Blog: 30 Day Videogame Challenge, Day One: First Video Game

We began the 30 day challenge on the Tumblr blog, though I stopped it as I decided to bring the blog in-house. I’m repeating those columns here, as well as continuing them, as well as other blog posts, here.

That, and I just want to test how the RSS looks in the side bar. Yeah, I’m using the blog as a test. Dance, my guinea pigs! DANCE!

I have to admit that I love Donkey Kong despite the fact that I suck at it. For an early era arcade title, it was surprisingly random, and I always got whacked by a stray fireball. That, and the NES version screwed up my timing on some of those stages to the point where I still screw it up while in MAME.

But between this and Maze Craze for the Atari 2600, I know where the first memories of my video gaming come in. I also remember it was usually my addiction to Donkey Kong that caused me to get dragged out of various arcades and pizza parlours. Usually kicking and screaming.

Christopher Bowen

About Christopher Bowen

Christopher Bowen is the Editor in Chief of Gaming Bus. Before opening Gaming Bus in May of 2011, he was the News Editor at Diehard GameFAN, a lead reporter for DailyGamesNews, and a reviewer at Not A True Ending, also contributing to VIMM, SNESZone and Scotsmanality. Outside of the industry, he is a network engineer in Norwalk, CT and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.