About darphfatherone of us since 1:54 PM on 03.11.2009
Joined: 11 March 2009
My GamerName is darphfather (more commonly darph though) and I'm from infront of an Xbox 360 / Laptop / PC / iMac.
I've been into gaming since a young age... The Atari ST 2600 being the first console owned (well part owned has my bro who never used it was the other part owner). Hell my earliest gaming memory though is coming home from school setting ThunderCats up to load on my ZX Spectrum +3, going to do my homework and then have tea/dinner, by which time the game would of loaded.
I don't have a preference for console is the best, just which is the best for me. The reason for this is I hate "fanboyism". While I may be partial to the Xbox 360 and really dislike the PS3 (from a development point of view) it doesn't make me say "My console is better than yours" ... when we all know the Wii is ruling the consoles at the moment. lol
Also I've had pretty much every games console/home computer that has been out in the UK. My most favourite gaming era has to be the SEGA vs NINTENDO "Console War" Era. Both the Mega Drive and SNES were possibly the best consoles to of come out.
What is important to me where gaming is concerned the most important thing to me is the games. Which is why I have a 360. I find the controller not only fits comfortably in my hands but also I can get all my gaming tastes with one console. The only game that would of made me get a PS3 is Final Fantasy XIII but since it's coming to the 360 I can save my money.
In reality though I'm called Mick, Mike or Michael (which ever floats yer boat). I live with my Girlfriend and my son (who was born on 25/01/2009) in a place near Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK.
Currently I'm working around 30 hours per week and doing a FdA Animation & Illustration degree which is also Full Time course. Any free time that I do get is spent with my Girlfriend and Son which leaves little time for me to play on games at the moment. Although I usually get an hour on a night once my son has been put to bed.
My other hobbies consist of being Movie buff (I've been told), drawing & creating web sites. We have a dog and 2 kittens/cats. We did have 2 Fish but they died when I changed the water, so I've been called a fishkiller. lol
I've never actually wrote any form of blogs but I have wrote the odd review down on a game or two... other than writing the Reviews I'm unsure of what else is suitable. Any help/ideas/suggestions would be helpful.