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SteamID & XBL Gamertag: ScottyGrayskull





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Hello! <3

Bit about me. I've been a gamer for the most of my life. When I was seven and waiting for my parents to pick me up from piano lessons, the teacher's two sons showed me Super Mario Bros 2. Needless to say I never learned to play the piano very well...

I've flip-flopped several times between consoles and PCs. I generally love non-generic FPS games, puzzlers (Tetris is probably my favourite game of all time) and platformers of all shapes and sizes. I tolerate RPGs, but usually don't bother because I just don't have the time to invest in them.

I'm one of those freaks that regard FF7 and Ocarina of Time as merely average. That might be partly because I'm biased against the first round of 3D games that generally looked and played like crap compared to the 2d games at the time (during that generation I was a PC gamer, where they actually could do decent 3D at the time). By no means are they bad games, but plenty of games have done just as well and actually looked good in the process.

Yeah yeah, graphics aren't everything. But as important as gameplay is, looks still matter. It doesn't have to be the best looking thing around, but it at least has to be passable.

I tried to be a collector for awhile, but realized there was no market where I lived and gave that up. Currently I have an NES, SNES, GameBoy/GameBoy Colour/GameBoy Advance SP, DS, a 360, and of course my lovely gaming PC. ^_^

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Who is this sexy, sexy beast? Well, it's me for starters.

Hello. If you're interested, here are a few facts about me. Figure if anything else I'm a follower of fun trends. ;)

1. I have piano lessons to thank for getting me into video games. Way back in late 1988 I was waiting for my mom to pick me up from lessons, and to pass the time I went downstairs to hang out with my piano teacher's sons. They started playing Super Mario Bros. 2, and I was blown away. I begged my parents to get a NES, and needless to say I never got very good at the piano.

2. I'm a completionist. I just can't leave a game unfinished. It'll really bug me. Plus I compulsively try to get 100% completion in many games. For example I'm actually going to try to get all skills for all characters in Lost Odyssey, even though I think I missed one of those one time things that won't let me. I'm sort of an achievement whore I suppose, but not in the sense that I obsess over gamerscore... more like I see achievements I haven't gotten and it bugs me.

3. I'm split between PC's and consoles. Unlike my other Canadian compatriot, sometimes I like the console version better. Something about sitting on a couch or recliner wrapped up in a blanket that makes up for some shortcomings that console ports can have.

4. I'm a procrastinator. Seriously, I can procrastinate with the best... even if it's something I actually want and need to do. It's pretty scary tbh, and why I usually respond to a game request with "sorry, I'm busy", because I kept putting something off. :p

5. Aside from video games, the other passion in my life at the moment is Taekwon Do (original style, not what you see in the olympics). I'm hoping to have my black belt by the end of the year. It'll be a tall order, but everyone thinks I can do it so I'm going to give it my best shot.

6. I'm constantly, quite possibly permenantly sleep deprived. I've averaged probably less than six hours of sleep a night for over a decade now. It's not that I'm an insomniac, I just typically make a choice against my better judgment not to sleep. I like staying up late, and if I'm in bed after 9am I feel like I'm wasting my day. My best guess is it's a victim of my procrastination, or I just need a lifestyle that would let me take afternoon naps. I would like to address it, but I have no idea who I would talk to about it.

7. Until a few years ago I was a horrible pack rat. I'd keep almost everything, especially if it was video game related. This led to a massive collection of games I rarely if never touched, including two Saturns and a Dreamcast with some collector's games.

8. Following up on 7, I've sold or gave away in the last few years way more games than I've bought. I've gotten rid of my entire Saturn and Dreamcast collection. I'll admit I've regretted selling most of them, but coupled with my completionist tenancies the piles of games were actually causing me stress. Heck, I'm selling my Wii/Gamecube stuff to my sister likely next weekend.

9. Along with CaffeinePowered I started a PC gaming community called BRB, Uninstalling. It really just started out as a place to get some PC gamers together to play games, kind of expanding on PC FNFs. Really not sure where it's heading atm, but being essentially the "community manager" has really been an interesting experience. At the least it's given me a much greater appreciation for other community managers, moderators and the like for all the crap they go through.

10. I'm a cat person. I like dogs, but only when they are other people's dogs that I don't have to live with. Love me kitties though. :)



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