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Pokespective, Part 1: Introduction and the Beginning

In 1998, I was first introduced to Pokemon. I don’t remember exactly how I had first heard of it, but I do remember a few highlights. I remember a classmate bringing his Game Boy to school and showing the game off, letting other kids catch and name a Pokemon or two to show them how …

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‘Pokemon’ Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

My wife handed me a heavy, neatly wrapped box and said something to the effect of, “You’ll never guess in a million years what I got you.” She was absolutely right. I had no idea what was in it, and gaped in awe as I opened the rectangular package. Inside, eloquently displayed, were three old game cartridges below three Game Boys of matching color. This year for my birthday, my wife got me a glass case exhibiting Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow with matching Game Boy Pockets. It perfectly represented me and my evolution (intentional word choice) as a gamer, cascading me with that sensation known as nostalgia.

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