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The Dragon Quest IX event: Map whores, all of you!

OK, I haven't been much for blogging this month. I blame five things: Dragon Quest IX, Persona 3 Portable, Metroid Prime, Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition and I had this Alternate Reality blog I was going to do that got so big, i shelved it and split it up the pieces for other blog posts down the road.

I also had other writing projects that aren't really blog posts. Looking for writing jobs is no simple task and my portfolio is so ancient, moths flew out of it. So fresh samples had to be created. And I kinda got hooked on the Blood+ anime series, too. I Netflixed the hell out of it and the X-Files this month.

So I went out to the Dragon Quest IX Event at my trusty Winston-Salem, NC Gamestop. OK, there are five in Winston, if you were there you know the one. My character was called Hush, because apparently "The Silent Protagonist" exceeded the character requirement.

I was there to be a map mooch. I wanted maps, didn't have any to share yet, but managed to get eight maps in addition to the Zoma map from the event itself.

Interestingly, absolutely no one cared to do the multiplayer and we were mostly aged from 21 to the age where women lie about their age, even though you can tell they're 45 (yeah, I went there o.o). Being that I'm 32, I was actually the third or fourth oldest person there. We only had one kid, whom I believe was 16.

All in all, it was a good time for all. We came, we saw, we got maps and posters. Looking forward to the next event, I just need to to check where it will be. I think our Best Buy will have the event next week, too.
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About The Silent Protagonistone of us since 1:33 AM on 10.06.2009

I've been into games since I was able to reach the joystick on the Pac-Man arcade cabinet. That was 1982 - ever since that day I knew gaming and I would be bound by fate in some way, shape or form that I've still yet to figure out.

Until then, I've decided to just play games, enjoy them, blog about games and otherwise not shut up about them. Well, I do think about other stuff, I just keep coming back to the whole games thing.

Metroid is probably still my all-time favorite series. Its the one I keep coming back to year after year despite which version it might be. Super Metroid and Metroid Prime 2 are my favorites of the series and I also often enjoy anything Metroid-like. I enjoy the solitude and exploration of such games.

I also enjoy Shin Megami Tensei, Fallout, Deus Ex, The Elder Scrolls - pretty much anything with a lot of solitary exploration and a large world makes me a rather happy camper. To contrast this I usually need some lighter and happier games as well, which could be anything from a Pokemon game to a fashion game. Retro games of most stripes are something I still enjoy. Sometimes you just need that sort of contrast to keep going.

My platforms of choice tend to be handhelds, I'm starting to consider dropping any non-Nintendo console in favor of PC since Sony's IPs don't appeal to me and Halo just ends up on PC at some point anyway. I don't hate Playstation per se, I just hate what its become under the current Sony.

I do keep a PS2 handy to revisit Playstation's glory days. Great console, easily one of the best platforms aside from SNES, DS and Dreamcast.

As for other things about me, I guess we'll find out, won't we?