I told you I would have a real introduction.
I am a hardcore/old school/import gamer. I do a video game podcast with three friends of mine every two weeks and we make fun of people who liked Weaponlord.
I've been playing games since video game consoles were made with wood trim. I've played the bad, the mediocre, and the great. For those who need more detailed information, here you go:
I own 26 game systems (3DO, CDX, Dreamcast, DS Lite, Twin Famicom, Gameboy Advance SP, 2 Gamecubes (one US, one Japanese), JVC X'Eye (Genesis with CD Drive), GameGear, Lynx, Nintendo 64, NES, Neo Geo CD, Neo Geo Pocket Color, Nomad, PlayStation, 2 PlayStation 2s (one US, one Japanese), PlayStation Portable, Saturn, SNES, Turbo Duo, Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360). As for games, well, it was over 800 games the last time I updated the Excel spreadsheet I use to keep track of all this stuff.
I will play pretty much anything except for sports games and games published by EA. I have an unhealthy love for certain publishers/developers, so do not be surprised by posts involving the following companies: Cave, Raizing, SNK, Treasure, Konami, Technosoft, Psikyo, Taito.
I also have way too much experience with the retail side of video games. I did that for five years, and thankfully I no longer work at a video game store.
A note on my video game review style: I'll tell it like it is and to the point. Listen, I really do not have time to write "New Games Journalism" style reviews that are twenty pages long and don't talk about the actual game.
Okay now that that's out of the way. Let the froth commence. read