Monday, July 21, 2008

Welcome to Chibi Gamer!

Welcome to the first post at Chibi Gamer, a site dedicated to various ramblings of mine related to video games. Though no one will read this post for a many a day, I should take this opportunity to tell you about my gaming interests. My first console was an Atari 2600, which my family received from my Uncle when his own children had an NES and a Sega Genesis of their own. I was behind on the times, but as someone who always enjoyed playing video games over his friend's houses, I was pleased. Sadly, the Atari broke, but my parents would replace it with a SNES, and that was the beginning of the end as far as my free time went.

These days, I have plenty of systems to keep me company. My Sega Dreamcast is still hooked up, as is my Playstation 2, and for current-gen systems I have a Playstation 3 and a Wii. My DS probably sees more playing time than any of those systems though, thanks to the large library of games and its handheld, go anywhere nature. I'll play just about anything, as a quick scan of my shelf from across the living room confirms: JRPGs, scrolling shooters, platformers, puzzlers, FPS, third-person shooters, zombies, racing, karts, RTS, and things that are just plain quirky or niche.

I play and play through quite a few games, as I wait for brand new games and seek out older ones I have yet to experience in the bargain bins of Gamestop and the Internet. I will replay through games on occasion, usually during the downtime of new releases and when I'm not in the mood for the used copies of anything I've picked up. My job--I've finished college recently--allows me lots of free time, and though I have plenty of other hobbies, a chunk of that time is alloted to my love for gaming. Hopefully a community, even a small one, can build here over time, and we can spend some time talking about our exploits and excitement together.