My family for the most part was anti-video games, so I didn't get full into playing video games until I was in my teens. Then, a friend introduced me to the first-person shooter, Red Faction for PC. The single player was fun, but the online battles were amazing. The ability to change and use your environment by blowing it up was ingenious. Online, I became addicted to the adrenaline rush from the frenzied killing and team-based strategies. Sometime later, I was introduced to Final Fantasy games with deep, complex stories and characters that made me feel something and care, even if only a little bit. There were also those games that just scared the bejeesus out of me such as Doom 3, Left 4 Dead, and Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. I enjoy the sense of community from games and systems where you can meet and have fun with real people. I don't like to play games just to pass the time or pretend that I'm better than someone else. I want to play games that enrich our lives, transform us, and connect us together, all while giving a high that very few things in real life can. The makers of such games aren't mere mortal men, but gods. Their work isn't just compiled numbers and flashing lights, but uberkunst. And yes.... I want to be one of them.

My favorite games happen to be Red Faction, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XI, the Xenosagas, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Star Wars: Republic Commando, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, and Rock Band.

I've played on most of the consoles minus some really old ones like Atari. Of the various systems, I prefer the PC.
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8:34 PM on 05.09.2010

Hi everyone. Iím new here and itís introduction time! My name is not Desist, and I love reading and thinking about videogames as well as just playing them. This site seems fun, except for that whole when-you-put-in-your-username-and-press-tab-it-doesnít-go-to-where-you-enter-your-password thing. Whatís up with that?!! YesÖ I know that if you press it again it goes there, but then you have to shift-tab to go back to the login button, and thatís just not cool. I realize this has probably been mentioned by somebody else.

Sometimes I have interesting ideas about games in the future and I donít tell anyone. Then, the future comes; my ideas come to pass leaving me feeling a little gypped. That being the case, Iíve decided to blog about whatever ideas I have instead of keeping them to myself. I have a few ideas currently that Iíll blog about later. For the most part, Iíve been waiting for Star Wars: The Old Republic to come out, and I hang out with people who are similarly waiting with like-minded tunnel vision. Iím not a gigantic Star Wars geek, nor am I rich enough to see myself being able to play it, so tunnel vision doesnít suit me and this site does.

I really canít afford games anymore, so Iím reduced to looking for free games or getting into whatever beta games my two-year-old laptop can handle. That pretty much includes every flash game ever made and random free first person shooters, MMORPGs, and RTSs. I would never have to do this if I still had my game systems and I still lived around people I knew, but alas I had to move to DC to live with my girlfriend. Thatís a story I wonít get into. Before I had my own systems and subsequently parted from them I was normally the guy that came over to your house, played all of your games, and didnít leave. I would love to be that guy again. If you happen to live in DC, need a guy on your couch, and have Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Final Fantasy XIII, or any other game you think would be cool for me to play, let me know. Thanks in advance.

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