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Hi, I'm a sensible, occasionally radical Halo-ite of an individual. And a fan of MLP (don't consider myself a "brony" if you catch my meaning).
I'm a high school senior who admittedly has an addiction to video games.
I was originally a PC gamer where I could. My folks didn't like the idea of having a video game console so my two brothers and I instead ususally chilled out together in front of the computer watching each other play Stronghold, Empire Earth, and Age of Empires. I really missed those days when RTS's were relevant in the industry too.
I got my first console in Christmas of 2004, a Gamecube. It came with the Zelda collection and my folks bought Lord of the Rings: Return of the King which turned out to be a fantastic co-op for me and my brothers to pass the controller. In this time I regrettably was quite a Nintendo-fanboy.
I watched my brothers play FPS's like Medal of Honor: Frontline or Call of Duty: Finest Hour. And while I played them some myself, I never really enjoyed playing a first person shooter until my oldest brother's friend gave us a copy of Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC.
I delayed at playing it first, but when I did sit down for the first time I realized what I was missing out on. I played Halo CE all the time from that point, through the campaign countless of times and whole days on the PC multiplayer (might've seen me, I went under the name Deoxys).
I still made time for my now-long-gone love for Nintendo though. Mostly playing pokemon.
I was originally going to buy a Wii but thanks to Nintendo's little market trick It rendered it an impossibility as stores sold out in 10 minutes. In that time my brother Adam bought an original Xbox and many games including Halo 2. By that fall however, Halo 2's multiplayer went near-dead as Halo 3 came out. But I still played a lot.
By the summer of 2008 me and my brothers decided we were tired of waiting on a Wii. My love of Halo only grew with Halo 2 so the logical choice was to get a 360. And in the summer of 2008, I discovered my favorite game of all time.
While Halo CE and Halo 2 were fantastic in their own way. Everything about Halo 3 resonated with me. The art direction was beautiful, the controls were tight, the campaign was an epic finish to an outstanding trilogy (and co-op was done COUNTLESS of times), the multiplayer was addictive and dynamic (Double XP weekends and true skill ranking) and custom games with forge sealed the deal. Not to mention the new era of great works of Machinima thanks to Halo 3's innovative new theater mode. It was nearly the only thing I played until Modern Warfare 2 came out.
Since then I've taken the time to branch and broaden my gaming scope, finding that I really was passionate about gaming beyond my favorite franchise. This is something I truly wanted to be apart of and I'm glad that I am a gamer to the level I am.
Don't expect me to blog consistently, I only do it when I truly feel inspired by a topic and if I feel it isn't good enough I don't publish it. I've discarded many a blogs I've written because of this,
I know I haven't blogged in forever, but I want to. I just need something to truly be passionate about.
Blogs Herded By Annette Gonzalez
2/04/11 - In Anticipation of - Spec Ops: The Line
5/03/11 - How Story has ruined FPS campaigns
7/04/11 - If I Could Design A Game - Concept #3: Lawless
Blogs Apart of the Community Update By BlackHeartedWolf
8/14/11 - How the Industry will only benefit from the Casual Market
Blogs Herded By Saint
10/6/11 - Bring me an Apocalypse! (Also featured in the GI Newsletter!)
10/20/11 - Games I'd Like to See
12/01/11 - My 13 Most Anticipated Games of 2012
02/23/12 - Reckoning Impressions: It All Adds Up