Hello there, my name is Steven O'Dell, otherwise known as my online identity NismoR034.
I have been playing games for as long as I can remember and my passion for videogames started way back when my mother randomly purchased a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) using some left-over cash after a holiday. Ever since, I've gradually gotten more and more invested in the medium of videogames, originally remaining a loyal Nintendo fanboy but eventually becoming a fan of all consoles, from the original PlayStation right up to the current generation. Along the way, I realised that I thoroughly enjoyed thinking about the experiences I had with videogames as well as discussing them with whomever I could find. This led to an eight-year run of posting on online game forums, most notably the PALGN forums, whereby I evolved my desire for discussion as well as learned about games I had never heard about, the history of the medium and just how videogames were perceived generally by other like-minded individuals. Eventually, however, my enjoyment of discussing games on forums decreased as I found the discussion lacking in depth, focus and credibility. I realised that forums mostly consisted of "I agree" or "I disagree" viewpoints and that the conversation was no longer what I was looking for. Which brings me to the last few years where I stumbled across the blogging community, a place where the kinds of discussion I enjoyed -- that of critical thinking, analysis and depth -- was the primary focus. Exactly what I was looking for. Ever since, I have been reading and participating in that community, and this blog is my little corner of it.
I can be reached via email at steven_odell69(AT)hotmail.com
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