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I'm a student at Stockton College in New Jersey. I'm pursuing a degree in political science with law school most likely to follow, but my true passion is gaming. I've always wanted to write for a gaming news/reviews publications such as GI. I've been gaming since the age of 5 when I played Sonic 2 on my uncle's Sega Genesis and haven't looked back since.
My love of gaming was solidified after I got an original Playstation one Christmas. I played the crap out of the Tomb Raider and Armored Core demos on the bundled demo disc. I have tons of fond memories playing Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, NFL Blitz, NFL Gameday '98, Oddworld, Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII and IX, and Tekken. I needed to play as many games as I could get my hands on, I was addicted. Whenever I used to visit my cousins, I immediately ran to their room to play Goldeneye, Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario 64 on their N64. Pokemon Blue, and later Yellow, was permanently lodged in my Gameboy.
In the PS2 days I played an unhealthy amount of Final Fantasy X and X-2, Baldur's Gate, 007 Nightfire, Kingdom Hearts, Bully, and Grand Theft Auto. I also got my first job as a paper boy in this era, allowing me to buy more games than my parents thought appropriate. I got a GC to play Super Smash Bros., Viewtiful Joe, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicals (if you can't tell I was a huge FF fanboy when I was younger), WarioWare, and Super Mario Sunshine. Around 2006 I got my first job at GameStop, opening my world to a whole slew of new games. I got an Xbox specifically for Halo 2, though I found Halo: CE to be the better game. Some of the best games I have played on Xbox include Crimson Skies, Jade Empire, Star Wars: KOTOR, Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, Fable, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
When I was 15 I also began seriously playing PC games. My all time favorites on PC so far are Half-Life 1 & 2, Portal, CS:S, WoW, Diablo II, Starcraft, the Sims, and Call of Duty 2.
My first console of the current generation was the Xbox 360. My favorite 360 games include Rainbow Six: Vegas, CoD: MW, CoD: WaW, Mass Effect, Rock Band 2 and Beatles, Dragon Age, Left 4 Dead, Fable 2, and Oblivion. Next I got a Wii, for which my favorite games are SSBB, Resident Evil 4 and Darkside Chronicles, Super Mario Galaxy, and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Finally I just recently got my PS3, but my favorite games so far are Uncharted 1 & 2, inFamous, the Orange Box, Resident Evil 5, and MW2.
I am currently focused on playing as many games as I can that are coming out, as well as expanding my gaming library. I have also recently gone back to play classic titles I missed when they first appeared. For example I finally finished Zelda: OoT and WW, played Resident Evil Code Veronica X, Zero, and the Gamecube remake of Resident Evil 1, Gran Turismo 4, and have been playing extensive amounts of Mario Kart 64.