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03-30-2012, 09:24 PM
Ok here's a thread to introduce yourself in:

My name is Matt, and I'm a student nurse in my final weeks before graduating. I used to work at Burger King for like 8 years and then I quit to become something I could be proud of. So basically I went into nursing, and surprisingly I'm not gay(nothing wrong with being gay though).

Ok so that's me from an education and financial standpoint, now let's rock history.

I was born in 1984, and my first game console was an NES, although I played an atari 2600 prior at a girls house who lived next to me. I've really missed oldschool games since then, too many FPS game and bad (too easy) 3D games. So you will probably see me playing top down 2D games, or side-scrollers.

I remember getting a gameboy (The brick) and that being like amazing, I would pretty much play it till the batteries died. I would stop playing to watch "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" on SNICK or "Rocko's Modern Life" (Which I remember seeing the first episode premiere).

My favorite recent steam games are... well it's pretty much just one and it's dustforce.

Anyhow that's me pretty much, go ahead and introduce yourself if you want.

Sorry for the wall of text.

03-31-2012, 05:27 PM
Nobody else so far? Well, I'll bite! ;)

My name is Tom Lipschultz, and I'm a localization specialist at XSEED Games. I used to work as an assistant English teacher in Japan through the JET Programme, then got a job at (the eventually EA-owned) Mythic Entertainment, first as a Japanese-language customer support rep on Dark Age of Camelot, and then (after the Japanese server got merged with the American servers and all Japanese-language support was dropped from the game) a developer on Warhammer Online.

Sadly, when the infamous EA layoffs of November 2009 hit, I found myself out of a job. I intended to go back to Japan for a bit, but fortune struck in the way of a job at XSEED, to which I was hired thanks in part to my previous fan-translation portfolio, and thanks also in part to being a raving Falcom fan-boy (as XSEED had just initiated a U.S. partnership with Falcom to release three Ys titles and three Legend of Heroes titles on the PSP). ;)

I've actually never been much of a PC gamer (I grew up with console games), but I sank my teeth into Falcom's Japanese PC library back in 2005 (after being reintroduced to their awesomeness through Japanese PS2 ports of Ys VI, Ys I & II and Zwei!!) and have since systematically worked my way through a pretty sizable stack of their games.

And I never looked back. ;)

I'm really proud to be contributing my skills to XSEED's Falcom releases, and it feels great to finally open the door to their huge PC catalogue.


03-31-2012, 06:20 PM
My name is Marlon and I'm a Journalism student, currently in my second year and enjoying it a lot. I used to be a Computer Science student, but I gave up on that (after my 4th year) because I realized it wasn't for me. I was having a really bad time.

I got my first videogame when I was 2~3 years old (I was born in 1989), an Atari (can't remember the model), but I can't say I really enjoyed its games because I was too young at the time. The ones that got me hooked on games were the Sega Master System and Mega Drive (Sega Genesis in USA), which were EXTREMELY popular here in Brazil, more so than the NES and SNES. Alex Kidd, Sonic, Fatal Fury, Mortal Kombat (this franchise was much more popular than Street Fighter here in Brazil at the time, as well)... Good times. After the Mega Drive, I got a Nintendo 64 and had probably the most fun out of any gaming consoles I've ever owned. Everyday there'd be 3~5 friends in my house playing all kinds of games. It was at that time that I got to enjoy my first RPG, Final Fantasy VII, with a friend's PS1, which blew my mind.

Since those days, I've never stopped playing games (specially RPGs, new and old). I have much to thank my father, as well, for being so supportive regarding games, probably because he's also an avid player. He introduced me to Quake, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Heretic, Hexen, Full Throttle, Monkey Island and many, many, more PC games when I was just a kid and I had a blast playing them with him. Some parents would probably think he's crazy to let his kid near those "violent" games ("Shake it Baby" who remembers that? :P) but I definitely believe games aren't a bad influence.

Well, that's pretty much it for me, at least regarding professional and gaming life haha!

04-04-2012, 01:15 AM
I had clinical today, and I totally got my ♥♥♥ kicked in terms of stuff to do. I basically got to the point where I was so frustrated that I ceased to be frustrated, and just went with the flow.

It's happened to me before, but it's the strangest sensation because I know that I was frustrated a moment ago, but now I've just accepted it as reality that I can't do anything about and do what I can. It's really hard to explain unless you've experienced it, but it's pretty amazing other than I was an hour late getting out.

Not really sure why I'm posting this here.