Hey Dtoid'ers - I wanted to introduce myself...
I've been gaming for oh... geez, about 30 years (!) and I found out about this site through work. I work at Intel, and I've been here for 14 years this summer ('09) - it's been a wild ride!
Initially I started my foray into the computer realm back in the early 80's - I took a few programming classes (using BASIC) and loved it so much that my folks ended up getting us an Apple ][+ I remember back then, upgrades werent' all that easy - had to add a 16k RAM module which was about 12" long and you had to pull an EEPROM off the baseboard to plug in a joystick... just crazy! But I LOVED IT!
I have a Comp Sci Degree from the University of PIttsburgh (go PITT!) and have had some type of 'computer job' since the early '90s. I used to sell computers, software, accessories - did upgrades, installed ISP softare - etc... anyone remember Prodigy or Compuserve? ;)
anyhoo... I've been working at Intel, mostly in the Enterprise sector for the past 3 years, everything from handheld PCs to full blown multi-core servers - but I have a huge passion for the consumer (gaming) side at home as well... I have built dozens of PC's in my life, but my latest build is a Core i7 Extreme setup - and it blows me away... it's easily 10x (or more) faster than some of the servers I used to manage when I first started at Intel. Back in the mid '90s we still had 486 servers running!
For the past year or so - my game of choice has been TF2 - honestly, it's one of those games that just keeps growing and changing - it keeps people tied into the mods, updates, achievements... it's a great way to blow off some Steam (LOL - no pun intended!) You can check my steam profile here
and add me if you'd like to game a bit...
The Friday Night Fights brought me here - and it seems like the Destructoid community is HUGE! I love the blogs and there are so many a/v enhanced blog posts - it's really cool!
Alrighty then - I hope this is a good "intro" blog for everyone - see ya online! read