All the Video Game Consoles I’ve Ever Owned in Chronological Order, Pt. 3 of 4

A four-part series in which Leigh Alexander chronicles every video game console she has every played. Find Part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 4 here.

Miscellany I Forgot So Far, ????-????

After I started publishing this ‘series’ I received an email from my dad that says:

You probably forgot the Texas Instruments Ti-94/A we also used to have. It was running a 16-bit chip at a time when everyone else was 8-bit. Don’t recall the games we played on it. We also had a Mattel Intellivision loaner for a brief while.

I definitely forgot that. No memory whatsoever thereof. Then my mother calls me during my workday saying “there were some inaccuracies in your article.” Whenever I write articles/essays containing anecdotes related to my parents my mother calls and seems, somewhat facetiously, to be upset + feeling misrepresented. First ‘inaccuracy’ turned out to be my mother confusing the time she was confused by the Macintosh screensaver [in Part 1] with another time she was confused by computers. Second inaccuracy was where I estimated that I was ‘4 or 5’ years of age in a picture of me using a computer [in Part 1]. She says I was ‘like 2 or 3’, suggested I might want to correct it so that everyone would know I was an “impressive” child.

When Barack Obama was elected my mother thought his speechwriter was “impressive”/hot, she called me up to suggest I date him. My reply was something to the effect of “Mom, okay Mom, I will ‘get on that’ right now.” And she said “but you could” or something. Then Barack Obama’s speechwriter turned out to be dating a gorgeous model.

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  • tracy morgan

    i haven't read this, yet, but the homepage makes it look like 'all the boyfriends i've ever had, part x of n' is by leigh alexander, which, having read the previous two 'videogame consoles,' i was really excited for, but obviously leigh alexander is way too busy playing videogames to have boyfriends, so here we are.

    • tracy morgan

      also that last paragraph under n64 is pretty freakin' gutsy

      • BIB

        Tracy Morgan reads Thought Catalog?

      • tracy morgan

        someone had already taken 'wesley snipes'.

  • http://twitter.com/MollyWest12th Molly Oswaks

    None of what you said makes any sense. Did the fact that both Leigh and Lesley are writing serial pieces confuse you?

    • tracy morgan

      lady broseph, go look at the homepage, and look at how it's aligned in columns. if the top name for the first article on the left is cut off, the name between the two articles could ostensibly refer to either article, if you had no foreknowledge! this is why i thought that.

  • Morgan

    What about Shenmue for Dreamcast?

    • mario

      'jet grind radio'

      • Jim Colns

        'Crazy Taxi'

      • BIB

        House of the Dead

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