I'm Alex, and I'm on the PC and Hardware teams here at Destructoid. While I've been playing games since I was a kid, I admit that I haven't really gotten into the gaming community until very recently (2011).
Anyway, I mostly play Battlefield 3, Guild Wars, FFXI, and Starcraft II at the moment. If you ever need any PC help (including troubleshooting or advice on PC buying) feel free to hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also follow my twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/alex_bout
Honestly, I have no idea what's going on here. Out of some miracle, I got picked up out of no where and was dragged out of my cave to write some computer hardware articles for Destructoid. Previous to my week-old blog on blogspot, I sadly have pretty much no writing experience, so I'm still pretty fresh at this.
Anyway, like I said, I'm going to be helping start up some seriously needed hardware coverage for all you computer junkies. Whether you know nothing about computers and are wanting to build your own, or if you know lots and are just looking to see a new spin on things, I hope I can give you all new and interesting stuff that you'll need to create the latest and greatest computer for all your gaming needs! :P
Okay, enough with that. I felt like I was giving a sales pitch there for a second o.o A little about myselff (some of this is a little repeated from the forums, so get over it if you've already read it), I only own a PC (well, I own a Wii and PS2, but never play them) and play FFXI, Guild Wars (I AM SOOO EXCITED FOR 2 IT'S NOT EVEN FUNNY!!!!), Starcraft 1&2, and some other RPG. Sadly, I'm not too good at FPS or I might play more... It's just no fun running around a corner and getting shot before you even know you were out in the open lol
Hmmm... I know a lot about computer hardware. I don't know how it happened, it just kind of did haha just one day it turned from me asking questions to me looking at questions and happening to know all the answers :P I go to THE Ohio State University and I'm majoring in Computer Science Engineering. Other than that, I do a lot of Chinese martial arts, like 20-30 hours a week of it. I also start my new training this coming Monday... I think I'm going to die >.< (Weight training before work, then martial arts training after work).
But yeah, feel free to ask me anything about myself or hardware. I guess that would make this an ongoing AMA for all you redditors out there o.o.... which can get pretty scary sometimes... oh well!
Oh, saving the best for last...
I LOVE PEACH RINGS!!!!
Okay, so maybe that's a tiny exaggeration... but not really. They're pretty much my favorite candy ever. Oh, and I like ice cream, possibly even more than peach rings. It's amazing I don't blow up like the this guy.