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Studying forensics at Preston University, I don't have as much time for gaming as I'd like any more, but I still make an effort to keep up to date on new games and tech, as well as the occasional obligatory gaming binge on my downtime between semesters.

My gaming roots stem largely from the older brother of an old school friend, in the form of the gameboy (in GLORIOUS colour no less!). Later branching out from Pokémon to "real" consoles, I got myself a PS1 and Final Fantasy VII. I still don't understand all the hype. Nonetheless, it was the series that catalysed my real interest in games, and I've not looked back.

Now an "Xbot" through and through (no ill will towards the PS3 or Wii, they're just not my cup of tea), with RPGs and shooters being my forte; Games like Fallout 3 and Mass Effect 2 (the original has not aged well) have recenty eaten away at a lot of what free time I have, though I really ought to invest in some newer material.

I've been called "Indie" by more than a few, which I guess I'd agree to (reluctantly. The fact that an Indie "stereotype" even exists is pretty stupid anyway), but I draw the line at skinny jeans. Those things are just uncomfortable. I prefer to consider myself Metropolitan and leave it at that.

That should just about cover anything you need to know. Not sure why you'd be reading this anyway, just get to know me, assuming I quit lurking (3 years now?) and actually make myself known in the forums/blogs.

Hey Lichtonatus, welcome to our Community Blogs!

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3) Publish your first blog (SCARY!)

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Oh hey I'm new here wuz up I've been reading the site for 99 years and this is my first blog! I like tacos! Nice to meet everyone!!! -Niero
Silly rabbit, blogs are not forums! While enthusiasm is greatly appreciated, that's hardly a valid blog post or even a complete paragraph. Even if your intentions are in the right place, this is what we call a "fail blog". Don't be that guy.

If that's all you want to say, it's better suited for fast-paced conversation in our home page comments or even our forums. Blogs are complete thoughts. They should be able to stand alone. When you're ready to talk about an interesting topic, in 1-2 paragraphs and ask readers to respond to your thoughts then you're ready to blog. Got it?

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