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The Artist Formerly Known As tsunamikitsune

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Hello, Destructoid! It has been a long damn while.
 
My name is Eric, although some of you may remember me as Kit (or by some other butchering of my old username, tsunamikitsune). A little more than 8 years ago (!!!!), I stumbled upon Destructoid and became a regular reader. On August 21st, 2007, I wrote my first Cblog and in the years that followed, I wrote quite a few more…in fact, this entry will be my 85th post!
 
Of course, the quality and length of those posts varies pretty greatly, but who cares: I had fun with it. And I met a lot of cool people along the way. You can see a few of my favorite moments on Destructoid to the right of this post, but honestly, my best times were probably spent in Dtoid’s unofficial IRC channel.
 
 
I could reminisce about the “good ol’ days” for hours, but that’s not why I’m here! You see, every time I look at my weird little time capsule of a Cblog, it makes me a little sad. My last post was in 2012 and it was nothing more than a plug for a gaming marathon I was doing (I mean, it was for charity, but still). This weird little page was my home for a number of years and today I decided that proper closure was long overdue.
 
So, let this be my official “goodbye” to Destructoid…not as a reader, of course, but as a Cblogger.
 
But hey, this is not a sad thing. I’ve been doing so much outside of Destructoid in the last few years. So much very cool stuff. While I abandoned my teenage dream of being a “games journalist”, I abandoned it for a dream that’s probably even more ambitious: game developer. Of course, it seems like I probably made the right choice considering I made five games last year.
 
 
When I started Cblogging on Destructoid way back in 2007, I was fresh out of high school. I spent most of my subsequent years sleepwalking through college, suffering through a long distance relationship, and generally feeling pretty directionless and shitty. Having this weird little place on the internet (with people who were also weird, like me), helped me through some of those rough times.
 
Today, I’m happily employed at the University of Iowa as an IT Support Analyst. I graduated from the university with an Informatics degree and, while I’m still not sure where I’ll end up, I know that I love making my own games and I hope I can do that for a living someday. Until then, I’m content working a full-time job by day and leading my tiny game dev team, Virtually Competent, by night. I’m super proud of all the work we’ve done and all the connections I’ve made since I started just a little more than a year ago.
 
 
Of course, I don’t think I ever would have gotten this far without the wonderful community here at Destructoid. It was the passion and drive of Niero and all the talented people that have written for the site over the years that made me feel less alone and inspired me to keep moving forward.
 
So, thank you, Destructoid! I hope that I continue to stand among the ranks of passionate and driven people in all my future endeavors!
 
 
Will you miss me as much as I miss you? Feel free to follow me (and Virtually Competent) on Twitter:
 
@donkeyspaceman on Twitter
@virtuacomp on Twitter 
 
And just because I’m saying goodbye to my Cblog doesn’t mean I won’t keep writing! Follow me on Medium for some of my more recent work (including my massive retrospective on V-Comp’s first year and my GOTY write-up):
 
donkeyspaceman on Medium 
 
 
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About donkeyspacemanone of us since 10:49 PM on 12.05.2006

Gaming Info:
Gamertag: kaizokukitsune
SteamID: donkeyspaceman
Kongregate: tsunamikitsune
Raptr: noisetank
3DS Friend Code: 4811-6947-1994

Other Websites:
Virtually Competent on itch.io
donkeyspaceman on Twitter
Eric Neuhaus on Youtube

Notable Moments on Destructoid:
-I was a guest on everyone's favorite
unofficial community podcast, Failcast!
-One of my blogs hit the top 10
because Audiosurf is really fun to play while high!
-One of my blogs made it to the front page
because bear and bird are good at building!
-As of December 6, 2014, I've been a member of the best gaming community ever for eight years!
-I discussed review scores and why they suck with some of Destructoid's greatest!

Reviews:
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
Kirby Super Star Ultra (DS)
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (360)
Child of Eden (360)
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor's Treasure (3DS)

XBLA Games That Deserve Some Lovin':
Volume 1: The first of many
Volume 2: I'm a sucker for a sale
Volume 3: Free is such a bittersweet word
Volume 4: No skimming zone
Volume 5: Shooter heaven
Volume 6: More fun than a barrel of unfun games
Volume 7: Now you're thinking with grappling arms
Volume 8: Super Hyper Ultra HD Remix Deluxe
Volume 9: I swear I will write more if someone shows interest

Currently Playing (until the end of time):
-Spelunky HD (PC)

Favorite Games of All Time:
-Animal Crossing (GCN)
-Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
-Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360)
-Bubble Bobble (NES)
-Burnout Paradise (360)
-Burnout Revenge (360)
-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)
-Cave Story (PC)
-Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (PS1)
-Dead Rising (360)
-Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
-Doom RPG (Cell)
-Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (DS)
-Earthbound (SNES)
-Elite Beat Agents (DS)
-Excite Truck (Wii)
-Fantasy Zone (TG-16)
-Gex 2: Enter the Gecko (PS1)
-Gitaroo Man (PS2)
-God Hand (PS2)
-Grim Fandango (PC)
-Harvest Moon: Back to Nature (PS1)
-Ikaruga (DC/XBLA)
-Infiniminer (PC)
-Jet Grind Radio (DC)
-Jet Set Radio Future (Xbox)
-Jump Ultimate Stars (DS)
-Katamari Damacy (PS2)
-Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
-Kirby's Adventure (NES)
-Kirby Air Ride (GCN)
-Kirby Canvas Curse (DS)
-Kirby Super Star (SNES)
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
-Luigi's Mansion (GCN)
-Mario Kart DS (DS)
-Mega Man Battle Network 3 (GBA)
-Mega Man Legends (PS1)
-Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2)
-Meteos (DS)
-Minecraft (PC)
-Mother 3 (GBA)
-N+ (XBLA)
-The Neverhood (PC)
-No One Can Stop Mr. Domino (PS1)
-Paper Mario (N64)
-PaRappa the Rapper (PS1)
-Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)
-Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (GBC)
-Pokemon Snap (N64)
-Portal 1/2 (PC)
-Psychonauts (Xbox)
-Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon (3DO)
-Resident Evil 4 (GCN)
-Rez (DC)
-Rock Band 1/2/3 (360)
-Sam & Max Hit The Road (PC)
-The Simpsons Game (360)
-Snatcher (Sega CD)
-Sonic Generations (360)
-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
-Spelunky HD (XBLA/PC)
-Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
-Super Metroid (SNES)
-ToeJam & Earl (Genesis)
-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1)
-WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
-WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA)
-WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (GCN)
-The World Ends With You (DS)

My Rock Band 2 Info (thanks, Cutie Honey!):


My childhood hero, unleashed:


My childhood hero, riding a donkey (thanks, GAMEGOBLIN!):
Xbox LIVE:kaizokukitsune
Steam ID:tsunamikitsune
BattleNET:tsunamikitsune
Mii code:7349-7505-8502-0053
3DS Code:4811-6947-1994


 

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