Hello Dtoid community, I've finally decided to join your community because of all the great things I've heard about it. And by all the great things, I mean just the things I hear from my friend: LawOfThermalDynamics
My so called "friend" trying to put my head into a TV for God knows that reason...
Why did I join?
After seeing my acquaintance writing a few blog posts about random video games and the like, I felt that I could contribute some information about video games as well. I guess I should start by listing the games I like. (and don't like)
Favorite Games of All Time: -Paper Mario 1/2
-9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
-Fire Emblem 7
-Kirby Air Ride
-Legend of Zelda Series
-Phoenix Wright Series
Games I once loved: -Street Fighter 2
-Kirby's Dream Land 1
-Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
-Call of Duty 4
Currently Playing: -Heroes of Newerth
-Super Street Fighter 4 AE
-The Binding of Isaac
A game that no one has heard about that is secretly game of the year all years: -The Incredible Machine
And that about sums up my gaming history. The first game I remember playing was Super Mario 64, and all I would do in that game is go to the ice level and throw the baby penguin off the cliff. Either that or watch Mario get his butt set on fire three times and die.
Finally got rid of that damned penguin. Oh shi-
An Epic Tale of Moderately Epic Proportions
When Super Smash Bros 64 rolled around, I really got into gaming. This was due to the fact that I played against my brother who is 10 years older than me. He would indubitably beat me every single time, probably due to the fact that he used Fox and I used Kirby. Most kids may have just gave up and cried, but my losses only strengthened my resolve. I'm not saying that I didn't give up and cry at some times, but I did become better than him. After we got Super Smash Bros Melee, I was able to defeat him with Roy. This was likely a turning point in my life, and for my brother as well. Believe it or not, my brother stopped playing video games after Melee. Of course, this was probably because he was getting too old for video games. (Haha yeah right)
Anyways, my rigorous training against my brother has shaped me into what I am today. I was able to win a Super Smash Bros Brawl tournament at my school, which is when I had a revelation.
Super Smash Bros is an incredibly casual game.
And that is how I became a PC gamer.
Okay, so maybe it wasn't exactly like that, but it happened in high school. I'm studying to be a Computer Science major now, and things have been alright. I played with my mortal enemy LawOfThermalDynamics today. The reason I say enemy is because we were playing one of the most frustrating games of all time: Kirby Air Ride.
The perfect game for ruining friendships, second to only one: Mario Party 64.
I won't go into detail about how it went, but let's just say that I beat him in a deathmatch while he had the Hydra. Hilarity most definitely ensued. But it's okay now, we are on good terms. And when I say good terms, I mean that he is on the other side of the room talking to Dtoid people and ignoring me.
Well that seems good enough for now. If I have anything else to add, it is that I am excited for Dota 2, and considering making some guides for it once it comes out. As I stated earlier, I play Heroes of Newerth, which is essentially Dota 1.5. More likely than not, my skills will carry over if I decide to play Dota 2. I've been told that there aren't many HoN players compared to LoL players (unsurprisingly) so hopefully I can find some people who want to play Dota 2.
TIME FOR A NEW SONG
Also, I have a steam: http://steamcommunity.com/id/mamaluigiowns
I rarely play TF2 now though, and I usually just try to trade hats like a hat hoarder... such is life.