Sorry this is too big (that's what she said). Just open the picture in a new tab to see the whole thing <3
SteamID & XBL Gamertag: ScottyGrayskull
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. ^_^
If you had read my PAX recap, or haven't talked to me online much lately, you may have noticed that I won a Comic Jumper themed XBox 360 Slim. Well, it's a bit delayed, but here's a little video tour of this lovely prize.
Forgive the poor video quality :\
The system is just a slim with a custom skin on it. Not to downplay it of course, as it's a free 360 Slim. Plus as you can see it looks absolutely gorgeous.
Now how did I manage to win this beautiful piece of hardware? Well, the amazing Twisted Pixel gave away three of these pretty little things over the course of PAX: Friday's was the prize for a Splosion Man contest, Saturday's was for a Comic Jumper contest, and Sunday's was a random draw. I won mine on Friday, which involved playing one of the new Splosion Man levels that can be unlocked through Comic Jumper, with the best time winning. Now, if you know me on XBox Live you might know that I'm a bit of a local legend in Splosion Man. In fact the only person at PAX that I felt threatened by was our very own Dexter345, who can bend the Splosion Man matrix just about as well as I can. Thankfully he was in panels all afternoon and wasn't aware of the contest, so I came out the winner. ^_^
A few thoughts on the level: it's a very long and challenging level, full of pretty much every obstacle Big Science can through at you. You have the rising water sequence, giant robot chase, long fall, Rollerbots... pretty much everything but the Shooterbot I belive. It's a very fun level, and I'm looking forward to how the other one will play out.
Now if you'll excuse me, I believe my Comic Jumper download is done (2GB???), so off I go to play it! <3