What's to say? I like videogames, otherwise, why would I be here? Other than that, I'm a college student (UC Berkeley 2010)and I do journalism. I was Co-Editor in Chief at my junior college paper, The Oak Leaf, until I transfered to Berkeley. You can read it online here. I even had a games column which is surprisingly popular, and people get a kick out of it.
I also write for a tech blog at LogicTV. It's a cool; check it out.
So I'm heading out for a trip to France next week. It's three weeks of camping and river rafting in France. I'm pretty stoked about it, for it is a nice way to go back to Europe. The only other time I was in "the old country" was last year when I lived in London for six months, so this is my experience France trip.
Anyway, I'm leaving Dtoid for the three weeks, which will be pretty killer. I know y0jimb0 is gone now on vacation, so there seems to be a minor short term exodus of community members going on. Go figure.
As for games, pretty much the only thing to get me going through the flight (all 20 hours or so) is my DS with Puzzle Quest and maybe some Ouendan! Jeeze, international flights with layovers blow so hard. I'm leaving San Fran at 2 p.m and getting into Paris at 3:10 pm their time. Fuck.
Really, I'm writing blog this because I'm really curious about the gaming community in Europe. I know all about how games are appreciated in England (pretty much the same as in the States), but France will be a bit different.
Ubisoft is there, as is Luc Bernard, and the five days I spent in Paris last year was a whole lot of comicbook stands and nerds. Games seem to be appreciated, and anything that might warrant a blog posting will be photographed. However, does know what I'm talking about?
As for what I do in France, is there anything I should keep an eye out for, gaming wise? Is there some secluded Akihabara District in some far off corner of Paris that I should know about? Are there any "European only" games I should keep an eye out for? Let me know, as the best souvenirs are the ones you actually use.
Also, are there any Dtoiders in London who would want to meet up and chill? The Trocadero for some crazy arcade business? Namco arcade by the Thames for drinks and bowling? A NARP? Let me know!