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Apparently I'm a gamer -- hence being here. I've had the Donkey Kong theme stuck in my head since about 1995. It's not as cool as it sounds. It's kind of like hiccuping for that many years.

I'm pretty much a deadbeat Liberal Arts graduate from U of Illinois -- uhm Springfield campus. Started off as a computer science major and switched to English Literature. Why? Because I'm an idiot and I'm still looking for the job that made the switch worth the time and money. I did take a year of Elementary Japanese, so maybe I can BS a translation job. But only if I'm talking to school children. How insulting -- "your understanding of the language is that of a retarded kid!" So I guess that skill only comes in handy for catching one out of four words in any anime I watch and a good laugh when people mispronounce words.

Just finally in August joined the high-falooting "next-gen" with a purchase of the 60gb 360. I always said if a Tales game came to the 360, I'd finally buy the damn thing. Had to eat my words but I'm enjoying it so far.

Systems own: N64, Dreamcast, DS (x2), PSP (x2), 360 (finally), Wii, PS2, and a TG-16 (unfortunately not working)

Apparently I'm a huge Tales of fan -- hence getting the 360 for Vesperia and my Klarth avatar when I signed up. But Repede's too awesome to pass up.

Currently playing: Tales of Vesperia, Viva Pinata, Soul Calibur 4, Final Fantasy IV DS, Mana Khemia, Out of the Park Baseball 9, Sam and Max Season 2 (yeah finally got around to that), Downstream Paniac


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Well at the same time michiyoyoshiku is filling his 360 harddrive I've finally taken the damn plunge.

I kept putting it off for so long using the RROD and the original X-Box line-up (which really offered next to nothing that I wanted to play) as an excuse not to get one. Price also factored in but when you looked at the volume of games I was buying and the fact that I have two DS and two PSP, that excuse really shouldn't have flown for so long.



And people say Tidus looks girly, I didn't know Yuri was a dude until the game started.

I also made a vow -- if a Tales game ever came to the 360, I would get one. Who would have thought they'd be a system mover, as the guy at EB (one of only maybe three guys I trust at our five freakin locations found in less than 15 minutes of each other) said that I was one of five 360s he moved this week for Tales of Vesperia. I don't know if he was trying to make me feel better, as he already knew of the vow last year when I was lamenting Bioshock, or what but I figure he was pulling my chain. Eternal Sonata almost came close to selling me one, but coupled with the recent release of Soul Calibur IV and Viva Pinata (only $15) I finally caved for the 60gb.

It feels like a huge relief to get that over with. Now just really taking a good look at the upcoming release list and what I have to catch up on from the past two or three years -- that relief is definitely a bit more uneasy. About two to three dozen titles. Yippie. Thankfully most of those are old enough not to cost full price -- I hope.

I also picked up Kameo because it was $10 and Amanda thought it looked interesting. We actually haven't touched it between Viva Pinata, Soul Calibur and Tales, so is it any good?

And am I finally the last man alive to buy a damn X-Box?

And hey, first blog in over three months.
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