-First Console: That pong machine that hooked up to the TV with like six games and no interchangeable cartridges. Circa 1984 in my basement in Chicago, thus the addiction began.
-PSP 3000, DSi, PS3, XBox 360, Gameboy Advance Micro / Advance SP (Nes versions & a mario ltd edition), SNES, NES, Wii, 3DS DSi XL.... Pretty much all of 'em.
-40 inch Toshiba LCD 1080P, 50 inch Samsung DLP 720P, 32 inch Toshiba LCD 720P
-Hometown: Chicago, IL. (I live in Lakeview, about a mile away from Wrigley Field).
-Occupation: Firefighter/Paramedic - Chicago area (12 YRS)
-Past Occupation: US Army Veteran 51M (1999 - 2007)
**Fuck Osama Bin Laden - R.I.P. (rest in piss)
-Favorite Games: Fight Night series, Castlevania (2-D series RPG style), KOTOR, Mass Effect, Fallout III, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword on DS, Zelda series, Baseball Stars (NES), Mike Tysons Punch Out, Metroid (2-D series).
-Playing Now: Lego SW 3DS, Pilotwings 3DS, RayMan 3DS, Outland XBLA, Castlevania (every CV game that is "SOTN-Like" on the DS & Advance)
-Looking forward to: Infamous II, LA Noire, The Last Guardian, New Nintendo 3DS games.
-Dream Game: SW: The Old Republic for PS3, 3DS, 360 or PSP, or any new Metroid, Castlevania or Bioware RPG on 3DS, 360, PS3, etc, etc.....
-Favorite Food: Chicago Style Hotdogs & Italian Beef.
-Favorite outside activity: Riding my DiamondBack Drifter Cruiser bike around the city & Getting Street Passes with my 3DS.
-I love Nintendo shit & portable systems in general (they're easy to store and fun to play / look @, Regular consoles are cool too, but take up too much space, collect dust (like my PS3, ohhhhh) & everyone seems to have 'em.
-Sealed classic games. Something about 'em just screams "cool" to me. I love my original NES game collection & Atari games, always looking for more.
-Swag, the usual, not really into Anime, but I love gaming related "trinkets"!!
I just recently moved all my stuff into one of the bigger bedrooms here in our 3 bedroom apartment here on the North Side of Chicago (about 6 blocks from Wrigley Field). I figured I'd give you guys a look at where I'm hanging when I'm not with the wife. It's all still "under construction", so I wanted to hear from you guys what you think of it so far. It's pretty basic and some would say plain for the most part. My family has lived here in this building for over a hundred years, I love the fact that I was able to rent this place from my Dad after I got out of the service and got married (got hitched in March!) This apartment is actually the same one my mom and dad lived in when I was born back in '78, so it's fitting that my wife and I are starting our family here.
Here's where I've got the laptop set up with some nice "manly" pics I hung up (I love asian art and Dragons):
Here's some of my games that I've recently put out. It's nice to look at them, rather than having them sit in a box somewhere. I've posted most of them before, but I've also got my complete GBA classic collection with my Famicom, UK & USA version classic NES Game Boy Advances.
Here's a little bit of my Cub's memorabilia I collected. Living so close to Wrigley Field, I've been able to get alot of autographs and stuff over the years. I've also got some of my Military service medals and recognitions, along with Mr. Dtoid:
Here's some other random pics. Like I said, I really like Dragons. I've also got some pics of my gaming set-up. I keep the current gen systems in here, and the NES stays out in the living room (That's all my wife really plays outside of an occaisonal Guitar Hero or Rock Band game). I've got a 40 inch LCD TV and a Samsung surround sound system (It kicks major ass, especially for games like the new Mortal Kombat, Killzone 3 and the latest Medal of Honor) I highly recommend that anyone with a potential Man (or woman) cave get one, although it tends to almost shake the fucking foundation of this old-ass building.
LOL... I'll leave you with this till next time, here's a pic of my first "man-cave" my Army Barracks in Fairbanks, Alaska back in '02 (you just gotta love the purple walls!)
I'll just leave it at that, for now. Let me know what you guys think, I usually respond to everyone as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for looking, everyone!