The 90s were a simpler time – there was no wifi, phones were dumb, instead of DLC you bought strategy guides, and if you wanted to play a game that you didn't own you could go down the street and rent it. In How to be a 90s Gamer we travel back in time to this glorious decade and teach you the ins and outs of being a video gamer. Caution: may induce severe nostalgia.
1. Get a console:
The single greatest moment of your childhood.
2. Get accessorized:
Super Scope, handy carrying cases, printers, the list is endless...
3. Learn how to fix any game:
Get used to doing this, a lot.
4. Have a gaming sleepover:
Candy, pop, cheat codes, and strategy guides are required.
5. Make trades:
Usually best done on the playground a.k.a. Wall Street for children.
6. Overcome water level anxiety:
If you didn't have a fear of drowning before, you do now.
7. Argue over the best console:
Let's be honest, they were all good. Except for the N64, which was the superior system.
8. Rent games from the store:
R.I.P. Blockbuster, Rogers Video, and all the rest.
9. Player one always gets the best controller:
Player two had no chance of winning, especially using one of those Mad Catz controllers.
10. Friday nights are for partying:
LAN parties: where boys became men. Bonus points for getting creative with computer set up transportation.
11. Run up your parent's electric bill:
Hey, it could be worse right? You could be outside getting addicted to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.
12. Stay up past your bedtime:
There will be plenty of time for sleep during your sixth grade math class.
13. Discover girls:
64-bit graphics + raging hormones – be still my beating heart!
14. Win at all costs:
Pain is temporary, glory is forever!
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