My name is Ben Malinowski and I'm getting ready to go to Kennesaw State University to study computer science. I live in Woodstock GA and my friend Bagofsand told me about this forum.
Born in: Plantation, FL Interests: Games, Music, Anime, Computers Favourite TV Shows: Rap City, Code Monkeys, Family Guy, The Replacements, Real World, Daybreak Favourite Comics: Justice League Europe, Scud: The Disposable Assassian Favourite Bands/Artits: 3 Doors Down, Rooney, Goldfinger, Obie Trice, Eminem, Smilez and Southstar, Hot Rod, Field Mob, Lil Wyte, 50 Cent, Cam'ron, Presidents of United States of America, Mobb Deep Favourite Anime: Cowboy Bebop, Beyblade, Digimon, Neon Genesis, Voltron, G Gundam, Monster Ranchers, Yu Yu Hakusho, Ruroni Kenshin Favourite Video Games: Great Greed, Final Fantasy 7, Pokemon (series), Resident Evil (series), Second Sight, Lego Star Wars (series), Shining Force (series), Grand Theft Auto, Halo (series) Favorite Super Hero: Flash Current Job: Currently looking for one Favorite Food: Seafood
Last Edit: Aug 2, 2007 17:02:14 GMT -5 by neomerge
All the other cool kids seem to be doing it, so I might as well do the same. Bowing in to peer pressure.
22 and currently living in West Virginia to attend WVU (orginally grow up in Nother VA). I had some people at Neograf recongize me, so I guess I might as well say it here just in case there's anyone else who remembers my name. I used to be a proflic poster at Something Awful games forum, but was recently (several months ago, guess its not recently anymore) permabanned because of some criticism I said about the admins on a offsite forum.
Its probably for the best anyways though, I didn't like where the forums in general were going and it might have been getting to large for me, didn't have that close community some of the smaller places have.
Found this forum when I was reading site (not much else to do in S. Africa while I'm visiting my parents) and just saw for the first time that they hosted a forum here too. Missing the time I used to shoot the shit with people on nerdy indepth discussions on videogames, figured I should register and check it out. I think I'm going to like it here, already trying to figure out a good idea for an article to write.
Since everyone else is doing it, I should do the same.
Born in: Madrid, Spain Interests: Games, History, Economics, Theology, and Horror movies. Favourite TV Shows: Arrested Development (sadly canceled while in its prime) Favourite Comics: Walking Dead, DMZ, Ghost in the Shell 1.5: Human Error Processor Favourite Bands/Artits: Cibo Matto, Mogwai, Flogging Molly, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Portishead, 65 Days of Static, Wax Tailor. Really, anything Post-rock or Trip-hop. I'm going to update my list when I get back, but this should give a good summary of my music www.last.fm/user/Gorbash9k/
Favourite Anime: I actually don't watch that much to be honest. I guess it would be Ghost in the Shell, Nana, Fist of the North Star. Favourite Video Games: Shin Megami Tensei (series), Tetris, Silent Hill (series, except the 4th one, that was a let down), Resident Evil (series). I'm a sucker for horror games and Atlus Favorite Super Hero: Batgirl (The Cassandra Cain verison) Current Job: Student Favorite Food: Seafood
Last Edit: Aug 6, 2007 17:08:21 GMT -5 by Gorbash9k
-Who? M' name's DANoWAR. I'm an excessive gamer from Germany. When I don't play games, I study IT at the university (or oftentimes outside the university, as lectures tend to be rather boring and mostly of the "I read out loud what Is written in my Power-Point-Presentation. Then I ask if there are any questions but by that time everyone and their mother is fast asleep." kind).
No part-time job at the moment, but you could keep your fingers crossed for me getting a Sys-Admin-job I proposed for...it would be the first Inside-the-Industry-Job I ever have. That would be awesome!
When I'm not gaming, I like to read books, watch movies and serials and have parties with friends. On-PC-hobbies would include "archivating", I'm a obsessive collector, god help me if I would have the money to acquire myself the collection I really would like to possess. At the moment my game collection amounts to 697 games...and that's just the games I bought, if you know what I mean. Still, at some point last year I stopped "acquiring" everything I could get my hands upon...the thought occurred to me that if I would continue like this I would never get to finish my games. So I stopped...at least the PC section *g*. Apart from collecting and documenting my games (mostly the documenting started to keep track where and how much I've got) I like to read about gaming and games. Kind of meta, I think. I like to read about obscure games, retro feelings, nostalgia and all that jazz. That's the reason I'm lurking on HG101 now.
- What games do I like? That's part of the problem...pretty much everything. My favorite genres would be Adventures and RPGs. Oh, and Survival Horror games. Well, okay, I'm glad to say that shitty games are looked upon once, never to be seen again. Also it seems that I will never get quite fond of sports games, apart from the occasional game with friends. Oh, Turn based strategy didn't find its way into my heart either, except for Heroes-of-M&M-type games. Although I never played a Console Strategy RPG, I'm sure I'm a sucker for that too. Last but not least, I couldn't stomach realism-based simulations, be it flight sims or sub sims...I find them too tedious.
-What systems do I have? I've seen a few in my lifetime... I've got a NES, an Amiga, a C64, a PS2 and my gaming PC. I once had a Game Boy, and have played some games on a SNES.
-What else? Well, every now and then, I get gripped by the need to write (a lot) about games. In my time on the Intarweb, I wrote a few articles (or reviews, if you may call 'em this), sadly for you in german. I'll link to them anyway, so you could see the layout if you wanted...
-Last words You know, I really hate the german stereotype that is present in many minds. Let me just say that I'd never wear Lederhosen and I never eat Saumagen. Oh, and Sauerkraut only every few months, when having big lunch with the family. *g* (Not only Sauerkraut, it's just a side dish. Chicken is the main dish...) Those stereotypes are called bavarians, live in a "country" of their own, and are sometimes called foreigners even by me. ;-)
I'm taking German this fall. Maybe I can use you...
Mir gehts gut, und selbst? *g*
Yes!! Use me!!! ...or maybe not ;-)
@charredtoast: I also played thru Threads of Fate and find it quite amusing. Gotta love the "WORLD DOMINATION!!!" humor. Although I think it's sad Square couldn't wring more out of the two story threads-concept. We could have had really different quests intertwined, and not only two different quests that kind of overwrap, if you know what I mean...in this game, there was one quest or the other, the two don't fit together...
Born in: L.A., CA Interests: All video game genres, except for racing. Probably because I'm terrible at them. Favourite TV Shows: ESPN. Ninja Warrior. Favourite Comics: Any Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman stuff. Anything by Kevin Nowlan. Favourite Bands/Artists: Everything but country. Favourite Anime: Hikaru No Go. Favourite Video Games: Street Fighter Alpha 3. Virtual On. Numerous old school RPGs. Current Job: Graphic Designer/Production Manager Favorite Food: Lobstah.
Like I mentioned in a previous thread, I grew up in Vegas arcades because my dad was a gambler, and he would drive the family from California to Vegas on weekends. I would spend 10+ hours a day in the arcade.
During the Street Fighter arcade boom (late 80s - early 90s), I was a teenager in Southern California. This was a time when you could find quality challengers at any donut shop, liquor store and arcade. Rows of quarters lined the machines, and crowds of people stood around to watch. I remember fights breaking out in the parking lot over this game! We would cruise from arcade to arcade looking for good players to fight. It was an amazing time.
In college, I got back into fighting games, and played tournaments regularly. If anyone's been to Southern Hills Golfland, I've probably played you. We were a test site for a number of game companies, and produced some of the best players in the U.S. It's closed now, but I have fond memories of the place.
I still game. Finding this site will force me to game more ;D
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur. (Everything sounds more profound in latin.)
Post by The_Neon_Orange_Ninja on Aug 21, 2007 20:29:50 GMT -5
Hurray for Unoriginality!
Born in: Phoenix, AZ Intrests: Games of all kinds, Favorite TV Shows: World's Strongest Man Favorite Comics: House of M Favorite Music: Video game music of Coruse Favorite Anime: Hikaru No Go Favorite video games: Fatal Fury, Chrono trigger,Street Fighter2 Major in: ME GOOD IN ENGLISH Favorite Food: Spagehtti with mizithra cheese
I started gaming at my friends house, playing the Nes Teenage Mutant ninja turtles, playing that for days on end with my buddy, then I got an Nes with a couple of games, then the game boy and my gaming history evolved from there.
I didn't do any hard core gameing until the late 90's when the N64 came out, from there on out, I played in a bunch of tourtuments and still do for ranging from Smash Bros to Forazoa racing.
Current location: the Game Stop behind my house.
Mastering the Hadoken Since 94' "hmm... Maybe a Job Change?"- Ninja's Question proposed with the statement above
I'm Julien, I live in Avignon and I've read HG101 for a long time, now. I discovered it quite a while ago as I was searching some info over Tengai Makyô series. I love this webstie so, I decided to register the boards. I'm still a 20-years old student (in communication if you want to know) and except video games, I'm interested in soccer (I play as a GK) and I'm a supporter of Racing Club de Lens.
As far as video games are concerned, I play pretty much every kind of game : shooting games, RPG, action or digico. I'm a huge fan of Akumajô Dracula and well, I also like Castlevania Dungeon ! I love Shining Force too (especially the 3rd), Phantasy Star (especially the 2nd and 4th ones), Silent Hill (especially the 2nd one), DoDonPachi (especially Daiôjô), Radiant Silvergun, Psyvariar, DraQue, FF, Front Mission... And a lot of other games I may not think of right now.
That's all, folks. I don't know what to add! See you on boards!
Real name: 姜元璽 (for those of you who can read it) 元 = Yuan/Gen (Gen as in Street Fighter Gen)
Designing games (more than playing them). Sprite or dot art, chiptune music composition, "traditional video game arts", games in general (though I can't play too much).
Traditional Asian arts like calligraphy, calligraphic painting, Chinese and Japanese poetry, piano, Chinese horizontal flute (my family is very "traditional").
I liked games so much that I ended up working in several areas of gaming. I like any kind of game that comes out. Old or new, western or easter, I always try to find the message and beauty in a game.
There are only small exceptions, like when an existing classic is given a bad treatment on a newer system port (GBA *sneeze*), or when something is done ONLY with the purpose of earning more money than what was invested in it. Then maybe I'll complain.
I discovered this website because of its incredible coverage of games. I am someone who takes video games very seriously, and I have exposed how video games are a very versatile form of art a couple of times, one of them for distinct figures like the director of Shreck.
I have given expositions in colleges on sprite and tile art, game visual design with restrictions, chiptune music, and other skills that were refined as games progressed, but are being lost very fast, specially in the West. I hope that one day classics will be shown regularly in museums, and that articles like the ones in this website accompany them.
What else... I'm 175cm, 54kg, in my 20s, half hispanic, half Taiwanese, speak 4 languages, have REALLY long hair (like Fei in Xenogears), have like 70~75% of the important consoles made throughout game history (I have like 50~60), literally THOUSANDS of game software that I hope to play one day as my retirement plan , and have made/worked on several games. These are my websites.
Post by seraphiscain on Nov 7, 2007 3:25:45 GMT -5
Hello all. Let's see, what to say...Well, I found this place through VtB. I'm a fellow writer of his over at Siliconera (I write under my real name, Levi, over there). Been out of high school for a while now, currently just kinda floating around and trying to find my path. I love video games, and am very passionate about them. Would eventually like to make a career out of writing about games.
Well, as they say, "When in Rome..."
Born in: Alexandria, Louisiana (though I now live in Ohio) Interests: Video games, internet, music, and video games. Favourite TV Shows: MST3K, M*A*S*H, basically everything on TV Land and Nick at Nite. Favourite Comics: Anything involving Deadpool. Favourite Bands/Artists: World's End Girlfriend, God Is An Astronaut, Agalloch, Zao, Portishead. Favourite Anime: Guyver. Favourite Video Games: Earthbound, Bionic Commando, Guilty Gear series, Castlevania SOTN, most Capcom and SNK fighters. Favorite Food: Any type of breakfast food. Bacon & eggs = win.
Post by barboachtraner on Dec 19, 2007 0:11:00 GMT -5
Hello. I'm a reclusive 18 year old from Chicago who does quite a bit of gaming, both via emulation and not. I've discovered quite a few games based on articles from this site, such as Wild Guns which I am playing on ZSNES at the moment. I hang out on an IRC channel for another forum I visit, so when I saw you guys had one I figured I might lurk there (using the nick SSBM_roy). You can see my taste in music here and my taste in anime here.