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Name's Blade. I've been playing video games since I was 3 years old. I started on an Atari 2600 (we owned two for some reason) then upgraded to a NES. From that point on it was like an avalanche. Game Gear (one of the best hand held gaming systems ever), Genesis, SNES, Sege CD and 32X (I felt like my Sega was a robot..), Saturn, Playstation, Playstation 2, Xbox, Gamecube, Xbox 360 (STOLEN), Wii, and the PS3. I also currently have and had access to a PC that has been able to play the games I've wanted to play on the PC for like most of my life. Games and writing are what I like to do. Now if I can find a way to make that my living. Games. Writing. Or games and writing. Who knows.

Current Games: Metal Gear Solid 4, Diablo, Diablo 2 (+LoD), WoW, Portal, and whatever else I can find.

Games I want: Fallout 3 (top of the list), Mirror's Edge and inFamous (these interest me), Prince of Persia (hope it is good as the original [PS2 original, I mean]), and Animal Crossing Wii.

Just thought I'd add, I'm also looking for a job. Anyone out there with any kind Writing/Editing/Review jobs in or around the Houston area, throw me a line. Any other opportunities will be awesome as well. Help a starving writer!

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