“I Never Got Past Level Seven”

The gaming expert waxes nostalgic for the wireframe universe of the arcade game she loved most as a kid.
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Question: What was your favorite video game as a kid?

Nicole Lazzaro:  Okay, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.  So I think growing up as a kid one of my favorite…  As a kid the thing that had me drop the most quarters was Star Wars, the Star Wars Flight Sim.  I love the feeling of flying.  I love that whole experience.  I felt like I was this, you know, fighter pilot and I was you know racing and I never got past level seven, but you know I loved the way the audio came in.  I was in that universe, even though it was only wireframe at the time.  It was a wireframe kind of, you know, flight sim and that experience allowed me to extend my love of the whole Star Wars universe, which again was this…  you know this inspirational fantasy, so it really connected it you know for me.  And I think that would be...  Yeah, that would definitely be my favorite game. 

Recorded on February 16, 2010
Interviewed by Austin Allen