Sure, the holidays are about love, family, and good will ... but they're also about shopping! Bonnie Ruberg comments on gamers as shoppers, and game merchandising.
"Looking back on the history of gifts received, my Christmas mornings line up like a gallery of classic plays." Patrick Dugan relates the experience of Final Fantasy VI
"A lot of the times when I enjoy games, it's not because of the way it plays or how good the graphics are; it's usually about how the game made me feel, from giddy to amazed." Sean Fischer relates his first experience with Final Fantasy VII.
"Have you ever really looked at an arcade cabinet? Most casual arcade-goers don't." Pat Miller talks about his lost home, BEARcade.