Hello, everybody. My name, as some of you already know, is Anonymouse, and I used to be quite an active member of Destructoid about a year or so ago. Unfortunately, I took the decision to stop using the Internet back in the summer of last year in order to focus on some fairly traumatic events in my personal life that involved parents, girlfriends and cucumbers. However, I have dealt with those, and am now ready to engage in the community once more. I think that I have matured like a fine wine over the past year, but I will let you be the judge of that. So sit back, relax, and let me take you on a largely pointless and somewhat silly journey.
I chose my username and avatar because I really like that boss character Mouser from Super Mario Bros. 2. I liked the way that he just pulled bombs out of his backside and would throw them at you. In my younger days I wanted to be just like him, and sometimes I do think it would be useful to just make a bomb come out of your bum and throw it at annoying people. Also, I like mice in general, so there you go.
I've been an avid gamer since I was about 3, although my taste in games has remained mostly the same. I'm a big fan of shooter games, despite being hilariously bad at them. I also have a fondness for platformers, adventure games and point-and-click games. Really, I'll give anything at least one go, but I tend not to enjoy JRPGs. I currently own all three main consoles, though I may have to sell my PS3 or Wii soon in order to get a few extra pounds.
What have I been playing recently? Not a great deal, to be honest. I received a few games back at Christmas time but I've not played them that much. So in order to make this somewhat video games related, here's some thoughts on the games I got:
• Call of Duty: Black Ops: I enjoyed the single player on this. It wasn't the best COD storyline by any means, but it produced a few fun-filled hours of twists and turns. As for the multiplayer, it seemed to be much more balance than Modern Warfare 2's, but at the same time it seemed not quite as fulfilling as previous CODs. But it was still a good experience, and whenever I feel like playing a shooter with my mates, this is the one I go for.
• Fallout: New Vegas: I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this one, which surprised me because Fallout 3 was quite possibly one of my most played and loved games. I just couldn't connect with the characters or the Wasteland in the same way I did with 3. The game also seemed quite buggy in places, and whilst none of the bugs I encountered were game-breaking, it just felt frustrating that the game clearly hadn't been bug-checked very well. I imagine I'll give it another try sooner or later.
• Donkey Kong Country Returns: Now this was my favourite game of the year. I have fond memories of the other Countries, and this game was just one of the most fun and charming I've played in a while.
• I've also been eyeing up Minecraft with a lot of interest lately. It looks like a fun little game, with lots of potential for someone like myself who likes to just mess around in sandbox-y sort of situations. If any Dtoiders can give me some more information about it, I would be quite grateful.
By the way, my Gamertag is Fraserrd. Feel free to send a friend request to me, but I doubt that I'll be on my 360 very often at this moment in time.
Destructoid is a great community, with a host of amazing people. It seems like quite a lot has changed since my last visit and that there are a few new people who I don't know that much about, so please forgive me if I seem like a silly fool at times. I also have restarted my Twitter account, which you can find here. I think that's really all I have to say right now. I'm looking forward to catching up with the old gang and meeting some of the newer guys.
1 The community is awesome. There are no fanboys here, no stereotypical gamers, no 11-year old idiots who think its cool to swear. The people here are so real, and they actually give a shit about what you've got to say.
2 The forums are fantastical. There are only two people, Technophile and Mxy, who run them, and yet there is so little fail there. It's truly a miracle. Plus, the header images are always awesome.
3 The community blogs are wondrous. There's been a bit of fail lately, but I can always rely on a couple of people to write some good blogs. The blogs are usually well worth reading, even if you're a forum junkie.
4 It's not anything like GameFAQs. Need I elaborate?
5 Jim Sterling. I like reading his posts because there is ALWAYS someone who gets angry with him. Then Jim makes a wonderful comeback and the angry dude slinks away.
6Cblog Recaps. I know this is biased coming from me, but... I love the Cblog Recaps. I just like seeing the random commentary from the cappers, because its usually quite funny. And whilst I may be a full-time reacapper, I still haven't figured out how to get it done within an hour or less.
7People say funny things here. Three that stand out to me are: "The cuisine is excellent around a whales vagina.", "I am not longer a gamer." and "Demon penis". All of these had me on the floor laughing [ROFLing, if you want].
So there you have it, people. You now know why I love Destructoid. Now, you all have yourself a Merry Christmas, and a fantabulous New Year!
This weekend was very silly. Instead of looking through the usual fail blogs, I got presented with something even more failish: a meme.
What is the point in this? You disgust me, Dtoid. Everyone who participated in this meme should be made to forcibly remove their genitalia and then dance around a pole singing "Woo hoo hoo, I'm a stinky poo!"
In conclusion, I give this weekend a -infinity out of 10. Weekend Destructainment? More like Weekend Destructionofmyhopesanddreams!
Hello, Dtoiders! All of you, without exception, are cordially invited to read this lengthy, probably unnesesary introduction. My name is Anonymouse. So to properly introduce myself, I have compiled some questions that you may want to know about me.
How did you get your username?
Picture the scene. You're walking down the street when a random stranger runs up to you and says: "Quick! Tell me the name of the enemy in SMB2 who was a mouse and threw bombs at you!" (Believe it or not, this actually happened to me.) The only option you could possibly give him is "Mouser". I love Mouser. Hell, I love SMB2. So that is why I have this username, beacause it's loosely releated to Mouser. Pretty bad reason, I know, but hey.
Tell us about your adventures on the internet.
I discovered the internet at the tender age of eight. After a few hours of searching this barren wasteland, I came across a site called GameFAQs. And I became a member of it. Honestly, it wasn't as bad then as it is now. But as I grew up with it, more and more people started to join. The vast majority of these people were jerks, idiots or both. Troll posts became commonplace. You would get flamed just for double posting. In January 2009 it all came to a head when I tried to disipline a particulary nasty troll. He was not happy about this so he got his troller friends to jump on me whenever I made a comment. It became too much for me, and at the end of January, I logged off at GameFAQs... forever.
How did you discover Destructoid?
A few months after leaving GameFAQs, I was aimlessly searching the internet, when I came across Dtoid. I was very impressed with what I saw from the professional side, so I wondered what wonders awaited me in the c-blogs. At this point I even considered becoming a member. The first c-blog I ever read was written by a guy called Hoborg. This guy needs no introduction, so I'll cut to the chase. He actually threw me off joining Dtoid. No offense to you guys, but I don't think anyone on GameFAQs was as bad as he was. Needless to say, I was very happy for you when he got banned, but I realised that there were a lot of unwritten rules that go with Destructoid. I decided to postpone joining Dtoid and sit back and observe the average Dtoider. This week I finnaly decided to join.
What are your opinions on the 3 main gaming consoles?
I actually have no preference this generation. I find all 3 consoles to be a bit of a let down, but I have to say my opinion of best to worst is:
1) XBox 360
Don't jump on me just yet, Wii fanboys, I'm not finished yet. I do have a ton of problems with the Wii, but I don't hate it. The Wii is only last by a very slim margin, and every day I pretty much change my opinion on this. So yeah.
What are you playing right now?
I've decided to go back and play some of my PS2 games right now, like Bully, Ratchet and Clank, etc.
So who are you really?
I'm a 17 year old guy living in the UK. I've played games for all my life.
You will probably have more questions so feel free to ask. And I've never done this in my life before, but: PLZ COMMMENT! You see, commenting is the only way I know if anyone is actually reading my blogs. So whether you think I'm a douche or a God, do send me a comment. Thank you, and see you around.