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POP Goes the Console

Enjoy a bit of fan-service on my behalf Writing this opening sentence marks my beating the next generation installment of Prince of Persia for the Xbox 360 (or PS3 depending on one's predilections) as of two minutes ago. Legitimately the ...


Love/Hate: Parental [Super]vision

Now son, you're really telling me a plumber can jump that high? It all started when my brother received an Xbox360 a few Christmas' ago. Amazing how time has changed: I was still a firm believer in Sony due to my undying love of the PS2.....


Thoughts on 'Avatar' from Another Gamer

This...THIS is what I want! Can you see that!? Can you SEE that? No? Give me another year and I'll show you! Firstly, this article is largely in response to Anthony Burch's "Why 'Avatar' Didn't Change Anything for Gamers" and if you haven...


Well Hello...

Mao says MEOWHELLOMEOW And Welcome! To my Blog! So Destructoid tells me I should introduce myself, and here I am. I've been a fan of Destructoid for a while now, and having writing aspirations myself (AND loving video games), I thought ...


About TheTrendSetter89one of us since 2:30 AM on 12.28.2009

I am...


Brad Baron here, a gamer since the age of Genesis (but I've delved into the annals of NES and earlier and found the Dead Sea Scrolls since then).

When I'm not playing games, I'm usually entrenched in the world of academia - which is becoming more and more these days...but perhaps those very busy, busy and unemployed days will soon be over...and I'll have a job? Hmm... Well, let's not get too far ahead...

Aside from that, I'm an actor, singer, playwright, currently pursuing undergraduate degrees in English, theatre, and musical performance at Princeton University. And I can't lie, although I hope to professionally be in the theatre world, working for video games on the creative end would be an excellent alternative and, a dream, kind of...

I'm a bit of an RPG enthusiast (PlaystationOne JRPGs canonize my childhood and the PS2 was my adolescence). Other favorite genres include, in no particular order: Action RPG, Action/Adventure, FPS, Strategy, Platforming, Fighting, etc

Console gaming is the thing for me. If I had the influx of money, I'd give PC gaming a try, but alas, that is a no.


*- In a response to Rev Anthony’s Avatar post, here’s TheTrendSetter89 talking about Avatar from a gamer’s perspective.
* - Prince of Persia, pop music for gaming.
*- FRONT PAGE THIS: The theatricality of video game music. Brilliant.

Love/Hate: Parental [Super]vision
*will not be catalogued here if chosen for TopSauce, and, as you might imagine, will be above :)

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Favorite Genesis Games
-The Sonic Series, 'nuff said

Favorite SNES Games
-Chrono Trigger
-Final Fantasy IV
-Final Fantasy V
-Final Fantasy VI
-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
-Super Metroid

Favorite Playstation[One] Games
-Ape Escape
-Chrono Cross
-Cool Borders 3
-Crash Bandicoot 2
-Crash Bandicoot Warped
-Final Fantasy VII
-Final Fantasy VIII
-Final Fantasy IX
-Final Fantasy Tactics
-The Legend of Dragoon
-Legend of Legaia
-Mega Man Legends
-Metal Gear Solid
-Spyro the Dragon
-Spyro: Ripto's Rage
-Spyro: Year of the Dragon
-Star Ocean: The Second Story
-Tekken 3
-Vagrant Story
-Valkyrie Profile

Favorite N64 Games
-Donkey Kong 64
-Jet Force Gemini
-Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
-Mario Golf
-Mario Kart 64
-Mario Tennis
-NFL Blitz 2001
-Paper Mario
-Super Mario 64
-Super Smash Bros

Favorite PS2 Games
-007 Nightfire
-Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter
-Dark Cloud 2
-Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
-Final Fantasy X
-Final Fantasy X-2
-Final Fantasy XII
-Grandia III
-Jak III
-Kingdom Hearts
-Kingdom Hearts 2
-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
-Persona 3
-Persona 4
-Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
-Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
-Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
-Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
-Shadow of the Colossus
-Shadow Hearts: Covenant
-Shadow Hearts: From the New World
-Suikoden III
-Suikoden V
-Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
-Sly Cooper 2
-Star Ocean III: Till the End of Time
-Tekken Tag Tournament
-Xenosaga Episode I
-Xenosaga Episode III
-Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

Favorite Gamecube Games
-007 Agent Under Fire
-Baten Kaitos: Origins
-Eternal Darkness
-The Legend of Zelda: Masterquest
-The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
-Metroid Prime
-Paper Mario: The Thousand Years Door
-Resident Evil 4
-Skies of Arcadia Legends
-Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
-Soul Calibur II
-Starfox Adventures
-Super Mario Sunshine
-Super Smash Bros Melee
-Tales of Symphonia

Favorite Wii Games
-The Legend of Zelda:Twilight Princess
-Metroid Prime Trilogy
-Super Mario Galaxy
-Super Smash Bros Brawl
-Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition
-Wii Sports

Favorite Xbox360 Games
-Assassin's Creed
-Assassin's Creed II
-Devil May Cry 4
-Dragon Age: Origins
-Eternal Sonata
-Fallout 3
-Final Fantasy XIII
-Gears of War 2
-Lost Odyssey
-Magna Carta 2
-Mass Effect
-The Orange Box
-Prince of Persia
-Resident Evil 5
-Resonance of Fate
-Shadow Complex
-Star Ocean: The Last Hope
-Street Fighter IV
-Tales of Vesperia