Whats up Destructoid?
My name is Sean McLoughlin and I've been sent from the futurepast to march with my fellow robots to victory. For Niero!
My favorite games can be numerous (as I'm sure is true of most here at Dtoid), but my all time favorites are Final Fantasy VI, Diablo II, Bioshock, Braid, Demon's Souls and Metal Gear Solid. I never rent games and I rarely trade in or sell the games I buy so I have a pretty massive game collection. For the sake of space I'll just list the consoles and portables that I own: NES, SNES, Genesis, Game Gear, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Advance, Playstation, N64, Playstation 2 (one original which is broken and a Slim), Dreamcast, Gamecube, Xbox, Neo Geo Pocket, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, PSP 2000, Xbox 360 (red-ringed once), a fully backwards compatible Playstation 3 and a Wii.
I'm a video game designer and an RPI graduate with a degree in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences. When I'm not working with my development group Darkroom Games or gaming you can probably find me reading a science fiction/fantasy novel or something on Cracked.com. My favorite authors are George RR Martin, Terry Brooks, Garth Nix and Terry Goodkind. I'm also a big fan of movies, my favorites right now are The Departed, Smoking Aces and Crank, although my all time favorite movie/director is Reservoir Dogs/Tarantino. I don't watch much TV and if I do its usually Discovery channel or Science Channel. I love Professional Wrestling, Y2J SAVE US! My favorite band is obviously The Grateful Dead although my musical tastes are quite varied. I listen to everything from T.I. to Metallica to Toby Keith. Also, MC Chris FTMFW!
Okay, so maybe I'm getting ahead of myself with my blog title here, but after buying the first gen DS and first gen GBA, I can't help but feel paranoid that Nintendo will be making such an announcement now that I'm the proud owner of a cosmo black 3DS.
Yep, in celebration of my birthday last week, I decided to take advantage of the early price drop on the 3DS at Walmart. That's right, I am now a 3DS ambassador all at the low low price of $170. I also picked up Super Street Fighter IV 3D to play until my 20 free games are ready.
In addition to all that, while at Walmart I ran across a new copy of Tony Hawk Ride for the PS3 for only $15! I always planned on buying this game and despite the fact that I would have rather gotten it for the 360, at that price, I just couldn't pass it up. I can't wait to try it and see how terribad it really is. I love collecting stuff like this.
In that picture up there, you undoubtedly noticed 4 other DS games and Wii game I haven't talked about yet. The 4 DS games were a gift from a friend and they are:
Chaotic: Shadow Warriors - A pokemon-like game, it's actually pretty good which surprised me since I had never heard of the game or the anime it's based on.
WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 - Despite being a huge wrestling fan, I don't own any portable wrestling titles, until now. This is one of the better Smackdown titles on the DS and it really plays like a mini version of the console title. Not bad at all, especially considering my friend got it for free from GameStop since the case is damaged and they likely have 100 copies of the game in pristine condition.
Geometry Wars Galaxies - A portable version of one of my favorite XBLA games, getting this game on my birthday inspired me to order the Wii version from Amazon (only $10!) which just so happened to arrive in the mail today, just in time for this blog. They're both awesome titles and anyone who likes Geometry Wars should check them out, especially now that they're both as cheap as their XBLA counterparts.
Super Scribblenauts - The sequel to one of my all time favorite DS games. The weird thing is, my friend had no idea what this game was and just bought it for me because she knows I like weird and quirky things.
So yeah, between this and the two Fallout games I bought on Steam yesterday (3 GOTY and New Vegas) I have a pretty kick ass birthday haul here. It's time for me to open it all up and make it official!