Welcome to my home on the internet, A Reluctant Gamer. I feel that I should explain my choice of title. If you’ve read my About Me page, you’d know I’ve been gaming since I was a wee tot, probably close to 17 years on and off. So how can I be a reluctant gamer? My reluctance comes from the fact that I pretty much was (and sometimes still am) unwilling to try new things when it comes to gaming. I have been a PC gamer almost my entire life (but not an MMO one), mostly stemming from the fact that my mother REFUSED to have video games in our house. Luckily for me, my dad is a techie.

I had a NES and GameGear growing up, but most of my time was spent on a computer. When all these “next-gen” consoles came out, I basically ignored them, not wanting to give up my mouse and keyboard (or classic Mario and Sonic). I also have the unhealthy addiction to books, according to my gamer friends. I read for pleasure (gasp!). As an Information Technology major in college, I was surrounded by geeks. It was only natural that sooner or later I’d be suckered into playing some kind of next-gen console when they were missing a fourth. My first foray into “modern” gaming took alot of convincing on other people’s parts. I did not like the controller of the 360 or first person shooters at all. But now, they are some of my favorite games and the 360 is my favorite console. Almost all of the games that I get the most pleasure out of playing weren’t my first choice. They were more or less forced upon me by people telling me how good they are or that I’ll like them (Guitar Hero, Halo, Mass Effect, Gears of War, Jade Empire, etc…).

I’m working on fixing my problem, but I have this feeling I’ll always be a reluctant gamer in some way, shape, or form. So bare with me.

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