Hey everyone!

After long deliberation I’ve decided to start a blog.  I’ve been putting it off for ages and ages and now it’s finally going to come to fruition.  I’ve always wanted to share my passion about the video game industry and now’s my chance.  I will talk about other things on this site but it will mostly be about games and the gaming community.  The very first system I ever owned was the original NES.  I was 3 at the time and could barely play so I’m not sure if it was for me or my parents.  I remember watching my dad play Duck Hunt and getting upset at him shooting the ducks, now I gleefully chainsaw locusts with my chainsaw in Gears of War, blood splattering all over the screen.  Man have the times changed.  My mom was the Mega Man master.  I remember her playing Mega Man 2 and how she beat it by herself.  This was back in 1988 you have to remember, the first issue of Nintendo Power had released in July of that year, but they didn’t end up covering Mega Man 2 until July of ’89.  Needless to say my mother went through the whole game without a guide.  I had no idea how big of a feat this was, until now.   I guess I get my gaming skills from her.  Thanks mom!

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When it comes to myself I will play pretty much anything.  I’ve owned most of the consoles that have been released over the years and my favorites would be the Super Nintendo, Playstation 1 and Dreamcast.  I definitely get nostalgic for all games that come from those systems.  My favourite game series is Final Fantasy, hands down.  I could go on about how much I love them all (yes even 13… to a certain extent) and how Final Fantasy 11 almost ruined my relationship with my future (current) wife, but we will save that for another time.  The current games that take up my time these days are Final Fantasy 14 and Overwatch.  I’ve been playing FF 14 since it launched and it’s amazing to see how far it’s come over the years.  I just recently dived into the Hildibrand questline and it has me constantly laughing out loud.  I was late to the Overwatch party, I just recently picked it up this past Christmas, but I’m having a blast with it and can’t wait to see what heroes they release in the future.

overwatch-groupMy wife loves her Sims and World of Warcraft.  My kids are obsessed with Little Big Planet, Minecraft and Roblox.  Growing up I was always hopeful that my kids would have an interest in games and it was something we could share as they grew up.  Now they won’t even let me on to play my own games!  I would like to have my wife and brother post on this page as well.  I’d like to even get my kids views on games, the games they are interested in nowadays are much more different then the ones I grew up with.  I think it would be nice to have their perspectives on things, keep us in the loop as to what’s hip and happening.  We have lots of gaming stories to share and I hope to hear yours too!  – NVJ

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