|Contribution Rating:||2262 (ranked 179th; 225 in last year)|
|Member Since||Jun 06, 2002|
|# Messages Posted:||766|
|Location:||Ebikon, Switzerland |
|About myself:||There used to be a lengthy introduction here, which I messed up. Here's a few core facts so you know who you're dealing with:|
- I'm Swiss and I was born in 1985.
- I am currently working towards my Master degree in Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).
- My focus track is Visual Computing, where I can deal with video, photography, 3D graphics, machine learning, and all the other really interesting stuff you can do with computers.
- I have been playing video games since I was about 6 years old, always predominantly on the PC, although today I also own a PS2 and a PS3.
- Among the first games I played were Aldo's Adventure, The Blues Brothers, Bad-Cat, Test Drive, The Game of ROBOT, and Hugo's House of Horrors, where I learned my first English words.
- The earliest games I bought were the Microïds Action Pack (not yet documented anywhere), Fatal Racing (a.k.a. Whiplash), and The 7th Guest.
- Many more of my first gaming memories are related to the approximately 150 demos contained on the cover disc of German magazine CD Player 1/94.
As you can see from the list of my all-time favourite games to the right, I am all over the map. The only games I almost never play are sports games, and real-time strategy. The former because I simply don't enjoy them, the latter because I suck at them. I am most interested in Adventure games and other plot-heavy titles, C-RPGs, racing games and simulations, and the occasional action game or shooter.
I have special preferences for older and overlooked titles, and for games with fresh and exciting ideas. Most of my submissions to MobyGames will concern such titles, the ones hardly anyone else would bother with. I also submit the occasional review, where I concentrate on games that do not already have a review on the site, or where I feel I have something particular to say.
The title I am currently awaiting the most is L.A. Noire, and I am curious to see how the new directions for the Max Payne and Deus Ex series might or might not work out.