I am a thirtysomething male gamer who has been playing those damn video games since I was a wee tyke and the Atari 2600 was the pinnacle of all human technology.
I mostly game on my 360, but I also own a PSP and DS which get some use and several older systems that collect dust because my retro-gamer cred is not what it used to be.
I work in retail and have done for a few years now and, yes, we sell video games.
I also enjoy board games/card games, movies, and am pretty big into music, mostly in the electronic/industrial vein.
I have a music podcast, Candy and a Currant Bun I do on a fairly routine basis which anyone is welcome to enjoy if the music is your sort of thing.
Playing right now:
360: Just Cause 2
iPod: Space Miner (this game is really good, people)
PC: Occasional bouts of Fate: Traitor's Soul. I loves me some dungeon crawling.
I am a long time Destructoid lurker/reader/occasional commenter who has decided to up and get a real, shiny, official account and start postin'. Why? Well...why not?
I have been gaming for most of my life, having cut my teeth on the primitive, cave-dwelling era of systems like the Atari 2600 and the Timex Syntax (how's THAT for name dropping!!) so I guess it's safe to say games have been a pretty big part of my life, but at the same time I don't take them very seriously and, frankly, being older and having all sorts of professional, adult responsibilities (read: crap), I have less time to game and, subsequently, less time to put up with shitty games, so sometimes I come off as being a bit critical or harsh, but again, I don't take it all too seriously and people who DO take games super seriously (especially console war idiots) bore me lots.
Anyway, hello and greetings to all out there in Destructoid land and if you are reading this: thank you for taking the time to read and/or possibly comment.
And just to make it so that my very first post is not entirely without any games discussion, I will reveal that right now I have a lot on my plate.
I currently got sucked into Just Cause 2 which is a crapload of fun and is also too bad because originally I had hoped to not get distracted from finishing the new expansion for Borderlands and also Deadly Premonition (which is a game I assume most readers here do not need an introduction to). I am also slowly replaying Mass Effect 2 as a total renegade only to discover the game isn't nearly as interesting the second time through.
I also bought some games for my iPod Touch. I should really get this shit under control.