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King Leveler - Episode 1 now online!

For the very few people who were reading my blog, you might have been wondering why I didn't post anything for such a long time. The reasons is because I have been working for the past 8 months on King Leveler, an Internet video game show...

 
 
 

Megami Tensei Retrospective: Persona 2 IS - Part 2

Persona 2: Innocent Sin - Part 2 Welcome to part two of my Persona 2: Innocent Sin article. Instead of the usual write up, I decided to concentrate my efforts in making two videos showing off the best personas of the game. The first ...

 
 
 

Megami Tensei Retrospective: Persona 2 IS

Persona 2: Innocent Sin Persona 2: Innocent Sin is another gem that, for some obscure reason, have never been released in North America. Like Square did for many Final Fantasy titles in the US, Atlus skipped Innocent Sin and only relea...

 
 
 

Megami Tensei Retrospective: Persona

Megami Ibunroku Persona Persona 3 is considered, by many gaming magazines and websites, to be the best RPG of 2007. However, Persona hasn't always been such an acclaimed series. The first Persona game was more of a sleeper hit, especia...

 
 
 

Megami Tensei Retrospective: DDM - Megami Tensei

Digital Devil Monogatari: Megami Tensei Welcome to the first part of this Megami Tensei Retrospective! I don't intend to cover all the games in chronological order, but I thought it would be a good idea to begin with the game that star...

 
 
 

Megami Tensei Retrospective: Intro

Megami Tensei Retrospective: Introduction If you have been a gamer for a long time, I'm sure there's a series that have a special place in your heart; the kind of series in which you have nostalgic feelings attached to it. For me, this i...

 
 
 

Unknown Japanese games lvl 01: Centre Court Tennis

When I was living in Japan, I spent a lot of time shopping for video games in Den Den Town in Osaka (the equivalent of Hakihabara in Tokyo). At that time, I realized that I didn't miss anything special when I was living in Canada. Most of...

 
 
 

MMO Grinding memories lvl 01: Ran Online

For my first post on Destructoid, I'd like to geek out about one of the best gaming experience Ifve ever had; Ran Online. Because of the fresh modern setting and the Asian school theme, I was extremely hyped about that game. I even drew ...

 
 

About tehlvlerone of us since 6:40 PM on 03.09.2008



Hey, I'm teh_lvler. Welcome to my blog!

I've been reading blogs and listening to podcasts on podtoid for a while now, and I thought I might enjoy this website even more if I started my own blog.

I'm a retro-gamer, so I will mostly write about old games. I will also write about stuff unrelated to video games that might interest you.

English is not my native language, but I don't want to use this fact as an excuse for my poor English. Therefore, if I make English mistakes, please let me know and I will be glad to correct it.


Why the name "teh_lvler"?

Well, one of the things that I like the most in video games is to grind for endless hours to see my stats raise and hoping that I will eventually get to lvl 99. For that reason, I wanted to create a nickname that reflects the complete nonsense and the stupidity of my hobby.


What's up with your blog header?

The first RPG that I ever own was Final Fantasy II (IV), so for me, there's a very nostalgic feel to it. I still have the cartridge somewhere in my closet, but the save battery died a long time ago. In my own opinion, because of its bright and colorful manga-ish style, it's one of the most beautiful games of the Final Fantasy series. That's why I decided to incorporate some monsters and characters of that game in my blog header.

Not much because of the gameplay, but mostly because of the awesome music and art style, Castlevania is one of my favorite series. That's why I decided to use the background of the first stage of Dracula X and a picture of Aria of Sorrow.

When I was living in Japan, people couldn't pronounce my French name, so instead of calling me Mathieu, they were calling me Machu. For that reason, I created a name using Chinese characters that sounded like "Machu". The meaning of those two characters is "demonic alcohol" or something like that. Since studying Asian languages is also part of my life, I decided to put it on my front header.