Well, here I am tagged again... :P Thanks (or not, not sure) Dave for that! :x But please, don't tag me with the 'Best of 2010' thing, I'm sooo 1980. :P
Top 5 Gaming Mistakes
#5) Exchanging a cool game for a silly one
Somewhere in time (around 1996, I guess) I've got a SNES game that everyone was hyped about at the time: Ultimate Mortal Kombat III. My friends (and non-friends as well) started coming to my house for some tournaments, people were pulling their hair out of the head everytime someone managed to execute a new Fatality... Until I did it. I traded it... for Aero the Acrobat. :lol: You can't even start to imagine how much hate I got for that stupid move. :lol: But... I had my own reasons. I realized my UMKIII was fake, and I couldn't really enjoy it anymore for that. So a friend came with his original, shiny new box of Aero... And it wasn't a bad game despite the dumb pun in the name, I had tried it before for a rental and I absoutely loved the soundtrack... So we did it. My afternoons suddenly became empty. :P But my original copy of Aero is still sitting bold at my bookshelf.
Come on, it does look cool... No it doesn't.
#4) Mass save files erasing
Recently I run a routine check in my PC with my AVG and it suggested me to make some corrections... Which I accepted. Among those corrections it was that little checkbox "delete temp internet files"... Damn checked. Somehow that erased ALL my save files from Kongregate, the indie flash games portal... Oh. My. At least I'll have the opportunity to replay some games there AND make sure to write some reviews to make something useful from the mistake.
Imagine going through all that... Again.
#3) Flushing gameplay hours down the toilet
I have a stupid, chronic gaming disease: I like to restart my games often. That happens everytime I feel I did something wrong that won't return as a new opportunity for me in a game--like equipping a character with my best items just to see him leave my party in an RPG, for instance. Actually I'm about to that again in Fallout because I was terrible in managing my items so far and because I let my partner Ian die--he has freaked out in the middle of a battle because I never handled him a healing item... :P Taxonomic will say I do that because I'm a cry-baby who doesn't know how to play RPGs properly, and probably he's right.
#2) Frying my new sound system
I've always been crazy about game music, you know that already. And I loved it so much at the 16-bit era that I tried to connect my SNES to my brand new, first payment EVER sound system... And guess what, I FRIED it. It didn't even have a aux in, but still I was trying... :P Stupid boy! :x I could swear I was hearing the bullets' sounds in R-Type III, but it was only the sound of my hard work being exploded.
I can hear the shots! Wait... Where's the music?
You know Atari's Decathlon? If not you better watch this. Long before the motion controls era gamers were sweating their sins out while playing that piece of... software. :P Actually the game is great, don't get me wrong, but it REALLY kills you AND your controller as well. Imagine you shaking a joystick from left to right for every step an athlete must perform in a Decathlon. You know where I'm going with this. I split a joystick in two pieces while playing that game! MY UNCLE'S joystick. He's got REALLY pissed of on that, of course. I was 4 and the experience was so traumatic it ended being my oldest memory from my entire life. :P
Hope you enjoyed that, it was funny to recall those not-so-brilliant-moments in my life as a gamer.