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I'm the 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 guess I'm more "collector" than gamer these days. Sure I still play my 360/Wii/DS/3DS and so on, 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 also 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 (1.09.2012) I currently have:

33 Consoles
47 Handhelds
1562 physical copies of various games
155 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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Happy Sunday!

I figure it's been long enough since my last real blog post. Not exactly sure where this is going to go yet, just going to kinda start writing and see where we end up...

So, how 'bout that Destructoid huh? Site sure has seen some changes over the past few months, some sad moments indeed, I hate seeing people I admire leaving or being asked to leave, unfortunately that's the way business works, only so much to go around at any given time.†

I see a lot of people blogging about how the site has changed over the years, how the community doesn't seem as strong as it once was. I guess I can kinda see that, maybe my perception is a bit skewed though, as I still talk to a lot of the former staff members daily, to me it doesn't seem like they're gone. Has some of the soul left the site? Eh, I don't know, I guess that's a matter of opinion. Chris is doing a bang up job as the reviews editor and everyone else is really pulling their own to pump out as much info as possible.

Personally, I'd love to be a bit more involved, now, don't get me wrong, I love posting the TF2sdays and Friday Night Fight posts, but with my work schedule I literally had time for nothing else. I'm hoping that will change soon though, as of Friday, this past week, I am officially unemployed, by choice mind you. This should leave me plenty of time to be a bit more involved with the community, which was my goal from the get go. I would love nothing more than to see the community return to the glory that it was once was.†


Shit like this right here is why I stick around and do everything I can for the site/community.

Hmm, let's see, what else is there.....

Oh, so I'll be moving back to the great city of Chicago in a couple of months, that's pretty exciting. I think I've spent as much time as I care to spend here in Florida, it's been almost 30 years now and it's time for a new chapter in my life. I'll miss certain parts of Florida, my lifelong friends, things like that, but I feel like i've outgrown and outlived my time here.

My plan, once I get to Chicago and all settled in, is to start blogging more, start writing for the front page more and just generally be more involved. I would love to start collecting again and posting haul blogs, I miss those days. I miss the people who were really involved in the collecting scene here on Dtoid, damn there were some amazing hauls shown off, definitely motivated me to really focus on my collection.†

I guess that's it then, not sure what I was expecting to get out by writing this, just felt like I needed to say hi.†

Oh, I want to take a minute to thank everyone here in the community, all of the Sony, Xbox, Nintendo FNF crowd, Nihil and his weekly Hump Day Havok posts, Shadow and the entire TF2 gang, Smurfee for always being late with his Nintendo hostings, everyone who still blogs here in the community section, all of you are the reason why I stick around.

Til the next time!
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