Hello there fellow gaming enthusiasts! It has been nearly three years since I updated my profile, but reading through it again, not much regarding my personality has really changed. Perhaps I should work on that...
Now 26, the past year or so has been very hectic for myself and Nick. Our oldest son turned two in December (and is living up to the reputation of those dreaded terrible twos), I finished up an associates degree in preparation for my bachelor's, we had our second beautiful little baby Michael Louis on January 10 of this year, and then we packed all of our stuff up and moved back to New York from Florida.
As far as my gaming history goes, I've been playing them since I was old enough to hold a remote, but my true obsession with them began back when I met my husband when I was just 16. As we started our young lives together we began casually collecting systems and games until it spiraled out of control into an addiction that neither one of us are ready to seek help for yet.
Personality wise, I'm fairly low key and normal (some of the time) but tend to be a bit outlandish, explicit, and loud (most of the time). I have absolutely no patience for games when they become overly tedious, truly test my patience, or force me to play a Zelda water temple. When these situations arise, one of two things usually occurs. Number one, I turn the game off in a fit of rage and stash it away deep into the game collection closet, naught to see the light of day for months, years, if ever again. Or two (the most likely scenario), I fling the controller across the room (or into the lap of the person sitting next to me and ramble off random profanities while pouting like a two year old child.
When it comes to particular games that I prefer, I'm not too particular. I'll play pretty much anything, although I do have a soft spot for adventure games, survival horror, and retro titles. Some of my favorite games ever include the Legend of Zelda series, Psychonauts, Portal 1&2, Katamari Damacy, Fatal Frame, Eternal Darkness, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Persona 3.
The Used, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, System of a Down, Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Flaw, Story of the Year...you get the point. I like rock music.
Come see all the games you probably missed, but should've played (shame on you).
Unsung Wii games… where do you even start? Just about everything that came out on the Wii that wasn’t a major blockbuster went relatively unnoticed. Having written for a Nintendo-only site for a number of years, I had a unique opportunity to play many games that were off the radar for most Wii owners.
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If the title wasn't a dead giveaway, Gamescom 2012 is the main focus of our conversation. But that's not all!
After a hiatus due to vacations and general life stuff, Nick, Chessa, and Jason reunite for the seventy-fourth episode of PixlTalk. We kick things off with a bit of conversation on the Zelda symphony and segue into what we're all playing. The bulk of the cast is dedicated to the various announcements at Gamescom 2012, primarily Sony's news.
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The new-old PixlTalk crew takes to the sound waves once again.
The original (well, sort of) crew of PixlTalk is back this week as they reclaim the podcast that has been under the loving care of our previous two crews for the past few months. Coming back into the show we wanted to do something new and fresh that would shake up the original format and keep things moving at a steady rate.
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