Ive been lurking around these parts the last year or so, enjoying random articles, reviews, shows, and Jim Sterlings sense of humor and literary witchcraftery (comment section of the Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise review was mindblowing). So having just finished all my exams for the semester, I thought it would be nice to check out the msg.board. I've been to other forums before (skating+norwegian gaming site), but nothing comes close to the size of this one. So I'm exited and intrigued.
I'm 25 years old, born and raised in Oslo Norway. Ive been playing video and computer games for as long as I can remember. Some of my first game memories were playing Monkey Island on my fathers PC and The Legend of Zelda on my sisters NES. When I had finally earned enough money for a SNES (took me 9 months or so) and a copy of Super Mario World, I was hooked. From that day I've considered myself to be a gamer. I can thank gaming for my relatively affluent English, from having to read imported gaming magazines in order to keep up on the scene. I've been to Nintendo shows (where I once won a Lamar 1080º Snowboarding snowboard, wee), mid-night releases and LAN-parties.
Some of my all time favourite games are (except Mario, Sonic, Zelda, Metroid, FF, MGS, RE games etc. that most gamers love):
Day of the Tentacle
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
The Longest Journey
Shadow of Memories (Shadow of Destiny in North America)
Broken Sword I&II
Skies of Arcadia
Winback (Guilty pleasure for sure. Not a good game in general, but I was looking forward to it for so long I guess it clouded my judgement. Good boss battles though)
Super Castelvania IV
Phantasy Star Online
Shadow of the Colossus
The Walking Dead
As you can probably tell by the games I listed, I'm a huge Dreamcast fan, and I still believe its has the best game library to date considering its short life cycle.
In my spare time I like to play music. Ive got a couple of guitars, a banjo, an ukelele, a mandolin, a keyboard and a violin. I've been playing with various bands the last couple of years. Now I'm working on starting a new band, drawing influence from old Modest Mouse and Built to Spill, but perhaps a bit more up-beat and fresh.
I used to be a pretty good skater. Travelled around Europe and the US. Now Im too swamped and lazy to hit the streets, and spend most of my time at school or at home with my girlfriend, our two dogs and my cat, playing videogames. She's a gamer as well, but she's more of a nintendo gamer (Fake Nerd Girl zomgwtfbbq). She also has 200+ hours in Skyrim, and we play games such as RE5+6 and LFD2 together.
I hope I'm welcome here, and feel free to ask me any questions!