Hello Destructoid! I haven't given a proper introduction over these two years of browsing so here it is.
It was a cold winter in Finland and the year was 2007 and I was searching for a retro videogame podcast. That is when I came to find the greatness that is...RetroforceGO!. I thank thee Dyson, Chad, Collette and Topher (also Stella for the later episodes) for keeping me entertained during my military service. All the long drives, lonely nights. A smile came to my face many times as I listened the talks of the games that were, and are. To put it in one word, amazing. Destructoid has since become my favourite website to visit and I'm proud to be a part of this great community. Be it by commenting on news, posting on the forums or writing a blogpost on something in the future.
For starters I'd like to tell you some of my early gaming memories. When I was young we used to visit a friend of the family. There was a certain pinball game I used to play on the Mega Drive, Dragon's Fury. Or as in the US it's called, Devil's Crush. This was very surprising to me now that I think back to it. As they were deeply religious christians. The visuals, music the impeccable gameplay made an everlasting impact on me. I thank RetroforceGO! for reminding me of this game. Since then I've enjoyed playing many pinball machines over the years. It's sad that nowadays they are hard to come by. The first console I got was a Super Nintendo but the first time I played one was at the age of 6 when we were on a holiday in Kos. The only two things I remember from that trip are that it was extremely hot and I almost got a heastroke when sightseeing some ruins. The second is me playing Donkey Kong Country in a store near the town square. Further into the years I would acquire both DKC sequels.
I suppose the next mandatory post is the gaming setup. But now I'm off to play Beatmania IIDX 16: Empess.
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