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Hello all. Name's Jason. Originally from San Antonio, TX, but traded that in for the smoggier pastures of sunny California about six years back. I am the proud Father of two, a son and a daughter, who both share my affinity for all things videogame related. My Daughter, who's Five, can sing Street Fighter IV's "Indestructible" in its entirety, while my Three-year old son runs around the house with his fingerless gloves, yelling "Hadouken". I am a video game designer, writer, musician and cinephile. My love for video games can be traced back to the mid Eighties-when arcades where at their peak. There was this neighborhood hangout in San Antonio my Dad used to take me to called Floyd's Dairy Barn, on Goliad Rd. I know. Sounds like a real hole in the wall. Anyway, they had this spare room off to the side with all the classics; Galaga, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter. When our order was up, my Dad and I would take our food over to the green picnic tables they had set up outside. I'd take a few bites of my hamburger while looking anxiously over my shoulder in the direction of teenaged kids, huddled around the arcade cabinets. It's hard to concentrate on eating when you've got Pac-Man beckoning you with it's Siren call. So my Dad would dig into his pocket, fish out a couple of quarters from the loose change, and send me off, into the great unknown. Little did he know that it would dictate the rest of my life, for better or worse. I didn't receive my first system until I was probably about eleven or so, when my dad suprised me with an Atari 2600 he'd bought from a neighbor who was having a yard sale across the street. Burger Time was the BIZ-NIZZLE. Atleast that's how I felt about it at the time. After that, I got a Sega Master System, which I promptly dismantled for the School's science fair. Basically, I just removed the motherboard from its housing and plugged the thing into a wall socket. So anyway, that's me; or atleast a small window into my personality. I love to laugh and I love meeting new and interesting people, so don't be afraid to send me a game invite sometime.

I currently own an Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Sega Dreamcast and a Nintendo Gamecube

Right now I'm playing Bayonetta for the Xbox 360 and I'm totally diggin' it!

(In no specific order)

Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario World
Super Mario 64
Final Fantasy VII
Zelda:Ocarina of Time
Metal Gear Solid
Resident Evil (GC)
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 2
Tekken 3
Sonic Adventure
Twisted Metal Black
Escape From Monkey Island
Marvel VS Capcom 2
Viewtiful Joe
Jet Grind Radio
Shenmue
Parasite Eve 1&2
Star Wars KOTOR
Bioshock
Soul Calibur
Goldeneye 64
Red Dead Redemption
GTA 3, Vice City, San Andreas
Devil May Cry 1&3
Bayonetta
Mass Effect 2
Half Life 2
Deadly Premonition (Seriously!)
Dead Space 1&2
Ninja Gaiden Black
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Metroid Prime
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Okami
God of War 1&2
Super Street Fighter IV
The Sims
Call of Duty: MW2
Killzone 2
Ryu-Ga-Gotoku 3

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Who would steal from this face? A monster, that's who.

Update: Mr. Andrew Kauz of Destructoid has been kind enough to finally provide us with a means to donate to Holmes. According to Mr. Kauz, Paypal allows you to make donations to an email address, in this case, mrdestructoid@gmail.com. Be sure to specify that it's for Holmes. For more info or questions, email Andrew Kauz at andrewkauz@destructoid.com

By now I'm sure most of you have heard about Jonathan's little set back last month when his house was broken into while he was away at PAX. Some of the items that have been reported stolen are as follows;

A video camera

Personal Computer

Sony PS3

Nintendo Wii

A Japanese version of Tatsunoku vs. Capcom signed by Ryota Niitsuma

and a copy of No More Heroes 2: Hoppers Edition

Luckily, his wife and cat's were unharmed in the incident. So me and a couple of other really awesome people came up with the idea for a fundraiser to help Mr. Holmes out. There's no prize for participating. This is all about helping another person out simply because it's the descent thing to do. We're still ironing out the details to see if we can get some of the editors to set up a Paypal account specifically for this. In the meantime, start going through all those old games you don't play anymore. Break open your piggy banks. Anything you can do to help out a guy we've all come to know and love. Write your favorite editors letting them know what we're trying to do. Be sure to check back here often as I'll be updating this blog with new info the moment I get it. Thanks for reading.

I want to thank lotuseater20, kinneas123 and karma repair kit for their willingness to step up and do something positive, and for all the help and support they've given me to see this thing through. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times over.

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