N64 collection grows) any suggestions, drop me a message at nickhilton@nintendo-okie.com

Tune in next Friday to find out what I got, and I’ll also chat through my step up to the N64 and beyond

Stay classy and all that jazz

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