I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.
I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)
But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!
It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.
If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group! DtoidSanFrancisco
Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:
Part 1: DLC Part 2: Achievements Part 3: Gaming Journalism Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles Part 5: Retro Renaissance Part 6: Games That Suck Part 7: Educational Games Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music Part 9: Gaming Merchandise Part 10: Iconic Games Part 11: DESTRUCTOID! Part 12: GDC Part 13: Videogame Movies Part 14: Competitive Gaming Part 15: Level Design Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding E3 Edition: Microsoft E3 Edition: Nintendo E3 Edition: Sony Part 17: Triple A Titles Part 18: Fighting Games Part 19: Digital Distribution Card courtesy of TheGHost Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney
Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P