Instead of trying to sound hip and cool with an over the top introduction, I am going to go for a more direct approach. My name is Matt(XBL GT MrB4), I’m one of the new writers for TQ, and gaming has been a part of my life for almost twenty years now. I have owned every console from the NES to the 360, and despite how much graphics have evolved over the years, if something looks great, but is boring gameplay wise, I want nothing to do with it. As you get to know me, you’ll notice that alot of what I write about is Nintendo related, don’t be alarmed, being a fanboy can be a good thing, as long as it is done in moderation.
Whenever somebody asks me the question “What games have you been playing lately?” the response I give them tends to not be what they were expecting. It’s sad when the more worthwhile experiences out there are being overlooked by the general public in favor of the more popular franchises. Be hateful if you want to, but I tend to have more fun playing games like Mighty Milky Way for DSiWare than I do with something like Call of Duty on the 360. Don’t get me wrong, one is just as good as the other in their own specific way, but taking a break from the overwhelming pool of FPS games every once in awhile keeps my mind open to other possibilities as well.
Desz and I have known each other for years, ever since my stint as a writer for XBL Radio, and more recently for the yet to be shut down website rejectedgamer.com. He has shown nothing but respect for each of these sites, even in their darkest days, and I personally thank him for that. After a few guest appearances on the TQ Cast podcast, he offered me this great opportunity, and without even blinking, my answer was an emphatic “Yes”. Don’t worry readers, butt kissing really isn’t my thing, just felt like an appropriate thing to say in this situation.
Words cannot even begin to describe how excited I am to be a part of this great community. Be on the lookout for many more posts from me in the near future, see you later.