Home State: New York
Currently Residing In: Utah
Birthday: October 13th, 1985 (I'll always secretly consider the NES to have been a five-day late birthday present to me from Nintendo.)
Degree: Communication (with a writing emphasis)
I'm a Mass Communication/Journalism graduate from the University of Utah, which I'm starting to question, since it was a tough field to get into even before the economy went down the toilet. I love writing; Not only do I consider it my passion, but I also believe it's an invaluable skill for this socially-connected age in which we live. Writing about video games brings me more joy than I can even describe in words, which is saying a lot, considering.
As far as video games go, I've been a gamer since I was two-and-a-half. I try to play whatever interests me, despite what other people think of those games. I suppose I consider myself to be "obsessed" with gaming, but not in the sense that all I want to do is beat games. I'm fascinated with the industry as a whole, and in some way, shape or form, I'd love to be a part of it professionally someday.
Fatal Frame Series (PS2, Xbox, Wii, 3DS)
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2)
Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii)
Dead Space (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Zelda Series (Various Nintendo Platforms)
Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
My most prized gaming-related possession: A factory-sealed copy of the original Famicom Disk System Zeruda no Densetsu (The Legend of Zelda).
Mario and I were tight back in the day, yo.
I've had a few articles promoted on the front page... Check them out if you want. (Thanks, Hamza! :D)
I'd like to add my personal good news to the plethora of excellent Phoenix Wright stuff that's been coming out this week. Today, I have FINALLY secured the last game in the series, which gives me the complete Ace Attorney series in one place!
It took me forever to find these games after Jonathan Holmes introduced me to the series on the Wii, and now that they've been out for such a long time, they're all crazy expensive. After months of searching, I ended up finding them at various GameStops -- all in mint condition -- for less than $20 a piece. One of the games was also a birthday gift, so I actually only paid about $70 TOTAL for the entire series.
But the centerpiece of the collection isn't any of the games, oh, no. It's this amazing stylus that was a preorder bonus for Justice for All in Japan that my girlfriend was able to track down online:
IT'S HIS ARM, PEOPLE. HIS POINTING "OBJECTION!" ARM. And I don't even mind the fact that it looks like his finger is wearing a condom!
I'm in my glory right now. If I had paid the full prices for these games (i.e., what they're worth NOW), I wouldn't be nearly as giddy. The fact that I paid next to nothing for the series is what's blowing my mind.