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11:37 AM on 05.04.2011

Because I'm a Gamer

Yesterday I was at a friendís party. Being gamers we eventually got on the subject of Video Games. One of my friends asked if Bayonetta was any good. We told her that it was a fun mindless game, and that she should pick it up as itís relatively cheap now. She immediately followed up with which system she should get it on. I spoke up and said that I had it for PS3, not recommending that she get it on PS3, another of our friends immediately spoke up and asked me why I would buy it on PS3 as that version was a ďbadĒ port. I told her that I picked it up because Blockbuster had had a buy one get one free and I picked up Darksiders, also for PS3 and Bayonetta was the only other game that seemed worthwhile to get. After that she asked me why I had a PS3. I answered this question simply with, because Iím a gamer. She looked at me dumbfounded and didnít know what else to say.

Like this but with lots of Water Ballons

I know that we have beaten the people only liking on console horse to death, but bear with me as I explain my thoughts on this. I own every current gen system. I own them all because there are worthwhile games on all 3. I also own a PSP, and a DS also because there are worthwhile games on those. As a gamer I want to experience all that Video Games have to offer. If there is an experience that I deem worthwhile on another console and I happen to be able to buy it then I will. This is my hobby and also something I wish to pursue as a career.

One happy family

I donít understand the mentally that some gamers have that because you own one console you must immediately swear by it and denounce any other consoles as blasphemers. It makes no sense; as a gamer shouldnít you want to experience a multitude of different things. Wouldnít you like to fight the Covenant with the Master Chief, to take down Metal Gear with Solid Snake, and rescue the Princess with Mario. Life is something that is made up of experiences, the more experiences you have the more enjoyable life can be. I donít know how I would be able to live life if I couldnít leave my house and experience all the world has to offer. Thatís what I think those closed-minded gamers are missing. They are missing the bounty of things every other console has to offer.

TL:DR, Haters Gonna Hate   read

12:13 AM on 10.19.2010

(NVGR) Jurassic Park the Musical


I just finished watching this and I have to say it was very well done. Some clever jokes made about the original movie. I encourage all of you to watch it. It clocks in at about an hour and fifteen minutes, and they have a 30 minute making of as well. So watch it and tell me what you guys think.

6:38 AM on 08.11.2010

Some Cool Things I Got

A couple of days ago I went to Goodwill to try to find some cosplay stuff with my girlfriend. I was perusing the CD/Video Game section trying to see if there was anything interesting. I found a copy of Spyro Year of the Dragon amongst various copies of old PS1 sports games, and CDs that weren't in their proper cases. I was about to give up finding anything cool when my girlfriend comes up next to me and points down to a the bottom shelf of a bookcase next to me. There are a couple of original Xbox games there and a PS2 game. When I saw what was amongst them I almost crapped myself.

That good sir's and madame's is a copy of Shenmue 2 for the Xbox. I was so happy to find it, as I've been wanting to play the Shenmue games for a long time. The even better part is that it was only $3.99. The game brought all the discs and the instruction booklet all of which are in great condition. I also picked up Spyro for my girlfriend since she really loves it.

After that we decided to go to my college to check out the Gamestop that was just built on campus. While we were there one of our friends walked in with a cool Pokemon shirt. When I asked her where she go it she said she got it from the store for reserving black. So of course I jumped on that and reserved White.


8:17 PM on 04.27.2010

Hello, Goodbye

I'd been waiting for a good time to do an intro blog post and it seems like it's now or never.

I remember when I found Destructoid, I wasn't a regular and would check it every couple of days and check Kotaku religiously, but then I found the HAWP episode of Persona 3 and was hooked. This man had grabbed me with his humor. I then watched every HAWP to that point, but I needed more. That's when I found his Rev Rants. Everytime I watched one I was astounded at the questions that he brought up. A lot of them which I had never asked. I was perfectly content to live in my little world of games and not really question anything. As an aspiring game designer he made me think more critically of what I wanted to do. I looked back at some of the games that I had liked previously and found many faults with them that I hadn't before.

I then stumbled across Podtoid and feel in love with that as well. Jim, Aaron, Brad, Sammit, Adam and Topher are just as awesome as Anthony. I really hope that Podtoid stays as good even without Anthony and Aaron.

I have to say that if it wasn't for Anthony I never would have stayed on Destructoid for as long as I have (I think it's a little over a year now).

It saddens me to see Anthony leave but am excited to see what he has to bring to the table when it comes to making games. The only way I can describe how I feel right now is, how I feel when I watch the last episode of one of my favorite shows. It's very bittersweet, I'm happy to see him moving on but saddened to see him leave. I had naively thought that Anthony would write for Destructoid forever, but all things come to an end.

I would like to wish Anthony and Aaron the best of luck in the future. Also congratulations on the engagement. I wish you and Ashley the best of luck in your lives together.

PS-threetwoonegocast and Animucast I'm one of the 3 listeners you guys have. You guys keep doing what you're doing.   read

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