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Gaming begins at 5ish with an NES. Back then I loved all that was Nintendo and eventually began playing anything that I could get my hands on. I have owned pretty much every console to come out since the NES except the Wii and every reincarnation of the game boy with the exception of the micro & 3ds. I like to consider myself a hardcore gamer because I really will attempt to play any game I can. Everyone has their limits and mine is sports games because I'm not much for sports except soccer. I think my favorite system is still the PlayStation 2. With all the PS1 games and mountains of PS2 titles its no contest. I'll admit that I'm a huge achievement whore thanks to the 360. The Wii's kinda meh..nothing on it registers as a game to me.

Currently playing: Fallout 3 GOTY, Dead Rising 2 & Deus Ex:Human Revolution
Want to play: Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3 & Mass Effect 3
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Hey Ripthruwit, welcome to our Community Blogs!

Unlike a regular blog, where you're out alone in the web wilderness, destructoid will publish your story instantly to a directory shared by our readers. Great blogs are voted up, and you'll soon earn followers. "Failblogs", the opposite of awesomeness, we can do without. As such, we want to help you make the best first impression:

Checklist for Not Sucking:

1) Upload an avatar CHECK!

2) Write a brief bio


3) Publish your first blog (SCARY!)

It's not so scary. However, be mindful of a few things. A good blog is intended to be a complete article, have entertainment value of some kind, and formatted nicely. If you toss a blog up that looks like a quickly thrown-together email with no photos or care you'll never earn readers, and unlikely ever get your blog promoted to our home page.

Here's an example of a FAILBLOG:
Oh hey I'm new here wuz up I've been reading the site for 99 years and this is my first blog! I like tacos! Nice to meet everyone!!! -Niero
Silly rabbit, blogs are not forums! While enthusiasm is greatly appreciated, that's hardly a valid blog post or even a complete paragraph. Even if your intentions are in the right place, this is what we call a "fail blog". Don't be that guy.

If that's all you want to say, it's better suited for fast-paced conversation in our home page comments or even our forums. Blogs are complete thoughts. They should be able to stand alone. When you're ready to talk about an interesting topic, in 1-2 paragraphs and ask readers to respond to your thoughts then you're ready to blog. Got it?

Don't spam the blogs.

One last thing -- be mindful that this is a 'shared' space, so don't push a bunch of blogs together one after the other. After you publish, try commenting and following other bloggers before you blog again to allow people to check your story out, and post new stories as well.

If you are copying and pasting from another blog, please take some time to personalize it for this community. Nobody likes copy-pasta, it's spammy.

Here's a few more blogging tips from the boss of us. Ready to go?

Click here to write your greatest blog!

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- The destructoid Community Team