I'm a musician/drummer by evenings and a mild mannered creative services bro by day.
I have been gaming since I was 4 or so, starting casually with the Atari 2600 before getting into a serious hot 'n heavy relationship with the NES. It was all over after that. Throughout my gaming career I've personally owned the NES, Sega Master System, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy SP, Turbo Grafix 16, Genesis, SNES, PS1, N64, PS2, Dreamcast, GameCube, PS3, PSP, Xbox360, iPhone... I sadly don't have my own Wii or DS right now, but I have easy access to both whenever I want so it's been easy to procrastinate on throwing the cash down on 'em. Looking forward to picking up a 3DS on launch though. :)
Castlevania is prob my favoritest ever, but I have a soft spot for all those early NES games of yore... Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, Double Dragon, Contra, Zelda, etc., etc., etc..
As I've grown long in the tooth I don't have much time for multiplayer shenanigans anymore, but I will dig into a good ol' single player campaign on the weekends when spare time presents itself.
These days I usually turn to my PS3, PSP, or iPhone for gaming comfort, but I occasionally haunt the 360, Wii, DS, and PC.
I don't fight console wars unless it's in the name of peace, aka I love to shut the fuck up and just play games.
Just wanted to pop in quickly and offer much love to Destructoid for not featuring a single, solitary, unnecessary article about the fucking Arizona shooter's gaming habits. Fuck's sake. Really drives that recent Jimquisition home.
Holy shit! A 20-something male played multiplayer video games with other people? You don't say. Oh and he turned out to be a deranged, murderous fuck? Fascinating.
Well please, don't keep us dangling on a thread, tell me, what was this dude like when he played Earth Empires (an online military strategy game, that allows gamers to team up in larger alliances. These alliances also have their own private forums, forums where the deranged fuck seems to post most often under names like Heroin and XTC.).
"Jared Loughner was his name," one forum poster wrote. "He played under the names 'Dare,' 'heroin' and 'cry'. I cant fluffing believe this.. i knew the guy was nuts. but omg.. i cant stand that i know him."
Another called Loughner a "sick, sick mind." A third said that Loughner started "spewing all kinds of fluff about the government, taking lots of drugs and posting a lot of racist remarks and fluff" a couple of years ago in a related forum.
I just went over to read about some Mario or some such, but instead I got hard hitting game journalism at its finest.