Appendix IV I – Mary

Mary 2014-2-25 1:30 PM PI: What was your earliest experience with video games? M: The earliest one I can remember was being at a birthday party when I was, like, maybe eight or ten years old it would have been? And we were playing Mario Kart on the N64 at my friend’s house together. And…

Appendix IV G – Lorraine

Lorraine 2014-2-20 2:00 PM PI: So we’ve got Lorraine here, and we’re gonna start with your earliest experience with playing a video game…that you can remember. L: Earliest experience…I would think Pac-Man, but now that I really, really think about it might have been earlier than that. ‘Cause my parents bought me the whole, like,…

Appendix IV O – Solaria

Solaria 2014-3-18 10:30 am Asst: Can you tell me about your earliest memory of playing a video game? S: When I was about five and a half years old, my father bought me a Super Nintendo. And the first game that I played was Yoshi’s Island…Super Mario Bros. too. Asst: Did you play this by…

Appendix IV M – Sarah

Sarah 2014-2-5 4:00 PM [Ed. – Sarah happened to be one of our best friends while we were at UC Merced, so this interview was much looser than the others, with several tangents I’ve decided to cut out. This was also one of the earliest ones we did, so along with Deanna’s interview this brought…

Appendix IV L – Rachel

Rachel 2014-3-12 1:25 PM PI: What was your earliest experience with a video game? R: As far as I can remember…well, hm, that’s a hard question. ‘Cause I remember on one of our old 386 computers we had some video games, chess and whatnot. So it was probably one of the first games I played,…

Appendix IV F – Karen

Karen 2014-3-20 1:30 PM PI: Okay, so we’ve got Karen here, and she’s gonna talk to us about her gaming experiences. So, what was your earliest experience with a video game? K: I believe it was Pong. Atari Pong. I was seven, eight years old. PI: So what about that stands out to you now?…

Appendix IV E – Julie

Julie 2014-2-12 2:30 PM PI: Okay, so here we are. We are recording with Julie. Okay, so um…what was your earliest experience with a video game? J: I was a young girl and playing Atari…in the little tennis thing. Do you remember that? PI: Uh huh… J: And um…our neighbor, my next door neighbor had…had…um…

Appendix IV D – Erika

Erika 2014-2-19 3:30 PM PI: What was your earliest experience playing video games? E: Um…my earliest…I wasn’t playing, but I was watching my brother play Toejam and Earl…I can’t remember the system, but I do remember playing it. I also remember my mom and dad playing…um, my mom played Spyro and Centipede on the computer,…

Appendix IV C – Deanna

Deanna 2014-2-4 2:30 pm [Ed Note – Deanna was my first interview, and in my opinion it really shows. I talked more in between her comments than I should, and towards the end I began to speak more than I ought to about my feelings on these topics and led her into specific answers. I…

Appendix IV B – Interview with Cynthia

Cynthia 2-26-2014 3:00 PM PI: What was your earliest experience with a video game? C: Probably when I was eight. PI: Do you remember what game it was? C: Pac-Man. PI: What do you remember about playing it? C: I just remember I liked the way the joysticks went…[like] the old Atari. And so, I…