I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.
I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)
But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!
It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.
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There have been many epic gifts presented to members of the community thanks to the Dtoid Secret Santa organized by Cataract. Its cool to see how generous we are to each other and just shows how Destructoid is unlike any other gaming community on the internet.
And while I would hate to make this a pissing contest about who got the best gift, I'm going to....because my gift is the greatest gift ever received.
I was at work when my boss called and said there was a poster tube in his mailbox downstairs. I was surprised cause I hadn't ordered anything recently. I went down to check out what it was and who it was from, when I read a familiar name. Andy Butler. Gandysampras.
I was elated to find that he had drawn my name, since its no secret I think he is a very very adorable man. What could he possibly get me that would fit in a poster tube? A poster, perhaps?
And it is with great jubilation that I present to you, the greatest Dtoid secret santa gift in history.
Yes. That is Corican, Gandysampras, and Nobrein, in a very sexy picture taken just for ME. If we werent oceans apart, I would most definitely make sweet passionate love to all three of you, individually, or together....your choice.
This poster is now affixed on my ceiling, so you can be the first thing I see in the morning, and the last thing I see before I sleep.
THANK YOU SO MUCH to Gandy, Corican, Nobrein for posing so seductively, Halfleft for taking the picture, and Hollie for lending your room (and I'm so jealous of you for being there BTW).