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I've Been Herded!
The Age Old Question
So, I guess you came here expecting some tear-jerking, nostalgic biography about my video game history and why I'm even on this site.
So I'll tell you.
Well, When I was a child, growing up in rural Kentucky, I had the best friend a boy could hope for. My dear old dog, Honey. Oh ho ho, the adventures we had. From Knob Creek to Hodgenville we roamed, carefree and courageous. Irresponsible, and completely inseparable. It was, for a little boy, the perfect existence. So, let me ask you, Gameinformer. How many of your children can say the same? How many of this websites youth are truly happy, truly carefree? Well, we both know the answer, don't we? None. Because Honey died. And it destroyed me. Thus I turned towards gaming to help me through my difficult time.
Thus, why I started playing video games.. Well, that and the fact that in my youth my Dad was constantly shoving them down my throat. Until I became better then him at them. Then, all of a sudden, he didn't want to play with me anymore, and stole my N64 and started playing by himself. :'(
Ah, but a little more seriously, I'm a novice/freelance (which means no one pays me for my terrible writing skills) writer/blogger who enjoys keeping up-to-date with the latest gaming news. Writing is a deep-rooted passion of mine, and as is gaming. I've been gaming almost all my life, since I first picked up my N64 controller, I was hooked. Gaming had sunk it's talons deep into my mind, and throughout the years, it's become a part of me. Writing about gaming.. Well, that's just as much a passion to me as gaming itself.
Over the years, I've watched as gaming flourished from a cultural indie group to a multi-billion dollar mainstream industry. When it started it, talking about games between your social group members made it seem like you had your own, nerd-dialect type of language. Nowadays, almost everyone will have some sort of idea of what your talking about when you bring up "the game that involves shooting people". Gaming has evolved in so many ways, from the 8-Bit world, to the fully realized landscapes of Skyrim and Skyward Sword. Our industry really has nowhere to go but up, and I'm glad I'm around to watch/experience that happen.
I've done periodic free-lance type work for other websites, though I never really felt in-touch with the work I was doing. Unless it was involving video-games, of course. I'm not sure if any of you have participated in Constant Content, but I was actually an avid writer there until I was eventually banned for "putting too much emotion" and speaking from a "first-person perspective" in one of my reviews. I've also blogged for a bit, but never anything too dedicated.
I'm hoping to become part of the community here. It seems like a friendly bunch, and I've already met quite a few intelligent/interesting people. If you have any interest in me, or getting to know me, or feel the need to to ask me a very important question regarding just about anything, feel free to message me. :)
Some ɹɐuDOM Facts:
-I'm a male.
-My age lies anywhere from 18-25. (Hint: It's not 24)
-I'm primarily a console player. Went from Sony (PS3) to Microsoft (360) and the difference really isn't as big as some people like to make it seem.
-I enjoy RPG's. Back when I used to have a decent gaming Rig, Baldurs Gate, Fallout 1, and Thief were some of my most played games ever.
-I enjoy Strategy games. Its a rare thing now-a-days where a game actually forces you to think, so when one comes along, I tend to snatch it up.
-I'll discuss just about anything video-game related. Kind of a given, but if you just want to talk about something and want my opinion, or simply want me to listen to yours, feel free to leave a comment.
-Feel free to add me as a friend if you want. I don't think I'll ever really deny a request at friendship.
Well, that's about it. If you want some more personal information other then what was provided, please, don't ask. Or do ask. I don't want to limit your ability of choice or anything like that.