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Hatred towards particular Games.

So recently I have wondered why people hate certain games, by hate I do not mean quietly so, I mean when they vocalise it via either spoken or written word, which usually would imply that they are passionate about it (to an extent). I would...

 
 
 

Differences between PC and console gamers.

There is often a stigma between console and PC gamers (particularly PC towards consoles). Where a lot of stereotypes held between the two forms, often seen as resentment, I do not know why this is. If a game is only released on consoles a l...

 
 
 

Multiple Discs on current Generation consoles.

So with the announcement that RAGE may ship on two separate discs on the Xbox 360, one for the single player experience and the other for the multiplayer experience, it brings up an argument which so called Sony fanboys have against the con...

 
 
 

My Journey With Fighting Games.

I used to love fighters, playing Street fighter 2 at my friends house on his SNES, among others including but not limited to Mortal Kombat. At this point we were pretty at them, not knowing how to perform combos or many moves; at this point...

 
 
 

Gaming Podcasts.

Destructoidís Podtoid OK I thought I would start with the site where I would be posting this. I have only listened to a couple of the episodes of this podcast, so this may not be the best judgement of it. I like the Podcast in principle; ho...

 
 
 

Indie Games and me.

I thought I would write an article on a few of the indie games I have played recently. So here it is. Gravity Bone A fantastic, despite ridiculously short first person game. You play as a detective doing missions for an unknown agency. Pl...

 
 
 

Music in Games.

To me this is one of if not the most important aspect in a game (which is not how the game actually plays). Consider it this way, do your favourite games have bad or average soundtracks... No they do not, unless you have no opinion on this...

 
 
 

Games Journalism, and who is a gamer.

I really don't like numbers for reviews, particularly with most game reviews considering 7 out of 10 an average (I'm not sure but as a Mathematics University student I consider the average is 5). With numerical values I see no particular ad...

 
 

About Pattersone of us since 4:19 PM on 07.27.2009

Hi I guess that's the best way to start. I am Patrick, a Maths student at the University of Manchester (UK). I am a gamer... no s**t, I have played games for over 15 years starting with Sega Megadrive, Super Nintendo and an Amiga A500. My console repertoire would be: Sega Megadrive 2, SNES, Gameboy, N64, PSOne, Gameboy Color (urgh I hate that spelling), GBA, Gamecube, Xbox, DS, Xbox 360 and most recently the Wii.

I enjoy pretty much any genre of game: from Shooter to JRPG to Platformer. The only genre which I don't get on particularly well with would be sports games.

My favourite games of all time would include: Full Throttle, Half-life 2, Splinter cell 3 and Skies of Arcadia among others.

Other than games I am pretty heavily into Music, particularly Rock and metal; with my favoutite bands including:InMe, Anthrax, Reuben, Fei Comodo, New Found Glory and Lamb of God. I am also a fan of all Joss Whedon's projects, particularly Firefly.