A Reason For Gaming: Geoff Barry

I’ve been playing video games since I can remember. My dad had the classic Nintendo, and I played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles like it was what I was meant to do. After that we moved to the original Playstation where video games really took a giant leap forward. Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, and Silent Hill broke through to end up being some of the greatest games ever made. Here in 2011 we’re still playing these franchises regularly. I have to say that the original Playstation was the reason why I’m such a hardcore gamer now.

The Playstation 2 was overall my favorite system to date. Graphics were drastically improved and blew the minds of viewers. My video game skills were developed here, as I finally learned how to beat games on my own without help from my dad or cousin. I’ll never forget Resident Evil 4 and how it’s my all time favorite game to play. Even with the PS3 out and all the crazy good games out I still would pick RE4 for the PS2 if it came down to me owning just one game.

Probably my most prized posession however, is my PS3. It’s literally my lifeline. When I want to unwind and the end of the day, or I have a day off from work, I spend my time logging hours into games that I absolutely love for a system that I love even more. If I want to get away from the stresses of college and the working world, my PS3 is there for me. I’ve always loved games, but I’ve never been so passionate about each game I play until I purchased my system. 

I love video games. I always have, and likely always will. I love every game, even the bad ones. Not every game can be a perfect 10, and sometimes the “bad” games are just plain fun to play and alot of times, cheap. Many gamers, especially us at EWG, can’t afford to buy brand new $60 every time one is released and we have to play something else until the game we wants comes down in price. Give me a video game and I’ll show you a world of art, character, and creativity. Every game deserves to be recognized. Here at EWG it’s our goal to make sure that we recognize some of the titles that not every gamer has heard of.