Ok seeing as we have many new people here at shoryuken, and some of them are just starting and investing time in fighting games and some of us have been playing fighting games for a while, the idea of having a thread where you tell us a short story of how you came into the fighting game world would be interesting to read.
I realize that there are many known names here in the community
but it would be nice to hear about the other lesser known people that make up this fighting game community.
Well I look forward to hearing stories from newcomers and old-school veterans.
As promised here is my short story of how I got to know fighting games
Way back in the 90s back in elementary school one day I was walking home
and hear all this loud noises coming from a store, curiosity got to me and I ran to the store to see what the fuss was about I saw tons of big kids surrounding a weird looking box with a tv in it. I was just consufed that was my first ecounter with an Arcade Machine, now I still did not know why eveyone was concentrated on the machine and why everyone was so hype
I made my way through the big kids and when I finally got to see the screen
I saw two cartoony looking dudes one looked like a karate guy and the other a military guy i was like cool, I was amazed watching the screen and hearing “hadoooooooooookeeeeeeen” “sonic boooooooom” I remember that day I got home a lilttle late cause time flew as I watched kids play this amazing game. So from that day on everyday after school I would stop by the store and watch the big kids go at it and when I finally got enough courage to play I got destroyed so I just went back to watching.
I remember around that same time Mortal Kombat 1 got released, and that game was getting mad play also.
From that day forward I always enjoyed fighting games, and when we moved to the USA my favorite place to hang out was Portland Lloyd Center TILT were there was always competition.