Hello, I'm Lewis, I'm a lot like you, only I'm probably not.
I got into gaming as a child, when I was handed the portable version of crack cocaine, known colloquially as Tetris. I would spend hours trying to make blocks form lines so they would disappear never to return. At the age of 8 I had my first existential crisis as to what happens to blocks that disappear. My desire to avoid death has since made Wario Land 2 one of my favourite games of all time, as Wario was immortal and this stopped me questioning my own mortality. Pokemon too fitted into this realm of immortal beings where only fainting occurred after heavy amounts of electricity as opposed to permanent void dwelling.
After I graduated from the philosophical quandaries posed by hand held gaming I obtained a PS1 and fell in love with games like Spyro, Crash and Rayman 2, a game so deceptively fucking terrifying that I have reoccurring dreams about the giant spider. And the king of nightmares. And the robot pirates. I don't care what any of you say, Rayman 2 is NOT for children.
I have a deep love of humour in games, with some of my favourites being no More Heroes, Brutal Legend, Team Fortress 2, Portal and Super Mario Galaxy. Sometimes I like to play bad games too, such as Alone in the dark, which is as hilarious as it is depressing. I have aspirations to become a writer, comedian and maybe one day game designer, but such things are simply the wet dreams of a desperate teen. Odds are I'll end up working in an office chewing on pens longing to go home and half write a blog.
Well here I am back after quite a leave of absence, and with news for you about what I'm now doing. Some of you might recall that I'm the guy who wrote all those funny satirical posts about axed games and predictions and so on for these here cblogs in the hopes of getting some attention for my work. As I wrote these blogs I had a lot of fun reading your responses and decided that some day I'd like to dedicate myself to writing more often. Well, I am, but not necessarily here.
I've started a website called Pixel Grater, a straight faced satirical website all about video games. You see, there's not really a site that's doing what we're doing, at least not in a dedicated space, and so it felt like a good idea to team up with a friend from university and have a go at releasing it out into the wild. The site will update daily (at the moment) and features some old posts from here but also new ones that parody the news and goings on of the video game industry. It's going to be a hoot.
So come along and have a look, I know it's not exactly polite to promote my site through dtoid but you guys are what started me off and so I wanted to let you know that you've helped me along the way to this insane endeavor. See you there! Maybe!