Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Gamer In Me...

Personally, I am not as much of a gamer as many would consider gamers to actually be. I'm certainly not an expert, enough to write reviews about them. At some point in my life, I felt like I grew up, and video games were no longer for me. But that only made me feel like a big part of me died.

From time to time, I would catch myself downloading ROMs and console emulators to play old video games. It helps with killing time, and I happen to be a sucker for nostalgia. I considered myself to be a classic gamer, since I enjoy playing 8-bit and 16-bit games. I'm also into RPG games, like Final Fantasy, but I mainly stick to the non-Final Fantasy games like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, and Xenogears.

At this day in age, I failed to realize that there is a new way to play video games with friends. I knew about it, but I didn't even care to delve deeper into it. The world of MMORPG came, and I felt very, very left behind. I made a few attempts to get into it, but games like World of Warcraft, Starcraft, or whatever-craft didn't really appeal to my taste in gaming. I am way too into the whole side-scrolling, beat 'em up, earn EXP, talk to NPCs kinda guy. At some point in my life, most of my friends had some sort of IGN, or "In Game Name" from whatever game they were playing. I didn't, but it didn't really bother me... not too much. Okay, maybe, sorta.

Sure I played Texas Hold'em poker online before. That's no secret. In fact, I used to blog about my gameplay. It was fun, but it had to end. Gambling is not always a good thing. I gotta admit, that's another side of my life and video games, where I don't think I should be talking about publicly. Besides, that's something I have not done in a very long time, since the Black Friday of Poker.

Full Tilt Poker 
 I've had Steam for about four years now. Never really used it. I've searched for games that I could get into, but didn't really find one until recently. I wanted to put it to good use, since I still consider myself to be a gamer, even though I didn't have time for it. I have tried a few games, but the only game I am really into right now is Elsword. There are so many games that I have to try, but now that I'm in college, time will always be against me. I kinda wish I got into gaming before I started college. But I guess life has its reasons.

Elsword (via Steam)
This post is just a very short description of my life and gaming. I'm only writing this so I can add a tab on my navigation bar for this blog. I guess this could introduce my life, and video games. o w o

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