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I joined in 2002, after following KiVan from his previous website.
I came for ROM, I stayed for knowledge and community.
I always been interested by video games, emulation, consoles and development. Anything related to computers and technology.

I like helping other users, but I'm less active since few months.

If you want a really detailed information on me, look the spoilers, beware it's long!
If not, you can skip them and look at the bottom only ;)

Favorite Games genre:
A-RPG
Adventure
Action
RPG
and open to any other genre except sport games.

Favorite console:
SNES: Lot of great games, very good time spent on it, and nostalgia
DS : Great handheld for his innovative touchscreen, tested a lot of games, and homebrew, still a lot of games I want to play, but in fact never played any games fully because of missing time :(
Wii : For hacking and development purpose it's a great console. Lot of homebrew!
PS1/PS2: for all their RPG, Adventure and action games!
PS4 : great console, good and nice game, lot of choices

Owned consoles:
More info on my wiki page.

Played games:
More info in my signature

I like:
Animation (Japanese for the majority, but I like discovering new horizon and new creator from different countries. I'm open to any form of arts)
Music (game/anime OST)
Movie/TV Series (action, scifi, fantastic, drama, comedy, etc., up to historical and documentary)
Video games (Playing, Hacking, programming)
Anything related to technology, science, language, culture.
Learning new things from many domains, watching informative TV programs, learning many things and accumulating knowledge.
Anything which require knowledge
I like sharing and helping other people. Though, I tend to become annoyed when people think I'm just a vending machine serving help.

I dislike:
Socializing
Playing on PC: for me the computer is a tool to work and learn. To play I choose Home consoles.

Would like (joke inside):
• An Airship :D (too many video games! ... but airship are rare now, only few companies are building them)
• Going to space, and seeing space exploration a reality one day.
• Scientist working together to develop new technology instead of putting money in wars. (going to mars = same cost as 2 days of war)

Fun-fact:
Liking video games, mostly RPG, directed me to japan. Learning Japanese and learning the country's culture.
In 2001, while playing PSO on dreamcast (my first online game), I met a Japanese player, with whom I became friend and chatted a lot. While playing, I told him that I would like to go to Japan one day, and he invited me to his home in Tokyo in 2002.

I moved everything else to my blog.
if you looked for it, look in my blog.
 
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The name is pyromaniac123 cause I like burning things. Joined after downloading a few patches for various games.

What brought you here? The internet.
Why did you stick around? Other forums are shit and because everyone is so friendly and nice.
How do you identify yourself? By my name.
 
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Looks like fun and although I usually detest speaking about myself this is stuff that happened as opposed to talking myself up so I guess I will join in.

The basics
I go by FAST6191 in this circle of the internet. Nobody cares about real names back in meatspace and I figure it matters less on the internet.
Age... has not really mattered for over a decade for me save perhaps a drop in vehicle insurance prices (not that I feel the need for one) so I do not really pay attention to it.
Location- here, there and everywhere but for the most part somewhere in the M11 corridor/London commuter band, running around mainland Europe or occasionally the Northwest US.
Occupation- I pretty much count as unemployable as given the choice I will not work in finance or retail and there is not a lot else going on so I mess around with SME IT and engineering under the guise of being self employed. Strictly speaking I am probably supposed to be a failure analysis/reverse engineer with a metallurgy focus, something which I do use the skills of quite often but not enough that I can ignore IT entirely. I probably would go for a "proper job" but I went travelling/on holiday instead of funding my inclusion in/joining the UK's best export so I would really have to put some effort in to do that now.

Games and other entertainment
Games.... in any aspect of entertainment I am not that discerning; I do not really value my time and if you made something completely without merit then it would probably have merit by the virtue of the lack of it as far as I am concerned. To this end put it in front of me and I will probably both play it and gain some measurement of enjoyment from it. If I am seeking it then I usually avoid fictional/narrative comedy unless it is black comedy or truly surrealist but other than that I will play/watch/read/experience it. I have something of a penchant for open/large world games with a non-linear or bigger picture bent but I appreciate a well designed puzzle/level as well.
On the flip side it takes an awful lot to truly impress me and it means I consider a lot of the new shiny to be purely mechanical fun and, much like masturbation, much of the specifics and broad notes can safely be forgotten shortly after it is over. Certainly the middle of the road dross is better now than it ever was as are the high notes but if you are going to try telling me the new COD/Halo/Forza/Need for speed/whatever is all that and more I will probably laugh at you: although at time of conversation they might the most highly polished examples of what they are trying to do things have been acceptable for quite some time now.

Some more boring stuff/history/philosophy
I was given a toolkit when I was five years old for Christmas and promptly pulled everything apart before (mostly) putting it back together and that has not stopped since for anything I have come into contact with (real things, electronics, software, food, people.....). This also meant I got into modding things (pull it apart and figure out how it works often leads to "if I just did that it would be better") but much like the rest of life we do not consult me on aesthetics* so most of that is purely about the practical uses. Computers came along and got picked up a) because even my idiot younger self could see the value in knowing how one worked as time went on and b) because pulling apart real things gets expensive very quickly but reformat/restore backups and carry on with life is not expensive at all. This said for all I might be involved in I do not consider myself a programmer at present, even if I am slowly changing that (just getting to the point where I can compare and contrast computer languages as a regular linguist might to see what the differences are and what led to what and when it happened).

*this said despite not caring how things look I do actually really enjoy making video although this is probably more to do with the technical side of things than the end result and equally why few have ever seen anything I have done.

I try not to do it much around here but I greatly enjoy winding people up, especially the really high strung people that do not take a lot of effort to push over the edge, and I am probably an unofficial telemarketer training desk nowadays because of it. Just to contrast with Vulpes on matters of lying I tend not to do it as I do not care for anything it might gain me (makes being self employed kind of hard when what I pass off as a conscience will not push for things) but I do greatly enjoy the practice and science of lying and psychological manipulation/trickery; call it social engineering, call it magic, call it interrogation/interview tactics, call it visual/sensory psychology or call it something that usually sits in the lists of synonyms or related topics for any of those and I enjoy it. Most of my acquaintances are drawn from those that also find such things amusing and can both see and redirect things when someone tries to use similar tactics on them although there is a decided overlap between that and people with a proper trade or skill set which also helps.
The previous paragraph probably leads onto religion and given all the ones I have seen largely revolve around using said manipulative techniques for lesser purposes. With my coming from a science/knowing how things work/fan of logic background it has left me with something of a disdain for organised religion, to the point that I would probably call it a net negative as of about 80 years ago. However I consider knowing the workings and ideas of religion (major and most minor), philosophy and mythology to be a vital part of being a learned person of any shade as well as the broad strokes of how it all plays out across human history.

Such a mindset usually means I come off as distant, not very talkative, unfeeling/cold/unobservant and lazy, none of which are especially true (certainly some of those that mistook me for those things have come off worse for it) but I rarely bother to discourage such thinking as it cuts out almost all drama.

Running around- gyms bore me senseless and assuming you are not in a hot desert where you need something to make do I struggle to think why anybody would want to use one, also team/competitive sports are not far behind but those I can see the merit of. This said you are likely to find me halfway up a mountain, playing run away from the sea (that game never gets old but unlike beat the bus on my skateboard I have yet to win a session of run away from the sea) or running through woods. I do not feel the need to be super fit but being able to peddle all day, walk all day, put in a decent day of site work or run about 2km without passing out at the end/being able to get up and do it all over again is worth being able to do.

Personal history- I have personal examples of motorbikes perhaps not being the safest transport method but even though their absence is notable frankly old people die, unhealthy people die and some of those that might be said to be unlucky die. Couple that with my being a white male that is healthy, somewhat fearless (there is little worth actively fearing), physically adept, speaks English and with a comfortable family life that never really had to worry about passing exams* and would not have cared if failure did happen means there is a decided lack of adversity to have been overcome. Between the efforts of my parents and myself most of my youth was spent meeting interesting people, learning interesting skills, visiting interesting places and doing interesting things (usually figuring out how things work); school was boring as anything but if a government is duty bound to fund some toys for me I will make my own fun as indeed I did, I will note I lucked out and for the most part got a bunch of largely jaded teachers that relished the chance to actually teach people something other than the nonsense that passes for a curriculum (something I did not properly realise until a couple of years after it was over). The worst that ever happened there was an idiot or two deciding that I was "wrong" for having long hair but as I was already a cynical misanthrope it was just more evidence of there being idiots in the world and nothing to be concerned about. If it was not already obvious as far as I am concerned education by itself means nothing next to actually knowing something and indeed saying something like "I would know as I am doing a course in blah" as opposed to arguing properly is usually one of those red flags that I am not talking to a brilliant person. Other red flags include "what do you do for a living?" as an opening line (or close enough to it/jumping to your job) in a conversation, house prices/pension performance and your children (minor possible exceptions if you are a first time parent or I know your children) among other things unless there is something truly out of the ordinary in any of those- other things I can find very boring (or maybe even narcolepsy inducing in the case of pokemon, kingdom hearts and almost all things called football) but I will usually appreciate you have an interest in something.

*eidetic memory is a big stretch but I can parrot just about any textbook I read but in my own words which usually makes for a passing grade in just about everything without a lot of effort on my part, this then leaves plenty of time to get on with the business of actually learning something.

Why GBAtemp?
I lurked for some time back in GBA emulation days and was a member of some device specific forums after I got back into modchips and flash carts, there was a mandatory signup one day (guest traffic was a bit ridiculous or something) and I joined then but did not post for ages; I have often wondered if I was the first to do so after that block. Been around ever since trying to follow the "if you are going to post something then try to make the internet a better place with it" idea and although my posting history probably says otherwise I consider that I am here for the ROM hacking and high concept discussion of games. I must have picked the right place as the one time competitors as it were all seem to be gone or shadows of their former selves (either glorified ad boards or almost archives).
 
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You always write long sentences! and often add parentheses and sub-subject, and reports.
I sometime have difficulty to understand what I'm reading and have to read it two times :P


Isn't it hard to have eidetic memory? You can memorize everything without even trying or do you have to "forget" things in order to make some room to learn new things?
 
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Yeah sorry about my rather lengthy sentences- I have been trying to cut them down a bit, be a bit more comma (beyond lists) happy, semicolon happy and forgo the footnotes and bracketed text but that was an exercise in adding things which means it ends up a mess unless I rewrite it or format it loads.

As for eidetic memory, such that it can be considered to exist, I have no idea about the specifics/what it would be like as I do not have it but I believe it is less of a learned trait* and more of a you have it (born or through injury) or you do not. Certainly I can not do something like redraw a sky line from memory unless I cook up an algorithm for the measurements but the sort of stuff they want those 16 to 21 or so to be able to learn to pass exams (usually not a great deal of note) is something I can memorise easily enough or at least the gist of it- if I had to try pinning it down it seems more to stem from my not usually trying to actually cram and more just reading it like I would a throwaway novel.


*this said some of the stuff those that practice memory can do is amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6PoUg7jXsA
 
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I think I'll part-take in this thread.
I'm not going to reveal my name for now, but I'll be happy to talk about other stuff.

So, I'm currently 22, born Dec 11, 89. I live in Ohio state, USA of course.
My life is a long complicated map, but in no way to say that I'm self-righteously proclaiming it's more complicated than anyone elses, just complicated in my perspective.

I love games, of course, or else I wouldn't be here, but I can't exactly call myself a modern gamer, as I can't afford new games these days. My gaming love mostly stands towards the 8-bit Nintendo systems, between the NES and the gameboy series, though I've been continuing Nintendo handheld gaming up to the regular DS. Like I said, I can't really afford games, and the latest console I have is the Wii, which isn't actually mine in the first place though. If I'm gaming it's something relatively cheap on the internet, probably that I only paid once for, like currently Minecraft or TF2.

I actually play a lot of games on my GBA/DS with my flashcart. They're usually actually emulators for old systems though, but I find it rather enjoyable, and neat to have a suite of nostalgic retro games in the palm of my hand. I believe what even got me to buy a flashcart was originally strictly for PocketNES. In fact, my favorite NES game, or even game of all time is StarTropics, and I was ecstatic to play that game on my GBA as a kid in 04.

I also have a huge interest in music. My music tastes spans very widely, but I'm mostly into rock music, more specifically at the moment, (90's) Alt Rock and Indie Rock.

Some of my favorite bands are:
The Smashing Pumpkins
Dinosaur Jr
Thrice
My Bloody Valentine
Hot Water Music

As an avid music fan, I'm also somewhat of a musician, or at least I'd like to think I am. I play guitar, and am working on playing Keyboard/Piano as well as singing. I've played guitar for nearly 10 years now, and am trying to make my own music now, after investing in an audio interface and music equipment. It's been hard but I'm getting there.

I am also a game programmer, not to say I'm the best, but I believe I've developed into a nicely decent game designer. I've been currently working on a project called "Zoda's Revenge 2" which is a fan sequel to the StarTropics series, and not to brag, but I am incredibly proud of it so far, as it actually feels like a really nice game instead of just messing around in Game Maker or something.
In the process of programming and designing games, I also have some graphical skill, but am not very good with texturing.

Speaking of graphics, I also draw as a hobby, and tried some animation last year, but it's very tedious. Examples can be seen in my avatar and sig, made by me.


A little more about me about my time on the Internet:
I've been on the internet for more then a decade now, since starting as a kid and now an adult. I went by the name "Lemmy Koopa" recently because on an online game I'm too ashamed to mention the name of, I formed a group where everyone was a koopaling, and I was Lemmy. I decided to revive it recently, and I had a lot of fun doing so, so I went along with the name from how fun it was, which eventually transferred to what is known as the Video Games Awesome community.

Video Games Awesome is an online video game stream show where the host and friends sit on a couch in a green-screen with the TV screen projected in the corner of the video. They have their own Minecraft server, which is basically where the community exploded, and I eventually became a commissioner for the show. This was a very happy time for me, but I recently quit due to high amounts of mental stress from change in my life.

I came here in hope for a nice community where I can make an outlet for other things I'm interested in. So far, I'm rather impressed and I enjoy the community here, and I hope you all can enjoy my presence as well. Thank you for reading this dreadfully long post.
 

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Hello I am Mike but you can call me mucus.
mucus is a lowercase proper noun, and that is because I said so.
I'm gonna be 28 in a few days, which sucks - I am tired of getting older, I wanna start getting younger again.
I mostly play RPG games, Pokémon and Final Fantasy are among my favorites.
I am also an avid gamer on android, but that platform handles casual type games much better for me. So on there I play anything Kairosoft makes, also I run emulators for psx and all the oldies.
I have also been a long time pirate - I do so enjoy the thrill of getting more booty!

other stuff about me too... but that's not so important.
 
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Howdy!

I'm Geoff(pronounced as Jeph, Jeff, etc)
I'm 17 years old and I live in Canada.
Currently attending college for computer science.
My main interest is technology and computers, if you didn't already guess.
I've been programming since I was 13 years and I started coding in Python.
Though, I'm currently learning C++ with school and on my own with buddies.
People seem to think I'm some sort of Apple fanboy just because I like Apple products. Yet, I own a Nexus 7 and I use a Galaxy Nexus as my phone of choice and really don't dislike Windows. I actually love Windows 8.
I don't really post much anymore, though.
 

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Name: Arpee
Age: 23
Weight: 160 lbs
Height: 5' 10"

I came to GBAtemp a few years ago. I can't remember what the reason was, but I'm here. I started off as a lurker and then joined. Even when I joined the community I was still a bit of a lurker, rarely posting. I'm not the biggest poster but I do post when interested or have something to share. I love art, cars, money, anime, video games, and working out. Want to know anything else? Let me know. :)
 

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I don't think I introduced myself when I joined in sometime in 2009, so here it goes.

My name is Sonja, but you may call me Sunny or by my Username - do as you like.
I'm currently 22 years old and live in a small town close to Hamburg, Germany.
Also I have a sister who is almost 12 years older than me, but we get along really well.
(And before you ask no, my sister is not part of this community)
I sadly don't have any job at the moment, but I'm hard at work on finding one, not an easy
task sometimes.

I found out about GBATemp as I was looking for some info on how to softmod the wii and
have been a long time lurker lurking around since somewhere in 2006, don't know why it took
me three whole years to finally join, lol.

This forum has been really helpfull to me and my Wii hacking adventures, so I gotta say a huge
thank you to all the people who contributed to the scene - be it as an actual developer, or a person
providing usefull info.

Aside from hacking Wiis, I love to play all kinds of games. The Legend of Zelda is the series I like the
most, being a big part of my childhood just like the Mario games. But I also enjoy games like Metroid
and Xenoblade Chronicles. If I need something to relax but also addicting, I play a good old game of Tetris.

As a person, I'm rather shy and need some time to get accustomed to new people. Mostly I'm calm and quiet,
but I have my crazy cheerfull moments, too, if the right people are around me. The people around me say I'm
a nice person, so there's gotta be some truth to this, right?

Besides playing games I love to listen to music - mostly post-grunge, so bands like Breaking Benjamin but also rock music.
Also I have high intereset in learning programming languages like C++, java and so on, but haven't made big steps forward
with that until yet. To get some very basic programming knowledge I explore the depths of the good old command prompt, which
can be quiet usefull, too. If there is no game to play and no music to listen to and I just can't look at the computer screen anymore,
you probably find me reading a book or drawing something. I just recently started drawing again, so I'm still improving.

While in school I also loved to be part of the drama club, but I had to leave it because of more important stuff. For the last year in
school I joined the choir, although I wouldn't say that I'm such a good singer (and getting a good result on singstar is not all that difficult, lol).

That should be about it. Yeah, I'm not really creative at writing introductions, but oh well.
 

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This thread isn't terribly important to most of our regular members.
We know just about all of you, and we have a general idea what you stand for.
But for our newest members, I'd like for you to consider this to be a mass introduction.
I'll begin:

Hello everyone, my name is Joe, but I'd prefer it if you called me Vulpes, or some derivative of that word.
I'm currently 32 years old.
I'm a pretty simple guy living in Northwest Georgia.
My primary job is Manager of a dairy sheep farm.
I prefer RPGs on the Nintendo DS, and third person shooters on the Xbox 360.
Though I have a very extensive history in piracy, I'm trying to be a legal gamer.
My favorite game (series) is Mass Effect, followed closely by Disgaea.
I tend to hang around with people that are labelled as "unwanted" or "weird" or "freaks", because I associate closely with them.
I cannot stand people who are (or seem to be) liars.
And if you show a true desire to be a part of this community that I adore, I'll gladly welcome and support you.

Would you like to be friends? ;)

And now I want to know about you.

What brought you here?
Why did you stick around?
How do you identify yourself?

Tell us whatever you're comfortable in sharing.

1. Nintendo games.
2. Nintendo games.
3. Engert.

I can hold my breath underwater for three minutes and i can drink a bottle of whiskey under five minutes then drive.
 

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Who am I?

I'm fucking Hadrian, that's who!

I'm just a cunt basically but after a while some people like me, even the haters. :grog:
 
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What brought you here?

I'm an old school gamer, and I was looking for information about flashcarts in 2009 for the newly released Nintendo DS. (Having remembered that there are flashcarts for almost all Nintendo systems - from the Gameboy to the SNES.) I wanted to read up on flashcarts before I made a purchase - I didn't for the GBA era, and I got a very shitty one. (I finally caved, and bought a real R4...)

Why did I stick around?

I'm generally interested in technology and how to use it for different means. I stayed because this forum is a huge source of knowledge and pinging ideas off of people is always good. And there's no rampant sexism or homophobic comments. (Thank you, moderators!)

How do I identify myself?

My name's Andrea, I'm 29, and a "mature" university student. I live on residence (temporarily - because this small town is really terrible), and I'm an old-school gamer. I'm also engaged to my fiancee, and she's a very crazy gamer girl as well.

My handle/screenname comes from an old email that I had created senior year of high school. I have been calling myself "astrangeone" for a long time.

I'm also a computer geek. I can build my own systems, and repair laptops. My laptop right now is open to air (I spilled apple juice onto the keyboard)...stupid, right?

Gamer Facts:

I started out with the Nintendo/Famicom system. I then moved on to the Nintendo Game Boy (I was one of the first adopters of the Game Boy! It was a christmas gift from my parents), then moved up to the Game Gear (I remember beating Shinobi for this, and a Punch-Out boxing game for it), the SNES, and finally the PSP and DS series. It's kind of funny that I never went into the N64 series, but that was because I was never at home (school and work). So, basically, I love portable gaming, and the fact that it's competitive.

As a gamer, I usually am about RPGs, and fast puzzle games. (I'm a big fan of Tetris - that was the first thing I bought on the eshop for the 3DS.) However, these days with my lack of time in university, I've been making do with shooters and those quickie pick up and play games. (Also, I dislike Farmville to the point to disgust!)

Favourite Systems:

SNES: Great RPGs, great memories of great games. I think my favourites are Mechwarrior, Castlevania and Mortal Kombat 2. (And of course, Earthbound - nothing rocks more than a game with a sense of humor!)

Game Gear: Yes, I was the weird kid who liked the Game Gear because it had colour. I even had the television signal picker upper gadget for it. (Yes, I watched television on that tiny, fuzzy screen.) The games were a lot more fast paced than the Gameboy.

XBox360: My fiancee has one, and I've played on her system (dirty!), and I liked it. However, I'm terrified of going online, there are a lot of stupid, immature gamers in cyberspace.

Fun Fact: I used to be the most introverted person, terrible at small talk and everything else. Many years of working retail have boosted my self-confidence into the atmosphere and I can pretty much talk to everyone now. I still prefer to be reading and playing video games to actually socializing, although.

On to the stats:

Name: Andrea
Age: 29
Occupation: Student, occasional office temp (yikes!), computer repair geek
Marital status: Engaged
Children: not yet, I look forward to a lot of red tape...
Weight: chubby, but healthy
Current city of residence: Small University Town, outside of Niagara Falls
Countries I Traveled to: China (Hong Kong and the mainland), many parts of the United States.
Countries that I want to Travel to: France, Italy, Ireland
Favorite food: sushi or pizza
Favorite color: purple
Favorite Movie: none, at the moment
Favorite show: House, Untold Stories of the ER
Systems owned (At the Moment): snes (yes, I have my refurbished one), DS Lite, and 3DS
 

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What brought you here?

In a galaxy far far away... No, back in late 2008 I got a Wii and in 2009 I thought I wanted to play DVDs on it. So I googled and wound up here once. Even before that, I was going to purchase a flashcart and got redirected from the R4 forums to here. Was fun and glad to be back, hopefully I'll be able to stay!


Why did I stick around?

Kinda didn't, but I'm hoping to keep staying here and post some interesting things and actually contribute to the site and get to know more people and even meet some old people I know.

How do I identify myself?

Name's Evan, but call me Tux, Phlex, Lpp... Actually call me whatever the hell you want! Eighteen years old and yeah.

Gamer Facts:

First game I ever played was Super Mario Bros 2. After playing the NES for so long, my brother and I purchased an N64 and got Zelda and a few other games. After that my gaming collection grew and grew and yeah... Now I have too many games, some I haven't even touched yet.

Oh, and first handheld console was a Gameboy Pocket, and I still love playing me some Pokemon Red and will forever love it.

Favourite Systems:

PC, Wii, PS3! Also love me some NES and SNES.
 

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I'm Bart Simpson, who the h*ll are you?

Ahem.

What brought you here?

While being accidentally stuck in Summer School a year ago, I had to wait for the school staff to correct my record, and take me out of Summer School. Since I still had to be marked by school attendance records until further notice, I was stuck in the school's computer lab. During my purgatory, I just browsed the internet, for random stuff, and one day, I found a website (Lifehacker) which gave instructions on how to turn an original Xbox into a home theater system. Upon asking for further information on hacking the Xbox, I was directed to GBAtemp. From that point, I found a ton of cool things that I didn't know before. (Softmodding the Wii, CFW, Flashcarts, ect) So, when I finally got pulled from Summer School, I began to hack the Xbox, and then browsed/lurked GBAtemp for all sorts of cool information. A few months later, I finally made an account here. (And bought an R4 and SuperCard DStwo the same day.)


Why did I stick around?

Well, there's all sorts of stuff to see here, and I love technology and software. Not to mention, the community here seemed a lot better than most forums.

How do I identify myself?

I'm Krista, I'm 15 (16 in 3 days) years old. I'm a female Highschooler, in Texas. (I wonder if my age killed any credibility I have here)

Gamer Facts:

Despite being born far after the reign of the NES/SEGA/SNES era, those consoles were what I started out with, since when I was a little, little kid, we could only afford the video games from pawn shops. (No N64 for me!) From the day my Mom brought home a Sega Genesis, and Sonic 1, I've been a Sonic the Hedgehog fan my whole life. (barring the Sonic Next Gen thing.) Sure, I love Mario, but Sonic was the first game I ever played, and will always be my favorite. When I got a SNES in 2000, I loved it to death (until it died) and played many a great game on that console.

Another fact is that for most of my life, I had grown up with my parents telling me "Pokemon is an evil game" It corrupts you!" And ended up listening to them, thinking Pokemon was horrible. Until 2003, that is. I went to the local GameCrazy, and asked if there were any Sonic games that I didn't own. And there weren't any. My mom asked the lady at the counter, "What's a good game series?" She replied with, "Pokemon Ruby is GREAT!" So, reluctantly we bought it, and I forever became a Pokemon fan.

Favourite Systems:

SNES, GENESIS, and Gamecube.
 
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