Hello Vingle friends and family. I've been notified by the Vingle Video Games Committee (there isn't one) run by @VinMcCarthy (he's real, I think) that I've been made a support person for the video game community. And with great honor, I accept this position. Much like Naked Snake (above) I graciously accept the challenge.
I am unsure of what this means exactly. Although, I think wearing an eyepatch is something that is mandatory. At least that's what @VinMcCarthy has told me. So it makes typing a lot harder than it normally is. I thought of a number of different ways to introduce -- or re-introduce -- myself to the community and they were all terrible. So instead, here's a short list (3) of my favorite video games and maybe that'll tell you a little bit about me and what I like.
Red Dead Redemption
I'm pretty sure I've talked about Red Dead Redemption before and how it's my favorite game of all time, so I won't get too much into it. But this game will always be special to me because it's the only time I felt compelled to try and 100% a game. I've never really wanted to do that in a game before and the fact that Red Dead brought me to that place is something I'll always cherish. It also came out at the perfect time (I had just finished a semester of college) and I spent most of that summer playing that game with friends online and alone. It was a really good time and if you haven't played it, you should.
Mass Effect (series)
I absolutely love the Mass Effect series (yes, even the third one and its ending). One of the few times I was completely grabbed by a video game story (or any story for that matter) was with the Mass Effect series. I completely fell in love with the world and all the characters -- Garrus Vakarian is still my best friend. Sometimes, I worry that I won't have another experience with a video game series like I did with this one. When Mass Effect 3 came out and there was online multiplayer, I remember staying up way past my bedtime and playing with my friends as the sun came up. In my opinion, Bioware completely knocked it out of the park with this one.
And speaking of Bioware...
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
I've mentioned this game a little bit before. And I absolutely love the game. If you don't know me already, then you know that I really, really like Star Wars. The things Bioware did with this game are things that games today still continue. Any gamer worth their weight in salt will remember this game. Even if they haven't played, they know that this game started the path to Mass Effect and Dragon Age. It's one of my favorites.
And it got me thinking that I should probably play it again for old times sake. But as we all know, it's dangerous to go alone, right? So, as a support ghost-person, I'm asking for your help. Yeah, you guys. I know I don't know many of you and I want you guys to know that I want to know you, I want to be friends, man. So let's play the game together, yeah?
Sometime this week, I'm going to play the game, take screenshots, etc. Then later this week, probably on Friday, I'll post my progress and maybe you guys can, you know, help me decided whether or not I should be a Jedi or Sith. Or maybe I should be a cool guy, or a cool girl! Who knows? (I know). If this sounds like something you're interested in, drop a comment below. And I'll be sure to tag you in future KotOR cards!