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26 year old USAF enlisted, C-130E/H maintainer. Gaming since I was 3 on Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. for NES, though how effectively is up to debate. Been an avid PC gamer since 1996 when a friend introduced me to Command and Conquer Red Alert. Strangelove mod for Unreal Tournament got me into modding and been an avid, if not really talented or even good, modder, mapper, and enjoy being apart of several modding communities. Unfortunately, with my current job, time to do such things has been virtually non-existent. Have damn near ever major console from NES on up, though all but the current gen consoles are in storage and those are collecting dust on a shelf. Not really a console gamer I guess.
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Hey swiftdraw, welcome to our Community Blogs!

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