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3 weeks as a Destructoid user. My thoughts.

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I like it here. Sorry, I had to say it right away, but yeah today marks three weeks since I joined this site and everyday I learn something new. I have a LOT to take care over at my profile, Disqus comment section, and how my blogging schedule will be from now on. Back at GameInformer, the previous site where I was an user at, I used to blog in a two days basis (taking some breaks every now and then, of course) and that's something I have been thinking of how to do over here. Let this be a second, more blogger introduction about myself.

Blogging

So far, I have followed my two day basis schedule over here with some long intervals between them, and that's because I have been busy with other things not related to gaming or writing, plus that my Internet just decided to work well again this past weekend. But as far as I am concerned, what I am missing from writing over here (besides deciding on a schedule) is posting pictures in blogs. I like the writing format, TINY, is it? I haven't written blogs since 2018 and to have a word counter right below my words is a challenge I dare myself to take every time I type. By the time I see that I wrote more than 500 words, I either have like 600 or 700 already and it's time to check everything to see what stays and what not.

I have a pending review to post, as well as other blog and I am thinking on mixing or expanding those quick post of mine recently. I can use those to be placing my ideas on my profile and then organize them all together to create a full blog. With Final Fantasy 8 I am preparing a review, well, more like a rant on why the game is just a great missed opportunity. And I have other ideas on my mind that I more than want to see developed.

Comment Section

I joined disqus back in 2018 once GameInformer changed it site interface, but as many of my fellow bloggers and buddies over there left, I found myself in a site limited to only main articles and forums, and that has never catched my attention. The thing with articles I can enjoy, I actually like reading some of them from time to time, but forums, I get lost. Now with blogs, I feel users go personal or express their minds in a way they can connect with an audience (no matter how big or small it may be) and that's amazing. When I see an article written by one of the staff, and the article is thought provoking one, one that goes deep or simply does something different, I feel happy to have learned a second language, English in this case. I am little by little getting the hang of how this works, and leveling up here is a grind I take my time doing, to great results, I hope.

My profile

This is the first time I have used a photo showing my face in a site other than a social media one, and it feels different, it feels fine. That wallpaper you see at the top of my page is one I did years ago of my favorite gaming series (Persona is too, but I decided to go with Resident Evil) and I have to upload the finished one, this one was a test. And that's about it regarding my profile. If I find myself lost at some point, I'll reread the guidelines or ask for help.

So yeah, with only three weeks over here I keep on learning and I am eager to see what I can do at Destructoid. There are a lot of stories waiting to be read within each of its users blogs and quickpost, and I happy to be part of gaming site again.

Thanks for Reading.

- As expected, video games made this possible.


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About Exberone of us since 7:47 PM on 04.07.2020

I guess these would be considered as my stats, so here I go:

I'm Exber, not related to my name by any means. I'm from Venezuela and I'm an English Teacher.

I have been playing video games since I was 4 years old. Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 are among my first gaming memories.

Console gamer. I play on PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, 3DS, DS, and many retro systems. However, PC is not out of the picture.

Resident Evil and Persona share the spot as my favorite gaming series. Following this, here are my favorite games per year:

2006: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

2007: Resident Evil 2

2008: Persona 4
Runner Up: Resident Evil 4

2010: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
Runner Up: Final Fantasy XII

2011: Radiant Historia
Runner Up: Okami

2012: Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Runner Up: Tomb Raider Anniversary

2013: Fatal Frame 3 The Tormented
Runner Up: Silent Hill 4

2014: Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Runner Up: Resident Evil Zero

2015: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Runner Up: Final Fantasy IV

2016: Final Fantasy IX
Runner Up: A Link Between World

2017: Persona 5
Runner Up: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons

2018: Skies of Arcadia Legends
Runner Up: Zelda Spirit Tracks

2019: Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth
Runner Up: Ghost Trick

I try to learn the most I can with every video game, thus my Retro GOTY winners won a place in me. Best examples are Persona 4 (2008) and Final Fantasy IX (2016)

GameSpot and GameInformer were the sites that granted me the opportunity to blog prior to coming here. Good times.

I'm currently 26 years old. Come May 10th and I'll level up.

Favorite color: green.

Favorite number: 4.

Favorite video game genre: Survival Horror. RPGs come second.

Favorite movie: 13 going to 30.

Favorite game of all time: Persona 4.

And, that's about it for now.