Figured I should go into more depth about myself. So without further ado… my origin story. It’s not as interesting as, say, getting bitten by a radioactive spider or being exposed to a radioactive gas cloud, but it’ll do in a pinch.
You see, when a man and a woman love each other… huh? Not that origin story? OH! You mean THAT origin story! That makes more sense, and is a lot less graphic. Okay, okay, *ahem* okay…
When I was really little (4, maybe?) we moved to a new neighbourhood. Shortly after, we went to meet our neighbours for the first time. The husband was a complete computer nerd; super knowledgable and a great guy. He let my brother and me play on his Texas Instruments TI-99. Well, my brother anyway. I just sat there and watched the tiny tank shooting down the aliens in Space Invaders. But I was very intrigued by all those moving characters.
Some time after that initial visit, our neighbour gave us the TI-99 as a present! I was on that computer like peanut butter on bread; playing games on carts and tapes, programming in Basic… good times all around.
Then, one Christmas, my folks bought us an NES. And I never looked back.
I’ve played hundreds of games across several platforms, watching the industry evolve from the humble pixels and blips and bloops of yesteryear to the fully orchestrated 3D behemoths we play today. Like many of my gaming brothers and sisters, I buy many games over the course of the year. I was doing well keeping up, until November 2008 when I started playing Final Fantasy XI exclusively for 2 years.
My backlog suffered as a result.
Now free from the clutches of MMO-dom, I’m trying to get my backlog under control and thought I would share my journey with you. It’ll certainly give me lots to talk about!
In addition to chronicling my backlog journey, I want to share my thoughts on the latest news, write previews and reviews of newer game releases (if I happen to pick them up, that is), and other events.
Lastly, there are a lot of talented gamers out there, be it with paintbrushes, electric guitars, or crochet hooks. I wanna highlight these crafty cats and show you their awesomeness.
All this to say that I just want to share my love for this hobby with everyone. This is all in good fun, and I hope you’ll have a blast wading through the Vast Sea of Games as I will.
Thanks a lot for reading! I know that was quite a bit to go through. I’d like to conclude by inviting you to follow me on Twitter for more nerdy nonsensicalness, as well as subscribe to the RSS feed to keep track of the latest blog post. Finally if you have any questions, concerns, news tips, or just want to shoot the breeze, feel free to contact me.
Thanks again, and talk to you soon! 🙂