Well, I'm new to Destructoid, so I figure I'll go ahead and introduce myself in my first blog post. I generally go by Bennett, though you're welcome to call me Red Beret, RB, Arbee (which, incidentally, was my first choice for username, though it's already in use, haha), or any variation thereof. My current console of choice is the Xbox 360, and due to my location and the lack of wireless Internet, I generally play single player games... any multiplayer gaming generally presents itself in local/splitscreen or a system link, when I'm fortunate enough to have a friend who brought their own 360 over.
I first got into gaming with computer games, mostly RTS games because, well, I could create my own maps and scenarios (I enjoy customization, be it characters, maps/levels, et cetera). I mostly stuck with Nintendo consoles through most of my childhood, and I've had the priveledge of playing on the original NES, SNES, the original Gameboy system and all the variants up to the GBA SD (that backlight was so glorious--I could now play games at night instead of going to sleep!), and the N64. I was introduced to the PS2 during adolescence, and it lasted me quite awhile. Now I've got the aforementioned 360, and I'm hoping that they'll continue to make games for it so I don't have to go out and buy a brand new console, haha.
The games I enjoy most are shooters, though I prefer the third person point-of-view over the first person point-of-view, especially when character customization is a big part of the playing experience. I especially enjoy sandbox shooters, as there tends to be less focus on the storyline and more focus on exploring and discovering all the neat tricks and things you can do. GTA: Vice City was actually the first sandbox shooter I ever played. Haha, good old Nostalgia... by Adrian Veidt.
As I mentioned before, I don't have any wireless capabilities where I live, so I don't have much experience with online play. Thus, if I ever give a review for a game, it will most likely be based off the single-player campaign or extras, like GRAW2's multiplayer maps or Rainbow 6: Vegas 2's Terrorist Hunt missions. Luckily, I don't often review games, so you guys probably won't have to worry about that.
My current collection of games, unfortunately limited due to lack of funds, is as follows:
Rainbow 6: Vegas 2
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
(my father is actually addicted to this game, especially after he found the DLC)
Soul Calibur IV
(and last, but certainly not least)
But that about sums "Gamer Me" up. When I'm not playing videogames, I generally chat, stalk whatever forums I happen to be interested in at the moment, or sit idly and ponder the big questions in the universe, such as "When is somebody going to offer wireless Internet service in my area?"
Haha, that's about it. Hope I haven't bored you to death with that, if you read it at all. And so I will go back to lurking, until I find something I think I can post in without, erm, upsetting anyone. That said, see you guys and gals around. Ciao! read