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Hawkeye's Year of Nintendo- Introductory Blog Post

I have a confession Destructoid. I've never finished a console game developed by Nintendo. I can cite many reasons for this: my first gaming experience was on PC and my first console was a Playstation, I didn't own a Nintendo console until the Gamecube, I just didn't grow up with it like a lot of people did. That being said, I feel obligated to at least make an effort to reach into gaming's past, to explore my “heritage” as it were. So, that's why I'm embarking on a quest of sorts. I call it 'Hawkeye's Year of Nintendo'. Every week for the next year, from this moment until February 20th 2014, I will attempt to play a Nintendo game to completion.

I will start with what will probably be considered a bit cliché: Super Mario Bros. for the NES. After SMB I'm going to do Legend of Zelda, then Metroid, Then Kirby's Dreamland. I'm willing to take suggestions after I finish KDL, but for now the prospective timeline is:

February 20th-February 27th: Super Mario Bros- NES
February 28th – March 7th : The Legend of Zelda- NES
March 8th – March 15th : Metroid- NES
March 16th – March 23rd : Kirby's Dreamland- Game Boy

I will be updating this blog once a week with my progress: how long I played the game, whether or not I beat it, and how long it to me to complete it. I will also be giving short reviews and overviews of my experience. My hope is that a pair of fresh eyes taking on classic gaming icons can give us all a new perspective on the games that shaped our medium and our culture. I'd also like to have fun. Also cocks.
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About HawkeyedOneone of us since 7:42 PM on 10.03.2009

Wow, two years no changes to my bio. Anyway, here it goes.

Hi, I'm the HawkeyedOne, been around the internet and gaming since I was a wee lad of fourteen. I'm a connoisseur of fine media; I consume videogames, tv, and music at a level some would deem absurd. At the time of this writing, I'm 19, and have no idea what in hell I'm doing with my life. I am attending a small community college, and will graduate with an associates in computer programming. After that, who knows?

I've been reading Destructoid for three years now, and although I'm not much of a talker, I'm working on that. I'm also working on getting into online multiplayer, so send me a friend request on steam if you feel like it. I'm more into RPGs and platformers than I am into FPSs.