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Technical Difficulties: A Self-Reflection

ďSadisticĒ, ďa jerkĒ, other words not fit for polite company; vacant stares, and incomprehensible gibberish; these are a few choice reactions Iíve gotten from friends of mine who have played CatGrim, a game i put up on Newgrounds last wee...


CatGrim, a game made by me for you internet people

Hello Destructoid, long time no me. You can call me JSL cuz there are a lot of Justin's out there. I'm not much of a chatter box but I'm here everyday reading your news and shenanigans. But enough with the formalities, I'm here today t...


About JSLone of us since 7:33 PM on 02.07.2010

It all began one faithful Christmas morn when a Sega Genesis and a copy of Sonic 2 were sitting beneath my TV. I will never forget that first moment it booted up and the famous "Sega" jingle was sung. So Iím a huge sonicfanboy but Iíll be the first to point out flaws in any of the games. I was never a part of any of the Sega vs. Nintendo mentality because within a few years i became the proud owner of an N64 and a Gameboy Color. Here are 10 of my favorite games off the top of my head:

1) Sonic 3 & Knuckles
2) A Link to the Past
3) Wario Land 4
4) Drill Dozer
5) Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat
6) Kirby Canvas Curse
7) SMB2: Yoshiís Island
8) Paper Mario
9) The World Ends With You
10) Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

Though the game that changed everything was Super Smash Bros Melee. I started thinking about what other characters could be in the game. I literally have hundreds of pages of video game character and anime characters that I wrote down how they would play and special moves they would use. That is when I realized I wanted to be a game designer. That was August 2002. Now in March 2011 Iíve released my first game, CatGrim on Newgrounds.

Destructoid is the most amazing thing Iíve ever stumbled across (thanks to Hey Ash being on Gametrailers; very good marketing idea whoever it was who thought of partnering with Gametrailers). I've also looked into you guys (Modern Method, how Neiro started it all, etc) and i never imagined such an awesome organization of this scale existed in the world of many corrupt big businesses. Iíll be sure to keep you guys in the loop of any games I make or am involved with.

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