I have been a gamer for as about as long as I can remember. Started on an Intelevision my father picked up for me and my sister at a garage sale. I played countless hours of Baseball(when I was playing with my sister) and Astromash by myself. I moved onto a Nes a little later than everyone else had to get by on a Atari 2600 but had started to collect a respectable amount of retro systems Atari 5600 and 7800, Magnavox Odyssey 2, and countless generic Pongs and countless games for all of them from a really cool swap meet. But Nes definitely holds a special place for me cause I wanted one for so long. As soon as I was able to buy my own stuff by mowing yards etc I have went overboard and really haven't slowed down yet.
I am an owner of all the consoles I like them all though I may occationally hate on particular console makers time to time when I feel they have lost there way or just did something stupid. I particularly do not like the hardcore fan-boys those that the truth means nothing to or are blind to it. People shouldn't dis great games just because of their platform.
I play just about every type of game out there with the exception of sports titles though I have been known to dabble with them from time to time more on the fantasy variety like Hotshots Golf or the Mario "insert sport here"(can't wait for Mario Marco Polo). My favorite Genre has to be rhythm games followed by action adventures and platformers but I also enjoy racing games(Interstate 76 is probably my all time favorite car game which is saying something I'm an indecisive person(Interstate 82 would probably be the biggest let down for a car game))and RPG's, Puzzlers etc.
I am also an anime fan really both have fueled each other. I really like comedy the best though serious titles do have there moments. I have weirded friends out with Sexy Commando Gokkudokun and corrupted people with Ebichu.
I had heard about Dragonforce well before I was strumming along to their "Through the fire and flames" in Guitar Hero III. I will not claim to be the hugest fan but I have enjoyed everything I have heard of theirs and do find it cool they have attributed some of there inspiration to video games, so it was a treat to play along to their song in GH3.
Well to my surprise and I feel the song deserves it has been betting getting some attention on at least one of the local radio station I listen to out of Oklahoma City, 100.5 the KATT. They had actually ran it on the Band to Band Combat against another song I unfortunately did not get to listen or phone in my vote, damn real life getting in the way. But I have heard it several times since a little later toward the evening hours when I'm normally driving/listening to the radio. In fact it was playing when I got out of my car at a friends house yesterday and then again 4 hours later when I started my car to go home(Yes I checked it wasn't on CD).
Now I know they are a British band and maybe they are getting some greater exposure out and about but I personally had not heard a lot from them on the radio. I just think its interesting as the DJ's here at least are definitely linking this to the Guitar Hero III. Many Bars now are doing Guitar Hero nights so maybe this is proof games will become a major gateway for exposure for new music, that or I just got lucky with an awesome DJ. So has anyone else see an increase in this song exposure out and about in your parts.