He's another one of those college graduates who are looking for a video game writing job. Hailing straight out of Southern California, Jonathan has written for Bitmob.com and countless other newspapers and blogs.
Although he was a former community news writer for the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot and patch.com, Jonathan spends most of his time playing Japanese role-playing games. His favorite of all time is Persona 4, but he also dabbles in Battlefield 3 sessions in his spare time. He also enjoys all the old classics on his Playstation Portable.
He also writes articles about hair removal products for hairremoval.org. Technically, he freelances for Centerfield Media, but people might as well call him the hair removal expert. He doesn't remove his own hair. He likes his hairy self.
I am Jonathan Oyama, a Japanese-American video gamer who hails from the empire of Southern California. I write hair removal articles for a general blog company, but I hope to find a better job.
In the meantime, I entertain myself by playing every weird Japanese video game that can keep me happy.
Japanese role-playing games are the bread-and-better essentials of my collection. My favorite is still Persona 4, with Chrono Trigger coming in a close second. Xenoblade Chronicles is also becoming a true classic in every sense of the word.
I don't just play Japanese RPGs though. I'm a big fan of the first Devil May Cry and I love blasting my way through Bayonetta. In general, I love shooters by a certain developer named Treasure. They've created most of my favorites, such as Radiant Silvergun and Sin & Punishment 1 and 2.
I also dabble in first-person shooters every now and then. I'm a huge Battlefield 3 addict. I'm still not the best player out there. Frankly, the game is so technical that it's hard to figure everything out. I am improving though. My favorite soldier class is the Engineer, by the way.
I spend most of my time on three systems--an Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii and a Playstation Portable. I also keep my Playstation 2 around at a little vacation home somewhere.
In case anyone is wondering, I was a coworker with Destructoid member StriderHoang (a.k.a. Marcel Hoang) back when we worked for the college newspaper at Cal State Long Beach. We worked as editors for the Daily 49er and I was also part of Marcel's Gaming Club.
Anyhow, this is just an introduction. I hope everyone will enjoy my future stories on Destructoid.