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Posted on Jan 3rd 2014 at 10:29:10 PM by (GameDave)
Posted under video game memory, game dave, video games, arcade, high score, final fantasy, rpg, nes

Growing up in the arcades led to my future nickname...

What has gaming given you?

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Your videos are always so well put together and thought out and performed, it amazes me you aren't yet someone with thousands of views.

I feel like I'm getting in on the ground level. One day I'll be able to say, "Yeah, I was into Game Dave, back before he sold out."

My wife was actually named after a character in Lord of the Rings. The name I use in games is also from those books.
Hello again, Mr. David-- errr, Mr. Dave.

I'd much rather have the given name Dave or David than the one I ended up with. The one I was given, combined with childhood obesity, near-crippling social awkwardness, and other factors I'd rather not go into, didn't exactly make for a happy and sane childhood. It's the big reason why I'm the person I am today: a socially inept near-recluse manchild whose biggest source of amusement is harassing people on a video game collecting website.

As for my RF Gen moniker: I named myself after a dog. If you care to, you can read my origin story-- and that of others-- here:

BTW I don't find the name "Jolly Time" all that creepy... that is, unless clowns are involved. Were clowns a major motif at the Jolly Time arcade? If so, I'd have been heading to the hills at 90 MPH... ON FOOT.

And finally: I live within walking distance of a little place called Nickel City. They have the X-Men and TMNT games you so adored as a kid. You can play them for $0.30 (6 nickels), and there's a Free Play section along the back wall. The dark, dank, only-lit-by-the-arcade-screens back wall. Now, THAT's kinda creepy. Only catch is, you gotta pay admission to get in, which is around $2. Just a little something for you to consider when you're kickin' it in the south S.F. bay, and you need to get your arcade fix on...
@nupoile: Haha! If I ever sell out I'll be sure to take RF Generation with me.
@Zagnorch: Well worth the admission! Sadly, Jolly Time no longer exists and I have no arcades nearby... a terrible shame.

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I'm Game Dave and old school games were new to me at one time. They are what I grew up with and they are what I like to play the most. From time to time I like to talk about video games on camera so here come some videos.

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