My name is Larry, and I am 14 years old (being born on September 10, 1991) so my birthday is in about 6 months this Friday (which is my brothers birthday, he is turning 11). I was born into a military family and I have lived in Europe and the USA. Originally, I was born in Oslo, Norway so I guess you could call me Norwegian-partially. When I was growing up, I lived mostly in Ohio and I was thought to be autistic once because of the way I talked. I was talking a combination of Norwegian/English and let me tell you, it wasn't pretty. In Ohio, I was raised very carefully since I needed to learn English and other things before I went to school. I went to school late 1 year and that is why I am basically in the 8th grade still. I will be 15 when I enter High School so I get to drive in 10th grade (Oh joy... ).
I get really good grades in school currently except Math (because it is hard for me and I have a somewhat bad teacher). Oddly as it is, I love talking about gaming industry topics and I am ALL INTO games at the moment. I play sports and have an outside life but mainly it is PlayStation 2 and the boards here. I spend my weekends trying to finish all of the games I got for Christmas which sums up to be about 16. Kingdom Hearts is my main focus currently since Kingdom Hearts II is due out later in March. Now lets take a look into my gaming life.
In 1994 is when I first touched a video game. The first video game I played was Super Mario Bros. on my Nintendo and shortly thereafter, I expanded my collection with Zelda, Metroid, and other fascinating games that got me extremely interesting in gaming. I got a Super Nintendo shortly after my brother was born and what I really liked on that system was Zelda 3, Super Mario World, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy. What is really interesting about video games is that they helped me learn more and more. When I first started playing, there wasn't any game, I think, that had any voice overs in it so the text helped me read also with learning English. I feel guilty saying this but I bought a Nintendo 64 instead of a PlayStation back in 97 but I did get a PlayStation 2 in 2002.
Nintendo 64 is really when I started playing games daily and I craved more and more games. What I consider to be the best game ever, was Zelda: Ocarina of Time and I couldn't stop playing it for 2 years straight because it was so good. After that, I got my PlayStation 2 and basically waved goodbye to my GameCube. It all started in 2002 and I played Jak and Daxter to fill up my time with PS2. After that, I usually just bought Tony Hawk, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank (one of the best games for PS2, imo), and Sly Cooper games for PS2. In 2003-2004, I spent most of those years researching and trying to find out more about Jak II and Jak 3. Fortunately, I got to play the E3 demo of Jak II somewhere and I got to play Jak 3 a few months before its release.
Last year, I played games like Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 4 and God of War. With Jak X, I was able to play the full gold version of the game two weeks before it was shipped to store. Call me lucky now since I am able to get many games a month and I had a great Christmas last year because of all of the presents. I celebrate it to spend time with the family, don't worry. lol Anyway, coming up in my life is Daxter next week, Kingdom Hearts II, and Metroid Prime Hunters for DS all this month. Expect to see reviews on the PlayStation titles in the future and check out my Daxter Information thread at the Daxter Board.
Well, you can refer me as Wave (note this has to do with the ocean, not the action with your hand ) I'm 16 (17 in May) and I'm a junior in high-school. I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember watching my parents play the NES as a 2 year old. I currently live in IL.
When it comes to gaming interests, I usually am interested in games that interest me. I do love rpg's, especially Kingdom Hearts. Haven't gotten in touch with FF yet, but I will wen FFXII comes out. Last year I introduced myself to the mmorpg world with Guild Wars. I'm not a big fan for shooters, but have grown to like Socom FTB for the PSP. I love Burnout, especially since I can go online now.My all-time favorite games are: Kingdom Hearts, Guild Wars, and Burnout 3/Revenge. I'm an addicted player when it comes to Guild Wars.
I plan to go into Game Programming (I thought "If I started with video games, I'll end with it.") I just don't know where to go for college. No job yet, but I'll get one by Summer's start. When it comes to buying games, I always rent before buy. Though, I'm not much of a spender.
I think that covers it all.
I'm 15, born December 5th, 1990.
I guess I could start off with sports. Growing up I started with T-Ball, played 2 years of that at a very young age, and I honestly don't remember what happened but I guess I just moved on. From there, it was mainly basketball for the longest time, I usually played PG or SG, though I pretty much stopped last year. I did enjoy a year of soccer as well, played right forward, and some left forward as well. I really did enjoy soccer, actually did very well in my opinion for my first year ever playing, though that team that I was on split after that year. They had been together for 5+ years, I knew everyone on the team as well, just it split, and I missed club tryouts and didn't care to play recreational again with the team that would be taking over next year, so I just dropped that. Now though, I've been mainly focusing on golf. I first picked up a club in 5th grade, though I didn't get very serious till probably the start of 8th grade. I enjoy it, though it's too much of a mental game at times, and I can really feel disappointed after bad games....which happened today with JV swing team that I made just recently. Oh well, always another day.
As for gaming, I don't do it too much anymore, which as you can see I hardly participate in gaming discussion because of that. I just usually don't have the time, interest, or money for that sort of stuff. Though when I still do, it's usually always sports games. I did play a lot of Socom II back when it came out, also a lot of Starcraft for the PC. My prime of single player stuff though was probably the days of N64. Big fan of LoZ: OoT.
As for my future, I don't really know at this point. I'm kind of on edge still with my interest in being a dentist. I don't really know what else I want to do that would be realistic. I'd rather focus on high school right now, I'm only at the beginning, and hoping to keep my grades tip-top.
Nowadays, I come and spend most of my time here at the Playstation boards. Its really the only reason why I ever drag myself to the computer. I find it extremely addicting. I love readng all the game reviews and things everyone has to say.I think of this place as a meeting place where I can find all my news and information all together and on top of that, have a great time posting and meeting new people. During my spare time, I enjoy my favorite sport basketball.
As a future career, i think right now, its pretty fuzzy as to what I plan on doing. I have plenty of time now to figure out as to what i want to acomplish as a full responsible adult. But as for now, you'll always be able to find me either on the internet on the Playstation boards or playing Counter Strike: Source 24/7.
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I've been gaming since my brother bought a Nintendo 64 back when it first came out. I loved it. I've played some MMORPG's (FFXI-Titan Server, name Ferr- quit a year ago) (Runescape-Jonny14). So you may have seen me around on either of the two.
My Gaming Setup:
Monster Cable S-Video (if you dont have component, and have S-Video, pick this up, trust me, it makes a difference, especially if you are playing a game with a lot of text)
Some Top Secret Covert HDD Software
16 MB Memory Card
8 MB Memory Card
19 Inch Philips Magnavoc Theatre Sound TV
Five Speaker+ Subwoofer Criterion DVD Player Home Theatre Thing (it was cheap- 150 bucks, but gets the job done pretty well for its price)
Mini fridge (for those long nights with my head bent back)
And of course, my bed right in front of the TV lol
Recently I haven't really been playing too many video games, sort of been tinkering with the computer, these are some of my specs:
XP Pro Service Pack 2
Pentium 4 3.0 GHz 800 FSB
512 MB RAM
250 GB Western Digital Harddrive
40 GB Western Digital Harddrive
40 GB Sony Playstation 2 Harddrive (on the computer)
DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
17 Inch Dell Flat Panel
Software is things like AutoCad, Cheif Architect 10- things like that
I also got myself an Ipod Video 30 GB recently fo free! Its pretty sweet, with Itrip and all. Good thing I got this, because my PSP (also got for free), recently fell off of the top of my desk!
My new setup (this deck, plus Mission Bindings and Freestyle Boots)
Me... hope I dont fall!
Little Closer of a pic
Hometown: MIA, FL
Interests: Nature, dancing, music, cars, reading, movies, electronics, drawing, sports, video games, etc..
Favorite Music Genres: Anything that I can play a beat to.
Favorite Game Genres: Horror, Action/Adventure, puzzle, RPG, sport.
Favorite Games: Silent Hill Series, Fatal Frame series, MG & MGS series, GTA series, GOW, SoTC, GT series, Final Fantasy 7 / X.
Favorite Game Of All time: Battle Of Olympus
Name : Mark
Age : 31
Location : North Carolina but originally from Ohio
Family : I've been married for over 7 years and have 2 children
Occupation : Diesel Mechanic
Hobbies and Interests : Collecting horror movie figures,playing PS2 games,camping,fishing,hiking and bike riding.
Favorite Music : Classic and New rock
Favorite Game Genre's : Survival Horror,First Person Shooters,Action and Adventure
Favorite Movies : Anything horror and some comedies
Ahem. Me thinks tis better for MVP's to re-introduce themselves. It would help make this a longer thread.
Also, I think that adding ideas would bring more meaning to this topic.
EX) Hawk bio: Blah blah whatever (when I get feedback on re-doing MVP bios, that's when I'll add mine)
My idea: To create gaming topics here on the general board that mean more about life, then just about games. See my "Same/different" thread for a better example of this. My point is to start thinking deeper than we are used to. Write to what we know and discuss things that we aren't used to discussing, in order to bring better meaning to our responses. Understand? Hope so.
That's my 2-cents, what do ya think?
Hawk's thought of the week:
-"We are more than what we are. So, we are capable of so much more than what we've done. We think, therefore we are better than the simple games that we play." So sayth the Hawkfan
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