Heya guys. Here's a probably way too long introduction. Lots of pix and links because that's how I roll
I'm not new to Destructoid, but I haven't used the forums before. I've been commenting on articles and c-blogging for a long time, and even had a few blogs promoted. I'm now doing the Sunday C-Blog Recaps.
I was born in 1975 so I basically grew up with video games and the industry. I was a console gamer (2600, NES, Genesis, SNES, N64) until I got a PC in '98 and I haven't gone back minus snagging a used Gamecube for Twilight Princess. I try not to be a "PC elitist" (not always succeeding), but I think it's important to have a few of us who give the PC view of things here on Destructoid. I still follow the console gaming side of things, though, especially the technology.
Other fun/dumb crap about me, with pics where appropriate:
I did English in undergrad, and have a Masters in Cultural Anthropology. I'm working on my PhD right now, but struggling for a variety of personal reasons :/
I love computers, and I build and upgrade my own PCs. There is something immensely satisfying about it, I love using a machine *I* assembled to my needs rather than just a plastic box you plug in. For the other PC geeks, here's my system and specs. Nothing special at all, really:
Phenom II x6 1090T 3.4ghz - 12GB DDR3 - HD6870 -27" 1080p monitor - Win7 64-bit
I have 4 USB ports installed on the front - just like a console, and perfect for local multiplayer like Sonic Racing Transformed.
I also like clubbing and goth/industrial music, and I DJ occasionally as well:
Back when the Half-Life 1 mod scene was big, I was a community mapper and beta-tester for Action Half-Life. A lot of fun, and a great community. Wish I had the time/energy to get back into mapping. This is one of my maps- not too shappy-looking for being on a 15-year-old game engine, eh?
My favorite "weapons of choice" as a gamer are my Logitech G400 mouse (MX518 before that) and Horipad EX2 Turbo (great D-pad!). I'm also using a really oddball keyboard atm, the Enermax Caesar. It's a weird keyboard, but it's built like a freaking Mag-Lite. You could bash someone's head in with it and it would still work. 3.2lbs O_O
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Anyway, sorry for the long intro. I'm vain. Or I just like sharing. I don't know lol.
Anyway, hello to everyone- those I know and those I don't
WHY CAN'T I SEE YOUR REPLIES?!