Systems I own:
Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Color
A crappy PC
Some stuff about me:
To start off with, my very first video game was Madden '97 for the PSX, (Samit Sarkar, you are welcome). I was about 4-years old when I would play the game for a couple of quick matches with my Dad. Everything interested me. To the way I could press triangle when I made a touchdown (which happened rarely, thanks to my lacking gaming skills), to running towards my endzone just to see what would happen. Also, it was fun to play with someone and have that interaction. Other than that, I had a Super Demo disc, that contained different demos of about 100 different games, and watching my Dad play Duke Nukem and Unreal Tournament. I also got my first Game Boy, and my first game: Space Invaders.
Well, when I was five, I was sent to a foster home by Child Protection Services. At the foster home, my love for video games grew even stronger. It was there I was introduced to the NES, Super NES, and N64. Of course, being 5 years old, the part of Mario 64 where the Princess Peach picture turns into Bowser sacred the ever-living shit out of me, but I was fine with Turok and other "bloody" games.
I also was introduced to the platformer and the RPG there. Some girls that helped with the foster home would occasionally bring the SNES out and we would play Super Mario World or Final Fantasy with me. I also went to other houses with people and I would get even more exposure to the PC world of gaming.
At around 6 years-old, I started to live with my new parents, who I love and appreciate. However, coming here was a big shock for me. Though my new brother had an N64, and we played Goldeneye like nothing else, my parents weren't too convinced about video games.
Until very recently, I was the socially awkward kid who had trouble making friends at school and fitting in. As a result of this, I got a GameCube and played a lot of single-player games. Favorites include Super Mario Sunshine and OMG IT'S POKEMON! Because I didn't do very well in the social aspect of school, my parents grew even more apprehensive than ever. And then the final nail in the coffin was hammered:
I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.
It doesn't seem like a big deal, but to my parents, they were rushing for answers and support groups. and of course, every therapist I talked to believed video games were the cause. I didn't believe it. I got my video games put away for a half year! But all that came to pass and many struggles later, I got everything back.
After that fiasco, I met my first friend, united by a shared love of video games. He let me borrow 2 games: Counter-Strike and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. The Twin Snakes was the best. So many great moments. Gameplay I've never even experienced before. And Psycho Mantis. He shook my conscious like a baby shakes a rattle.
Counter-Strike was by far my oddest experience. Here I was, not even in my teens yet, and I'm getting subjected to constant homophobic threats, racism, and cuss words, all placed upon a background of guns and blood. I think that was what ruined my innocence.
Yet, through the discovery of Counter-Strike, I also discovered the internet. How amazing it was! So many games! So much to learn! And all the time in the world to do it! It changed my life.
So, recently, I've been reconnecting with the games I knew from my childhood: Duke Nukem, Metal Gear Solid, Super Mario Bros. I just want to know what is was like when I was young and ignorant. I think I still have that old copy of Space Inavders.
SUMMARY: I am a varied and exploratory gamer. I'm a male high schooler. I was born with a controller in my hand. I actually know shit about games. Yes, I still love Pokemon.
I am on a super sugar rush right now I don't even know why the fuck I'm posting this but I will anyway. So, yeah, Destructoid has a Steam group. If you don't know what Steam is, fucking Google it, 12-year-old. Here is a random ass conversation we just had:
Mr Bread: Come on valve, I want my suprise
Doomsday Forte: SURPRISE! Portal 2 is Ep3.
Doomsday Forte: :D
Doomsday Forte: :D :D :D
Mr Bread: Portal 2, now on Wii.
Dtoid | Tarvu: :D
Dtoid | Tarvu: :D :D :D
Eaten by a Grue: I don't know. I shouldn
Doomsday Forte: I'd laugh if it was TF3. No Engie update.
Eaten by a Grue: 't spend all my money at once, so I'll think about it.
DWolfwood: new game = "Valve" where you play as an intern and have to feed Gabe Newell doughnuts
Doomsday Forte: No.
Doomsday Forte: You turn a valve to feed him donuts.
Dtoid | Tarvu: The surprise is Portal 2 is cancelled
Dtoid | Tarvu: And so is the Engie update
Dtoid | Tarvu: And ep 3
Mr Bread: Dammit Doomsday, you just delayed episdoe 3 another week
Doomsday Forte: No, the surprise is Episode 2 is canceled.
Doomsday Forte: Dohohoh.
Dtoid | Tarvu: And Valve is selling itself to EA and Activision in exchange for a volcanic island and a billion dollars
Doomsday Forte: Portal 2 is Half-Life 3.
DWolfwood: Left 4 D3ad is announced as well as Left "4" Dead
Doomsday Forte: Which it very well might be. >_>
Dtoid | Tarvu: Left 6 Dead
Doomsday Forte: Left 1 Dead.
Dr. L0cke: Left 216 Dead
Doomsday Forte: With Duke Nukem!
Mr Bread: Counter-strike 2, only on the psp go.
(GIRL) Bojangles Stringfellow: The announcement is Counter Strike 2
Dtoid | Tarvu: Left 4 D34D
Mr Bread: Left 2 Die?
Dr. L0cke: Left 1 Dead, on Wii
Doomsday Forte: Oh, I know.
Doomsday Forte: Super Smash Bros. Valve.
Doomsday Forte: It must be true.
Doomsday Forte is going to main Sentry Gun.
Dr. L0cke: Can only render one person
Eaten by a Grue: I don't even know where to jump in.
DWolfwood: Portal 2 = ps3 exclusive
Dr. L0cke: Left 4 Head?
Eaten by a Grue: Hentai game?
Doomsday Forte: Heft 4 Lead.
Doomsday Forte: :E
Doomsday Forte: You carry stuff and get slowly lead poisoned as a result.
Mr Bread claps
DTOID | Vortex: GOTY
Doomsday Forte: And.
DTOID | Vortex: EVERY YEAR
DTOID | Vortex: ALL YEARS
Doomsday Forte: And when you typo? It'll auto-generate hype for HL4.
Dr. L0cke: Deft 4 Lead
Mr Bread: Left 4 dead to, staring the cast of tf2, with portals
Dr. L0cke: Peggle Extreme 2
(GIRL) Bojangles Stringfellow: The suprise is CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED
Doomsday Forte: XD Peggle Extreme 2.
Mr Bread: DID GABE EAT IT?
Doomsday Forte: Oh yes.
Eaten by a Grue: I'm saving this conversation to a Word Document.
Dr. L0cke: Word
Dtoid | Tarvu: The surprise is that Gabe REALLY IS RINGO
Doomsday Forte: Delt 4 Deaf. :(
Eaten by a Grue: Yes, we all saw Mega64.
DTOID | Vortex: ive been doing that for awhile grue
Doomsday Forte: Leafed 4 TD.
Dr. L0cke: GABE IS DEAD
Dtoid | Tarvu: Left 4 Dead 4 has you playing as the Beatles in a 1970s Zombie outbreak
Dr. L0cke: SUPRISE
Dtoid | Tarvu: FACT
Doomsday Forte: No, Locke.
Doomsday Forte: GABE WAS DEAD ALL ALONG
Dr. L0cke: TARVU IS GABE
Doomsday Forte: AAAAAAAAH~
Mr Bread: GABE WAS IN LIMBO
DTOID | Vortex: GABE IS FONTAINE
DWolfwood: GABE IS BRITISH
Doomsday Forte: No, WE ARE GABE
Doomsday Forte fear.
Mr Bread: GABE SHOT JR!
Eaten by a Grue: GABE IS LEGION!
Dr. L0cke: OH SHI
DTOID | Vortex: OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
DWolfwood: GABE IS BOBBY KOTICK IN A FAT SUIT
Eaten by a Grue: Well...
Dr. L0cke: JACK BAUER IS GABE
Eaten by a Grue: Fuck.
Doomsday Forte: Dohoho.
Mr Bread: GABE AT ALL THE COOKIES IN THE COOKIE JAR
Mr Bread: ATE
Eaten by a Grue: GABE IS THE SNIP-
Eaten by a Grue BOOM HEADSHOT!
Doomsday Forte: GABE IS right behind you.
Mr Bread: GABE IS SPY
Dr. L0cke: GABE IS ALYX
Doomsday Forte: D:
Doomsday Forte: 6:53 PM - Doomsday Forte: GABE IS right behind you.
6:53 PM - Mr Bread: GABE IS SPY
Xeranarth: gabe is insulted by all these accusations and will eat all of you
Doomsday Forte: Good timing. :P
DWolfwood: GABE IS OBAMA
Mr Bread: OBAMA IS GABE
Doomsday Forte: GABE IS NOT OUR GABE
DTOID | Vortex: GABE IS GABE
Doomsday Forte: :(
DTOID | Vortex: OH WAIT
Mr Bread: THE GABE
DWolfwood: GABE IS BRUCE WAYNE
Doomsday Forte: Dammit, you just made me lose The Gabe!
Dr. L0cke: GABE LOST THE GAME
Eaten by a Grue: GABE IS IRON MAN!
Doomsday Forte watches as EP3 is delayed another week.
Eaten by a Grue: GABE JUST LOST THE GABE.
DWolfwood: have you guys played the Gabe Newell Boomer mod on L4D?
Doomsday Forte: GABE IS RAP ARTIST THE GAME WITH A COLD
Doomsday Forte: What? XD
DWolfwood: have you seen it?
Doomsday Forte: I have not, no.
Dr. L0cke: Everytime you make fun of Gabe being fat EP3 gets delayed.
Mr Bread: GABE HAD A RAP CAREER IN THE NINETES
Doomsday Forte: Locke: So it's coming out in 20,153?
Doomsday Forte: That is terrible.
Mr Bread: GABE SELLS GARDEN EQUIPMENT IN INFORMERCIALS
Doomsday Forte: Terribly funny!
Eaten by a Grue: HALF LIFE FOREVER!
DTOID | Vortex: oh god lol
Eaten by a Grue: NOW DEVELOPED BY 3DREALMS!
Doomsday Forte: They really captured his likeness!
Doomsday Forte: Which is scary.
Mr Bread: GABE IS A CLOSET FAN OF THE DISCO BAND CHIC
DWolfwood: yea lol
DWolfwood: even wears glasses
Eaten by a Grue: GABE DID THE MOTION CAPTURE FOR THE BOOMER.
(GIRL) Bojangles Stringfellow: Suprise is that all the Ep 3 developers scrapped it and are working on a pay-to-play CAD game
Mr Bread: Have you seen the randy savage tank mod?
Dr. L0cke: 24 Season 6: Everyone grows a beard
DTOID | Vortex: you're a bad man bo
Dtoid | Tarvu: Guys cross your fingers and cocks for me a second, I'm going to... USE HORN DRILL
Doomsday Forte: CAD. You can't mean...
Doomsday Forte: You can't!
Dtoid | Tarvu: AHAAAAAA
DTOID | Vortex: AIM FOR THE HORN
Dr. L0cke: Press A to abort.
Dtoid | Tarvu: FUCK YEAH SEAKING!
DTOID | Vortex: DODGE IT
Doomsday Forte: He did it?
Doomsday Forte: It wo--oh.
Dtoid | Tarvu: Yah
Doomsday Forte: Holy shit.
And that's about where I stopped caring to keep copying and pasting. Have fun.