|Contribution Rating:||7 (tied for 5677th; 6 in last year)|
|Member Since||Jul 19, 2006|
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|Location:||New York, United States|
|AIM Screen Name:||cynicalnihilist|
|About myself:||I've been a gamer for as long as I can remember, dating back to the consoles of the late 70s, the eight bit computers of the 80s, and the PC revolution that followed. I consider myself first and foremost a PC gamer, though I like playing classic coin-op arcade games and early console games (Atari, Namco, Neo-Geo, etc).|
I fondly remember the Commodore Vic 20, C64, and Amiga. In fact, my mom has a C64 that she herself refurbished, with help from parts scavenged from eBay. I guess it runs in the family.
My favorite genres are action, FPS, RPG, and strategy. I also like cross-genre games, such as Diablo and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. My favorite game of all time is... crap, I don't know. I'd have to think about that for a long time. Let's just say Doom. That's a safe choice. To me, classic gaming is a Commodore 64 or a vintage coin-op machine, like Galaga or Street Fighter 2.
Most of all, what matters to me is gameplay. I'll play the same game for years if it has good gameplay. Graphics, sound, voice acting, story, enemy AI, and the user interface can make a good game great, but they can't make a bad game good. Without gameplay, you have nothing else.
I've lived in small villages, big towns, and in the center of metropolitan cities. I share many qualities with my favorite city: I'm loud, unkempt, and never sleep. I'm bipolar, and I have difficulty keeping my opinions to myself.