Apparently there was a chain letteresque blog
started by our own Silver Dragon that was unleashed earlier and given extended life by another community member
. So curious I was by the titles of said blogs, that I awoke from my blogging slumber to partake in the spreading of this infectious theme so that others too would pick up the blogging baton and let us know a bit more about themselves. But before that can be initiated further fellow readers, let me divulge a few things about myself first ... to be exact ten things you don't know about this bearded gaming samurai.
10. I paid someone to stand in line and purchase my 60gig PS3 day one.
Seeing as the last thing I want to do in the world is wait in line for anything
, that includes free stuff, I went the avenue of paying a poor friend of mine to wait in line for me and purchase my console. I know some of you may think I'm not as hardcore as those that physically were waiting in line themselves but I find no charm in freezing my testicles off in a line from here to Zimbabwe. For those that endured the cold, the mass of people and general discomforts of the act itself, all I have to say is: LOL.
9. I play video games everyday.
Let me reiterate. I play video games every day. There isn't a day that passes that I don't play a video game. If you're on my friends list online, you will see two things: I'm either playing something or just got off a few minutes ago. How people consider themselves gamers when they haven't logged on to their game console for 14, 22, or 45 days is beyond me. I love to blog but I love to play games more.
8. I love Tequila.
I feel that if you are going to drink, why play around with beer and other inadequate alcoholic beverages? Drink tequila until you're shitfaced. In the next PAX which I am going to, my plan is to have a shot of Tequila with everybody from Dtoid I meet. Regardless whether they want to or not. I'm looking at you Dtoid staff!
7. I don't get MMO's...
Never did. I don't get how people lose their marbles over games like World of Warcraft. Any game that I pay for that asks me to keep paying month in and month out will never net any interest from me. I don't care how great it may be or how brilliant the content, if I have to constantly pay for it, it's rubbish. Honestly I have seen people play the game and just don't get it. I may be missing something but then again I don't see why people pay for online play in games either.
6. My favorite game of all time is Front Mission 3 for the PS1.
I played the hell out of that game and occasionally turn to it whenever I find myself nostalgic for super awesomeness in gaming. If you haven't played this game I encourage you to seek it out and play it. From it's strategic battles, to its ridiculous customizations, to its facsimile in game internet where you could get email and order parts from questionable sources, this game had it all long before others incorporated some of its successful parts. Front Mission 3 just rules. This was when the name Square meant something in the gaming world. Unlike now where their best games are re-releases of past gems.
5. I'm a t shirt whore.
I love t shirts. I couldn't even begin to tell you how many gaming t shirts I own and I still can't get enough. If you ever want to get on my good side, any kind of t shirt sent my way will cement you in good standings with me. Also Ron, I want that Cashwhore shirt you owe me bitch. Yeah I just called you out like that!
4. My gaming guilty pleasure is Bejeweled 2.
I have it for my PC. I have it for my 360. And now I have it for the PS3. I love this game and when I start playing it I lose myself in it. I couldn't tell you why I love it so, just that it's simple brain candy. Easy to play, easy to get into and hard to pry away from. Many people hate it, I can't get enough of it.
3. I'm Puerto Rican.
Which also means I'm a bilingual shit talker and can, at a drop of a dime, sound like I have an accent. Not only that but everybody knows all the cool kids in Destructoid are of Spanish pedigree. It's a known fact that Spanish people are the best gamers in the world. We're born with a tan, have no trouble at all growing beards, and can out drink anybody under the table.
2. Additional Information about me.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I'm a diehard Jets, Knicks, and Yankees fan because of that. I reside in good ol' North Carolina where I enjoy fishing ( I have a pond stocked with catfish ), having golf cart races with my sons, and the leisure art of going to flea markets. I collect chess boards and have a robust collection that I add to whenever possible. I love movies of all genre ( my movie library is quite nice ), McRibs, and massive amounts of starch.
and finally... 1. Don't tell anyone but I kinda have a thing for Destructoid.
I fucking love this place. I don't think I'll ever tire of everyone here.