Yesterday, at Game Masters, Warren Spector ran through some of the defining moments that shaped him as a gamer and as a designer. It got me wondering about my own defining moments, when I realised the potential of gaming. What are some of your favourite gaming memories?
I have a couple of recent ones. I remember bringing my Wii home for the first time, and watching everyone in my wife's house become entranced by Wii Sports. That was honestly a real defining moment for me. I knew then that the market for games had changed. Every single person, gamers and non-gamers alike, in that room ended up buying a Wii, regardless of whether its gathering dust now.
Even more recent for me was Journey, that game's ending in particular, despite what some thing, was an incredible moment for me. Jus the simple act of moving forward felt meaningful. Pretty incredible.
But what about you guys and girls? What are some of your defining moments when it comes to video games?