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I'm Freefall, a 20 year old gamer from the UK.
Currently at University and balancing my time.
I'm an avid Video Gamer, I'm into every kind of game there is, games are a part of my life.
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It's a beautiful day, the sun is shining, and I'm out on a journey to save the world... Man, I love video games.

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Don't mind me.

May your life be like toilet paper... Long, and useful



Some of my stuff:

Why we don't get any good Star Wars Sequels

Top 10 Things in Games which make me feel good

My Gaming Confessions

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Who Am I?
I once went to the cinema and watched a 3D movie. As I was walking out, a guy with his 3D glasses still on yelled, "Woah, everything is 3D!" I was one of the 10 people that put their glasses back on to check.

I was looking at my to-do list on my laptop. Near the bottom of the list, already crossed out, was written "time travel" I have no recollection of writing that.

Once, there were only two brownies left. I decided I should eat them both so that they wouldn't be lonely. I am completely satisfied with my decision.

That's who I am.



Most Games Completed In a Year= 2009:

January:
Tomb Raider Legend
Crackdown
Gears of war 2
Professor Layton
Knights of the Old Republic

February:
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath
Knights of the Old Republic II
Fahrenheit
Left 4 Dead
Star Trek: Voyager Elite Force

March:
Prince of Persia
Drawn To Life
World of Goo
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
Jet Set Radio Future

April:
Dead Space
Resident Evil 5
TimeShift
Homeworld
Braid
Homeworld 2

May:
Star Trek: Elite Force II
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Jade Empire
Plants vs Zombies
Pokemon Platinum
Dead Rising

June:
Perfect Dark Zero
Second Sight
Halo
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Prototype
Secret Files: Tunguska

June:
Grim Fandango
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Freespace 2
The Secret of Monkey Island: SE
Half-Life 2
Ninja Gaiden 2

July:
No One Lives Forever
Earth Defense Force 2017
Splosion Man
Half-Life 2: Episode 1
Gears of War
Fable II

August:
No One Lives Forever 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Star Trek: Shattered Universe
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Castle Crashers
Left 4 Dead
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

September:
Pokemon Yellow
Timesplitters 2
Max Payne 2
Mirror's Edge
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Starcraft

October:
Brute Force
Halo 3
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Starcraft: Brood War
Valkyria Chronicles

November:
System Shock 2
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Shadow of Destiny
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Crysis

December:
Burnout Paradise
Assassin's Creed 2
Amped 3
Psychonauts
Batman: Arkham Asylum




Quotes:
"Skills for kills agent, skills for kills"

"Try to get your combat multiplier even higher!"

"Ah...THERE YOU ARE!"



MY TOP FIVE GAMES:
No One Lives Forever 2
The Longest Journey
Grim Fandango
Valkyria Chronicles
Halo. Yes you heard me.



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Without a doubt, this has been the best decade for Video Gaming Yet, everyone has their favorites, allow me to tell you mine. Narrowing my list down to ten was not easy, but this is as final as its going to get, here's hoping next decade is even better.


10. Left 4 Dead
"Grabbin' Pills"

Valve. 2008. (PC/XBOX 360)
My dreams come true, cooperative zombie killing. Probably the most re-playable game I've encountered, this game taught me a valuable lesson: Shooting Zombies in the face rarely, if ever, gets old. I also love the personality this game has, from the protagonists, to the funky music you get every time you reach a safe room. In fact, I'll be right back, I'm just going to change my ringtone...

9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
"All you had to do was follow the damn train CJ!"

Rockstar North. 2004. (PS2/XBOX)
I played this so much, I made it to Max health, jumping from planes without a parachute and surviving to steal some hotdogs then a car has never felt so great. This game knows hat it is, it's not realistic, its just fun, the scale is also impressive, with the ability to drive or fly every vehicle you come across.

8. No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M's Way
"You ever swallow a lit cigar?"

Monolith. 2002. (PC)
This is a hilarious game very few people have played, it fulfilled two of my fantasies: being a secret agent and being a woman. Wait, forget about that last part. Anyway, it more than exceeded my expectations and though no one seems to agrees with me, I prefer this one to the original. Great enemies, decent locations, a fun story and a wide array of weapons and gadgets, including a banana.

7. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
"TIME TO SPLIT!"

Free Radical Design. 2005. (PS2/XBOX/Gamecube)
Jumping through time to save the future, who knew that such a cliche sounding FPS could be so fantastic, one of my favorite adventures. With a genuinely funny main character and a brilliant cast of characters, Time-hopping has never been so epic.

6. Psychonauts
"So this is it... the mental world."

Double Fine. 2005. (PS2/XBOX/PC)
Psychic summer-camp is amazing, I have never laughed so much with a game, I keep coming back for more of this game's wonderful humour and characters. What a world, and brains, and worlds in brains.

5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
"That's the way to tell the meatbags master! Charging blasters, this should be fun."

BioWare. 2003. (XBOX/PC)
Sorry Tie Fighter and Jedi Knight, this is still the best Star Wars game I have ever played, heck, I think this showed me that I really love RPG's. Some fantastic world, a well crafted story and a (Mostly) decent cast of characters. This game gave birth to HK-47, there was no way it could have been left of this list.

4. Halo
"Slow down, you're losin' me!"

Bungie. 2001. (XBOX/PC)
Countless hours were spent with my friend here, the Warthog is my favorite vehicle bar none, this game prompted me to get an Xbox, my first home console I had to myself. I actually enjoy Halo for the story, the colorful enemies, the flawless transition from First person to vehicle driving and lastly... Cortana, who knew AI's could be so hot?

3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
"How the hell am I supposed to take down a Hel-loooooo!"

Naughty Dog. 2009. (PS3)
Ha, oh Nathan Drake, you showed me that Protagonists can be funny and serious, this is the most fast paced, stunning ride I have ever been on, everything about this game, from the graphics to the game-play is pure greatness.

2. Valkyria Chronicles
"Squad 7... MOVE OUT!"

Sega. 2008. (PS3)
This game intrigued me so much, I bought a PS3 for it. No regrets, it has such a touching story that shows fighting is more than shooting faceless bad guys, the squad is your family. This is one of the few games that has me looking forward to the cutscenes. It also makes me happy by making me feel like a tactical genius. Every potential squad mate (There's over 50 of them) has a unique personality.

1. The Longest Journey
"Life should carry a big yellow caution-sticker. It's certain to kill you sooner or later."

Funcom. 2000. (PC)
I have yet to find a game that topples this. It may have seemed long and dull when I was playing through it for the first time, but by the end, I was in love this the world(s) in this game. It also stars one of my favorite Protagonists, April Ryan. This has to be one of the best games to look back on, because you look back on one hell of a journey.



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