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I need an ass-whoopin in SF4 for PS3... care to do the honors? <My reintroduction into DToid>

<Steps inside the DToid Blogs for the first time in many months and looks around. Starts to clear off some of the dust from his old entries and approaches the mic at the center of his stage. Looks to see only a few people around. Takes a deep breath and begins, clearing his through on the barely functioning mic to get attention...>

Hello fellow DToiders. I will get to the point of my Street Fighter request, but let me get my re-intro and a life update/story out the way first. I promise it will be quick.

For all those new and old, my actual name is Rick. Even though I live in the land of crappy drivers (ie. Washington state), I'm originally from Southern California (and I'll always be a Californian). My username, Altair78 (pronounced All-tear, not al-te-air like said game character {though he is cool as well, don't get me wrong}), has been a part of the DToid community for a while. I used to post often enough that I gathered a few friends, a DToid editor or two would remember me, and I think my blog was actually referenced once. I never made anything to be apart of the front page, but I still felt apart of the family and all that. I did, however, start to grow a little jealous... I guess envious is a better word.

My life consisted of work, pleasing the wife, and gaming when I can (which was very few hours a week). My wife wasn't a hog of time, I'm just that type of guy... when the female ask for something gaming or not I listen. Strange, I know. Anyway, my gaming became less and less, and in turn my attendance here died as well. I'd read, but never post. The envious part comes in something I've always seen... people saying "I beat this RPG in 50 hours!" when it'd take me a few months and 100 hours just to get halfway. Seeing rooms that look like this one (still an awesome room) and thinking "damn, if I only had the money and time...". Even looking at the Friday Night Fights and being mad I was too tired from work/doing something with the wife/studying for tests and couldn't join in the fun. There were plenty of times I shook my fists at the ceiling. My wife didn't play video games (couldn't get the hang of it no matter what game I sat in front of her... she was that bad), so I was always, all in all, playing by myself (too bad I'm a few days late for my own submission of February’s Monthly Musings).

Well, plenty of changes happened at the end of 2008... namely my wife become an "ex" wife. Before you all say "I'm sorry", it's not horrible. A few issued piled up, including an issue you wouldn't believe even if I told you, and we parted ways on mutual grounds. But, with the leaving my m ex... I noticed something... I've got more time on my hands and a place to myself. And I guess, for anyone that's saying "hey, that bouncing boob avatar is back!", I'm posting on here again... back with my family and my roots of video games.

So, about that Street Fighter 4 request... I was going through my friend's list on my PS3 and noticed a majority of them haven't been on in ages. I wanna clean them out, but I know I'll only have like 3 to 5 friends worth keeping. I've asked this before in the past on this blog, so I'm giving it another shot. I need friends for my PS3... namely Street Fighter 4 players. I'm alright in the game, but I wanna get better... and to get better I need to get my ass kicked repeatedly. I can't think of a better group of not-so-random people than the DToid community. I wanna be one of the peeps to watch out for. I want my skills to grow to a point where people on here will sometimes say "Watch out for Altair... give that dude a chance and he'll stomp on you with (Street Fighter character here)".

So, all in all fellow DToid members, I wanna come back and be bigger than "the guy that post here once every puke green moon". Initiate me back in here in a way I know you guys can...

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About Altair78one of us since 11:18 AM on 05.30.2007

How I feel when fighting against button mashers on BlazBlue

The person people relate my "evil laugh" to...

The Real Me... Somewhat

Name: Rick
Age: Born in October of 78... you do the math!
Location: Federal Way, WA
Occupation: Telecommunications Technician
Why Destructoid? To do stuffs and write things.

Ah, gaming... isn't it wonderful? All these console wars, handhelds being almost as good as last get systems, and PCs running games near lifelike with dual video cards and quad cord processors and whatnot. Thus is why we're here, right? A gaming community gathering to share news of games, gamers, and other things revolving around words starting with "G" and ending with "ames". I kinda see myself as a gaming neutral. I love all 3 current gen consoles for different reasons. But... I guess if I did have to choose a side, yes... I would lean toward Sony's shoulder.

My forte of games rolls around in the area of fighting games and RPGs. I can hold my own in puzzles and racers around the fun level of Mario Kart. My fav fighting game? Just in case you haven't heard me preach it enough times, that would be NeoGeo fighting games... namely the King of Fighter Series. That series has multiple RPG-level storylines and does a near flawless job of combining many characters, both main and minor, into one universe without losing any of their personality. Seeing a fighting game do that just makes my brainmeats happy. Now, I'm not knocking down the great Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, or Soul Caliber (for they are all great games as well), but KoF has elements that I think hardly any other fighting game has while still staying a fighting game. You HAVE to give props to that. Of course, like almost everything Nintendo, Smash Bros is pretty much in a league of its own, and I've given many days of my life playing the hell outta that game with my brothers (unfortunately, I still suck at it).

RPG... I'd have to say that Valkyrie Profile and Star Ocean 2 (both PS1) are the top of my list... Final Fantasy III, VII, & XII sharing that spot light. Final Fantasy is a given so I'll spare you the boring descriptions... but both VP and SO2 are RPGs that I have fond memories of... and for the generation of console that those are for I can still go back and play those almost anyday and still have as much fun. Not many RPGs have that replay value.

Anyway, I'll end this off with that. There you go... you know a lot more about me... now go back to staring at my avatar.



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