I am a 28-year-old guy who plays video games on occasion. I'm a casual collector and own various games from the Atari 2600 to the current generation of game consoles. Nothing really on the "rare" side... unless you count owning about a dozen variations of Wheel of Fortune as "rare."
I write and review things on occasion. I occasionally write reviews of games, otherwise it's me ranting about gaming and the industry at large. Be forewarned: Expect loads of cynicism over gamers and some of the things they say. I hate fanboys and all the things they stand for. I also dislike arguments without facts to back them up. Otherwise I'm a nice guy unless you try to teabag me in a multiplayer game. Then I might not be so nice.
When not sporadically contributing opinions to Destructoid's community blogs, I write about gaming obscurities and oddities at You Found a Secret Area.
So PAX is two days away. But tomorrow I'm hopping on an Amtrak train one day early, just so I can hit the early pre-PAX events and chill with bros.
Might as well use this old-ass pic.
This will be my third year to PAX, and this time I'm better prepared than the last two years. No longer am I walking through dangerous city streets just to get back to my hotel. Now with my hotel being a mere few blocks away from the convention center, I can stay at damn parties 'til 2-3AM and still get back in time to sleep without worrying about bus schedules. (Still should've gotten a driver's license and a car, though.)
Also, since I decided to join the modern kids club and get a smartphone, it'll be 1,000x easier to get around the place. Seriously. Last year was hell for me as I had to borrow the PC section just to find out where Dtoid events where since I had an old-ass flip phone that could barely text, let alone get the internet.
If you're going to the Dtoid PAX events or roaming around the convention center, look for this schmuck right here and say hi.
Trust me, I'm a nice guy once you get me started on silly things like Team Fortress hats and talking about how Harmonix is crazy for giving us songs by Fall Out Boy and Stone Sour instead of a They Might Be Giants 40-pack. If you're not going to PAX, shame on you. At least I hope someone adopted your avatar, so you'll at least get the taste of an awesome PAX experience.
But seriously, PAX is one of the few things I actively anticipate. It's just that awesome.