Odd. With classes ending for the summer, I seem to be far busier than normal. I had plans to update this blog a lot when the semester was over. Oops! It appears that between working two jobs, summer work and playing golf with...
I am a huge fan of Ragnarok Online, despite a lot of its shortcomings and problems. I play it on a regular basis, on a free server and occasionally on iRO.
So, when I found out they were making it for the DS, I was ecstatic...
The TurboGrafx 16 is a system that holds a special place on my heart as a console that helped define how I view games today. While it was actually my second console (the first being the SNES), more games on this system stand ...
With all the big name AAA title games coming out, there is a large part of me that still owes a sort of respect to the games of old. Without these, how else would I be the gamer I am today? In the next few entries, I will be ...
Gamestop is a company that many gamers either love or they hate. Gamers are vocal about their adverse thoughts on the company, but what does a part time employee think?
This is what I hope to be a multi-part blog series ...
Honestly, I would never have thought that the Watchmen would ever get a video game. I know they are publicizing the movie quite a bit, but after reading the graphic novel a few years ago, I just could not see how a game could...
I love video games. That is why I am on this site daily checking for updates on the new happenings in the industry. While playing video games, I am at my center of peace. They offer me an escape from the real world at the ...
I can say with confidence that I suck at these "Describe yourself" sections. I never know what to put. But, I will put some boring stuff about me.
I am currently employed at Gamestop, and I can honestly say that I enjoy working there. I know all the flak Gamestop gets from people, and I do not deny that the ways they do business are sometimes dumb. I have a second job as a cashier at a grocery store which is my primary job, so I do not really see any signs of Gamestop mistreating employees or the ways the nickel and dime them. I enjoy working there for the sole fact that I am surrounded by co-workers who are genuinely gamers and enjoy talking about games. I also relish the fact that I get to experience the people who come into the store. Except the assholes and scumbags who do sketchy trade-ins.
Currently, I am not as big of a gamer as I used to be. As mentioned above I have two jobs as well as being a full time student at college. Studying English and History leaves me with little free time for games with all the essays and reading I must do on a nightly basis. What I AM though, is what I guess is called an "industry specialist". I tend to enjoy the news of the gaming community and all the happenings within the gaming industry. I find it fascinating that after a near death of gaming altogether in the 1980s, that gaming made a strong and forceful comeback to become an industry that rivals the film and music business. I read blogs - like Destructoid and Kotaku to name some - on a regular basis, and I love hearing what is new in the business.
After I graduate, I hope to be a gaming journalist and eventually work for a gaming magazine or internet publication.
As a gamer, I rather enjoy RPGs and action games more than others. Give me a game with plot and well developed characters, and I will be happy for the next few hours. I hate sports games, but enjoy the occasional racer like Ridge Racer, Wipeout and Mario Kart.
Systems I currently own are; Xbox 360, PS1, PS2, PSP, Wii, NES, SNES, GB/GBC/GBA, DS, TurboGrafx16, TurboExpress, and Dreamcast. I am currently looking to buy a Sega Genesis and Saturn as well as looking into buying a PS3 sometime soon.
For the games themselves, I enjoy a number of titles and series. If it has Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei or Legend of Zelda in the title, I will buy it the day it launches. For my favorite games themselves, my top five are (in no particular order):
1) Neutopia (TurboGrafx 16)
2) Fable 2 (Xbox 360)
3) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
4) Prince of Persia (Xbox 360)
5) Diablo 2 (PC)
While I tend to enjoy games with substance, I also yearn for the chance to play some mindless action games. Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad on the Xbox360 is the first title that jumps to mind for stupid fun. But honestly? Who doesn't love boobs, zombies and blood to pass an hour at a time?
I do not know how often I will be able to update, but thank you for reading what I have to say. Any constructive criticism on my writing is appreciated!