-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"!!
New stuff is coming and going from my apt. all the time. Since I usually sell things I have multiples of on ebay and Amazon, it's kinda turning into a UPS hub here ;) I typically only sell stuff I have two or more of so I can afford to buy (and have the display space in the man-cave for) the oddities and rare peices I love so much.
My latest Haul has probably two or three of my favorite all-time pieces. The first being a Limited Edition Mario Game Boy Advance from the UK. I found this online. I've never seen one before. It's a red and gray Mario vs Donkey Kong ltd. edt. GBA. The box is pretty beat up, but the system is pretty nice, but not too nice where I won't want to even play with it, like my other Ltd. Edt. GBAs.
Next up is another one of my favorites. This thing is really fucking cool. It's a Ltd. Edt. Game Boy Advance classic from Japan. Much like the packaging from my UK GBA classic from before, except it's like a little Famicom! The Box is much smaller than my other systems, which makes it all the much cooler!
Next up is some random games I picked up recently. I managed to find two really nice copies of Metroid Prime Trilogy (one is sealed and looks like it just came out of the case). I also got a few GBA games C.I.B. in a bundle I purchased from some guy, the copy of Zelda is Sealed, but kinda beat-up... oh well, it's Zelda.
I've got three of these Game & Watch U.S. systems now, if anyones interested, I'd be willing to sell one or two of them. PM me and let me know. I also picked up this game Monster Tale yesterday at Target for 19.99... it's amazing! It's a new take on a Metroidvania Game style, look up the reviews, they're Golden.... This one is definitely going to be one of the sleeper hits of this Gen.... Go get it now, it's on Sale for the next week at Target! BTW, it's such an homage to Metroid, that if you look closely on the cover, you can see the sidekick looks like a Metroid!!
Finally, I'll leave you with last nights haul. My local Gamestop here in Chicago had the Midnight launch of L.A. Noire. Rockstar stopped by and dropped off a bunch of Swag. I actually won the T-Shirt in a raffle at the end of the night, supposedly it's a limited edition.
I'll leave it at that for now. I've come a long way with the "man-cave" as well, so I'll be showing some more pics of that and more hauls as they come in.
Thanks for looking and commenting, everyone. It really is my pleasure to be able to share this stuff with you guys. If you're ever in the Chicago area and want to hang or game, hit me up on the PM!!