GamingNexus Gaming Memories Part 1

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posted 12/31/2008 by The GN Staff
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Most amazing gaming moment you experienced or witnessed?

I witnessed someone go 1 versus 5 in Gears of War 2 multiplayer and they systematically took down all 5 opponents. No small feat. – Elliot Bonnie
Maybe it was fate, a glitch or what not, but I whipped a grenade off a building top with 10 seconds left in Call of Duty IV and got a quadruple kill from it. It just happened that four of the players I was competing against were all converged on each as my grenade blew with a couple seconds left and took all of them out with the blast. From my understanding, one guy was being stalked with a knife by one player, who was about to be killed from behind with a knife by a third which happened as the fourth guy came running out of a building with guns blazing. – Dan Keener

The end of Braid was so existential, twisted, upside down and shocking that I actually still get tingles when I think about how a jumbled disjointed story could lead to something so profound. My first encounter with existentialism in gaming. – Nathan Murray

It was a moment that lasted less than a second, but it had an impact that I would’ve never expected. As I was driving through the jungle in Far Cry 2, the dappled, setting sun came pouring through the leaves of a tree, exactly as it would in real life. It was a moment of realization for me; I remember when I was 8 or 9 years old while playing Street Fighter II about the mythic “someday” that game graphics would become so good that they would be nearly photorealistic. We’re not quite there yet, but we’re close, and while it may not be my biggest dream, it is nonetheless a dream realized. – Sean Nack

Though contrived, getting my absolutely, unequivocally non-gamer wife to play 20-odd hours of Fable 2 was a watershed moment in our relationship. Peter Molyneux’s written appeal for reviewers to hand the controller over to a non-gamer was one of the most therapeutic things we could’ve been asked to do. Before that, the Xbox 360 was a divisive device that was raising the drawbridge on a fragile three-year marriage. Now? We affectionately refer to Peter as Dr. Molyneux. (A little joke in the truth, a little truth in the joke.) – Randy Kalista

Mario Kart Wii and its online mode have brought a number of amazing moments, but for me it was outrunning a dreaded blue shell just long enough to cross the finish line. – Sean Colleli

This year’s funniest gaming moment was definitely Dan Keener’s impersonation of Alanis Morissette during Chuck’s Rock Band 2 party. – Sean Colleli

The greatest moments in gaming this year was playing Rock Band and Rock Band 2 on the projector with our family and friends. – Eva Sines

The sheer amount of effort people put into their model-based table top gaming layouts while visiting Origins Game Fair – Ben Berry

Watching Street Fighter 4 being booted up for the first time at Planet Zero here in Houston. – Matt Mirkovich
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