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I'm a 26-year old English writer, formerly known on the CBlogs as Xandaça
. I've been an avid gamer since I was a wee lad, gripping a NES controller in my hands and comprehensively failing to get past those infuriating Hammer Bros on Level 8-3 of Super Mario Bros.
I've stuck with Nintendo since then (not for any animosity towards the other console makers of course - Nintendo just make games I enjoy and have grown up with), apart from a brief sojourn with a Sony PlayStation, several woeful attempts to play Half-Life 2
using a laptop touchpad and sporadically wrangling a turn on my sister's beloved Sega Saturn.
In addition to burping out the occasional novel, I'm a passionate critic, writing reviews and articles of films, book and games for my school magazine and university newspaper, for which I created and edited its film section. In addition to starting up my own blog
, covering television, games and movies, I am also a writer for Destructoid's cine-geek sister Flixist
. While primarily a film geek, the evolution of the games industry over the course of its short lifetime has fascinated me and provided vast quantities of content for some incendiary pieces of work - perhaps a few more might spring up on here?
My Favourite Games of All Time (because who doesn't love having a few Of All Time lists?) are GoldenEye 007
(which I still play through at least once a year to remind me of its glories), Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
, Gunstar Heroes
, Super Mario Bros 3
(I don't know who told Shigsy Miyamoto-san that raccoons could fly, but I'll love them forever) and No More Heroes
I hope you find great enjoyment in my many scribings, and please keep an eye out for upcoming news on my novel(s) and do pay a visit to my blog
sometime. And yes, the Dtoid community's 'no copy and paste' rule will be fully respected!
Good gaming, everyone!