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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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I've said it before and I'll say it again; the Destructoid community is the greatest community ever!

Don't believe me? Want proof? Do I need to post a bunch of pictures with descriptions under each one and then thank the person who sent the stuff to me???

IS THAT WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE TO MAKE YOU ALL BELIEVE ME?!!?

Well OK then, that's what I'll do.

In this week's episode of ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles we bring you three strange tales...tales so strange that they were taken directly out of the Strange Tales Encyclopedia, which you can own for only six easy payments of $39.99.

Our first episode of the evening stars OccamsElectricToothbrush, or as I like to call him, Occams.

Occams and I decided to strike a deal on some games a little while back and I finally decided to get off my lazy ass and post some pictures. If you've never had the chance to chat with Occams or interact with him in any way, you should. Seriously, he's a super cool guy who loves Darksiders and is TOTALLY stoked for the sequel, Darksiders 2: The Darkside of Wal-Mart. (I know this because of his tweets).

Anyway, he sent me some games, and these are the pictures of said games.


First up we have some NES games. Now, some collectors are purists, they wont buy any old games with writing or stickers on them, I, on the other hand love that stuff. I love when old NES games have names or initials or old video game store stickers on them. To me it gives them a more personal feel, they have a story, you know someone, somewhere owned this game and played it, they liked it enough to initial it so that their friends couldn't claim it as their own.


Next we have Street Fighter II for the Genesis and Mario Paint & Super Off-Road for the SNES. Super-Off-Road is one of my all time favorite SNES games.


Here we have some original Xbox games, Serious Sam (love it), Guilty Gear (who want's to fight?) and Oddworld: Strangers Wrath


Moving on we see some Playstation 2 games: Galerians: Ash, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence & Castlevania: Curse of Darkness


Continuing the PS2 love we have copies of; Silpheed, MDK2 & Soul Reaver 2 (someone totally needs to bring the Legacy of Kain games back in HD)


Speaking of Legacy of Kain here we see Blood Omen 2 squeezed in between Dreamfall and Wizardry


Rounding out the PS2 section we have Onimusha 1-3 and Onimusha Dawn of Dreams. I wanted these games to go with my awesome Onimusha Katana that I featured a few blogs back. (Scroll down when you get there)


And last but not least we have these Onimusha 2 Game guide as well as the still sealed MadWorld game guide.

Thanks again, Occams. All of this goodness is making my collection that much better, and it's all thanks to you!

Our next episode of the evening stars that lovable scamp;GarethxxGod

Now Gareth knows that I love Nintendo. I don't just love Nintendo I like, LOVE Nintendo. Since Gareth knows this and is such a cool fella he decided to send me a box, full of Nintendo goodness.

The first thing you'll notice is that Gareth sent this package all the way from Cananadia. How do I know that? It's obvious, check out the box it came in:


It clearly states that it's from Cananadia. And you can tell that it's totally not shopped.


The first thing that I noticed about Gareth's package (hehehe) was that everything enclosed was "Occams Approved". This seal of quality means that you are getting the best of the best. Obviously.


"No matter who wins, we lose". These are the words that will haunt me for the rest of my life, because truer words have never been spoken. I also like how both games are wearing dresses and stockings. So hot.


Now it's quite obvious that Gareth knows what I like. It's so damn obvious that he included the above news article (cleverly disguised as packing paper) for me to read. Hehe, brothel. Legal prostitution is cool. Oh and NOBODY puts drummer boy in the corner....


Bob Hoskins once said that the Super Mario movie he made was the worst film that he has ever been involved with. You know what though? I aint mad. Because just look how fucking awesome he looks as the action figure version of himself playing Mario. It's beautiful.


Anyone remember these? I absolutely LOVED these cards as a kid. And now that I have a whole box to myself, well hell, my game collection is now damn near complete.


Check those bad boy and girls out. All yellow and red with Mario and Link all on display.


These cards were pretty wicked. Each card was basically a game. You had little circles to scratch off to complete the picture. Of course I always scratched every circle because that's how I roll. I scratch everything.

Everything.


The backs of the card were pretty boss as well, they had special tips and tricks on how to beat different NES games.


Oh yea, each pack also came with two stickers. Two sweet, awesome and amazing stickers.

To Gareth; thanks man. Really. These cards and action figure are the absolute perfect compliment to my game collection. You're a pretty righteous dude.

Our last episode of the evening stars LawOfThermalDynamics. Now some of you may (or may not) know this but Law went to PAX, I on the other hand, did not. Law is such a cool guy though that he totally snagged me a bunch of PAX swag. "What sorta swag did he score", you ask?

This kind:


Buttons? BUTTONS!!! Seriously, when I was a kid (in the late 70's, early 80's) buttons were all the rage. I had every kind of button imaginable. It was so awesome to get these in the mail, made me feel all nostalgic and junk. Also, sticker and inflatable Omni Blade from Mass Effect 3.


So like, there's this guy named Suda. He makes some quirky video games. You may have heard of him. If so you may have heard of his next smash hit Lollypop Chainsaw. What better way to support a game about a cheerleader killing zombies with a chainsaw than to give away foam chainsaws decked out in pink and skulls. I wanted one of these soooooo bad when I started seeing the pics from PAX pouring in and Law didn't let me down.


You know who loves The Darkness? SuperMonk4Ever. Know who's gonna be super jealous after seeing this and the next pic? Yep, you guessed it, SuperMonk4Ever. Oh hey look Monk, it's even signed. =)


Oh, what do you know. This Darkness II mask is signed as well. Pretty neat, huh Monk? =)


Now if you've played with me on Live you probably know that one of my most anticipated games of the year is Rage. I'm so damn excited for this game that I can hardly contain myself. Imagine how friggin happy I was when I saw that Law snagged me a Rage t-shirt. Trust me, I was pretty happy.


Last but not least is my absolute favorite thing out of the whole package. I'll let you just stare in awe, as I did at the awesomeness that is Bastion. Bastion is without a doubt one of my favorite games of the year, and anything Bastion related is 100% A-OK in my book. Oh and if you look closely you will see a Rage Xbox Live avatar item. Awesome.

Thanks Law, for going out of your way to snag me so much cool stuff, you are definitely the man.

Well that's it for me. Thanks again to Occams, Gareth and Law. The Destructoid community never ceases to amaze me with how fucking awesome it really is.

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

~ChillyBilly



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