I am 31 and I'm getting old. I probably hate you. I run The Low(er) Tier also. We podcast, publish indies and are getting into development. I enjoy watching the weather channel and complaining about grass. I have two beautiful kids, a wife and am dealing with life and just trying to do my best with it all. My other interests (besides games) are: reading, hiking, playing with my kids, yelling at old(er) people, collecting various virus samples, stalking Smurfee, thinking about working out, itching my bare butthole and seeing how long I can go, without smelling my finger and Batman. I love old school cars (Chevy), football (Packers & Niners) and of course: Vidya Gamze!
My favorite games as a wee lass were: SMB3, Gunstar Heroes, Commander Keen, Blake Stone, Doom/Quake, Excitebike, Anything from Sierra/Lucasarts and MK. Now days I'm a filthy game slut. I play it all, I love it all. I'm always down to game with anyone, so feel free to hit me up on whatever you see I'm on. I've been on Dtoid quite awhile now (almost 5 years) and have only started getting involved the past couple years. You can find me lurking mainly in Cblogs and OH. I also do the weekend recaps in Cblogs and have started a podcast called Low(er) Tier. I love you sick bastards. In a sexy non-sexual way.
I'm also on that thar Tweetarr @MikeMcPhil. Feel free to hit me up, I'm always down to chat.
I don't know what else to say really. My brother is almost out of food. He needs help and I'm all he has. I've been spamming twitter, I've pleaded and begged (thank you everyone that spread the word and the few who donated), everyone I could. I tried to get a loan, I wrote this blog and I'm out of ideas and my brother is out of food after tonight. The shit that happened to him (read the blog and indiegogo linked in it for the story) was through no fault of his own. I can't help him anymore than I already have (gave him some of my dwindling food this week), because I still don't get paid for another week. Not to mention I have bills of my own and kids of my own. I'll help where I can, but I just can't do much.
As I write this, his IndieGoGo has 58hrs left. We've made $255 so far. $55 of that is locked up until about a week after it ends, because it was payment through credit card. The $200 is the only thing that got him through until last week. I look at IndieGoGo and I see people getting thousands upon thousands for bullshit reasons and it flat out pisses me off. Tit jobs, personal needs, fan movies... these things get funded. Sure there is a lot of noble causes on there as well, but isn't a family on the verge of starving, who had everything taken from them due to a lying, scum bag company a noble cause as well? Getting justice for what was done and taken from a family of 6, ain't worth anyone's time? Two of my nieces need medication to breathe normally now, they have fucking breakdowns all the time.... THEY ARE LITTLE KIDS FFS! I'm just so damn frustrated at the moment. Not at any of you. Seriously, all the retweets and help you guys have provided... I'm just so thankful for. My brother is as well, check the comment he left on the original blog I wrote for him (link above).
Is there something else we can do though guys? If we were to relaunch the IndieGoGo, how could we improve it? As of right now could anyone retweet this blog? Anyone got some spare change, ideas, fucking anything? I'm out of 'em all and my brother needs help badly. Please help me, to help him. I'll link everything below, in case anyone does retweet this blog. Once again, thank everyone for what they have done. Seriously, I love you guys, I'm just super frustrated right now.
I know you all here have given so much, but if anyone wants to donate right now and not through the Indiegogo, leave a comment or pm me and I'll give you his email. Shit most of you probably already have it, from when you helped me. If you do, send away. This shit is.... it's just so damn wrong. Hearing my brother cry his ass off an hour ago, set me off and there has to be more I can do dammit. So one more time: retweets, ideas to improve the campaign, ideas to make money, any tiny donation, anything... please.