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.
WINNER OF FTL= Evil1 Contest Time shall be retired for a short while. Sorry.
Winner of Shattered Horizon was: Kyousuke Nanbu. Thanks to Evil 1's suggested method. Kyo will be contacted through sentient anal beads with robotic caterpillar legs. The code can obtained by checking books at your local library for randomly highlighted words and compiling all the words, then taking the first letter of each word and combining THAT, into a cohesive sentence.
Blargle. I'm tired. So yeah. This is the next contest. FTL, it's fracking amazing. I wrote briefly about FTL in last nights recaps, so check that out. I love it. It's why I'm so tired. Tomorrow I can blame that on Borderlands 2 and that makes me happy. I want some lumpia. Need an energy drink. Ugh.... so tired. Heres a description for FTL:
About the Game
In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. It's a dangerous mission, with every encounter presenting a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party? This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.
Complex Strategic Gameplay - Give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle.
Play at Your Own Speed - Pause the game mid-combat to evaluate your strategy and give orders.
Unique Lifeforms and Technology – Upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of six diverse alien races.
Be the Captain You Want - Hundreds of text based encounters will force you to make tough decisions.
Randomized Galaxy - Each play-through will feature different enemies, events, and results to your decisions. No two play-throughs will be quite the same.
No Second Chances! - Permadeath means when you die, there's no coming back. The constant threat of defeat adds importance and tension to every action.
So that's that. You know what to do, but in case we have some freshies: Just tell me why I should gift this to you, make it funny, sad, whatevs, just be real yo. Contest ends Monday the 24th Good luck.