Posted by Atlas (2435 posts) -

It's funny that I was actually one of the first Giant Bombers. I woke up on the 21st July and the site was online and running. I had to jump in. For the first two or three days I got addicted to posting on the site, hence the post count, but then I just sort of faded away from the site for unknown reasons. I've been a die-hard listener of the Bombcast for ages; I got into it around the time of the first proper Bombcast, so I never got to hear the Arrow Pointing Down podcast. Shame. Anyway, so in spite of this severe absence, I've decided to be more involved in the Giant Bomb community by posting more on the message boards and maintaining this blog.

I've already got a blog at a music website I regularly frequent, AbsolutePunk.net, but I've found in recent weeks I've spent much more time talking about games that I have spent talking about music. So I figured I may as well make a seperate blog for all my gaming musings and keep my other blog gaming related. On my other blog I also cover the NFL football season, wih predictions, recaps and other thoughts, and also do personal life updates. I think I'll probably post the NFL topics here as well, but I'll keep the personal stuff off to keep it as tight and relevant as possible - my other blog can get a little messy. So as of today, I am dedicated to joining the many dedicated bloggers we already have here at this fine gaming site.

So I guess this first entry had better be about introducing myself, giving some background, and explaining just what you'll be getting yourselves into if you read this blog.

I started gaming during the early 90's; we had a Sega MegaDrive in our house, which I loved, but then into the later 90's we had to get an Nintendo 64. From there I was a loyal Nintendo fan. I've had about 4-5 Game Boys of different types and sizes over the years, and coming into the early 2000's I got a GameCube. I also did quite a bit of PC gaming, although I never used online gaming, and still don't really to this day. Eventually I went off games for a bit until I got way into The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for my PC, which quickly became my favourite game of all-time. I obsessed with it for all of 2007, during which time I tentatively considered whether I should get a new games console, and which one I should get. For a while the Wii stood out as the obvious choice due to my history with Nintendo, but the gimmick never really appealed to me. So the choice was between the Hi-Def consoles, but they were rather expensive. Eventually though I made up my mind. Partly because I was so dispondent that Crysis wouldn't run on good graphics settings on my laptop, and partly because we just got a Hi-Def TV at my Mum's house, I had to join the next gen, and so I got an Xbox 360. I don't regret this decision in any way. It's broken down once on me, and I got it back in 10 days, which was rather annoying. In 2008 I have toyed with the notion of getting a second console, but I've resisted the temptation so far, and aside from Oblivion, Half Life 2 and Portal, I've spent very little time playing PC games this year.

So that's pretty much a recap of my general gaming history, but I'll get a little more specific later on. I'm looking forward to doing this blog; it should be a fun ride. For now though, peace.

#1 Posted by Atlas (2435 posts) -

It's funny that I was actually one of the first Giant Bombers. I woke up on the 21st July and the site was online and running. I had to jump in. For the first two or three days I got addicted to posting on the site, hence the post count, but then I just sort of faded away from the site for unknown reasons. I've been a die-hard listener of the Bombcast for ages; I got into it around the time of the first proper Bombcast, so I never got to hear the Arrow Pointing Down podcast. Shame. Anyway, so in spite of this severe absence, I've decided to be more involved in the Giant Bomb community by posting more on the message boards and maintaining this blog.

I've already got a blog at a music website I regularly frequent, AbsolutePunk.net, but I've found in recent weeks I've spent much more time talking about games that I have spent talking about music. So I figured I may as well make a seperate blog for all my gaming musings and keep my other blog gaming related. On my other blog I also cover the NFL football season, wih predictions, recaps and other thoughts, and also do personal life updates. I think I'll probably post the NFL topics here as well, but I'll keep the personal stuff off to keep it as tight and relevant as possible - my other blog can get a little messy. So as of today, I am dedicated to joining the many dedicated bloggers we already have here at this fine gaming site.

So I guess this first entry had better be about introducing myself, giving some background, and explaining just what you'll be getting yourselves into if you read this blog.

I started gaming during the early 90's; we had a Sega MegaDrive in our house, which I loved, but then into the later 90's we had to get an Nintendo 64. From there I was a loyal Nintendo fan. I've had about 4-5 Game Boys of different types and sizes over the years, and coming into the early 2000's I got a GameCube. I also did quite a bit of PC gaming, although I never used online gaming, and still don't really to this day. Eventually I went off games for a bit until I got way into The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for my PC, which quickly became my favourite game of all-time. I obsessed with it for all of 2007, during which time I tentatively considered whether I should get a new games console, and which one I should get. For a while the Wii stood out as the obvious choice due to my history with Nintendo, but the gimmick never really appealed to me. So the choice was between the Hi-Def consoles, but they were rather expensive. Eventually though I made up my mind. Partly because I was so dispondent that Crysis wouldn't run on good graphics settings on my laptop, and partly because we just got a Hi-Def TV at my Mum's house, I had to join the next gen, and so I got an Xbox 360. I don't regret this decision in any way. It's broken down once on me, and I got it back in 10 days, which was rather annoying. In 2008 I have toyed with the notion of getting a second console, but I've resisted the temptation so far, and aside from Oblivion, Half Life 2 and Portal, I've spent very little time playing PC games this year.

So that's pretty much a recap of my general gaming history, but I'll get a little more specific later on. I'm looking forward to doing this blog; it should be a fun ride. For now though, peace.

#2 Posted by mubress (1517 posts) -

nice blog man.

btw, you can still listen to the arrow pointing down podcasts on itunes or in the bombcast section on here. Obviously they aren't exactly topical, but there's still plenty of funny stuff on em :)