My first gamer moment was when I was about 18 years old. My father was driving me home from work and we had stopped at a Sheetz to get gas. I was very hungry, but I didn’t have any money to afford Sheetz’s signature $6 undercooked hamburger with suspicious lettuce. I knew my hunger wouldn’t abate and I had to eat something or my anxiety - which was already very high from my bad day at work - would get worse. This is when I remembered my favorite video game of all time, The Metal Gear Solid 3: The Snake Eater by Hideo Kojima. When Naked Snake (Big Dude in the other games) got hungry, he didn’t just wait it out and get anxious, he ate what was presented in front of him. I remembered the lyrics to that one song that played at the beginning of the game “sometimes you feed on a treefrog” or something like that idk. It was then, I knew what I had to do. I had to find and devour a treefrog. So, I quickly absconded from my father’s car and escaped into the wilderness to search for a treefrog that would perhaps let me eat him. Long story short, I got lost and nearly died from exposure. But that was definitely what I would call a “gamer moment”, imo. I was so lost in the metaphorical sauce of gaming that for the first time in my life I truly knew what it meant to be a gamer, completely lost to one’s base inhibitions and only driven by extreme confusion. It was a nice experience.
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