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While never a popular one, you knew me way back when. Life has moved on, but I'll always hold a special place in my heart for the community of Dtoid.
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It has been a few years since my last blog entry, and have things have changed for the both of us. Now the father of a wonderful toddler, my spare time and money for such things such as video games and blogging are but a distant memory. However, a pleasant memory...nonetheless.

One day I hope to pick back up where I started (minus the  incessant blogging part), and perhaps introduce my dormant love to another generation of gamers, even it may only be through my own offspring.

Overall, life has been pretty good. Gamers do eventually age more than just physically. Some outgrow our hobby, others continue on, and then there's me: Hibernating for a while, waiting for a time to reemerge from a cocoon of greater responsibilities just long enough to squeeze in a game or two along that path of what we simply refer to as life.

I hope everyone here has been doing well. You are not forgotten, fellow Dtoiders.










My fingers bled just watching this guy setting a new record for speed playing. Witness 320 bpm and marvel. One can only imagine what kind of solo he could pull off.







SRVSLPS
10:54 AM on 01.21.2008



"Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years."

In the immortal words of LL Cool J, don't let this little snafu give you the wrong impression. I have no intentions of disappearing from the Destructoid scene, and plan on being around for as long as the crew can put up with me.

You will see me drop off the radar every so often, as life has a way of keeping us all busy behind the scenes, but rest assured that I do and will continue keep tabs on the robot sanctum whenever this is the case.

Now that I got that out of the way, it's time to hit up the Dtoid tip line for some goodies. The front page needs more Vader.

-Alan "Back in Black" whatever his last name is










I don't know if any of you have ever heard of a guy named Keiji Inafune, but he thinks that you might appreciate hearing what he has to say about giving the thumbs up to Bionic Commando and responses to whatever other questions you want to throw his way.

I don't know him personally, but apparently he is tied to some lesser known games called Mega Man, Onimusha, and Dead Rising. Rumor has it that he'll be stopping by the Bionic Commando podcast somewhere down the line, but don't quote me on that. A small Japanese company called Capcom seems to be providing the backing for the project, but I can't tell you much about them either.

What I do know for certain, is that the drawing looks mighty cool, and just might be valuable some day. If you can find someone who has played or even heard of that Mega Man game, you might want to pass this on to them. I'm not psychically gifted by any means, but my intuition tells me that there's a small army of people who may of quit reading after the first sentence, and immediately clicked on THIS LINK in an attempt to win that picture and have their special question answered by Keiji Infume. Since this guy might be famous some day, I'll cast my pride aside, overlook the fact that you never read my hard work in the first place -- and go to my happy place as you wrestle with your internal demons and lust for material gain.

Now if you'll excuse me for a moment, I have a link I need to visit.... *ahem*... I mean some "research" I have to do on that Capcom group. Who knows? I just might find that they make some pretty sweet games.
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When airlines try to save money by not filling up their planes, we have a definite problem. Where does the madness end? So much for safety.

The more I watch the news, the more I can't believe my eyes. The world is truly turning to shit at an accelerated pace. If I didn't know better, I'd have thought that a story such as this would have come out of a third-world country -- and not the most powerful nation on the planet. WTF?








yes it's true... I finally broke down and bought a PS3. My trifecta of evil is now complete. I can now seek refuge from that terrible word: Exclusive.

On an interesting note, I found that someone had Dtoid Gameboi, and a few other variations of the name already. And here I thought I was special. You lied to me, Ron. I want my virginity back. So much for trying to make my ID match the one on Xbox Live.

OK Sony, this shit sure as hell better be worth it. I'm still dizzy from all the trips to the blood bank, and I don't even want to talk about my other "donations." The things we do to support our habits. *sigh*

I have but one lone game (MotorStorm) at the moment, until my red blood cell count stabilizes. If nothing else, I'll have a decent back up for when my 3rd Xbox 360 decides to go back to the motherland for a few weeks of R&R. I've had this one nearly a few months. Surely Microsoft has sent the distress signal by now.

What about the Wii? Oh, it's still here. Until that next big first party game comes out, it's beautiful blue glow will serve to illuminate the room for a while longer.