AFI Singer Davey Havok Reminisces About Childhood Video Game Experiences
In a new Arcade Sushi original feature, AFI vocalist Davey Havok and others talk about their favorite video games as a kid, along with some cherished childhood memories attached to the games of choice.
Loudwire recently welcomed Davey Havok for an exclusive interview, and while he was at our headquarters, our friends and colleagues at Arcade Sushi asked Havok about his favorite childhood memories playing video games. As it turns out, Davey Havok is an old-school arcade and Atari 2600 aficionado, and he shared his passion with Arcade Sushi in the video above.
“I was raised on video games,” begins Havok. “I have many, many childhood memories of video games, though I have zero knowledge of modern video games. If you wanna talk video games from ‘Pong’ through ‘Ecco of the Dolphin’ and ‘Tetris,’ I think we can get there, but really it’d the center period of ‘Pac Man’ and ‘Food Fight’ and ‘Q*bert’ that holds me and that’s dear to my heart.”
Havok continues, “I remember the first time I played ‘Pac Man.’ I was in Santa Cruz and I was brought to an arcade and it [Pac Man] had just been released and there was people swarming around the machine and the quarters were up top and I was just a little gromit. My caretaker was playing the video game and I was just fascinated and enamored and she broke her nail. An expletive was spoken and she said, “Dave, take the joystick.”
We won’t spoil the rest of the story for you, so to hear its blistering conclusion, watch the video above or head over to Arcade Sushi where you can check out exclusive stories from people such as actor/comedian Nathan Barnett, ‘Zombieland’/'G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ screenwriter Rhett Reese and even Loudwire Senior Writer Graham ‘Gruhamed’ Hartmann (that’s me!).
Stay tuned for our own interview with AFI frontman Davey Havok, along with his own segment of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’