Hey there, I'm James. I'm originally from Deer Lodge, MT, but now I'm going to school in Missoula for TEACHING. Yeah, I kind of changed my mind. I was doing the journalism thing, but kind of had a weird epiphany about the whole thing. Teaching was what I wanted to do before journalism and after some hard thought I'm going to return to it. I figure becoming an english teacher will allow me to continue writing. That blogging dream will still be there, It just won't be priority.
I'm very into music, especially Modest Mouse and Animal Collective. Classic rock makes my genitals burst as well. My life is simple: School, my lady, friends, family, dogs, and games. Easy peasy, no? I've been around Dtoid for a while, lurking since the beginning, and registered a while ago. I love it here, having such a good community really does the place well. I'm into any game that doesn't suck. There is really very little I'm not willing to play. The only problem is time, but please recommend good games to me. I've been on an indie binge recently, so start there. Feel free to add my PSN and Gamertag to your friends lists. I'm a nice dude and love playing with Dtoiders. You guys are amazing.
I blow at fighters, this is just the only cool looking picture I've ever taken.
Top Five Games at the Moment (No Particular Order) 1. Left 4 Dead
2. Half - Life 2
3. Metroid Prime
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Little Big Planet
Play with me...
My Steam ID: teh_james
Trade shit with me...
The Unshaven - a dodgeball movie that probably won't be funny to you that my friends and I all made as a parting senior thingy. Anyway, if you wanna see me in action I'm the chubby one playing The Lion King on my Sega. (Major credit to Daniel Lombardi)
My Youtube Channel - nothing too special on there, just some videos from a longgg time ago and a few I made from boredom.
We can argue all we want about Resident Evil and its control scheme. We can argue about the lack of innovation. We can argue about how it isn't scary anymore, but we cannot argue the joy it brings those who find the forumla appealing (and vise versa).
That video is a friend and I around three years ago playing Mercenaries. Its a mode based entirely on the core gameplay and you only succeed with skill. My friend was fairly new while playing. He didn't own any system of his own at the time (until I gave him the cube with RE4). Regardless, he fucking loves it...and, as you can see by my pussy-like reactions, the new RE formula still maintains some form of horror. The game makes me more tense than most any movie I've seen in recent memory.
This was not made as an argument, this not was made because I'm a Resident Evil fanboy and wanted to show people that, yes, it is a good formula and there is no reason RE5 can't be good as well just because it doesn't change much. No, this was made because I cried myself to sleep last night thinking about all the horrible things people were saying about my baby. I told myself to think rationally, to not care what the naysayers naysay. There are people that love the game and there are people who can't take it, understandably so.
Everyone has their opinion and they're entitled to it. I just need to blog about it so the pain goes away.
Its hard for me to understand why I wrote this and what my motivation or goal was. In the end I guess I was just trying to say...GOD BLESS AMERICA.