I Was a Teenage Gamer - 007 - 29/12/2010 - Destructoid

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I Was a Teenage Gamer is the daily journal of an extremely competent young man pursuing his goal of becoming a staff member at his favorite independent gaming blog, Destructoid. Beginning on his 19th birthday, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime while sharing his experiences and thoughts as a video-game addict and spilling blood, sweat, tears and a variety of other bodily fluids.

New header image FTW! Smexy, right? Just got it in the mail and I can't wait till Pixel Bash this Friday to tear people apart while wearing it. Getting all fired up, Destructoid style!

First off, I wanted to thank everyone for supporting my series through its first week! I know I'm not the most skilled writer on Earth and everything I know about video games can be summed up in 15 years, which seems like a lot but compared to some of you is probably a very short span of time. I want to thank Jhonny and the rest of the gang at Chill Bros for commenting and fapping, Pico and Jesse for supporting me and giving me guidance and the community for giving half a crap about my opinions and thoughts.

I wanted to do a super long post about iPod/iPhone gaming and how I feel that its on track to control the handheld market but I feel like you guys would be comatose by the end of that entry. I don't want to put any more people into a coma with my poor blogging skills so I'll just talk to you about something cool that falls under that general topic. Kinda. Not really. GAMES. I PLAY THEM.

Today, Jim Sterling alerted us all to the fact that another nifty little iPhone app title has been tossed with reckless abandon into the 99 cent bargain bin. For a limited time, to be sure, but I was skeptical no less. Than I made the most horrible mistake of my life: I turned it on.

My iPhone was glued to my hand for the next 2 hours. Game Dev Story is dangerously addictive, guys. I could barely eat and get changed for work without looking at my phone. I started a company called Destructoid which surely did not help my case. As my first outing I'm producing an epic Ninja adventure title. Thought I would play it safe. I hired a few people including a fine young man who is heading up the audio department with his electric guitar. I'm feeling pretty confident that it will be a success but I'll keep you guys posted!

If you haven't already figured it out, I fully endorse this game. Go purchase it right meow if you haven't yet. If you have, let me know and give me all the tips you've got! I think I'm going to need them!

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