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Thank you, Mr. Robot (shortblog)

Apologies for the brevity of this thing. I’ll write a proper intro blog for myself later, but right now I just wanted to put up something short to commemorate Dtoid’s fourth anniversary. I first found the site over two years ago, when som...


About walrusmustdashone of us since 9:31 PM on 03.16.2010

So...yeah. It's always awkward telling people you've never met about yourself, but all you need to know about me is that one of my first coherent memories is playing Pacman on my dad's Atari 2600, and I haven't really stopped since. Actually, that's not the--

Hey! Where are you going? Oh, I see, you hear "The only thing you need to know about me is..." and then wander away after the first sentence? Well you can just sit right back down! Honestly, I was just saying that to be polite! Of course there's more. Rico, bind their hands.

Alright, now where was I...Oh yeah: Actually, that's not the best way to put it. The truth is, I'm an NES kid, and my real passion for gaming didn't flare up until I got my hands on that magical, utilitarian gray box and the original Super Mario Brothers (still probably the best pack-in game EVER) a few years later. From that point on I was hooked, and I spent my entire youth blasting my way through all manner of classic and not-so classic games (Isolated Warrior, I'm looking at you!). Eventually, the games started coming on discs instead of cartridges, and then on different kinds of discs, but I kept playing them just the same. I've owned most of the major systems that have existed, and also the Jaguar. My favorite genres are platformers and RPGs, but I'll play anything, and some of my favorite games are well outside my normal comfort zone. As you might suspect given my background, I'm a bit of a retro gamer, but I can love a good modern game just as much as a classic from the good ole days. One of my chief embarrassments (aside from the fact that I lurked on this wonderful site we call Destructoid for fully 2 years before signing on) is the huge backlog of unfinished, or in some cases simply unplayed games in my possession, as you can see below.

Some of my all-time favorites:

>Mario 64
>Chrono Trigger
>Skies of Arcadia
>Dragon Age: Origins
>Hotel Dusk: Room 215
>Final Fantasy X
>Star Fox 64
>Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
>Mega Man X
>Super Mario Galaxy
>Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Currently Playing:

>Mass Effect 2
>Tales of Vesperia
>Deadly Premonition

The backlog (with arbitrary completion percentage guesses!):

>Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition (10%)
>Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (70%)
>Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (10%)
>Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (25%)
>The World Ends With You (30%)
>Persona 3 FES (25%)
>Persona 4 (30%)
>Yakuza (5%)
>Jade Empire (75%)
>Odin Sphere (10%)
>Blue Dragon (50%)
>Lost Odyssey (27%)
>Steambot Chronicles (20%)
>Chrono Trigger DS (40%)
>The Elder Scrolls III: Morrownd (Who the fuck knows?)
>The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (See above)
>Final Fantasy XII (40%)
>Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (60%)
>Baldur's Gate (10%)
>Deus Ex (5%)
>Indigo Prophecy (30%)
>GTA San Andreas (10%)
>Jet Set Radio Future (25%)
>Star Fox Command (20%)
>Okami (95%)