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When not protecting the world from the injustices on all things non-awesome, I have some time to play some games. Not much time, but I do what I can. There's a lot of non-awesome in the world, so myself and the rest of the members of Team Awesome stay quite busy.

Also, I live in San Francisco, so if you're in the area or see me around say hi. I promise I won't bite. I work full-time for two different video game related companies. At one I test the vidja games. At the other I do PR for video games. Eventually I will only be doing the PR gig, so I'll finally have some free time in which I can return to hosting RetroforceGO!

I'd tell you the names of the companies, but I think the one I test for would probably have a hissy fit if their legal department knew there was a Destructoid Associate Editor in their testing department ;)

Random bullshit:

I like pizza rolls
Diet Pepsi is win
I have a yellow Cuban pimp suit

I'm Scorpio
SNES was prolly my most favorite system
I have a cape and wear it often
I do not like banana flavored candy of any kind
I drink beer from brown paper bags
Weezer's El Scorcho pretty much describes me
You can always crash on my couch
I flip a coin like Two-face to make decisions

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What was my last Cblog? Something about ramen or something? Whatever, it's been too long no matter what nonsensical Cblog post was my last one. Too keep it video game related, since I didn't use the awesome NVGR precursor in the title and do not want to be lambasted with comments saying "Hey, it's either posts about tasty ramen noodles, games, or nothing old man!", let's talk about PAX.

Now, I know a lot of you are going, which is awesome, and it makes PAX feel like the Dtoid Clubhouse every year with the large amount of Dtoid peeps that show up, but this year just one more person awesomer. If you've ever listened to RetroforceGO!, you may have heard me tell stories involving Team Awesome member King Friday -- also known as "cape guy" or "the guy in the cape" -- or have had the opportunity to party in SF or at previous events with he and I. Well, his very nice bosses told him that this year he can go to PAX and he doesn't even have to work the event, just have fun.

So that ups PAX's attendance by at least one more member of Team Awesome and one more person of royalty all in one. Who gives a shit, you say? Well, it's my Cblog so I do, and I'm also letting you know that we're getting into Seattle early as fuck on Wednesday morning, so if you're in Seattle or arrive to PAX early, we will be there. We would like to meet you and would like for you to shower us with pizza rolls and cans of PBR in brown paper bags. In return, we will regale you with tales of adventure and will use our linguistic powers to talk all of us into only the best parties a la Joe Burling style.

Seriously, though, we'll be there early and will have two days to hang in Seattle before PAX even starts, so if you're there clue us in and we'll meet up (dyson@destructoid.com).

The picture is totally unrelated, but since you only seem to find discarded, and full, containers of salsa in graffiti covered payphone thingies in San Francisco, I thought I would share. And the picture cracks me up, too.

-- Picture totally unrelated, but hot --

So, as I once remarked to my past version myself (also know as "Droobies"), we really need to get the community involved in some hot game trading action. We may eventually make a whole site for such a thing, but in the meantime we can just rock out in the RFGO! forum area. I just set up a thread for the trading of games amongst the community members (no drifters, please), and if anyone is interested, you can check it out over here:

RetroforceGo's Great Game Trading Thread of Justice.

I know that we have an awesome community here, so I figure that we can all share our love of gaming by sharing our games and old systems that we no longer need. I currently have the first post since I'm looking for a copy of Lufia for the SNES. Check out see what I'm willing to trade for it, you may be surprised.


Brought to my attention by J. L. Hardin, the foremost international player of iPhone Risk.

Don't know which show, but you'll get a heads up the week before.

Dyson loves you.

So, yeah. Yesterday was my one day of doing stuff normal people do. I woke up non-hungover on a Saturday - something I can't remember for many a moon - and decided to clean the electrical nightmare that is my living room TV setup. See all that shit strewn about on the floor and the couch? Yeah, all of that came from underneath the TV (except the guitars).

What's worse, I haven't gotten to my room, yet. There's probably five times more video game stuff in there that needs to be organized. I'm almost positive that I'm not going to mess with it, though, because I'm having a GDC party in March and will just have to move it around yet again. So, to anyone that would potentially spend some time in my room: Yes, that is a Sega Nomad; yes, that entire bookshelf is filled with games and systems; and, yes, there are random controllers falling out of strange places.

With a bedroom like that, I'm probably never getting married ;)

Also, yeah, RetroforceGO! has a twitter that we will update when we do. You should follow it.


How 'bout them apples? Walking into Goodwill today yielded a higher bounty of awesome than usual. Maybe the retro god that lives underneath the store is giving me an early birthday gift (my birthday is tomorrow the 25th), or maybe it's just another day in the life of Team Awesome's most retro member?

Who cares, because you never question the awesome!

Gotten for $3.49 each:

Super Metroid



Secret of Mana

Kirby Super Something 8 Game Adventure Thing

Actraiser 2

Secret of Evermore

Breath of Fire

Now that's the way to start an awesome weekend of awesome!