I decided it is finally time to properly
introduce myself to you wonderful folks. How rude of me to write such astonishingly verbose and thought-provoking blog posts without first giving you a peek into my existence. So here we go: a short biography followed by some pertinent lists. Also, BALLS
My given name is Robert, though on the streets (of rage) I go by various iterations of that name. I, as well as many of my compatriots, prefer Bobby. I am twenty-five years old. I was born and raised just north of Dayton, Ohio. I attended Wilmington College (OH) and graduated with a Bachelor's in History in 2008. This degree has not served me well since graduation but I am currently in pursuit of further education to finally make something of myself. I met my wife, Mrs. O1d5ch001, at Wilmington, so I guess it wasn't a total loss. Here is a picture of us:
We live in a super rural, super small Mayberry-like town in the greater Cincinnati area. We have a dog, Henry:
and a cat, Otto D. Gato:
Aside from video games, here are a few things that I get genuinely excited about:
All types of music (excluding contemporary country and top-40 rap), movies, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cleveland Browns, readin', 'riting, playing guitar, and mostly any type of food.
Here are a few things that I am not particularly fond of:
NASCAR, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cleveland Indians, 'rithmetic, overzealous right-wing talking head types, smelly neo-hippies.
Now that all that is out of the way, on to the important stuff!!
I was first introduced to video games through my dad's Odyssey 2. I was only 2 or 3 years old, but I knew that thing was a piece of shit.
My sister and I received our first proper console (NES) for Christmas when I was 4 or 5. We played a lot of Mario 1 and 3, TMNT 2, Tetris, and Dr. Mario. I dabbled in Yo! Noid (but that was a dark time in my life).
I was lucky enough to receive a Super Nintendo a few years later for Christmas, and I certainly played the hell out of that thing. That system lasted from 1992 until 2008...now that's longevity, folks. The SNES remains my favorite console with some of my most cherished and favorite games of all time. We'll get to that later, though.
I've been fortunate enough to own most major consoles since those days (excluding Sega products). I definitely prefer console to PC gaming. I'm not a die-hard Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft guy; I'm just interested in playing the best, most fun games regardless of platform. I used to own a Wii, then I traded up to a 360. I recently got a PS3, so I'm sure I'll be catching up with PS3 exclusive games for a while. I still play a lot of video games (maybe too much), but I try not to let them interfere with the more important aspects of my life. Here is a picture of some of the games I play:
(don't hate on my collection of music games, I can actually play a variety of real musical instruments too. Therefore, I am cool and not a nerd.)
This is the area where I play those games:
If I had to make a list of my Top Ten Favorite Games of All Time!!!
, it would probably go like this:
(in no particular order, and always subject to change)
Super Mario World
Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past
Metal Gear Solid
Shadow of the Colossus
Super Mario Galaxy
Okami (Wii Version)
If I had to pick my favorite games of this current generation, it would go like this:
Super Mario Galaxy
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Mass Effect 2
I welcome any and all critiques and debate about that list, so do your worst.
It's been great to become a part of this community and to read everyone's thoughts, musings and insight. I hope this post wasn't too much of an ego trip. Destructoid has been a great place to put thoughts on page and I look forward to continuing to read and 'rite here. Hopefully without too much 'rithmetic.
And, as promised in the beginning, BALLS