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Groundhog Day: In the year 200X...

When I first tried to think of a subject for this monthís musing topic, a few different ideas sprang to mind. Sure, I could have talked about the hours Iíve spent just wandering the mountains of Vvardenfell. I could have gone on about Arcan...


(Re)Introduction + fuzzy memories of PAX

Hello (again) Destructoid! I have a terrible confession to make. I haven't posted anything in over a year! It is terrible, I know. In the last year I went from living in a house with roommates and cable internet to a studio near downtown ...


About ion rayone of us since 3:12 PM on 01.28.2009

Hey there Destructoid!
My name is Ryan, I'm 26, an on again off again game tester at Nintendo (Oh, contract work), and I've been living in Seattle since I was three. As many of you know, as someone who has been playing video games for most of their natural life, Seattle is a great town to be in.

I started out gaming on the NES my parents gave me when I was four or five, which is the same console I still spend most of my time on today (literally). I've owned or lived with people who have owned all of the current gen consoles and things, but I keep going back to my NES...which may or may not have anything to do with the fact that I went through three 360s in two years time, while the NES I've had for over twenty years still works like a charm (well, mostly.)

My taste in games has become more and more eclectic over the years. I think it might have started when I first played Incredible Crisis on the PS1. Since then, I've loved finding smaller, indie titles with intriguing ideas and quirky, nonsensical things like the Katamari Damacy series. I think this habit has started on a downward turn though, as I have found I also have a soft spot in my heart for lower quality games, in the same sense as my love for B movies. I really got a kick out of Jurassic: The Hunted and I love Earth Defense Force 2017, but...I have to make a confession.

I really like playing Lifeline.

It's terrible, I know.

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