I'm Reece from England. I'm a newly-recruited News Writer for gaming site Explosion.com, and its all thanks to this here website and blog! I love it here, I love this community and I love to write. I'm always willing to read your blogs here too, so maybe we can be friends!
I've been into gaming since I was about 4 years old, playing the Game Boy, PlayStation 1 and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis to you Americans! Damn you, stealing the better names). Having these systems around during my youth lead to the greatest and most-anticipated Christmas ever - the year I got my N64!
Ever since then I've been playing any and every game I can get my filthy mitts on, no matter what system or genre. I currently have a Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 and a 3DS. Come on Vita, get more games so I can buy you too!
My favourite games are Resident Evil 2, Zelda: The Wind Waker, Streets of Rage 2, Left 4 Dead, Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.
Feel free to follow me on Twitter at the handle @ReeceH92. If you do follow me, send me a PM on here so I know you're from Destructoid and I'll follow you back too if you like! I will be more active on there as I get more followers and won't just spam news stories, and I'd be happy to chat any of you. I'd appreciate it as I'm new there and the majority of my followers currently consist of sexbots. If they were real ladies at least I could pass myself off as some kind of Twitter pimp.
You know Destructoid, I don't say often enough how much I love you. I should have back when I registered as a member after a long time of lurking, or on your 6th Anniversary. Now seems as good as time as any, as just a couple of days ago I received the greatest job I could hope for: a News Writer position on gaming site Explosion.com.
Even back in my high school years this was my dream job. I'd convinced myself that's all it would ever be though: a dream. But since coming to Destructoid I decided to pursue journalism, even if it never became anything more than a hobby. Its coming here that made me realise how much I really love video games and their importance in my life, and how much I do enjoy writing and gaining your feedback.
I'm not exaggerating when I say I couldn't have done it without you. And by "you", I mean everyone involved in this site. The staff, who have served as my main inspirations and made me finally decide to get into the writing field. Dtoid's beloved Community Manager Andy, who featured my Collaboration article (which I still think I don't deserve!) and likely got my employer's interest. The creators of all the amazing video series on the site and the Podtoid crew, for entertaining me during hard times. And you, the community.
Seriously, this is the best community I've ever involved myself in. I've drifted from different sites over the years, and never before have I felt so compelled to stay somewhere for good until now. I can't count the number of comments with insightful and interesting responses throughout the articles, or that simply made me laugh out loud. And for every one of you who've fapped and commented on my blog posts, thank you! You've really kept my motivation high. I still have some way to go before I make this a full-time thing, but I now feel readier than ever.
This is, of course, far from goodbye. I'm here to stay and I will continue to post here, read your blogs and remain active around the site, in fact I intend to more than ever. I'll even stop neglecting you forum-goers and post there once in a while. This is simply a reminder that YOU are great.