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SteamID & XBL Gamertag: ScottyGrayskull


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. ^_^

Also, Black Yoshi Brigade:
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Excuse me looking like shit. I'm very tired. :(

This is the tale of a video game. A great video game that gave me many happy memories with my Game Boy.

A video game that sadly has been missing for about 12 years.

You see, my friend's mom has a rather nasty habit of going into his room when he's out and cleaning, which seems to mean throwing things she arbitrarily decides is trash. This happened to, amongst other things, my Mega Man V cartridge. Unfortunately this game is somewhat rare and fairly pricey to acquire these days. Something got me thinking about this recently.

Thankfully, my stupor was interrupted by a knock at the door.

I take a few seconds to compose myself, and greet the visitor.

Why, it's my good friend Black Yoshi! Stopping in to visit I suppose between one of his trips. Apparently he ran into my mailman, and after eating him noticed there was a package for me so he figured he'd bring it up. Always happy to get mail, I invite him in and offer him a drink.

Apparently the package is from Funktastic, who I've been doing some trading with. I actually completely forgot about this package, and wonder what he sent me...


Wait... there's MORE under the paper!

Quite a bit more!

Wait... what's this?


I'm completely at a loss for words. Black Yoshi isn't really the cuddling type (or at he pretends he isn't), so while he went out onto my balcony...

... I dug out my GBA and proceeded to catch up on all those years without this game.


After a while I figured I should take a look at what else I got. In addition to Mega Man V, I traded with the legendary Funktastic for a copy of Super Metroid and GTA: Chinatown Wars. Being the awesome person he is though, there's a few freebies included.

First up is a foam Prinny vitamin pill.

Next is a Street Fighter IV headband.

And finally is a Little Big Planet... ball? Erm... what is this thing?

Oh, it's a tshirt! Damn, they really packed it in there!

So yeah, massive <3 to Funktastic for the trades, and to Black Yoshi for helping bring them to me. :D
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