I'm T. J.! I'm a college student, 21, going to UT Tyler for a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and at Tyler Junior College I am going for a Associate's Degree in Game Design and Simulation. Guess which college is more fun? XD
My favorite games are old games. I love Arcade games, NES games, and SNES games. I feel many old games are better than many new games. I find it impressive how old games from even the likes such as the Atari 2600 can be just as fun as games coming out today-- technology does not have a lot to do with gameplay, does it now?
The games I am playing alot of currently are:
- Dead Space
- Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta
- Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
I program quite a bit in my spare time, and in class. I'm working on programming games in Allegro C++, and hope to someday either start a company that creates games or work somewhere designing games. I'd love to work for Valve. I'm more interested in the game design aspect of creating games, but I am learning how to program in order to get my foot in the door of the industry someday.
My favorite gaming companies are:
My all-time favorite games (in no particular order...)
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda 3: A Link to the Past
- Kirby Superstar
- Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers
- Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (my first Metroidvania game :D)
- Castlevania 3
- Super Metroid
- Chrono Trigger
- Final Fantasy VI
- Megaman X5
- Resident Evil REmake
- Resident Evil 4
- Metal Slug 4
- U. N. Squadron
...and many, many more...
I'm currently building an arcade MAME machine! It's almost done :D I'll keep this blog updated when I finish it.
Hello all! Just posting to show you who are interested my hunter costume I wore for Halloween this year. Turned out really well, and it was a piece of cake to do, too. One trip to Wal-Mart and < $30 got me a great costume. Pictures are as follows!
Here's the original L4D hunter as comparison. Costume turned out pretty legit.
Of course, now the hunter in L4D2 is a bit different, so this costume is now obsolete! :P Let me know what you think in the comments! Anyone else dress up as something L4D inspired?