Am I hardcore?
I would like to think so, but the reality is that I'm a gamer trapped in a writer's body. Deep inside me, there is a little fat kid screaming to be released so he can wreak havoc upon n00bs.
Alas, the real world ends up crushing that fat kid.
With large blunt object...
Don't ask how, it just does.
I owe my entrance into the gaming community to my brother. I have fond memories of watching him playing TMNT on the NES ( and totally owning the dam level!!!), and less fond memories of me forgetting to go to the bathroom to relieve myself because I was so engrossed(I was like, two!).
My first system? The SNES. Favorite game on said system? FFII( Yeah Yeah, the easy American version of the much harder FFIV).
The game that cemented me as a gamer forever? FFVII (BTW I am not an FF fanboy).
So I may not be l33t, and I may not pwn anyone. But I do have an endeering love for videogames that I will take to my grave.