What's up Dtoid!
I'm Mike and I'm an 18 year old college student attending Penn State University. I've been an avid Dtoider for a while now. I've subscribed to all of the official and non-official podcasts and I also listen to the Electric Hydra. I'm also a part of a few other communities such as CheapAssGamer, GiantBomb, The Geekbox and Idle Thumbs. Needless to say, I am a college student tons of work but I spend my free time listening to podcast's about video games I can't afford.
Because of this I have acquired an extensive knowledge of video games and the industry. I began to realize that if I knew as much about the stock market or the legal system as I do about video games I would be a fucking millionaire by now. This useless knowledge gave me a not-so-original idea. "Start a blog somewhere small with a dedicated fanbase such as the Dtoid Cblogs. Eventually get a website that I can host mine and a few others' blogs and entertain people in articles about video games!"
It's not an easy task to become the next Destructoid or the next GiantBomb, but I'm a college student and I've got nothing but time so why not give it a shot? I sure as hell am no Mark Zuckerburg, but maybe just MAYBE I could become the next Jim Sterling or the next CheapyD.
This is certainly not as lucrative as a job in the legal system but this industry won't make me consider suicide every night either. I love video games and I love talking about them. With these ideas, I decided to use the moniker College Gamers in hopes of getting the attention of a few other talented bloggers and maybe someday start a College Gamers blog website of my own.
The support of others is always welcome and is the only way I will ever succeed in anything that I do no matter what industry. That concludes the rudiments of the concept of College Gamers. With that said, I'd like to talk a bit more about myself.
I am a college student, therefore I have no money to waste. But heres what I like.
(Just for the record, I own every console and am in no way a fanboy of any of them)
Modern Warfare 2
Rock Band and its many varieties (with the exception of Green Day)
The Elder Scrolls series in its entirety
most of the Final Fantasy series
Prince of Persia (Nolan North version)
Soul Calibur IV
Burnout (Revenge and prior)
Civilization IV and V
Parappa The Rapper (The Jesus of music and rhythm games)
I own a lot of games but these are just some of the games and series that I really enjoy. The list grows every day.
I hope that I can garner a bit of attention within the Dtoid community. I am always willing to take criticism and suggestions so long as they aren't too douchebag-ish. Now that you know a bit about me, please follow College Gamers and read the blog. Help College Gamers become something special. The success of College Gamers can only mean good things for the community as a whole and gamers in general.
Comments are welcome of course, and if you want to fap me off, I won't tell you not to.
I look forward to writing for you guys.
P.S. I apologize for the lack of pictures. Just enjoy this post for what it is and use the lack of pictures as motivation to see if my next post sucks as much as this one does.