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Portable Nerd
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I'm Casual

It’s often considered an insult amongst the gaming community. To call someone a “casual” gamer is a way of saying that those people that enjoy the occasional game of Farmville or Words with Friends are less of a gamer than t...

 


Post Tornado Update

Hello everyone. Again, this will be another short post as I am still without an internet connection. My power has been restored after the tornado. I have gone out a few times and each time I do, I realize how lucky I am th...

 


It's Gone.

This will be short guys as I'm posting from my phone. My home town of Ringgold GA is gone. For the first time in my 33 years, the town was destroyed by a tornato. No reports of fatalities but there is nothing left of the town. Until I get power, I will probably not be posting for awhile to conserve battery power. My family and our home are alright. Shaken, but alright.

 


A Sad Day Indeed

Well my friends, my luck just did not hold out. Even after selling off various items around my house, I am sad to say that I must sell my 3DS after all. If any of you were thinking of buying one, here's a great opportunity....

 


Friday Random Ramblings for 4.22.11

It would appear that every gamer has their eyes and ears trained on Nintendo and their potentially new HD console called, tentatively, Project Cafe. Apparently, this thing has a screen in the controller? So, it's a home co...

 


Dear Sony, let's talk about the NGP.

Dear Sony, Have you ever read The Art of War by Sun Tzu? In it, Tzu states that; “Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance”. With the NGP, this is exactly what you have the chance to do. With the time you have rem...

 


Playing with Others

So, I am in the process of trying to decide when the best time of the day would be to begin a regular schedule of trying to game with other people online via the 3DS or other means. Currently, the only 3DS game that I'd play...

 



Disaster Avoided! Keeping my 3DS

Earlier last week I was extremely saddened because I thought, due to personal finances, that I was going to have to sell my 3DS. I even created an Ebay auction and had a bidder. But, as it turns out, I was lucky enough to a...

 


Friday's Random Ramblings

So, I received Ghost Recon Shadow Wars from GameFly earlier today. Normally I dislike the Ghost Recon series but considering that this one is a turn-based squad centric strategy title and based on some very positive reviews ...

 




About Portable Nerdone of us since 9:12 AM on 03.24.2011


Below, you will find links to my articles at Examiner.com. If you like what you read then tell the masses. Tweet it, Facebook it, other social networking it. Most of all, take a moment to submit it to Stumble Upon. Examiner bases my pay on page views, how many subscribers I get, and how much time people spend browsing my articles. Your support means a lot to me, and I make nothing without it.

4.19.2011 - Nyko Charge Base for 3DS Review
4.20.2011 - Dead or Alive Dimensions Preview
4.21.2011 - Hori Nintendo 3DS Screen Protector Review
4.22.2011 - 3DS Features Detailed
5.5.2011 - The Southern Tornado
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My name is Dallas and I was born a gamer, well, at least in the sense that I’ve been playing video games since my stubby little child fingers could grasp a controller. Believe it or not, as a child I was prescribed video games by my pediatrician as a way to help deal with ADD. Back then though, it wasn’t called ADD, I just heard my parents tell people I was “hyperactive”. Well, getting me that first games system (it was an Intellivision because it was a little cheaper than the Atari at that time) worked. I learned to sit still for longer periods and it improved my hand/eye coordination substantially. I fell in love with portable gaming from the moment I first saw the original Gameboy. Despite it's greenish screen and horrible battery life. I carried it, and about two huge packs of AA batteries, with me wherever I went. At some time or another I have owned every single portable system, with the exception of the Neo Geo Pocket Color. I have plenty of nerdy gamer love for both Sony's and Nintendo's handhelds.

Almost as long as I’ve been a gamer, I’ve been a fan of gaming publications. It started with the first issue of Nintendo Power (which I still have) and grew from there. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing so the desire to enter the crazily competitive world of video game journalism seems a natural fit for me. I have done freelance work for various websites, both paid and voluntary, and enjoyed all of it. I am currently the National Nintendo 3DS Examiner for Examiner.com.

I am married, and have been since 2006. We met in middle school, went our own ways and married other people, then ended up back together. Funny how stuff works out like that, isn’t it? My wife had a stroke the day before Valentine’s Day of 2010 and we spent a large amount of time in physical rehab. Since that point, she continues to make a little progress all the time and goes to outpatient therapy regularly. Other things about me; I'm a recovering MMO addict, I’m fairly patient, have a great sense of humor, love a good beer (one or two a day is good for you!), I’m an introvert by nature but will be outgoing with people that share the same interests as I do, and I hate discussing politics or religion with friends. I’m also a huge Penny Arcade fan with a lot of respect towards Mike and Jerry for what they’ve accomplished and support the Child’s Play charity whenever I can.
 
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