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 a couple of weeks ago, I went with CTZ and Azereki to Capcom for Digital Day 08. You've all heard the news now (yet nothing on RE5, Viewtiful Joe 3, a real new MegaMan) but it was a bunch of fun.
One of the neater things they had was a friendly competition between all of the gaming press to see who could get through a level of Bionic Commando Rearmed fastest. It was one of these new extra hard level things or something, with computery vectory graphics and stuff.
Anyway, we had ten tries, and most people couldn't actually get through the level in ten tries. I gave it a run, and in about 7 or so tries I finally got through it. It had a lot of swinging over pits and spikes and shit, so it was hard. I got what I thought was like 10,000 points or something.
well it turned out those ten thousand points were really seconds. CTZ sent me an email a couple of minutes ago with the times listed, and I got seventh place out of the bunch, the highest Dtoider there.
I'm surprised, because even though I like videogames a lot, I'm not actually terribly very good at them, especially compared to people who play them for a living.
Here's a link for the scores. Azereki is Chris Morris, Hamza is near the bottom, and I'll let you figure out who I am ;)
Oh, and I was technically not invited with Destructoid. I was really invited with the Capcom community blog, but there was some confusion when I got my name tag, so they put me under Destructoid, though I would never equate myself with the staff [Insert standard glorification of Dtoid editors].