Greetings meatbag(s), and welcome to my bio. I am Justinman(504)/Glitchmaster(8)
I got into gaming at around the age of 3. The NES was my first gaming experience. We had Super Mario Brothers with Duck Hunt, Tetris, Metroid, Dr Mario and probably others but I can't remember them. My family also had a computer and a SNES. Super Mario World, Donkey Kong Country, and more Tetris cemented my love for these digital worlds. We did not have enough money to get an N64 though so I missed most of that great generation of gaming.
I did manage to enjoy the Gameboy series as well as a few DS games. The Gameboy Color was the first handheld I owned and the Gamecube was the first console I owned. I do not own a Wii although sometimes I wish I did. Now, the PC and 360 are my main gaming stations. For most of my life I have been a Nintendo fan but with the rise of the Wii I chose the 360 for the exclusives. I missed the Halo 1 and 2 craze because of my lack of an Xbox so I decided I should jump in and see if 3 was worth my time(it was)
I am planning on getting into college for game design/programming so I can start my own game dev company. I enjoy taking concepts and trying to improve upon them for future game application.
I have only joined Destructoid in the last year(s) and I wish I had joined sooner. I love all things related to games(except idiots) so this site is perfect for me. I might get into blogging if I enjoy it.
So many games have passed into my hands and most were enjoyable. I'll constantly add to the list of games that I have played are at the bottom. No order but most of my faves are on top.
Legend of Zelda series(played and beaten most)
Super Mario Bros. series(played a lot of the older stuff)
Donkey Kong Country series(played 1,2,3 but not Returns)
Metroid series(played and beaten all 2d, most 3d)
Pokemon series(played to death, as in I don't play it anymore)
Star Fox series(missed everything before the N64)
Kirby series(played some,want more)
Mass Effect series(1 and 2, yet to get 3)
Gears of War series(1 and 2, yet to get 3)
Halo series(I see no end to it)
Prince of Persia series(still need The Two Thrones)
Knights of the Old Republic series
Assassin's Creed series
GTA series(Can't wait for GTA V!!!)
Splinter Cell series(played the later stuff)
Age of Empires series
Civilization 4 and 5
World of Warcraft
Star Trek Online
Need for Speed series
Elder Scrolls series(only 3,4, and 5)
Call of Duty(MW,MW2,WAW,Black Ops, not gonna touch MW3)
Fable Series(1 is my fav,2 and 3 are average at best)
Red Dead Redemption
Mount and Blade: Warband
I was supposed to do this early on when I made my account on this site but procrastination had caught me in its grasp. I guess I'll start at the beginning.
They call me Glitchmaster8, sometimes just Glitchmaster although it would seem that several sites already have such a Glitchmaster and thus have forced me to add the 8 when necessary.
For as long as I can remember I have been gaming, conquering numerous foes and saving various people and places. The first games I was introduced to were Super Mario Bros(series), Metroid, Donkey Kong Country, and hilariously Wolfenstein 3D as well. I won't bore you with the rest of the minor details because it can all be seen on my page. Those games are the ones which shaped what I play today. Wolfenstein gave me a taste of virtual murder and was fun enough to keep my very young attention. It probably is what got me interested in shooters to begin with. Following that would the platformers like Mario or Donkey Kong. Without those I would probably would have never cared as much for the rest of Nintendo's lineup throughout my youth. Metroid is perhaps the most influential game I had played back then. Part shooter, part sidescroller, part platformer, all epic. Metroid is one of the few series to have truly caught my interest for so long. The gameplay was always so focused and smooth, I enjoyed it nonstop. Even now I still play Zero Mission occasionally because it plays awesomely. I have always preferred games that had solid base mechanics like physics and controls. Good graphical styles have more sway with me than photorealism and I don't care for useless or wasted gameplay elements. In the end I would rather have quality than quantity.
I joined Destructoid a few years ago in order to see how cool it was. I was surprised to find an amazing community filled with people who love video games as much as I do. This site was different from the rest. The people seemed to genuinely care about what they were doing. So I stuck around and watched the site, commenting when I had something to say that was worth saying and trying to gauge the value of posting a few blogs here. Since then I have yet to post an actual blog and not just comments. I intend to blog in the near future, usually about making games better and how to improve some concepts. This is the first step on that route so here is my introduction. Not much more to say now I guess. Goodbye fellow Dtoiders, blog you soon.