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OMG, King3vb0 is in newest Mega64!

Imagine my surprise as I'm stumbling around the tubes this morning and I happen upon DToid's very own King3vb0 in the newest Mega64! I dunno why exactly he said his name was something else, maybe he was incognito. King you're internets ...


Beatles: Rock Band: A Dialogue between friends.

The following is a real conversation between myself and King3VBO about Bealtles: Rock Band. I think it summarizes my feelings more than anything. Also, please play RB: Beatles responsibly and do not drink yourself into a stupor so you pas...


Someone's got a case of the Mondays.

You know what? I'm bored. Not ; not even I mean Samuel L. Jackson motherfucking bored. And I don't swear. Much. Unless I've got the popeye suit on. But I digress... See, here's the deal. I've got shooter A, shooter B, shooter ...


Miss Suzi via Dtoid = sucky sucky?

When I woke up this morning, I found this in my inbox: Hello, How are you and how is your work hope all is moving fine.i seek for honest partner and i meet you at destructoid.com and it was interesting and attractive then i drop by to know...


Smackdown vs. Raw 2009: A skeptic's review.

Hello, cheeel-drun! [insert fallout radio announcer here] Today I would like to talk to you about a game for the PS3/360 (Wii and Ps2 also have it, but gimpified versions, so we won't discuss them) called: First, let me tell you that I ...


LBP Delay is Complete and Utter B|_|115417

Elsewhere on the site, you'll find a very nice and well-thought post on why we shouldn't be upset about the LBP release. That's not what you're going to get here. You're going to get angry typing, from someone who was affected. No snippy...


Little Big Planet: My obsession, let me show you it.

So, there's this small game called LittleBigPlanet coming out. You've probably never heard of it. But I wanted to show you how insane I have become over this gem. Behold...my Freeze Ray! ..er... Sorry, wrong blog post. Behold, my ...


My monthly post.. also why I'm quitting my job.

Well, for a week anyways. It is that time of year, again, the best time of year for unwrapping presents: ahem, er, actually I am referring to the pre-holiday games madness where they release every AAA title and leave me woefully poor. ...


Community Member Spotlight: Appreciating Bahamut Zero.

I have reflected upon my time here at destructoid, and noone has tickled my fancy more often than our lovable, zany, barely conscious Bahamut Zero. His zest for reporting the news as he sees it through hazy green glasses.... His constant...


Michael Turner's Passing. (NVGR, Comic related)

For those in the know, yes, this is slightly old news, but dammit... I'm a busy guy. Building walls, running 4E games, Playing Civilization and Naruto Demos... Anyways, Michael Turner was a comic book artist with a rare bone cancer that pa...


Tales of Etrian Odyssey: The Final Entry

Ah yes, Etrian Odyssey, I recall my days spent in its world well: The Labyrinth swallowed all... A crack in the vast forest opened at Etria's edge, leading downward like a gaping maw. The Labyrinth of Etria promises riches... fame... pre...


An analysis and manifesto of social gaming

Tomorrow is the 21st. A day before two significant individuals' birthdays. It's also the day that SingStar arrives in retail outlets across the land. I have done a lot of soulsearching on a topic lately that is hard to talk about, even w...


PS3 CoD4 2x XP Weekend... except it's not.

So, yesterday, the double xp weekend was supposed to start for us PS Triple owners since they waited so long for the map pack. "Self," I thought to myself, "you swore you were never going to do prestige mode because it took you so long t...


About balthone of us since 12:21 PM on 09.05.2007

Anything PS3, PS2, Old-school Mac (Dark Castle FTW).

My name is Mark, and I work in finance.

I am a nerdcore individual, and have done pretty much everything I've ever wanted to do in life. I've owned a comic shop, written for GamePro (one article w00t), traveled the world, played a couple CCGs professionally (and actually made money at it), owned 3 other businesses, romanced the most beautiful women and done it all with friends.

I have a blog over at https://www.gamersledge.com/wordpress where all the friends I pick up over the years like Katamari Damarcy hang out and we discuss nerdgasm things. Always looking for interesting people to join us.

There's a bit left on the old to-do list, but I'm pretty happy at my current job because I'm helping people.

I'd call myself a hardcore gamer; I started with el pong, although I was pretty young when it came out. From there I got a 'tennis' game (i don't think they actually had another name), my folks got me an Intellivision for Christmas and that was it; it was all over. I knew I could never get enough. (I get bonus points from all my friends because I still carry a He-Man intellivision keypad cover given to me by a great friend, in my wallet. The cover, not the friend.)

From there, my folks moved to the Ozarks, in the middle of BFE and Nowhere. I learned about the NES and eventually started stealing games from Wal Mart and Toys R Us, back before they had learned. Eventually I got caught stealing em at a video store, and I never did it again. But I bought a SNES from Wal-Mart my sophomore year in high school. Final Fantasy II made me an addict to RPGs. I returned my SNES to wal-mart in its original box and styrofoam my junior year of college. Because I had the receipt, original box and all styrofoam/equip, they gave me full price LOLz. I used that to buy a PSOne. It was that system that really drew me in and Final Fantasy VII and VIII and the original Persona destroyed any chance of me ever losing the RPG bug. I had a friend from Brazil while I was in college, and he was independently wealthy. Every week we would go and buy a SNES game or computer game and play it together and beat it. We were both great at fighters as well, so in my sophomore year I started doing the competitive circuit around KC, and always walked away with money. I've given up fighters mostly now; Tekken, VF, SC, SNK vs. Capcom2.. I play them for fun now; I don't have the time/energy to try to always win anymore... I won't forget the first time I walked into a Japanese arcade... I got 20-hit juggled with Cervantes. I cleaned up on SNK v. Capcom tho, and Virtua Fighter. I fared on tekken as I did on SC LOL.

Anyways, after college I started travelling for work, and was bringing in big bucks as I was gone all week/every week. I got a DC and every game/peripheral made for the system, in fours. I had a projector that I used for work, and when I was home 1-2 days a week, I'd throw parties like Mario Party as a drinking game, or Bushido Blade while drunk. It was great stuff. I picked up 5 ps2s on launch day, and let my friends buy them from me for cost. I got 2 ps3s on launch day, but 1 got cancelled, so the friend I had promised the other two let me get it. I was afraid I was going to be shot/mugged on the way out to the car with it. But it was awesome.

I am a Rhymes with Bony fanboi through and through, but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate Xbox or Nintendo.

I did a 50-episode podcast on videogame news/reviews at my website https://www.gamersledge.com/rssfeed.xml

I think it was hellafun and good, but scheduling conflicts with my partner and I led to its ultimate demise.

I produced that podcast, and was putting like 4-5 hours a day into it. It was too much with work; I'm beginning to think that a roundtable format with no sfx is a much better idea LOL.

Anyways, my gamertag on the PS3 is balth feel free to add me if you want to play some warhawk or super puzzle fighter hd turbo remix alpha hyper king kamehameha spirit bomb genshiryoku shin reppu shao koken II.

The only thing that really sucks about having moved back to the 'Zarks is that there are not really any educated nerdcore type people here. I have no friends my age here, so online gaming is pretty important to me.

RPGs; Persona 3, Every Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest VIII, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Elder Scrolls Oblivion, R:FOM, Warhawk, White Knight Story when it comes out.