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I love games. I have for as long as I can remember. Even now with a wife and two daughters, games have a special place in my lfe that nothing can replace.
I was born in Detroit but live in northeast Tennessee. I am married to a wonderful woman who understands my gaming addiction.
I tend to keep to myself. I'm not antisocial by any means, but people aren't really necessary. It's been my experience that human beings, in general, are hideous creatures.
As for my gaming history, it started with Atari and my favorite game for the system, Stampede. It was overshadowed by Asteroids, Pac Man, and Frogger, but it was a good game. My father upgraded to Sega with a few games. The one that stuck out was Golden Axe. I couldn't get very far, but I enjoyed getting killed. Then it was on to Nintendo. There is where I hit my stride, murdering Super Mario Bros. 3 in a matter of a few short hours. I stimulated my mind with Tetris (still a favorite), forcing my father to submit to my gaming authority.
The family hit hard times, so I went to live with my grandmother. She bought a Sega Genesis due to my nagging. Alex the Kidd was my game of choice, remebering the rock, paper, scissors patterns of the bosses. My grandma got into the games as well, and purchased a SNES. She became hooked on Yoshi's Island, forcing me to play the game. She would get stuck, and I would need to get her past most of the bosses. I became acquainted with Capcom during this time with Saturday Night Slammasters. This wrestling game is still a favorite, incorporating early versions of Street Fighter characters.
Back with my father, the system was N64. I didn't take to it very well, accept for Super Mario 64. Then was Playstation where I came across several games of note. Fighting Force, Road Rash, Tekken, and my first run-in with Final Fantasy in FF Tactics. I was hooked on the series, I just didn't notice yet.
When I graduated High School, I got a PS2 as part of the celebration. I only got one game with it; Dynasty Warriors 3. I played for hours maxing out characters and weapons. It was like a drug. Ever since, the series has stuck with me even considering the fighting is still as basic as it ever was. FFX was released, and made it obvious that the series was for me. I went as far back as FFVII and played through what I had missed.
I stuck with PS2 for alot longer than I should have. I only purchased my PS3 in February 2010. I'm late to the party, but I'm having a blast while I'm here.
Some other games of note that I enjoyed along the journey are Contra, Spy Hunter, Twisted Metal, Xcite Bike, Double Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Mario Kart, Dr. Mario, River City Ransom, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mega Man, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Yo Noid, and Resident Evil.
I change my Hero Image to match whatever game I'm currently playing. Below are some of my favorite images I've used.