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Aquisition: The dragonborn do it better

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Often when I turn up for a midnight sale its seldom for the intended game. The games I really want tend to clash with what the mainstream gamer wants so something like Catherine or Shadows of the Damned never gets that midnight sale. Well, that and Nintendo games come out on Sundays

I guess this makes me a bit of a combobreaker. Last year for at the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood launch, I just showed up to grab a copy of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom. Several weeks ago, I wasn't there for Gears of War 3, it was all about getting Kirby Mass Attack (since it oddly didn't come out on a Sunday).



This is what I come out for. That and I wanted to get to building a character right away, so after my friend got his collectors edition we got in the car, made a quick stop at a drive thru for cheese fries to satisfy our inner Sheagoraths and I rushed him home.

On the way he frantically looked through my guide looking for info on companions. He really wanted a dog for some reason. I just wanted to get home to make my sneaky, lockpicking Archer-Mage - a Breton now known as Irene Grogdrowner AKA "Dovakin." She has a mind for mead, murder and arson. After some time with the mage's college, she'll be persuing life as a member of the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves guild. All hail our Dread Mother!

Its just nice to have a nice, big nerdy game come out and see everyone so excited for it. It was a big contrast to MW3 and much more something I wanted to play right away, even if I had to wait out in to cold to do so.

Monday night its Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Shinobi for me at the Assassin's Creed: Revelations launch. Not really a combobreaker this time as there are plenty there for MAHVEL, BABY. I just hope my thumbs don't go numb for Super Mario 3D Land like they did for Cave Story as I waited in line. Its a bit cold for midnight sales this year and I do hope its the last one with games I want at it.
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About The Silent Protagonistone of us since 1:33 AM on 10.06.2009

I've been into games since I was able to reach the joystick on the Pac-Man arcade cabinet. That was 1982 - ever since that day I knew gaming and I would be bound by fate in some way, shape or form that I've still yet to figure out.



Until then, I've decided to just play games, enjoy them, blog about games and otherwise not shut up about them. Well, I do think about other stuff, I just keep coming back to the whole games thing.

Metroid is probably still my all-time favorite series. Its the one I keep coming back to year after year despite which version it might be. Super Metroid and Metroid Prime 2 are my favorites of the series and I also often enjoy anything Metroid-like. I enjoy the solitude and exploration of such games.



I also enjoy Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout, Deus Ex, The Elder Scrolls - pretty much anything with a lot of solitary exploration and a large world makes me a rather happy camper. To contrast this I usually need some lighter and happier games as well, which could be anything from a Pokemon game to a fashion game. Retro games of most stripes are something I still enjoy. Sometimes you just need that sort of contrast to keep going.



My platforms of choice tend to be handhelds, I'm starting to consider dropping any non-Nintendo console in favor of PC since Sony's IPs don't appeal to me and Halo just ends up on PC at some point anyway. I don't hate Playstation per se, I just hate what its become under the current Sony.

I do keep a PS2 handy to revisit Playstation's glory days. Great console, easily one of the best platforms aside from SNES, DS and Dreamcast.

As for other things about me, I guess we'll find out, won't we?