So, let's just get this out in the open. I love Machinima videos and most Half Life inspired fan services. (even the bad ones) Even the live action "Escape from City 17" made me instantly thirst for more and then take a de...
So I recently started replaying Half-Life 2 and as I was progressing through the beginnings of the game, I made quite a realization. That being, I enjoyed the introduction of that game just as much if not more than the entir...
I’m wondering about where the whole argument regarding the playable Taliban issue is coming from. Was anyone like, “Finally!” when EA made their playable Taliban announcement? It this something gamers have been clamoring f...
I just realized I didn't introduce myself. Wasn't fully aware of the protocol and kinda arbitrarily started posting random stuff. Not the best choice starting by ranting about Ocarina of Time. Speaking of which, I ...
I pose the ultimate in hypothetical...what could you do if you were able to snap your fingers and *poof* it’s done on your console?
This could range from porting some magical game to what you play now, getting some long lost...
So anyway, if you have ever heard of her, the singer and Sri Lankan born, M.I.A. (Paper Planes) recently spoke to Connect Magazine regarding the effect of violence in gaming toward younger players and questioned its merits an...
About Bluth Banana Stand One of us since 2:14 PM on 12.03.2009
Hey fellow destroyers,
My name is Adam and I reside in sunny Philadelphia with my wonderful fiancée, Maria. (Who I also got into gaming as well, she can kick my ass at Geometry Wars and pretty much any SHMUP)
Got into gaming the second I saw my cousins NES setup at age 5.
Played ever since.
Childhood obsessions included Mario, Zelda and the like.
Mario actually got me into drawing as I never could get enough of drawing battle scenes between the characters. (I could draw Mario in 10 seconds upside down...and was greatly made fun of for it)
Studied the instruction manuals. Memorized the stories and enemies.
(is it me or shouldn't more manuals have cartoons of the bad guys?)
SNES blew my mind
Expanded into the Genesis Era. Stupidly fell for the Sega CD (Snatcher was Great) and 32X hype...shudder but traded them in for my first computer 1 year later.
N64 around the corner...ehhhh. Loved Mario 64, Shadows of the Empire and Yoshi's Story. That's about it.
PSX was my last system for 7 years. Had a blast with Metal Gear, FFVII, RE2, OddWorld, N2O, Pa-Rappa. College took the helm and I had to take a break.
Went back to school 5 years later and got into it big time, Got 3 PS2s, Slim, Fat, Fat. (They just kept breaking!)
(During this time my apartment was tiny and my NES, 64, PSX and SNES were in basement storage I was out of town and the basement ((along with half the town I lived in)) flooded. Everything was destroyed along with a box of games. So now I'm gradually rebuilding my collection through proxy downloads. I know it isn't the same but what can you do?)
Then onto the 360 and finally, 3 months ago, The best system ever, Mr. Wii. Begged Mario's forgiveness for the 10 year moratorium and, along with the wifey, have discovered the joys of the virtual console. (I played PC through all of this but it never was my "it" system of choice)
All Time Favs:
Final Fantasy III (VI)
Shadow of the Colossus
Link to the Past
Mario Galaxy 2
No More Heroes