Occasional contributer to Tomopop.com
Random gaming facts about Haxan
Legitimately beat Mike Tyson
and went through Another World Circuit undefeated.
Beat the original Contra
without dying. Twice.
Can land the damn plane in Top Gun
and can also refuel in midair.
Can't beat Ghost & Goblins
without the level select code and has never lied about it.
Thinks Friday the 13th
is a great game even if the physics, controls and weapons are garbage.
caused him to buy a Super Nintendo and largely leave his Sega Genesis behind. He has played it more than most video games and wore down the mouse pad so that the grid only shows around the corners.
Has beaten Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers
on the SNES on the hardest difficulty without losing a single round. Multiple times.
Is still friends with the girl who worked at a local game store and sold him Street Fighter II
nearly 17 years ago.
Beat Final Fantasy 2
in a weekend when he was a kid, yet can't get through a role-playing game these days if his life depended on it.
Has never beaten Final Fantasy VII
Prefers pads to sticks.
Likes the N64 controller.
Prefers the Duke to the S-controller.
Doesn't think that Super Mario 64
is all that great.
Got an Xbox mostly for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
. And thinks it's a damn good game. Really.
Swore he would never buy a Game Boy Advanced SP, but immediately broke down once the NES edition came out. (And regarding the NES Classics series, true in-store dialogue: "Dude, are you serious?! They seriously expect people to pay 20 dollars a piece for games they can just downlo...Ooh! Zelda!")
Really liked the first Halo
. (Well, there goes my dtoid cred.)
Can rock out Dynamite Rave in Dance Dance Revolution
like it's nobody's business.
Played the hell out of Animal Crossing: Wild World
and hid that fact from nobody.
Stomped Brad Nicholson at Street Fighter IV
, but had to resort to the cheapest of tactics in order to do so. ;)
Thinks you're really, really, really smart. And pretty.
Top ten favorite games (in no particular order):
The Legend of Zelda
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Street Fighter II
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Final Fantasy 3/6
Sin and Punishment
I love drawing, though I realize that I'm not very good. I figured early on that drawing my own header art would help my blogs stand out. Thanks to Destructoid, and to the scanner that Carollelogram
got me for my birthday last year, I feel like I've developed a unique style that's distinctly my own.
Outside of games I've got a DVD collection that is exploding out of a 5'x6' shelf (over 400 titles). So suffice it to say that I love movies. I'm a huge horror fan and I host an annual Dusk Till Dawn Horror Movie Marathon nearly every October. My top ten favorite films in order are as follows:
1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cativo, 1966)
2. Night of the Living Dead
3. Seven Samurai
(Shichinin no Samurai, 1954)
4. The City of Lost Children
(La Citι des enfants perdus, 1995)
5. The Apartment
7. Heavenly Creatures
8. The Big Lebowski
9. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Music-wise, my top 3 bands are The Pixies, The Velvet Underground and Radiohead. I listen to damn near every genre of music (except modern country. I yearn for the days of Hank Williams, Sr. and Tammy Wynette). Hit random on my mp3 player and you'll get everything from darkwave to hip hop to 80's synthpop. I karaoke pretty regularly. I can't sing, but I surround myself with people who can. Still, you've not experienced all there is in life until you've seen me proper butcher True by Spandau Ballet.
Then, as for the literary interests, my love lies with pulp detective novels of the thirties and forties. Raymond Chandler is simply the greatest ever. And Dashiell Hammett is just fantastic. Lately, I've been reading through Frank Herbert's Dune Chronicles at Carollelogram's recommendation. Two books in and I have to say they're astonishing.
If you do the Twitter thing, Haxan1 is my handle should you want to follow me.
Feel free to friend me to your console of choice should you ever want to play a game of Street Fighter
. Just be sure to let me know that you're from Destructoid and you'll get the royal treatment.
Blogs I writed:
Virtual Console Review- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Review- Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop
Other Worlds Than These: The citizens of the land of Termina
Community spotlight: Haxan goes above and beyond for the community
Instant Replay: Street Fighter II
The Start of the Affair: Solomon's Key
Editorials and assorted articles
Does the Wii have RROD-type issues of its own?
Okay, Nintendo. I guess that we can be friends again.
Niero, do you have any idea what in the lobster milkshake you have done?!
(dtoid 3rd anniversary post)
10 things you might not have known about Haxan (but really only 8)
Why Destructoid is awesome: Nilcam is the greatest edition
(I honestly can't give Nilcam enough props for this.)
Christmas shopping: Non-gaming, priest dad-style
Bad Dye Job: A Darius Pickman Story
Nintendon't what?! Now you tell me just what the %#@$ Nintendon't do!
Neat stuff I played a bit part in
The Destructoid children's alphabet book