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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.

You caught me. I missed a couple of days. And I feel like garbage about it! Okay!? JUST LEAVE ME ALONE.

Nah, it was bound to happen at some point. I'm only human, of course! *Desperately trying to convince myself I'm still worthy of existing*

Sorry about that. Its been a hectic last few days. Guess its the least I could do to fill you all in:

- Thursday: Worked all day... than ran out and got an iPhone 4. Beautiful device. I always thought that when people said it was hard to go back to the old generation screen, they were just tooting their own horn. I thought wrong. After using the new screen, every single imperfection and pixel you see on the last-gen iPhone/iPod touch stands out. This is a double-edge sword because some apps have not been upscaled to the new resolution and the flaws stand out quite a bit.

The camera on it is surprisingly good and the HD camcorder takes videos that come out very crisp and smooth. I won't lie. In terms of pure speed I don't see too much of a change between it and my old 3GS. As far as WiFi goes, it accepts Wireless N now which does seem to give it a boost loaded pages and videos.

Its been hard to put it down. Especially now that I've picked up Angry Birds, Game Dev Story, Plants vs Zombies, Infinity Blade and a few other great titles... I can't lie. When it comes to portable gaming, I get the feeling that the iPhone occupies the spot of ideal platform for me. Great, inexpensive, unique titles that I can whip out and play with for a few minutes and.. Never mind. Lets stop that sentence there.

- Friday: Stayed at Takeshi's and helped setup for Pixel Bash. I guess we have some 'splaining to do in that department. At first, we were just having slight technical difficulties in regards to camera positioning. But our real problem was that a lot of guests who had for over a month planned on showing up, had to bail at the last second. That was fine, of course. However, the whole event went from being a tournament to just a NARP, which is okay but not quite what we had planned.

So the streaming thing kind of died alongside the whole tournament plans but don't feel like you missed out on too too much. We'll make it up to you another way if you catch my drift. In other news, we're planning on getting back into our podcast recording routine now that things are cooling off a little.

- Saturday:

Some of our friends from the Pixel Bash NARP decided to stick around and hang out with us for the morning. We dined on candied bacon - which is delicious, by the way - and played Smash Bros Brawl until separate family-engagements pried us all apart. This is our lives on holiday.

So, as I said, you haven't missed out on a whole lot. But I did feel bad for going MIA on you all for the last while! Time to get back on track!

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