What is your fondest Christmas-related video game memory?
Kevin Groves: That’s easy, it has to be Super Tecmo Bowl. I remember unwrapping it first because back then we all knew the shape of video games. Then I remember having to sit through everyone else opening up their boring gifts before I could go lock myself in my room and play until my eyes hurt. Ahhhh, good times.
Josh Houtz: My fondest Christmas video game memory was getting a Sega Genesis console when I was younger. It came fully equipped
Kevin Scott: The first one that comes to mind for me is a few years back when I brought my PS4 home for Christmas so I could play a Madden game in my online franchise. Both my brothers and my dad gathered around to watch my game, and I proceeded to thoroughly dismantle my opponent in a huge blowout victory. My family couldn’t help but be impressed with how every play I ran seemed to work to perfection, which was surprising since I’m usually pretty mediocre at the game.
Jeff Botkin: My best childhood memory goes back to N64. My parents bought my brother and I an N64. The game included was Wave Race 64 — remember when every N64 game had to have “64” after it? Good times. I was amazed and impressed by how good the game looked and how it played. It really was a Christmas to remember. It was a perfect game at that time. Wave Race 64 to this day still holds up and I occasionally play it on a rainy day.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us here at Operation Sports. Feel free to share your favorite holiday-related stories as well.