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Seriously though, hey.

I'm a 38-year-old woman from a magical place called rural America and a massive success, having graduated high school and wound a grocery bagger, but let's get on to what you really want to know about:

I've been gaming since I first played the original Metroid when I was 5. My dad had an NES he'd bought the year before, but he hadn't succeeded in getting me into games like Super Mario Bros. or Ghosts n' Goblins. Metroid's more exploratory nature though made me want to play and I've been gaming ever since. Well with some pauses here and there. Really I'd say you could divide my peak points of interest in gaming into two time periods: the fourth console generation period (essentially the early 1990s) and the last decade or so. The leap to 3D was actually tough for me to adapt to initially.

Most of my favorite games these days are indies. Think I'm biased in favor of the often more free-spirited nature of those. In the old days when I was focused on pissing off my parents, I was mostly into tournament fighting games like Street Fighter II, Killer Instinct, and the classic Mortal Kombat games, brawlers like the Golden Axe and Streets of Rage games, and some first-person shooters like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. My parents wouldn't even let me buy a lot of those games, so I had to liberate some of them from the store (security wasn't what it is today) or aggressively borrow them from friends and hide 'em. But once I discovered Out of This World and Final Fantasy VI, I also began to see video games as a storytelling medium. I've also retained a soft spot for the Metroid franchise over the years, though I have...thoughts...about how it's been treated of late. Super Metroid remains one of my all-time favorite games to this day.

Here are my favorite video games organized by year of (American) release:

1977: Surround
1978: Adventureland
1979: Adventure
1980: Zork I
1981: Utopia
1982: Zork III
1983: Kangaroo
1984: Girl's Garden
1985: A Mind Forever Voyaging
1986: Leather Goddesses of Phobos
1987: The Great Giana Sisters
1988: Phantasy Star
1989: The Guardian Legend
1990: The Secret of Monkey Island
1991: Out of This World
1992: Alone in the Dark
1993: Doom
1994: Super Metroid
1995: Chop Suey
1996: Tomb Raider
1997: Tomb Raider II
1998: Magic Knight Rayearth
1999: Drakan: Order of the Flame
2000: The Longest Journey
2001: Ico
2002: Metroid Prime
2003: Beyond Good & Evil
2004: Yume Nikki
2005: Psychonauts
2006: Okami
2007: Portal
2008: Mirror's Edge
2009: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
2010: Heavy Rain
2011: Portal 2
2012: Papo & Yo
2013: Gone Home
2014: This War of Mine
2015: Crypt of the NecroDancer
2016: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
2017: Butterfly Soup
2018: Celeste
2019: Knights and Bikes
2020: The Last of Us Part II

Favorite Multi-Year Release: Kentucky Route Zero

So that is me.

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2 hours ago, m76 said:

Sorry, but when I read your name I keep hearing this in my head:

JaiCee. Denton In Da Fresh!

Lol! Well they tell me I am da fresh.

My screen name is a childhood stylization of my real name (Janice) that I adopted shortly after learning that "Jaicee" was someone's real name. I accept others as well. JC, Jaycee, J-Ice, Jan, J, Janiss, Jan-S, or just plain old Janice will also do just fine.

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