Hey, I'm Eric. I inherited the nickname "Pumpy" from never wanting to stop pumping quarters into arcade cabinets of practically any game back in the day. I've started playing games ever since my grandfather bestowed me with an NES from his brother's video rental store back in the early days. Ever since then I was hooked on glowing pixelated screens and free rentals. I grew up mainly playing SNES and it gave me a base for what I enjoy today. Although I love 2D dearly, I feel as though the newest gen systems have finally mastered 3D and recently I've been enjoying my 360 and the possibilities it has to offer. I'm not really into Halo because a man in a metal suit fighting aliens seems a bit weak in comparison say to a Resident Evil game (it's just not a game that gets me amped). I'll read game mags in practically any situation and my DS is always on the bathroom sink because when I'm not gaming, I probably wish was.
When I'm not under the influence of video games I play in a post rock band called Hadoken
. Check us out! I enjoy music as much as I like playing video games. I like a wide range of music but I really enjoy math rock, 90s indie stuff, post rock and always the occasional metal outburst. I'm hungry a lot so I enjoy cooking as well. Cookies solve any problem. I'm an English/film major at Umass Amherst and it's not a bad gig.