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Here we go.
My name's Jake and I've been around the Game Informer block for over a year now, having joined in April of 2014. I lived as a nomad on several gaming websites before finally deciding to take up permanent residence on Game Informer Online.I'm a huge fan of blogging, as the creative process involving in coming up with an idea to write about, bringing the idea to life, and making it like pretty with pictures and whatnot never fails to get old. I'm rather busy with school and my part time job at the moment though, so blogging has sadly been put on the backburner.
I'm currently a sophomore in college, and I'll soon have a shiny Associate's Degree to show for it. In two years, I aim to have my Bachelor's in History and Secondary Education and begin teaching social studies at the high school level.
I've been a gamer since I was old enough to hold a Game Boy. For a while I was an ardent Nintendo fan, but the Wii U's barren library and the crippling lack of third party support has driven me into Sony territory. I've currently catching up on last generation gems that I missed out on on Playstation 3, and chipping away at new releases on the Playstation 4. It's a good time to be a gamer.
Feel free to shoot me a friend request on Game Informer, as I often try to involve Internet buddies in my blogging escapades. I don't like to accept requests from people whom I've never communicated with though, fair warning.
As far as friending on consoles go, here's all the juicy details. I predominantly play games on my Playstaiton 4 and 3DS for the record, so in my free time you'll likely find me there:
Wii U: MightyMagikarp
3DS Friend Code: 2707-1714-9111
Currently Playing: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Final Fantasy VII
I've filled out my various interests below. Read to your heart's content, and leave as many comments as you want on my wall. I'll respond as soon as I'm able. Enjoy your stay, and as our beloved community member Saint would say... "be excellent to one another."
Current Community Project: A Beginner's Guide to the Cast of Super Smash Bros.!Super Smash Bros. is a beloved franchise not solely because of its interesting mechanics, but for its ability to introduce thousands of gamers the world over to new IPs and characters that they'd go on to love for the first time. To celebrate the roster of the newest installment in the series receiving its final batch of DLC, I've begun work on a four part blog series.
Within this, many other members of the Game Informer Community and myself will take a look at each individual Smash Bros. character from all four games in the series, examine their unique origins, and then recommend a specific video game to players who want to better get to know the character outside the realm of Smash Bros.The purpose in doing so is help ease gamers into new franchises they may only know through Super Smash Bros., and to celebrate the wide number of series and different people the beloved franchise brings together. Below is a list of all the characters being covered, and who will write a piece for each. It's on a first come, first serve basis, so if you want to write to contribute to the project by writing about a specific character, act fast! Characters in bold are still available to write about:
Super Smash Bros. (N64)
Samus - Father Tstitan
Yoshi - nightcrawlerash13
Kirby - Thunder
Fox - Thunder
Captain Falcon - Father Tstitan
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN)
Peach - Bowser -
Ice Climbers -
Marth - CrackedAfriend
Ganondorf - Father Tstitan
Young Link -
Mr. Game & Watch -
Roy - Cracked Afriend
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Pit - Thunder
Zero Suit Samus -
Ike - Cracked Afriend
Pokemon Trainer/Charizard -
Meta Knight -
Diddy Kong -
King Dedede -
Olimar - TheDarkestLink
Snake - ThunderR.O.B. -
Toon Link - Father Tstitan
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U
Mega Man -
Wii Fit Trainer -
Rosalina & Luma - TheDarkestLink
Little Mac -
Mii Fighters (Brawler/Swordfighter/Gunner) -
Robin - Thunder
Shulk - TheDarkestLink
Lucina - ThunderDark Pit - Bowser Jr. -
Duck Hunt -
Cloud - Corrin - Cracked AfriendBayonetta -
There is no strict deadline for writing your character summary and game recommendation, but the swifter the response, the better! Above all else, have fun!