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Marioland
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One man's trash is another man's SEGA

It wasn't too long ago when I tweeted @Dtoid with an impressive picture of a stack of five Sega Megadrives along with six gamegears towering on top. They were all on their way to a nearby landfill but our lucky fellow Dtoider...

 


Social gaming and why it isn't social

Socialization: It's something we do right from the beginning of our lives. It's a complex proceedure of getting involved with the ones around us. learning the rules of interpersonal interactions with other people. Almost ev...

 




A message to Anthony

I am not really good to whatever this cblog post might be: a message, a confession or simply a note to a person that I know only from reading his texts and watching his crazy videos. It's not one hour ago when I opened up th...

 




I love Destructoid and that's why

Dear Dtoid, There are a lot of reasons why I love this place. It's kinda complicated, like, all the love relationships in life but I'll try and explain why I'm still here, Cblogging. First of all, I met Dtoid through my f...

 


Abusing Ad at Destructoid (NVGR)

OK just tell me. WHO THOUGHT OF THIS SHITTY ADVERTISEMENT? I found this on Dtoid today. I totally understand that the AD server (whoever this is) that provides Dtoid with ads, looks up our IP and sends us the correspondin...

 


I suck at games: Rhythm is a sucker

Rocks bands, plastic organs, multicolored buttons that must be pressed in a "rhithmc" manner. I just suck at it. The truth is that I never was fond of rhythm games in general, except for the ones like EBA and Rhythm Heaven. ...

 


Europe's 1 vs 100 isn't for europeans

I've been spending quite a time ranting at Microsoft's terrible policies at Europe. Looks like the Redmond company really hate everyone who's not in UK or Netherlands. I have mentioned that in Greece and several other countr...

 


About Mariolandone of us since 7:35 PM on 02.04.2008

Hey! I'm a 24 years old man and I'm living in Greece. Video games aren't banned in Greece.

Here's another update to my blog description.
Hi, I'm Marioland and I'm a gamer for a long long time. Greece sucks in general. I'm still practically unemployed. We have a VAT rate at 24% for everything except milk and the cost of living vs the salaries are so unequal, that it is needed to have two jobs in order to run your own house. We are the generation that grew up and stays in parents' basements.

My angst for the lame gamers in Greece is now silenced. Everybody plays as they want. I don't care. I have enough friends to play with so, random matches are a stranger to me.

Younger gamers still can't afford to READ the solution for a game. Let alone play it themselves.

And, yeah. Somehow I feel happy. Also, I kinda like gaming on iDevices, as long as it's not an iPhone.

I am growing old to the gaming journalism, but I still count my self as a newcomer. I contribute to a greek gaming site called Game 2.0 where I post news, reviews and editorials. It's all in Greek so, it will be kinda Greek to you.
I still believe that gaming journalism is a harsh place. Everything you do gets a lot of negative attention (that's kinda good in a cynical point of view). But, now I know more of the people in other sites, I could see that some of them are actually good people.

Anyways, I own a DSi, a PSP, an Xbox 360, a Wii and an iPod Touch 4G 32GB. Feel free to ask me for friendship on these platforms. It would be nice to get my ass handed to me by someone from Dtoid.

Keep Gaming!

Update kinda lame. But I had fun changing it!
 
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