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Love, I Don't Get Enough of it

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Video games are a cruel mistress. I recently got a hefty stipend of money, so I spent most of it on video games. Never before have I juggled so many addictions at once. I will admit it's easy for a guy like me with no friends or personality, but it doesn't make me any less depressed. I got Tetris and Cave Story on my DSi, and Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii. I found a copy of Mega Man X Collection for $20, and had to resist picking it up because of the commitments I've already made.

Including Rune Factory Frontier, I have 3.5 games I'm currently juggling (Tetris doesn't count as a full game, since I don't play it for more than 10 minutes a day). I have experience in multiple commitments, having juggled as many as 7 women at a time, but never have I been as tortured with ambivalence as now. I never can get to all my games in one day and be fully satisfied. I either play one for a day, or play all three in segments. Neither fulfills my needs fully.



When it comes to choosing which game to play on a given day, it depends on whether or not I have someone to play DKCR with. On days my brothers are at school, I play Rune Factory Frontier or Cave Story. The way I choose between the two depends on how I feel. If I feel like a platformer, I play DKCR, but if I'm up for some handheld, whatever-genre Cave Story is considered, I go with Cave Story. This week has seen me playing mostly Rune Factory cuz I have nobody at home to play Donkey Kong with. As a matter of fact, I've only gotten in one session of Cave Story since I got it...

On top of this juggling act, I've been very careful to not overstep my boundaries. My last blog dealt with my over-consumption of vidja games, and I've been very wary of my hours. I don't spend more than an hour and a half a day to regulate myself, so this further stifles my fulfillment. I guess I shouldn't complain too much, since I'm in a rare position of having too much games, but I probably shouldn't care about what you think either ;)

I know a common gripe of gamers is not having enough money for games, but I'm fairly sure this isn't the first time in the history of history where a gamer fell on a windfall of games. I guess you can see the paradox in how people want more games, but can't get full satisfaction when they commit to more than one. You either won't get to play one at all, or you don't get to play enough of all of them. Video games prove to be my Achilles heel every time.



P.S. A lot of Dtoiders have been saying that the blogs have abandoned in favor of Twitter, so I kind of wanted to write a blog, but my poor writing ability only yielded this sad excuse of a short blog. I've been feeling fairly good about myself, so when I see that nobody reads this, it'll put me back in my place: in the lowest level of the dungeon. I kind of want to write something between now and my next planned blog, which will most likely be a contest I want to put together. The only thing is, I don't know how to send things over the mail yet. I also wanted to write about video games instead of the cynical crud I have to write in English all the time.
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About HandsomeBeastone of us since 6:44 PM on 07.14.2010

I can't resist an oppurtunity to write about myself. I'm a fungi and I don't like to party. I prefer a cool damp place to chill in cuz I'm cool and damp. You can find me just vegetating in my house which is actually my parents' house. Having no income other than government reparation checks, I figured crashing with my old man and old lady will help alleviate the pressures of their life as they near twilight. I never get out and I don't plan on doing so in the near future. I thought this place could use some good looking me grace the c-blogs, having spent the last decade or so modeling for big corporations pro bono. I actually discovered Destructoid through reccomendations from one of my many fans.

If you can see my recently posted header, I'm a 69 years old Polynesian man living vicariously through the internet. After retiring from the drug game, I decided to lay low and assume a more humble lifestyle as to avoid cops. As a result, I came across this cave where nuclear scientists created an electronic tennis game from an oscilloscope. I've secretly followed the world of video games ever since then.

I didn't actually play any vidja games with my hands until 1997, having been imprisoned since the '40s by the U.S. government for stumbling onto their nuclear science project all those years ago. It was a Super Nintendo, and I played Super Mario World until the cartridge would bleed. To cut it some slack, I also played Super Mario All-Stars, Pinocchio, Super Street Fighter II, Extra Innings, and Donkey Kong Country 2.

I progressively continued playing Nintendo stuff because the world of war and corrupt state prison had made me a peaceful man, and I did not favor the more mature, violent alternative systems. Fast-forward to 2007 when I discovered Destructoid after the Nintendo forums were shut down. I've been watching you closely and have come to care for your community of intelligents and rogue thugs, so I decided to share my story with all of you- something I've never shared with a member of the animal kingdom with the ability to talk.

Hope I see you around, and you comment on my stuff, cuz it's like crack to me when I read somebody's input on my ramblings ;(
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