What is there to say about me? I'm 22, I've worked at both Gamestop and Game Crazy, and I obviously have an obsession with video games. I'll play pretty much anything, but I have a not-so-secret obsession with rhythm games so you've been warned. I'm also a proud member of Stereotoid, home of the best damn album reviews this side of the interweb.
Still, I'm always up for a good multiplayer romp, so if you ever wanna play a couple games send me a request on Xbox Live, PSN or Steam. I'm a bit of a shy little introvert, but once you get to know me I'm not that bad.
Also, for some stupid reason I have a Twitter. You should follow it, or something.
Man, this is gonna suck. Oh well, I'm all for jumping on a fad at the height of its popularity in order to seem relevant, so here goes.
1) I've Been Here For A While Now
It's been ages since my last Cblog post, and I rarely ever pop up in the comments section of anything these days, so I felt that I should clarify that just because my name might not be familiar to some (or most) of you guys, I have been here for a good while. I believe I've been here for about four and a half years now, actually. Granted, I haven't done much of worth while here (save for one thing, which we'll get to later), but I have been around for a bit.
2) I Have A Drunken Alter Ego
This is old news to anyone that follows me on Twitter or knows me in Skypetoid, but I drink. A lot. I'd be willing to bet that I could probably beat Hamza in a drinking contest, or at the least tie up with him, but that's not what this fact is about. What it is about, however, is who I become when I get some drinks in me. The man is infamous. An endless torrent of entertainment for the people that know his name. He makes The Most Interesting Man In The World look like that nerd in the 2nd grade that always picked his nose. He...is Swagathy. And he is coming soon to a Twitter feed near you. For now though, here's Swagathy, dressed up as Muscles Glasses from Epic Meal Time, posing with a guy dressed as Mr. T.
3) I Do Web Streams, But I Suck At Promoting Them
This is kinda recent, but I've began to pick up on the hobby of streaming my vidjagaem/drinking habits to the wide world of the internet. I'm not popular like the big boys, and I don't have the greatest variety in my stream just yet (working on it!), but I try my best to entertain. Plus, it's a rare occasion to see the slow transformation of Apathy to Swagathy in real time, on camera! Also, I have a 200 dollar HD card and a lot of people like to tell me that my stream is super high quality or something, so there is that.
4) I Have A Barely Internet Famous Tattoo
About a month or so ago, I got a tattoo that I've wanted for about a year, on my left forearm. It's all five of the Rock Band 3 instrument logos, in a row. I posted it on Twitter after getting it, with the phrase "Starting today, I wear my love for @RockBand on my sleeve". Harmonix, the makers of Rock Band, saw this and reportedly flipped their shit. They spread it about the interweb and suddenly it was the only thing I was really known for, aside from being Swagathy and all. The fact that I got the attention of my favorite developers ever was more than enough for me though.
5) There Was Once A Thing Called Stereotoid, I Was A Part Of It
You guys like music at all? Of course you fucking do, who doesn't. Well, turns out, there was a group of Dtoiders that liked music a lot more than most. We called ourselves Stereotoid, and we were the best and sexiest group of music reviewers/talkerabouters ever. We did it all: album reviews, podcasts, Rock Band DLC reviews, specialty posts, and even Dtoid Community spotlights on awesome people like Murnau and Alphadeus. It is hands down the coolest thing I've ever been a part of on the internet, period. And it may be getting a second wind pretty soon so stay tuned......
6) I Play A Lot Of Rhythm Games
And I mean A LOT. That's probably obvious from my tattoo, but I felt it was worth mentioning. I own every Rock Band game. Every Guitar Hero game (Except for Van Halen because I fucking hate that shameless piece of shit, but I digress). Both Dance Central titles. Hell, I even own Rock Revolution (ugh) and Power Gig (UUUUUUUUGH). I've gone through more plastic instruments than I can count. My Rock Band drum set is beaten to the point where my red pad is now nothing more than a duck-taped X holding what little bit of the padding remains to the center. I have 1,509 songs in Rock Band 3 currently, and can play every instrument on Expert (Though I'm best at guitar and bass). I DO play other games, but that's definitely my specialty genre.
Oh, and ask CrimeMinister how he feels about my leaderboard scores some time.
7) I Also Play A Lot Of Fighting Games
I'm nowhere near as good at them as I am at Rock Band, but I'm definitely not bad. I own practically every modern fighter available on the 360, but I seem to play Street Fighter x Tekken and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 the most. I will occasionally throw down in some 3rd Strike or Arcade Edition from time to time though, or even hop on my PC to play some Melty Blood, but don't expect any EVO-caliber performances in any of those games. Doesn't mean I don't enjoy the hell out of 'em though!
8) I Once Had A Phone Conversation With Harley From Epic Meal Time
It was awesome. Like, there are no words. I think we were both drunk at the time. He was talking about Tim and Eric and then said he was gonna send me five t-shirts, which he totally did. And it was awesome.
9) I Have A Lot Of Useless Things That I Sort Of Collect
If any of you ever came into my room, you would see an absolute mess. Statues, posters, old marketing material from my job (which I won't mention by name here, but it rhymes with shameflop), and even plushies. Oh yeah, subfact, I actually like plushies. Hell, here's one of them:
10) I'm Not Interesting Enough For 10 Things, So Here's A Dog