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Call me Eric. I think that games just aren't proper games unless I'm shooting someone in the face. That's not all of what I play, but it is most of it. I remember having an Atari 2600 and playing games on it, and that I liked Frogger, so that's about when I got into gaming.

My fondest memories from playing games are almost all from multiplayer experiences. How terrible is the Klobb on Goldeneye? It's the worst weapon ever. And you know you couldn't be Oddjob or the Moonraker Elite girl because they're too damn short. I was huge fan of the original Unreal Tournament, and as a minor got well drunk and played in a pitch dark office after hours on their LAN. In high school my friends and I played nothing but battle mode on Mario Kart 64; In college my roommates and I played nothing but races. I like having my own huge screen to play games with people all around the world, but I do miss being in the same living room and talking shit to people I just shot in the face.

Consoles I've owned: Atari 2600, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, PS2, Wii, Xbox 360. I bought a PS2 from Kmart (wow, Kmart!) specifically to play GTA: San Andreas. When I opened the box it was slim. At the time I didn't even know they made a slim. I remember that I would have been really, really mad if I had got a PS2 Fat and then found out they had a slim.

Anyway, I'm from Iowa and am damn near 30, so I've got to use wits and wisdom to beat the quick reflexes of the kids these days. I played football in college and majored in English (why? I don't know, shit). I will not be any kind of grammar Nazi or correct anything in any way. Make fun of you for being incorrect? Maybe, but not in a mean way. I work for a railroad, which is a good job, but leaves me with little time for gaming.

Some of my favorite games: Fallout 3, the GTA series, Super Mario Bros. 3 (best birthday present ever), non-WWII COD games (I've just never played the WWII ones), the Mass Effect games are great, Red Dead Redemption (almost got my Dad to buy an 360!), Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time AND A Link to the Past. Age of Empires was fun to comp stomp on, but I could never get very good at Starcraft even though I desperately wanted to. And so on and so forth. I'll try pretty much any game, but not Facebook games because I'm scared of becoming addicted. Same for WoW.

Have fun playing whatever the hell you want to play on whatever the hell you want to play it on. You know what, have fun doing whatever the hell you want to do as long as you don't hurt anyone else.
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