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Movin' On

Hello Destructoid Friends, I'm sure those of you who have read my blog have noticed that I haven't been around the site, commenting, or writing new articles for several months now. You would be correct. It has occurred to me, that because...

 
 
 
 

A Very Happy Birthday to Mr. T [NVGR]

Today, 57 years ago, a very special man was born. One of twelve children of a Chicago minister, Laurence Tureaud would rise from humble beginnings in a city housing project to become something far greater than the sum of his parts . . . a p...

 
 
 
 
 
 

5 Great Game Soundtracks to Fuel your Workout

I have absolutely no misgivings about my status as a total tubby-boy. A “generous build” runs in my family, and it is something that I will never be able to totally escape. Curse you genetics! That being said, I try to do something for myse...

 
 
 

Buying Ys for DS Today? Avoid Mistake #1!

Today, Atlus is releasing their slightly delayed Legacy of Ys: Books 1 & 2 for the DS. It's coming in another one of their delightful boxed sets with soundtrack CD, ala Luminous Arc 2. Many an oldschool RPG fan is twitching with delight rig...

 
 
 
 
 

Exemplary Openings: Neo Contra - Badass at its Best

In this first edition of Exemplary Openings, I am going to investigate the very definition of badass. If the two main points of a game’s demo movie are to, 1) Grab and hold the users attention, and 2) Show off exactly what the game is all ...

 
 
 

Article Explanation: Exemplary Openings

In my not-too-distant past, I put more than my fair share of time in video game retail. Four and a half of those years were spent working at, and eventually weekend-managing a small, independently owned store called Microplay in Whitehall, ...

 
 
 
 

Mr Gilder's 10 Most Anticipated of 2009

*A Note to my dear Dtoid Community: I am terribly sorry. I meant to get this article completed and posted much earlier. A number of things have muddled my life as of late. An impromptu “promotion” of sorts at work, sporadically failing heal...

 
 
 

Obligatory "My Collection/Setup" Post

It seems that if you are even remotely serious about blogging here on Destructoid, you simply have to post pictures of your personal collection/setup. Without further ado, I give you what is commonly referred to by my friends and I as the "...

 
 
 
 

Mr Gilder's Top 10 of 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, 2008 is drawing to a close. Although the current financial atmosphere has made the past few months no easier on the game industry than any other business, it has been a rewarding and exciting year to be a gamer. The pa...

 
 
 
 

First Impressions: Soldner X: Himmelssturmer

On December 14th, 2007, unknown developer SideQuestStudios and equally unheard of publisher EastAsiaSoft released the horizontal shooter (or Shmup if you will) Soldner X: Himmelssturmer for the PC (heretofore referred to as SXH). It enjoyed...

 
 
 

About Mr Gilderone of us since 5:31 PM on 02.13.2008

Hello all. My name is Chris. I was born in 1984. I am a textbook hardcore gamer, and have been since the day my mother handed me an Atari 2600 joystick at about age four. I have an extensive collection of games and hardware that contains over 900 pieces that I keep fully inventoried in list and spreadsheet formats. I am also a huge film buff, and am probably that guy you hate to watch a movie with because he thinks too much about things.

I have done my fair share of time in video game retail. Four and a half years working at, and weekend-managing a Microplay, and about a year and a half wishing I was dead (aka. working) at a Gamestop. I am a compulsive reader of game journalism, both here on Destructoid and on various other sites. Friends and coworkers tell me that they have never met anyone who knows as much about the industry as me, or who can talk as well and passionately about it. It may be a big stretch to say that exactly, but I do believe my love and understanding of games, if anything, is clear when you talk to me. I hope you feel that way too when you read my writing! I have a degree in Interdisciplinary History/Government from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Although I am currently employed in the purchasing and Accts. Payable department of an electrical construction company, it is my sincerest dream to eventually make writing and possibly teaching about popular culture topics (film, video games, tv, etc.) a full-time occupation. I dabble in my own fantasy-fiction stuff, and am working hard to perfect methods for analytically writing about games in the manner that one would a book or film.

I love to draw! in my (rare) spare time.

I am an absolute toy nut. I have loads of action figures all over my place, and many many more stored away in an attic that there just simply isn't enough room to display. I obviously love to scarf up any game related toys that I can. Specifically, I find Japanese Gashapon (capsule toys) by Yujin to be particularly worth wasting money on. My primary focus, however, is on robots. I have a wall of Transformers, a glass case full of hand-painted Gundam models, and a load of Lego Bionicles.

Reading is also a huge part of my life. I love to be informed, and get super into philosophy. I regularly alternate between classics like Dickens, Lewis, Carol and Twain, to violent pulp fantasy. I have a particular soft spot for novels based in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K universe.

Finally, I am a cheesball hopeless romantic, and am a member on like 40 bajillion dating sites. Of course, the ultimate would be to snag a nice gamer girl, but as there are so very few around where I live, I simply don't see it happening.

That about sums me up. If you want to know more. Feel free to message me. I'm serious about being as big a part as I can of the gamer community!

Here are some other measly facts and favorites.

Favorite Game System: Neo-Geo

Five Absolute Favorite Games:
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
- Wild Arms
- Phantasy Star Online Ep.1&2 (Gamecube Version)
- Chrono Trigger
- Dragon Force

Favorite Movie: Tombstone

Favorite Anime: Shin Getter Robo Armageddon OVA

PSN Name: MrGilder1

Favorite Bands:
- Vintersorg
- Scar Symmetry
- Justice
- Chromeo
- Rush

AIM: RageofGeo

Twitter: MrGilder1