TwistedFate013 's blog
Hey Dtoid. I've been lurking quietly for a couple years now, and I finally decided to sign up to this epic community. My interests include, but are not limited to: video games (obviously), guitar, and programming. Favorites list tyme!

Movies: The Godfather Part I (FAVORITE), Back to the Future, 007, Ghostbusters
TV Shows: Monk (Fav.), South Park, MythBusters
Music: Joe Satriani (best guitarist EVER), Metallica, Gorillaz, Avenged Sevenfold, Deadmau5, Led Zeppelin, Pantera, GNR, Daft Punk, Dio, Kamelot, others.
Song: Stairway to Heaven
Video Game Series: Resident Evil, Grand Theft Auto, Timesplitters, Mario, Old Sonic, Pheonix Wright, others I can't recall.

I do some programming, I haven't made a complete game yet, but I grasp the basics. I use DarkBasic Pro to do my programming, so if any other Dtoider out there does the same, send me a PM and prove your geekiness!

Things I'm looking forward to: 3DS, Conduit 2

As for consoles I own, the only current gen system I have is a Wii. I've debating the purchase of a PS3, one side of me saying "You're missing out on great games! It only does everything!" and the opposing side saying "Just wait till next gen, it's a little late for a new console. Plus, there's tons of great older games you can still buy for dirt cheap."

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