I finally took the plunge and bought a gaming console. As a kid Atari was king. Then Coleco Vision at my aunty’s house in Maili, and then.. nothing until High School, when my skater b.f. Ryan and I played Mario Kart and Street Fighter II on the SNES at his house.. then nothing again until 2006, when I attempted to buy the Gamecube, and gave up in despair after getting stuck on a stupid task in Wind Waker.. and the horrifying trauma of inadvertently killing hordes of pikmin.. their wails and spirit mass haunting my nightmares. I quit.
But, finally, I caved and got the XBOX 360 with Kinect bundle at Best Buy, for $399, since they had their $50 gift card promotion. So, I got a $50 card to spend on games, or points, I suppose. So far, I created my avatar, installed hulu, last.fm, and netflix and synced to my account.. and defeated arcade mode Puzzle Fighter with Hsien-Ko. Now I need to figure out my permanent Gamertag.