Awesome thread D4nzy. I've got a few wonderful memories to share...
Original Xbox - About to move back home from Oz - All furniture had been moved back to NZ, but I still had the Xbox which had just been released. Sitting there by myself in an empty house playing the original Project Gotham Racing, Rally Sport Challenge, and a certain FPS starring Master Chief - Wonderful!
Cute memory - On my way back to NZ - Stopped in Raro where my 3 year old son (at the time) was sitting on my lap whilst I played the original xbox - That's where he first saw Halo. I continued onto NZ, but had to leave that Xbox there so he could play the Xbox. Funny seeing a 3 year old get his hands around around the original big 'Duke' controller.
Cool memory - My son, back home, still only 3 FINISHING Halo!
Funny memory - Playing Halo MP using XB connect site where you connected your PC to your Xbox (as original Halo only had LAN connection).
Neat memory - Winning two review competitions on the old Xbox NZ site - From memory it was Fifa 2006 + some other game - which led to me being hired to review games at Buttonmasher, then hired by Xbox NZ to run events/comps, then hired by NZ Gamer to do the community stuff - Awesome!!
Emotional memory - My wife watching whilst I played Assassin's Creed - She loved the story.
Feeling old memory - My wife stopping watching me play AC, and started watching my son play coz he was better - BURN!
Most awesome memory - Organising a hugely successful competition across NZ with some lucky Kiwis racing online against Shane Van Gisbergen in Forza 3 where his car was first featured - You can read the post comp interview HERE - This interview was published across all the main gaming sites in NZ at the time + at Turn 10 as well - Cool.cool.cool.
Another awesome memory - Our biggest and most awesome community event - Halo Fest! back in 2012 - I still remember pitching it to the Xbox PR person at the time - and he saying - 'Yeah lets go for it!' This event was successful on so many levels and this was where a certain community leader (Read - D4nzy) suddenly appeared and I realised we had something a little bit special going on here.
So there's a few tidbits from me - Enjoy!