Hello there Destructoid. I don't game as much as I used to when I was an extremely active member of the website. I've had a 3rd kid as opposed to the 2 I had back when I joined and I've discovered that there are other things to do besides play video games. But I'm still a gamer for life.
Decent PC for gaming
My Favorite Games:
I used to have a list here but honestly I've changed my mind quite a bit over the years. I played Chrono Trigger again like I do ever year or 2 and decided that it's dialogue, like many old (and many new) JRPGs, was just too shitty and juvenile for me to actually take seriously anymore. I guess I'm just getting old.
My favorite games in no particular order are Resident Evil 4, God of War, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Galaxy, Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past,Final Fantasy Tactics, Batman Arkham Asylum, and Chrono Cross. Pretty sure I've forgotten a few games I might remember when asked what my favorite games are in the future. It changes a lot.
This website used to be the best on the internet. Hopefully it will get back to that point, or close, some day soon. I'll probably never fully leave anyway.
I have to admit that I find it strange to be here, typing up an impromptu blog post while hanging with my kids. After all, it's been a long time since I last did this sort of thing on a regular basis. I used to share my bi-polar opinions with the Destructoid masses on an almost daily basis at one point. I had my (abnormally large) fair share of failures at the beginning. Epic Fails, as we used to say around here before it was cool and overdone. And I never felt like I truly got any respect from the Destructoid staff or community, but that's largely my own fault and that's not really something that I'm worried about. Besides a short period of time at the beginning of my Destructoid life, I haven't done this to get attention or be to be liked by anybody. Read my past blogs and you'll see that. I only ever wanted to talk about some fucking video games and share my totally correct opinions with a bunch of like-minded assholes . If I can make you laugh at the absurdity of the things I type or the ridiculously strong nature of some of my opinions on certain topics, more power to my bad self. I just enjoy writing shit about video games.
For the past few years, Destructoid has allowed me to do just fucking that. No matter what time of day it is, you can write a blog and there is a chance you'll get some sort of response from somebody, provided you either write a good post or act like an asshole. Hell, even if you write a crappy post, chances are somebody will offer you some advice on how to do it better, or at least somebody will tell you you're doing it wrong. That's how it used to be. I don't know if it's like that anymore or not. I've been out of this for a while. The site isn't the same for me anymore and I doubt it ever will be. I'll still come here for the news over some corporate site any day of the week, but I can't see me going back to blogging on a daily basis ever again. To be honest I don't even feel comfortable around here anymore. I feel like nobody knows who the fuck I am.
But I've been hanging around the past few weeks. I'm spending more time at the desk now that I have another baby. My wife and I sleep at different times due to work and the baby, so I find myself not being obligated to sit on the couch all the damn time. It's great, really: We watch a movie and have sex and then one of us goes to sleep. Oh, and there's always dinner cooked for me and no mess to clean. The wife thinks I can't handle the kids and the cleaning and work. I'm a happy camper right now. I'm guessing this is a good time to stop talking about this topic.
But anyway, back to what I was saying. This place is basically the same as it was 5 years ago when I first started coming here.The community members are not all the same, but the type of people that have replaced them seem to fit in just fine. I'm going to try and spend more time blogging in the immediate future. I've said that line of bullshit before, but this time I feel like I'll honestly stick around. I'm hoping to see better writing on the front page, but that's something I'm slowly realizing is going to take patience. These guys are solid writers, they just need to grow some balls and put themselves out there. If we don't like you, then you can probably find jobs somewhere else that has a less casual tone than Destructoid.
If you haven't realized by now, this post is going nowhere in particular. I just felt like typing about Destructoid after finding out it just turned 6. I forget sometimes how long it's been here. I visit every single day for the news. It's become so routine for me that I never stop and consider how much it's changed and grown over the years. So this was me kind of doing that. I just felt a bit nostalgic and shit.
So this is me saying Happy Birthday, Destructoid. I hope things get a bit better on the front page, but know that I don't doubt that you're trying. I just hope it all works out well. See you soon bitches.