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Game Genres I like and some thoughts on modern video games

I owned an original Game Boy in the 1990's, the old block used to belong to my older siblings. I played Mario and Wario on it. I got a Nintendo 64, my first console, for Christmas one year with Goldeneye 64. Mario Kart 64, Ocarina of Time and Lylat Wars would all follow. I never owned Mario 64 though I played it quite extensively on two friends' consoles. I played Age of Empires 1 and later 2 as well as Sims on PC around the same time. Pokemon came out the year I got a Game Boy Color for Christmas so all was all. One day my Dad walked in with a SNES he got at work and an assortment of games.

I have played a lot of games. I have also owned a lot of different platforms and still have all of them. My foundations may be in Nintendo but after 2006-7 I never forgave them and switched to my Xbox and later the 360 came out and made it all the sweeter. I loved the N64 and the GameCube but having been spoiled by them I couldn't face the Wii and its focus on kiddy and casual games. A…

Necut as a wiki entry - copied from the wikia

The fourth planet of the Plerojam System in the Galactic South-West. It is a terrestrial planet but it surrounded by a dense magical cloud which gives it a brown-hue. It is slightly larger than Earth and part of the 'genetic code' of the planet is thought to be inspired by Earth as well. Etymology Composition and structure Orbit and rotation Habitability Cultural and historical viewpoint Chronology Moons, Asteroids and artificial satellites Etymology Necut was the name of the planet according to the original inhabitants and their rulers, a race of demigod-avians. Upon the arrival of the Six Gods they destroyed the original world and remade it to their liking, utilising various scripts including Earth's to create their ideal base. Sealed in by the Allies, they re-iterated the name of the planet to their followers and what remained of the original inhabitants. When the Elven Expeditionary Force set out for the planet-field they dubbed it Yondera II, with Yondera being used …

Stopped Ogame... again

This game takes up way too much time that I don't have. I'm due to start my TEFL course online very soon and in addition to potty-training Theo this week I can't continue doing raids and supervising mining and such. I put my account on vacation mode, so that maybe in a few weeks I can go back and play again.

At night I play some games on Steam or if I'm at home for the weekend I'm almost finished LA Noire on the 360, fun interactive story game.

Internet History

2006 - joined YouTube, Bebo

2007 - joined Facebook, first blog (livejournal) played Xbox Live Gold

2008 - started Ogame; more Xbox Live; this blog was started!

2009 - got a laptop, suddenly fast internet

2010 - introduced to internet memes, Twitter,

2011 - Skype sessions from Finland to Ireland, reading Foreign Policy

2012 - read more Foreign Policy until it stopped being easy, downloading and streaming intensifies

2013 - extensive use for BA/MA research, instrumental music for study

2014 - MA research, videos for Theo, music and Steam

2015 - started Ogame again, 4chong/implyingvidya; Steam Lan and renewed Twitter