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I'm Kad. I'm a gamer, IT tech and aspiring writer from Australia.

I first got into gaming when I played my first gaming console, the NES, when I was young. The first game I ever remember playing was Super Mario Bros., and managing to complete it with a friend was something I was truly proud of. Shortly after I obtained a decent gaming PC, which got me into StarCraft and online competitive matches. Since then I have owned almost every gaming console available.

Video games and the games industry are my greatest passions, and I look to some day gain a career out of those passions.


My top 20 favourite games in alphabetical order:

Beyond Good & Evil (Xbox)
BioShock (PC)
Braid (XBLA)
Breakdown (Xbox)
Command & Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour (PC)
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The (PC)
Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
GoldenEye 007 (N64)
Half-Life 2 (PC)
Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox)
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The (N64)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
Street Fighter II (SNES)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
Super Metroid (SNES)
System Shock 2 (PC)
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
Tetris (NES)

Consoles I own:

Nintendo 64
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Nintendo GameCube
Nintendo Wii
PlayStation (PS1)
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
Sega Mega Drive II
Xbox (Original)
Xbox 360

[Last updated: 24/12/09]
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