Twitter's trending topics—subjects or phrases that the social network is buzzing about at any given moment—are sometimes based on big news headlines. Sometimes they spring from live events or tragic catastrophes, as everyone rushes to make the first supremely clever joke about Kim Kardashian. And sometimes they're just awful memes.
But for the past couple of days, Twitterers have united to wax nostalgic on something quite positive: the video games they grew up playing. For at least the past 24 hours, the hashtag "#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith" has been trending in the United States. Woohoo! Video games!
Some of these tweets make me feel very old:
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith The God of War trilogy and Metal Gear Solid series. They remain my favourites to this day.— Mika Filoteo (@pretendimclever) September 27, 2012
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith KINGDOM HEARTS, Devil May Cry, NBA Live, Shadow Hearts, Tekken, Metal Gear Solid! Good times. :<— Marco Domingo ✌ (@MagicMarcoo) September 27, 2012
Some of them call back to the classics:
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith Final Fantasy 7. That will always be the greatest ever.— Char Horton(@CharmanderRoar) September 27, 2012
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith Zelda: A Link To The Past, Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil, Contra III, Metal Gear Solid. Best Childhood ever.— Ryan (@ObscureRyan) September 27, 2012
Some of them are a little bizarre:
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith - "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" & "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" on Ps2.— Gandalf (@Hasty_Gandalf) September 27, 2012
Some of them are kind of funny:
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith Star Wars battlefront. In fact I believe my first erection was when I found out I could play as Jedi in the 2nd one— Eric Fetter (@efetter) September 27, 2012
#VideoGamesIGrewUpWith "Pretend The Blinking DOS Prompt Is A Game Because All Dad's Christmas Money Was Spent On MIami Dolphins Tickets."— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) September 27, 2012
Even heartless corporations are getting involved:
Your turn. What'd you grow up with?