Oh, hey! How did you wind up here? Oh, well, I guess I better tell you some stuff about me. I love games (especially really weird Japanese ones!) and try to be a friendly person. Some of my favorite games in no particular order are the Kururin games, the Umihara Kawase series, anything made by Tim Schafer, the Half-Minute Hero series, the Bit.Trip series, games made by Valve (except Ricochet :( ) , etc. I generally have an open mind and will listen to what you have to say, so if you wanna throw some thoughts at me, I'd be happy to reply! I'll make a blog entry one of these days, so hope for that! Oh, yeah, I also have a Backloggery here: http://www.backloggery.com/ninjapresident . So Steam or PSN me, we'll have a real good time! :)
New to Super Super Monday Night Combat 4 Dtoiders (welcoming name reccomendation in the comments)? It's a pretty simple concept, just a bunch of Dtoiders playing SMNC on mondays normally at 8 Central. And it's super. And stuff. Join so we aren't so terribly lonely... I can only cry in a corner by myself for so long wondering what I did wrong...
Hey! Last week didn't go terrible [it was me, Ev77, and shadow2398 (Hank Hill)], but we could have had a few more people. In fact, it was great fun! Team Dtoid will rise again, or something along those lines, I think. So join this week, because, erm, VIDEROGAUMES. Wow, I really can't think of anything to write about this week... and I didn't do any of my re-caps last week. Whoops. Well, I have more free time opened up now, so hopefully I will this week. I'm such a slacker. Hit me, or something. Also, if your eyes are just tuned to ignore bold text, I still don't have an official name for our games other than some weird Japanese anime thing title I made up in 5 seconds what in the world is this link. Whoops. So you guys still need to give me a name. The crazier, the better. I'm looking at you Ev777. Those game titles scare me. So yeah, join. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll finish my listening to the fake leak of Ben Fold's Way To Normal.
Update: We have a time now: 10 P.M. Eastern/9 P.M. Central! Hope you can be there!
Hey all! I decided to just get into the world of Super Monday Night Combat, and I was inspired by TF2sday and FNF to start hosting SMNC games every Monday. Join if you can because I know nothing about this game or hosting. I don't even know when I'll start it up, but it should be sometime tonight. I'll update the blog/and or shout it out on the DTOID steam group somehow. It'll be a hoot.
Also, because of all the TF2sdays and FNFs I played recently, I noticed a lack of after event recaps, so I'll try to start doing those now! Wooh! If you're interested in doing it too, on a regular basis or just when I can't, hit me up!
Anyways, I just wanted to fill a gap with an event that seemed fun. Tell your friends, wife, ex-boyfriend's dog, secret lover, etc. I hope this goes well, because if it does, I'll be happy to keep hosting. Alrighty then! Can't wait to see you guys!
Now, you guys have an official blog post to finish that one fan fic you guys started about the DTOID staff. And, you know, we could always talk about who's reading what next. But first, we gotta finish My Immortal... Why can't I stop reading...
Hey! If you played TF2 on TF2sday with us, you hopefully stuck around to hear Hank reading us romantic fan fic about Sonic the Hedgehog. Now you can write your own! Just continue off someone else's story or make your own in the comments. I'll start! Also, original link @: http://www.fanfiction.net/game/Sonic_the_Hedgehog/ ________________________________________________________________________________________
"But Dad, why won't you let me lo-"
"You know I don't like you calling me that."
His voice boomed from his fat belly, his eyes gleamed like a bear eating tuna.
"Ugh, Trever, why won't you let me love a hed-"
"You know why. He's a hedgehog for crying out loud! And you're my baby girl. I don't wanna see you get hurt."
"But Da-, Trever, can't you see I love him? That we were meant to be?!?!?!"
Tears dripped down my face, and everything began to look like a blur.
"I love him down to my core..."
He gasped, as if I had stabbed him in the back.
"You're no daughter of mine anymore. You're a hateful little girl. Get out of my house."
"Get out of my house!" he screamed!
I quickly tried to compose myself and headed out the door. I would no longer be living in this house. I was to live on the streets. I was now an orphan. I felt through my pocket, found the lighter for my smokes, and promptly set the house on fire. I ran away, as if I were running with Sonic through a greenish grassy knoll, and set out to find my lover.
The time was 8:02 P.M. The lights on the street were dim, and needed to be changed. My socks were a yellowish pink, and they reminded me of what I was looking for deep inside. Yet I was hungry. So I rumbled through my pocket to find a few extra bucks on my person, and decided to eat at the Burger King directly in front of me. I stepped inside and was greeted by the smell of day old cooking oil. It was wonderful.
"Hello, ma'am," the cashier said. "Would you like a burger?"
I was perplexed. How did this man know what I wanted? I cautiously opened my mouth to reply.
"Err, no. I would like fries."
"Ah, I knew you looked like a fry girl the moment you walked in."
I put my hands over my mouth. How could he know?
"Uh, what I meant to say was a-"
I ran out the door crying. I knew Dr. Eggman had found me, how he was taunting me. The time was now 8:05. The encounter had only lasted a few minutes, but it felt like an eternity. I gained my composure once again, and walked down the narrow street path.
Edit: I forgot some of you guys might not have read my first post so at the beginning of every blog from now on, I'll have a summary of what I'm doing! Yayz!
Hey! Ima guy who likes video games! A list of collection can be found here: http://www.backloggery.com/ninjapresident. Help me deiced on my 1000th video game! Last week, I introduced myself and got the ball rolling. You should probably read that if you haven't!
Wooh! First off, I wanna say, I <3 you guys! Keep those recommendations coming (just start adding them to my newest blog update or PM me. I'll (hopefully) see it somehow!)! You guys have actually got some of them in my purchasing vision, so thanks a lot! Anyways, I went ahead and did the math to see how many games I would have left until my 1000th! After my all my latest purchases come in, I should have about 13 games left! Whee! Here's what I'm for sure going to buy (at least for the moment, everything is subject to change, blah blah blah, etc. ^_^):
1. Policenauts - PS1
I've heard nothing but good things about this game and since it's now in English.... Well, I now know it's time!
2. Ikaruga - GC
I love shmup's (especially bullet hells). I love Treasure. Why don't I already have this you may ask? Well, there was a time where getting a copy was real expensive (which is when I wanted it). Now that's gone down in price, I can't wait to get a copy!
3. Sega Ages Vol. 25 - Treasure Box - PS2
Confessions Part 2: I still don't have Gunstar Heroes, Dynamite Heady, or Alien Solider. This has all kinds of different versions of all 3 games! Yay!
4. Rhythm Heaven Fever - Wii
I've played and loved the other 2 Rhythm Heaven games, but I didn't pick this up when it came out for some reason. This will change soon.
5. Beyond Good and Evil - PS2
I know, I'm a horrible person, but I... err... never played this... At least I'm making up for it now! Right?...
6. Katamari Damacy - PS2
Gosh dawg it, how did I never get this?!?!?!? I've played demos, so I know of it's greatness. But I've never picked it up. Time to right the wrong!
7. Killer7 - PS2
I only have one other Suda51 game, and it's Flower, Sun, and Rain (it's fun, but... the walking.... THE WALKINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG). So now I wanna get this!
And that's what I have decided on for sure (I think...).
Now, time for my maybe's!
1. Child of Eden - PS3
I know I want this, but I don't know if I want this for my PS3 (but I don't own a 360 either...) Anyone who's played both versions know how the PS3 version compares to the 360 version?
2. Parasite Eve - PS1
This has always seemed like an interesting RPG. Maybe I should pick it up!
3. Blasto - PS1
I had a demo for this that I really liked. Picking this up seems likely.
4. F-Zero X - N64
I like fast racing games, like the other F-Zero games. But the supposed difficulty of GX scares me (I like hard games, but I normally only play racing games casually). So, I decided I would start off with this to ease my way into things!
So that's what I have so far. Comment about some of this crap in the comments! And keep recommending stuff! I'll leave you guys off with this:
I'm still amazed, looking back at my video game collection and how far it has come along. It's all felt like a blur. I can still look back and remember beating the first and second bosses on Castlevania and failing horribly the rest of the game (how my father managed to get to Dracula, I'll never know). I can remember the time I broke my PS1 playing Bug's Life because I've had a nasty habit of yanking the controller, which in turn would pull the PS1 right off the shelf (Luckily, it wasn't that long until the PS2 would launch and I managed to get one on release day. Success.) I still remember getting 100% on Psychonauts and all of the fun that was involved in that. Beating my first bullet hell and all. So when I tell myself I'm kind of close to my 1000th game, it kinda blows my mind.
I can only WISH my collection was organized this nice. Ma crap's everywhere.
I've typically loved video games all my life. I haven't have a reason not too. They been with me ever since I can remember and I've typically loved them all (even if they are crappy sometimes). I can't really describe what pulls me into them and I can't really describe why I play them either. It's just fun to me. People wonder why I've devoted myself to what they consider to be one of the most trivial things in the world and all I can really tell them is that I find them to be entertaining and fun. They scoff at this point and tell me to do some more worthwhile with my time, but I don't care. It's fun. Sometimes, my peers understand, sometimes they don't. They're so COD obsessed that I can only sigh, because my attempts to recommend other games to them seems to fail most of the time. I can get through to a few, but so many of them are so lost, I don't know what to do. They don't seem to have an appreciation for the "retro era". Maybe I wouldn't either if the NES wasn't my first console.
Having an NES as your first console makes all of your anger towards video game difficulty go away. Most games of this generation don't hold a candle in terms of difficulty towards some some of the games in the NES/SNES era. Playing these games, you begin to build up a tolerance for losing, as losing was quite common in these days. It's funny, I hear stories all the time of people pulling out games the beat when they were a child and wondering how in the heck they did it. I can't really remember having that sort of moment, because I generally sucked balls at all those games. I remember it was an accomplishment beating the first level of Mario, and now I could probably do it with my eyes closed (well, maybe... I'm going to go try that later now...). Because of this difficulty, whether artificially or just real challenging, I like to believe it's given me a more positive outlook on life. It's allowed me to dust off my shoulders whenever I get knocked down and get back up and try again. Yeah, sometimes a game can get the best of me (Binding of Isaac iron man runs, I'm looking at you) but I'm afraid to think of how angry I could get if I didn't have these games teach me a lesson in patience.
We've all been here.
My next console was a PS1. I can't remember if I was ever a graphics whore, or if I didn't care if a game had sprites or polygons. I just know I liked games that were fun (gosh, there's THAT word again..). This is the console that started my love for 3D platformers. This is the console, I think, that really HOOKED me into gaming. My NES days were fun, and I look fondly on them today. But the NES wasn't mine. It was my dad's. But this thing, it was mine! I could play it whenever I wanted. No more having to wait my turn, I could play all I want (but I would let you play, because I didn't mind sharing. YAY MORALS!). I don't have that many memories of me playing the PS1 (or the NES for that matter), but I can remember Spyro the Dragon (I 100%'d that one ^_^), Tarzan (THAT GAME WAS HARD), Tonka Space Station, and A Bug's Life. Sadly, me yanking the controller while playing A Bug's Life ended my PS1 days...
But I couldn't have broke it at a better time. The PS2 was coming out soon and this meant I was GUARANTEED to get one for Christmas. I didn't want it for the graphics but for the fact that it would play my PS1 games AND my PS2 games (whenever I would get some)! I knew that the PS1's days were also coming to the end, so when that happened I could continue playing new releases. I remember hugging the box on launch day right after it was purchased by my wonderful grandmother! The PS2 blew my little mind. And it was beautiful. Lots of gaming happened through these years, and I'm betting that some of us will share a memory or two with this console. I grew up with this console, and a lot of my gaming memories were made and are continuing to be made with this console. But then, shinny new toys were announced and I began to get hype again for the next console I was planning to receive: the PS3.
LOOK AT IT'S BEAUTIFUL BLUENESS! *sobs*
Buuuuuuuuuuuuut, I didn't get a PS3. My family and I had decided that it was too expensive, and they had already bought me so much stuff for Christmas so getting a PS3 was a no go. So, I decided to get a Wii instead. I saved up my monies and either the Valentine's Day after launch or the Valentine's Day a year after launch, I got a Wii (I think it was the first option, because I remember it was really hard to even find one at a store.) And I loved the motion controls at the time. And I was happy with it for a while until, again, I wanted a new toy. Motion controls weren't cutting it anymore. I wanted something with a regular controller. I wanted a Playstation 3. So I ended up getting a PS3 with Killzone 2 and inFamous on black friday for $350 and have loved it ever since.
I've obviously skipped a LOT of my gaming life (we've never even touched me getting a GBC, a GBA, a PSP, a Dreamcast, a Nintendo 64, etc.) so suffice it to say I've had a heck of a ride. I consider myself a hardcore video gamer/collector/huge nerd these days, but there a few nitpicks that other collectors would call me out on, so I'm not going to touch that category. I try to stay very informed in the industry, and video games in general. I usually buy stuff that I will actually play (unless SALES, which pretty much happen all the time). I haven't beaten a lot of my crap, which makes me sad, but thanks to my backloggery.com (we'll get to that later), I'm actually finishing stuff these days. Yay.
So let's finally get to the main reason I'm making this post: I want you guys to help me decide what game I will buy to be my 1000th. I'll pretty much play any game as long as it's fun. I don't want anything too hard to obtain, but I might if it's just 100% worth it. Of course, you guys COULD always buy me something and give it to me. You know, as long as it's not Grabnicholson Extreme Sleepover Text Adventure (I'm kidding, I would much rather you guys donate to Child's Play or something instead of lil ole me. But if you want to...)
So, head over to my backloggery @ http://www.backloggery.com/ninjapresident so you can see what I already have, and flood me with updates here on what to buy (imports are A OK!). I know I haven't been around long, but you guys have made Destructoid seem like a second home to me. Alrighty, let's get started! Who knows where we might end up!