Welcome to my blog, Iím a hardcore Lurker here on Destructoid. Iíve been reading since about 6 months before I actually joined, and have only started commenting and posting in the forums pretty recently. Iím a child of the 80s, cut my gaming teeth on a Colecovision with Atari attachment (woo Combat!) and an XT PC where for some games you would have to delete data off of the two 10 megabyte hds to clear enough space to play certain games that used the hd to add to the 640k ram (who would need more?) But, I would go on to only have that and my original brick game boy to hold me over until I turned 18 (in 2002) when I finally picked up my first console since the coleco, an original playstation.
Nowadays, Iíve owned pretty much everything under the sun due to an unknowledgeable comic book store, garage sales, craigslist, and poor ebay descriptions (Thank you 20 dollar shipped box with working as best as it possibly could power glove and sega master system 3d glasses) After a purge during home/life limbo post-college graduation, Iíve now ended up with a collection of consoles that stay hooked up and used. Traded away are the 3do, turbografx-cd, but kept are all the basics, NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, Ps2, a not modded xbox with not every arcade game now that the arcades have closed down, a 360, and a wii. Yes those are the basics. The not basics are my Virtual Boy with Lamp-o-Tron mod, and the prize console, my Vectrex with Sean Kelly Multi-Cart.
While I mostly lurk (and throw awesome parties) Dtoid has been my main source for news since probably about 6 months before I actually joined here. Dtoid stories were getting posted to digg on a regular basis, and I kept showing up and loving the articles that this strange site kept putting out. Over the years its become more and more of a legit JOURNALISM site while still keeping the original types of hilarious articles that brought me here in the first place.
This past year Senisan82 formed up Dtoid New England which led to our Funspot trip and the first meeting of other Dtoid peeps. I also hosted my first NARP at my house. In a week I'll be headed to my first PAX, which if what everyone tells me is true should be completely EPIC. Thanks Dtoid, for letting me into an awesome community with a sweet news site attached to it.