I'm no one particularly special; i'm just another person who appreciates games and loves gaming culture. I met a lot of destructoid guys this year at Magfest, had beers with them, chewed the fat, etc. I really like the whole vibe of this site and the community here. So i figured i'd make a profile to get more involved.
My name is Paul; My friend Tino introduced me to this site and a handful of great people who are a part of it. I'm a huge fan of chiptune music, and music in general. I play plenty of games when i have the extra time, but i think i like talking about them more than i like to play them. I find the whole industry kind of fascinating, and i'm very much into the indie game market, mainly for their unique artistic direction. I guess that's it? I guess one more thing - like many of you all here, i've been playing games since i was really young (probably like, 2 or 3) Videogames have always been a big part of my life, and i'm sure have direct and indirect compacts on who i've grown into today.
It's been two and a half weeks since i've moved out of my parent's house in humble Stillwater, NJ to the rowdy town of Fairview. It took a little bit to get settled, but i think i'm starting to get used to the place. I moved in with a couple of friends to help alleviate some of their rent stress, so it's been a win-win situation.
However...within these two and a half weeks, i've been looking for any kind of work, whether it be full-time or part-time, regardless of how degrading it may be. I've been driving an hour back and forth to my current job, and with the amount of gas i use doing this commute, it's practically counter-productive to my financial situation. My share of the rent is $700. I'm lucky if i make $1000 a month, which leaves me with $300 for electricity, internet, my phone, my car loan/insurance, and food. Anyone with half a brain can see these wages are unlivable in its current state. Hence why i've been looking constantly for any kind of additional income. And in three weeks, Resident Evil 6 gets released.
All i can do is hope my Girlfriend buys a copy for us to play. I know its pretty awful to worry about not being able to afford a videogame when there are much bigger things on one's plate, but when there's stress gnawing at your shins and pulling at your hair, you look so desperately for a bit of catharsis, a release of endorphins, something to clear up the cloudy skies in your mind. And as a "gamer", a new release of a franchise i've been following since i was in middle school is such an exciting moment, a feeling all of us can empathize with.
This morning i went to my car and noticed i had a parking ticket nestled under my windshield wiper. Apparently, today was a street-sweeping day. I really need to find this 2nd job...
*thanks for reading, whomever did. I know this isn't extremely videogame related (or terribly interesting), but it's just nice to vent a little bit. I appreciate it.