-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"!!
Just yesterday, While helping a friend of mine organize his basement, we came across this:
Hoping that we would find something inside, we opened it up; and struck Nintendo GOLD!
....and yes, this stuff was in MINT condition!! My friend stated that this was his "second" Game Boy he got as a kid, as he beat the shit out of his first one and got a second one as a result, played it a few times and stored it away for 20 years!!
As a token of his gratitude for helping him clean, he sold me Everything and even threw in a few more games we found:
Wow, so much fun. Yesterday really brought back fond memories for the both of us. Unfortunately, my buddy's not as much of a Gamer as I am any more (or fortunately, since he sold me the stuff :)
I put some double A batteries in that Game Boy and watched the Nintendo insignia drop from the "Sky"..... (the top of the game boy screen) wow, I have'nt seen that in a long time.
Oh yeah, and here's a Chiberatsu with a Sackboy Plush "Jockey", (Fuck Issun, we don't need him... BTW, would'nt that make an interesting game?!) I've never been into "stuffed animals" & these are the first I've bought, but they're cool IMHO.
Thanks again for looking guys!!
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As always, what fun is it if everyone can't enjoy this stuff?!!