I want to get a column for video games up and running. I have my prop column for movies and TV shows on O-Deck, but I just don't know what to write about pertaining to the interests of us TAY gamers. So toss ideas out, friends!

Edit: adding in a list of things I enjoy, related to TAY and otherwise. Also, tic tac toe tourney will start next Friday, since I had all four wisdom teeth surgically removed today. I'm woozy and in pain and don't want to work on logistics right now :(

Gaming habits

I mostly play PC games, with the occasional Wii or Nintendo ROM tossed in. Thanks to my best friend who owns literally every console ever, I have played some SNES, Xbox and PS1/2/3 titles, but I don't play them often and I've never completed them. To date:

  • The Hobbit (2003 from Sierra) on PC
  • the original Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider II on PC, Tomb Raider Anniversary on Wii, and Tomb Raider 2013 on PC
  • LoZ: OoT up to the last room before the Spirit Temple Boss, with the Shadow Temple accdientally played first on Project64. Up to climbing the stairs for the Megaton Hammer on Wii Virtual Console. Up to the basement of the Deku Tree on N64roid. LoZ: TP on Wii. LoZ: Wind Waker on Wii using Wavebirds. LoZ on NES, only past the first dungeon. LoZ: Skyward Sword on Wii.
  • Pokemon Gen 1 games on my elementary best friend's GameBoys.
  • Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 on PC, and just picked up AC Brotherhood.
  • Metroid Prime 3 on Wii (with the zapper)
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Knights of the Old Republic, and KotOR 2 on PC. Also have half of Wookiepedia memorized.
  • A few levels of Kingdom Hearts and FFX on PS2. Know the rest of the story (complicated as KH is) through wikis.
  • About 10 collective hours of FFXIII on Xbox 360. Know the rest of the story through wikis.
  • Skyrim on PC, completed twice without mods and then promptly broke the computer with overenthusiastic modding. Also made my own mod, Ebony Wolf Armor, which I haven't revisited due to lacking a computer with modelling software.
  • Half of Crisis Core on PSP. Also watched Advent Children.
  • Portal 1 and 2 on PC, and a bit of TF2 though normally it's my bro playing.
  • Fire Emblem 6, 7, and 8 on a GBA emulator and 9 and 10 on Wii.
  • Bastion on Chrome.
  • Katamari Damacy on what I think was a PS2.

In case it's not obvious, I wiki the crap out of any franchise I enjoy, especially if I can't play it due to not owning the console.

Backlog:

  • I picked up several humble bundles, with Darksiders, Saints Row the Third, Costume Quest, and Brutal Legend included. They all look fun, which is enough for me. I also own Resident Evil 4, but only watched my brother playing it.
  • I'd like to play Oblivion, the Bioshock games, and Demon/Dark Souls. I'd also like to play all the remaining Zelda titles, and a few S/NES titles, like the Metroid games.

Cosplay

I have yet to complete a cosplay to my satisfaction