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I'm the former Community Playdate Manager for Destructoid. Looking to play some games with other Dtoiders? Check out the forums and watch the blogs and front page for all of the fun!

I'm definitely more "collector" than gamer these days. Sure I still play my Wii U/ Xbox One/PS4/Vita and 3DS, and I love them all, but I just don't have the free time to play them like I used to.

I started my gaming life on an old Atari 2600 that my dad bought us for Christmas. I used to frequent the local arcade (early 80's) and I have a passion for anything pinball.

You may not know this but I used to help run the Xbox 360 FNF side of business on Dtoid. You can always host or find games to play here: Friday Night Fights Forum Thread

As of this update (1/27/2015) I currently have:

45 Consoles
56 Handhelds
2019 physical copies of various games
298 digital copies of games
Tons of other video game related items

I'm also a huge comic book nerd, here are some of my all-time favorites, in no particular order:


Cerberus the Aardvark


Groo the Wanderer


Howard the Duck


Usagi Yojimbo


BatMan

I also love music, all types really. If I had to pick a favorite album of all time I would have to go with:


The Cure: Disintegration. This album is perfect, from beginning to end.

My daughter is also a gamer of sorts, here she is lavishing in all of her Nintendo plushies:


Oh yea, did I mention that I love Pinball more than any other game ever? Because I totally do.


I also like to doodle when I'm bored, as seen below

I drew that when I was bored.

Sometimes, when I'm not gaming or collecting I'll post blogs, here are a couple recent ones:

ChillyBilly's Hidden Gems - Nano Assault

Tales from the Battlefield - Operation Rolling Hell

My Time so far with Battlefield 3

Take a gander at some of my previous haul blogs

Another ChillyBilly Haul - Occams the Enabler

Another ChillyBilly Haul. Lots and Lots of Nintendo

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Occams & Gareth & Law Oh My!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles No Spam Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Spring Edition

Funktastic Sent Me A Package an Adventure in Awesome

My Mysterious Encounter with Lenigods Package

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part 2

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part One

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles This is Just Getting Stupid Now

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Atari Lynx! Atari Lynx!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Summertime Collecting

Trading With Funktastic an Epic Tale

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles F.Y.E Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles April - May Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Florida Edition

The Very First "ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles"

My Post-Summer Christmas Haul

My Guide to Video Game Collecting

My Magnificent May Haul

My Epic Gaming Haul of Epicness

Sweet Goodwill Gaming Haul

My February - April Gaming Haul

What's it like to be me? Imagine a thousand people throwing a party inside of your head, and you're stuck outside without a ticket.
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3:30 PM on 01.26.2015

Letting off some steam with the Code Name S.T.E.A.M. demo

Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is a new turn-based, third-person strategy game from Intelligent Systems, maker of the critically acclaimed Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series. It launches in North America for N...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 01.23.2015

Friday Night Fights: MAGFest & PAX South

Happy Friday! It's a fairly light week for games this week, due mostly to the fact that both MAGFest and PAX South are happening as you read this. To all the Dtoiders attending these wonderful events, have an absolutely awesome time. For those of us not attending, well, we'll have our own damn fun, won't we?!

ChillyBilly

3:30 PM on 01.20.2015

Team Fortress 2sdays: Between 2fort, now 80% chillier

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to Team Fortress 2sdays. It looks like your old pal Chilly (that's me) is gonna be the next victim guest on the always popular Q&A show, Between 2Fort, hosted by the one and only Shadow. Now, I don't want to steal any of Shadow's thunder, so I'll let him give all the juicy details:

ChillyBilly

5:30 PM on 01.17.2015

Radio Dtoid records tonight! Ask us some questions!

Radio Destructoid is our official community-focused podcast! Join hosts Conor Elsea (US Community Manager), Bill Platt (Community Playdate Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Associate Editor), Occams...

ChillyBilly

4:00 PM on 01.16.2015

Friday Night Fights: No AC adapter required

Happy Friday! Welcome to another exciting edition of Friday Night Fights! Now with 100% more solar power! I assume by now that most of you have heard the news regarding the New 3DS XL and its lack of an AC adapter. ...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 01.13.2015

Team Fortress 2sdays: Grappling hooks and powerups

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to Team Fortress 2sdays! Shadow is back with us this week with some recent updates to Team Fortress 2, as well as his plans to bring back his always entertaining series "Between 2Fort," where he interviews both Destructoid staff and community members while they try not to get shot. (F.Y.I - they get shot. A lot)  Take it away, Shadow!

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 01.09.2015

Friday Night Fights: Sub-Zero

Happy Friday! If you're anything like me, and if you live in the Midwestern United States, then you've most likely been home bound for the majority of the week. The weather outside has been, in one word, shit. The good news i...

ChillyBilly

12:00 PM on 01.08.2015

My daughter could probably beat you at Mario Kart 8

Last month, my family and I were at our local mall doing some holiday shopping. As we were walking through the mall, we noticed a large gathering of people who were playing video games. Upon closer inspection, it turns out th...

ChillyBilly

4:30 PM on 01.06.2015

Team Fortress 2sdays: A new year of TF2sdays begins

Happy Tuesday! I hope all of you had an awesome New Years and I want to be the first to welcome you back to Team Fortress 2sdays! Since it's the start of a new year, we may have some people here who are unfamiliar with TF2sda...

ChillyBilly

6:00 PM on 01.03.2015

Radio Dtoid records tonight! Ask a question, win a game!

Radio Destructoid is our official community-focused podcast! Join hosts Conor Elsea (US Community Manager), Bill Platt (Community Playdate Manager), Kyle MacGregor (Associate Editor), Occams...

ChillyBilly

3:30 PM on 01.02.2015

Friday Night Fights: Resolutions

Happy Friday! And Happy New Year!Out with the old, in with the new, that's always been my motto. Now that 2014 is over, we can all start 2015 off with a fresh view on the world around us, as well as a fresh take on how we'll ...

ChillyBilly

2:30 PM on 12.26.2014

Friday Night Fights: How about them hackers...

Happy Friday!Google Chrome crashed on me while I was 95% done updating this post. I lost everything I had written and all the games being hosted were wiped out.I'm not re-writing all of that. I hope you all have fun gaming tonight and I hope Xbox Live and PSN are actually working, because remember, the people taking down the networks are doing it for us, because reasons...Assholes... 

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 12.23.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Happy Holidays

Happy Tuesday! Short post today, getting all my holiday stuff done before Christmas. From myself and the entire Destructoid community team, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Festivus for the rest of us.

ChillyBilly

2:30 PM on 12.22.2014

Bill Platt's personal picks for Game of the Year 2014

2014 was a phenomenal year for gaming. I don’t think there was a genre that didn't have a game I absolutely loved. Now, the truth is that I’m easy to please; I could never do reviews. I see the fault in games, but...

ChillyBilly

2:30 PM on 12.19.2014

Friday Night Fights: Naughty or nice?

Happy Friday! With this being the last Friday Night Fights before Christmas, I want to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, happy holidays or merry whatever other holiday tradition you typi...

ChillyBilly

5:00 PM on 12.18.2014

Contest: Win a limited edition copy of Retro City Rampage DX for the PS4!

The fine folks at Vblank Entertainment (Brian Provinciano to be exact) want to give one lucky Destructoid community member a limited edition copy of Retro City Rampage DX for the PS4. What makes this so special is that o...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 12.16.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: End of the line

Happy Tuesday! I want to take a moment to apologize for not getting the post up last week. I hate when I miss a post, it drives me absolutely bonkers. Shadow is back with us this week to talk about a new update that, well, may not have been as awesome as many were hoping. It's probably best to let Shadow tell you all about it, since he definitely knows this game better than I do.

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 12.12.2014

Friday Night Fights: Return of the Mack

Happy Friday! Well, well, well. Look who decided to jump back in, feet first and host his first Friday Night Fights in over two years. That's right, it's me. The one and only, ChillyBilly. I know, I know, I can hardly believe...

ChillyBilly

10:15 AM on 12.09.2014

Act Fast! Lucario amiibo available for pre-order again on Toys "R" Us website

Jeez, these amiibo things sure are popular, huh? Grab your wallets and get to shopping, because the Lucario amiibo (Toys "R" Us exclusive) is back in stock at the Toys "R" Us website. Just yesterday, these figures were completely sold out on there, so you should probably act pretty fast if you want to snag one for yourself.

ChillyBilly

4:00 PM on 12.05.2014

Friday Night Fights: Welcome to December

*Bonus points to those who get the picture / title tie-in.Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to December, 2014! Now that all the major game releases are over, we can all sit back and reflect on what an amazing year it's been ...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 12.02.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Post holiday shopping blues

Happy Tuesday! Welcome to Team Fortress 2sday, where your best shot, could land you a million dollars. Okay, that last part may not be exactly true. To be honest, it's not even remotely close to being true. Now that Thanksgiv...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 11.28.2014

Friday Night Fights: The blackest of Fridays

Happy Black Friday everyone! I know many of you are either in a food coma still or are out shopping, trying to find the bestest of best deals, so I'll keep this brief. If you're out there shopping, stay safe. If you're w...

ChillyBilly

2:45 PM on 11.25.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Thanks for playing

Happy Tuesday! I know I'm a bit early here but, with Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for being, well, awesome. When Andy Dixon initially asked me to be part of the Commun...

ChillyBilly

3:45 PM on 11.21.2014

Friday Night Fights: Settle it in Smash

*My Amiibo haul from this morning - yes, I know I have a problem... Happy Friday!Look, I'm just going to be super honest with you all here, Smash Bros. for the Wii U released today, we all know that none of you are going to be reading this because you'll all be settling it in smash and all that jazz. You know the drill, games being hosted are below. Have fun!

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 11.18.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: We landed on a comet

Happy Tuesday! I guess I wasn't the only one excited about the whole, landing a rover on a moving comet thing, seems as though our very own TF2 guru, Shadow, was impressed as well, and he has a few words on it, as well as Kerbal Space Program! Take it away, Shadow! 

ChillyBilly

2:30 PM on 11.14.2014

Friday Night Fights: Singing comets

Happy Friday! One thing that many of you may not know about me, is that I fucking love science. Seriously. Space exploration, underwater exploration, things that make the world tick, all that stuff, it makes me giddy and feel...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 11.11.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Bonus ducks

Happy Tuesday! Sorry for missing last weeks post, things around the Platt house have just gotten a bit busier than I was expecting and, well, I forgot. Looks like there's going to be another mouth to feed around here, and the sounds of little feet, eventually running all over... Here's Shadow with some words of wisdom:

ChillyBilly

4:00 PM on 11.07.2014

Friday Night Fights: Friday night's alright for fighting

Happy Friday! It's getting late, have you seen my mates? Ma, tell me when the boys get here. It's seven o'clock and I want to rock, want to get a belly full of beer. My old man's drunker than a barrel full of monkeys and my o...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Friday Night Frights: Mikey rules

Happy Halloween! A little over a year ago, I was having a discussion with our very own Andy Dixon, on how we could help bring the Friday Night Fights segment back to its glory of old. I mentioned that we should reach out to M...

ChillyBilly

5:30 PM on 10.28.2014

Spooky Fortress Frightsdays: Cavalcade of Carnage

Happy Ghouls-day! Welcome to our spooky edition of Team Fotress 2sdays, please leave your limbs at the door, as you'll have no need of them here...muwahahahahahaa. Anyway, Shadow is here is to talk about all the scares and bone-chilling details for the Halloween edition of Team Fortress 2sdays, take it away Shadow:

ChillyBilly

1:00 PM on 10.24.2014

Friday Night Fights: Witch time!

Happy Friday! I almost can't believe that it's actually here. Bayonetta 2, a game that nobody thought we'd ever see, has officially launched here in the states for the Wii U. After playing through the demo almost a dozen time...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.21.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Hooray for new maps

Happy Tuesday, or as M. Bison would say, oh who cares what M. Bison would say, seriously. Is he even relevant anymore? I think not. More like, M. Forgottenaboutbecauseheslame. Anyway, welcome to another edition of Team Fortre...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.17.2014

Friday Night Fights: That new PC smell

Happy Friday! I recently (read: last month) built a new PC to play games on. My old PC was just shy of eight years old and hadn't had a decent upgrade in roughly four years. Needless to say, most of the games I have been want...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.14.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Dibs on the spycrab alien

Happy Tuesday! Well, it seems as though everyone has their pick in for the new Borderlands game. Me? I think I'm going to skip this round, I've just about had my fill of Claptrap and the rest of the gang, Shadow however, has dibs on a new, not yet announced DLC character, here, let's let Shadow explain:

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.10.2014

Friday Night Fights: Videogames are awesome

Happy Friday! Today's post is going to be fairly short. My daughter's birthday party is today and I have a ton to do to get ready. For those of you who may have missed the new, our very own resplendent black grandmother, Ocam...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.07.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Comic Fortress

Happy Tuesday!Welcome to Team Fortress 2sdays, where every week a bunch of Dtoider's  get together, shoot each other in the face and generally have a good time.Shadow is here with an update, take it away Shadow,  W...

ChillyBilly

3:00 PM on 10.03.2014

Friday Night Fights: Smash and aliens and orcs, oh my!

Happy Friday! And what a Friday it is! Tis a great time to be a gamer, my friends. Not only do we have a new portable Smash Bros. game, but we also have two licensed games in Shadow of Mordor and Alien: Isolation, that are, w...

ChillyBilly

9:30 AM on 10.03.2014

Share your 3DS friend code for a Smashing good time

Holy smokes! Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS is finally here! If you're as excited as I am, then, well, you're probably pretty damn excited! Also, if you're anything like me, you'll be looking for other people to play Smash onl...

ChillyBilly

3:45 PM on 09.26.2014

Friday Night Fights: Hyrule Warriors

Happy Friday! I was totally gonna get around to writing this post like, really early in the day and stuff but then Hyrule Warriors happened. I've never been a big fan of the whole Dynasty Warriors series, but I absolutely ado...

ChillyBilly

3:30 PM on 09.23.2014

Team Fortress 2sdays: Smash Brothers!

Happy Tuesday!Seems like everyone these days is all about that Smash Brothers, and who can blame them really? I know I'll be picking up my copies day one. Sure, I may not be very good at it, and I may never win a match, but the thought of Nintendo characters beating the shit out of each other is just, well, awesome.You know who else is excited for Smash? Shadow!

ChillyBilly