|Contribution Rating:||12123 (ranked 78th; 1 in last year)|
|Member Since||Jun 23, 2002|
|# Messages Posted:||3380|
|About myself:||I just can't get these videogames out of my head!!!... so I might as well help with documenting them :)|
Truthfully, I guess you could call me a gamer, although I don't get excitied about the latest and greatest. However, neither am I a nostalgic retro-gamer, I remember quite well how terrible a lot of those games actually were and how frustrated low-resolution graphics could be. I guess I'd like to say "I play what's fun", but I'm sure I miss a lot of good games, and also sometimes concentrate on games that are "charming" or have "potential", even if they are flawed for most people.
Now about my history, I'm 26, male, have completed some college and have been wandering around the Internet in one form or another since 1992 or so. I've been involved with many websites, many of them being personal/niche projects that really aren't that important. However, this is the second time I've attempted the documentation of all existing videogames that MobyGames does. Previously I have been involved with vgmusic.com's Videogame Encylopedia section. Unfortunately it was an over-reaching project and I was fairly unqualified to handle it. Maybe if I hadn't been balancing it with highschool, the learning of HTML or etc. it might have worked out. As a result, it was never very detailed and never became what I wanted it to be. However I'm glad to see vgmusic.com is still up and maintains it's community and I fully support the removal of the "Encylopedia" section.
In 2002 I discovered Mobygames and realized they were doing what I had wanted to do, only better. I soon became a contributor of every game title I could find within my own house. By December, my name was familiar enough with other approvers that I was selected to become one to aid with the Dreamcast section. Now at the end of 2004, I aid in approving for many different systems and spend a lot of time doing maintenance on the website in the form of corrections, game groupings and trying to replace short descriptions. My future goals are to increase Mobygames usability and to work on providing our site with additional tools to increase it's relevance as a reference service for other people's materials and projects.
Since I do like *playing* games, I spend lots of time still doing that... it takes just as much time as my work on Mobygames... I also tend to load up a screen capture program whenever possible, because at least on a computer, the Print Screen button isn't too far away.
All Time Favorite
- Jagged Alliance
- Mega Man: Anniversary Collection
- Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula
- Suikoden IV
- Tachyon: The Fringe
- Thief II: The Metal Age
- Bone: Out from Boneville
- Comanche Gold
- Evil Dead: Regeneration
- Frontier: First Encounters
- Omikron: The Nomad Soul
- Protostar: War on the Frontier
Plan on Getting
- IBM PC / Compatible -- Upgrades never end.
- Nintendo Wii
- Atari 8-bit -- First Computer System
- ColecoVision -- First Game Console
- IBM PC / Compatible -- MS-DOS 6, Windows 95b, Windows 98SE, Windows XP SP1
- Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
- Nintendo Game Boy Advance -- Underused
- Nintendo SNES
- Sega Game Gear -- First handheld
Used to Have
- Nintendo 64 -- roommates
- Sega Dreamcast -- roommates
- Sony PlayStation -- roommates