I have been a member on Destructoid for a while now and decided it was about time to introduce myself… I’m done with failing at blogging. I am a 23 year old female gamer. Video games are a relatively recent part of my life. As a child I was briefly introduced to video games when my parents bought our family a Nintendo. The relationship was broken off almost immediately when my mom realized that owning such a powerful device could mean that my dad would never be seen in public again. Alas, my life was video game free until about four years ago when I received Spyro as a gift. Men are a wonderful thing and they are responsible for my discovery of the best things in life; metal music, beer and video games.
With the reintroduction of video games into my life, I dived in head first with the very intense gameplay of Spyro. The little, purple dragon opened my eyes and I was hooked. After reaching the achievement of playing a game through to completion, I began searching for other games that could capture my attention. As an English major in college, playing any and every game that comes my way is not an option. So, obviously, with all the time on my hands, I chose the genre of RPGs to sink my teeth into. Final Fantasy won over my heart and soul with the existence of chocobos. I also thoroughly enjoy Fire Emblem, Golden Sun, and Persona.
After attending both an anime convention and a video game convention for the first time in my life this summer, I have come to more fully appreciate and understand the community involved. My respect for the world of video games is constantly increasing. Individuals who merely play games are missing out. After having the opportunity to meet and converse with the intelligent and witty minds of Dtoid’s own Jim Sterling and Destin from Screwattack this summer, I can confidently say that my life is better since I have become a gamer… and this isn’t only because of all the sexy men I get to meet. The graphic variety, the amazing music, and the stories only begin to explain my fascination.
When I am not playing video games, I can be found reading (right now I am enjoying Chuck Palahniuk’s Diary, A Novel), watching anime, or being a real person with school and a job. My goals as a gamer include becoming proficient at first person shooters and not having to hide in shame after playing games such as Call of Duty. I am very excited to be a part of this community and getting to know everyone.