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Not entirely sure what to put here. I guess I'll start by saying I'm a fourteen year old male living in North Carolina. I enjoy playing video games (of course), hanging out with friends, playing baseball, and generally having a good time.

Video game-wise, I'd have to say my favorite game so far has been Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, although that could be because I was a little late on the video game scene--My first console was an N64. That probably has something to do with my age, though. :P

Recently, I've enjoyed Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect 2, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Borderlands, Forza 3, Bioshock, Portal, Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, and from what I've played, Crackdown. My primary system is an Xbox 360, although I play what games I can run on my laptop. (Mostly indie games) I'm also an achievement whore on my xbox, and I enjoy the challenge they offer.

Recently, with the start of my Netflix membership, I've been watching various TV shows through my Xbox's instant streaming capability. As a result, I now love The Office (I'm currently watching Season 3), and LOST (Currently at the end of Season 1). So yeah, time I'm not with friends is usually whittled away playing a video game or watching TV. Or listening to podcasts. Which brings me to...

I am in love with podcasts. I listen to a metric ton of video game podcasts. I listen to the Joystiq Podcast, Podtoid, the CAGcast, Player One Podcast, ScrewAttack's Sidescrollers, GiantBombcast, and TVGP (That Video Game Podcast. Doesn't have that many listeners. If you enjoy podcasts, please give them a listen. They've got a great community and really could use more listeners.

...And that's about all there is to know about me. Great big wall of text, I know. Before I go, though, I'd just like to say one thing. And I'll put this in it's own paragraph for those just skimming down the side here:

I know I'm horrible at writing. Chances are I won't use this blog, but if the day comes I do post a review or impression or something, go easy on me. I'm not a masterful word-smith like some people on Dtoid, and I'm only fourteen years old. I'm trying to get better at it, though, so maybe if you check back in a couple months you might be able to read a sentence without your eyes bleeding.

Thanks for reading all this, if you did, and thanks for putting up with me. :P

(inb4 china called they want their wall back)

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