As there are many blogs you could be reading right now let me tell you why the greater interest of mine is so terribly slight.
My gaming adventures started on the old Nintendo's of yester-year, to be more specific the SNES.(Super Nintendo for all the youngin's!) I like to think of Nintendo gamers in categories, so ask yourself this: were you a Zelda kid, a Donkey Kong kid, a Mario kid, or a Metroid kid? I was a Donkey Kong kid. However, I did also enjoy the liking's of Sonic the Hedgehog and Earthworm Jim on the Sega Genesis. Though I'm not trying to say that anyone who played these games as a child were different from each other in any way I'm just saying that I played the shit out of the original Donkey Kong Country games, and that other people enjoyed their particular series as well. In later years I found myself divided, "where should I go? Do I continue my loyalty with Nintendo? Or do I branch out and expand my options?" Well as it turned out I received my first PlayStation 2 with two very different titles: Grand Turismo 3 and Dark Cloud. Thus began my humble beginnings into the video game world. Since then I've remained a Sony fan but also getting a small helping of the Wii on the side.
So you read where I started and got a taste of where I am now when it comes to my hobby, but "what is a man?"... but "who is the man?" I should say. I'll just transition that horrible Castlevania joke and I'll just list my favorite games... in no particular order.
Shadow of the Colossus
Donkey Kong Country 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets for the Gameboy Colour
Magic the Gathering Battle Grounds(terrible game but really fun)
However if I had to pick one game above all others, without a doubt in my mind it is Sly 2: Band of Thieves. I've never had more fun with a game, and I've never felt the same sense of playing a Saturday morning cartoon. Beyond that the differences between The first game and the second are staggering.
Now how it became so that I am even typing this today, how I found this community of gamers at large. It all began in 2009 when a friend recommended I watch a show on The Escapist called Zero Punctuation. I had a good laugh and I've been watching ever since. Then last year I saw an ad on Escapist for a show called The Jimquisition. I ignored it at first, thinking the guy on the cover of the ad looks like a complete douche. Well I was right, in a way. I personally loved his character and really attached immediately. The first episode I watched was "The Ugly Secret of Horror Games!" After watching for a while I decided to check out the site he kept mentioning and now here I am.
"Leaving this community would be like leaving my own family..." -Seth Killian
This years EVO tournament was certainly an entertaining one, and while it was certainly exciting to see Infiltration's Akuma beat out my personal favourite character, Gamer Bee's Adon. This years EVO was for me all about seeing Seth Killian once again. For those who don't know, Killian has been the face of Capcom America's fighting game scene, and it was quite heart breaking to hear that he was gone.
I was surprised however to see Seth in an interview during a live interview asking simply, "what has been the hypest moment of EVO so far?" Humbly, he answered seeing the community once again. At the grand event I was once again surprised to hear Killian's voice commentating each match, and to hear this just proved to me that he is here to stay. Truly Seth Killian is a man who loves the community he is a major part of, and truly it was a great loss for Capcom losing such a devoted personality.
I've been dabbling in horror games lately and found myself in the mecca that is Silent Hill. It started with simple curiosity on the PSN store years ago when I bought the first. I played it for a few hours and didn't touch it until a few weeks ago, in preparation for my purchase of Silent Hill 2. What a game that was, fear incarnate to put it lightly. Then came my recent order of Silent Hill 3, which I'm still waiting for. I see the HD remakes filling shelves as of late due to it's poor reception among the fans, which lead me to buying the original PS2 copies, but as I sit waiting anxiety fills me up as I contemplate ways the store I bought it from has robbed me. I need to stop thinking about it and find something better to do I suppose. Maybe I'll try to get the UFO ending in Silent Hill 2, or try to see how fast I can beat 1? For now it's all I can do, wait and trust it will be worth it.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge is a game I came across today. As I was browsing my local game store today ready to purchase Final Fantasy 13-2 finally, the clerk told me of a deal going on happening for the next few days. "Well you see we're getting rid of a bunch of stock so with any purchase you also get one of these free..." In his hands he held three games: Bayonetta(beaten), Mass Effect 2(raped), and Hunted. As I had never played it before I took it, and when I got home I slapped it in my PS3 just to give it a try and see if it worked before the Final Fantasy could begin. Needless to say I find myself not being able to put it down as I draw into my 5th hour in one sitting.
It's really not that great of a game, but it isn't bad either. There are lots of great ideas here but also many blunders. It's fun though. Pick it up on PS3 if you're interested that way i'll have someone to play with online.