A gamers haven, that what Destructoid is. I have only been aware of DTOID for about a month now, and by far this month has been the most gametastic month of the year. Nothing makes my day more than to come home and find six or seven new articles that actually relate to me posted on the home page. I have searched for a place like this for a long time, a place where gamers can actually have a conversation, that is legitimate, JUST about games. This place is like Christmas morning for me.
But seeing as this is my introduction post, maybe I should talk about myself for a bit. 1998 is when my gaming career began, when I was still a single digit age, and most of my thoughts were focused on crayons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is still bad ass don't get me wrong. Yes, it was 1998 when a more sophisticated cultural juggernaut crashed into my life. What was this obviously huge, life altering, mind fucking, beast of a thing you might ask. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was that life altering, mind fucking, beast of a thing! Mindless hours I spent shooting at rocks with my slingshot, killing deku babas with my amazing boomerang, and wondering why my older brothers had progressed at such a faster rate while I remained a simple young Link. Hopeless, I felt, as they harangued to their friends about the temple they had completed the night before, while poor little Kavahn was stuck in the castle trying to wake Talon, the owner of Lon Lon Ranch. Years went by, and eventually I did beat Ocarina of Time, when Majora's Mask came out, I bulldozed through the game. I needed more. More games. N64 was not making the cut anymore, and my older brothers had abandoned gaming. Christmas time came, and when Christmas came, so did the games. A PS2 has been bought in the range of these years gone by, and I had eyed it from the day it was bought. Still a naive pre-teen I bought countless games with my chore earned money, some failures, and some successes. Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City, and San Andreas, were my prize possesions, not to mention Starwars: Battlefront, and so many other games I can't recall today. I found myself losing countless hours of my day playing these games, but did I have any regrets..? Never. A few years go by, Starcraft, Warcraft, Diablo, BLIZZARD! The Sims, and Command and Conquer come in time, and before I could think I was hooked to my PC. Then two games were introduced into my life, World of Warcraft, and Counterstrike: Source. These events my friends, were the beginning of an entirely new lifestyle. A exit from a narrow road onto a highway with many lanes and different cars to interact with. I was hooked, games all day, games all night. To this day, it is games all day, games all night. Seventeen now, I have broadened the horizon, to the XBOX 360, countless FPS games, and even more MMORPGS.
So that is a little about me. I plan on frequently blogging here, so just tell me to GTFO if I suck.