Yo, to all you buttonmashers

Hi everyone!

My name is James, and I’m Tony’s brother-in-law. He seems to be ok with that. = )

It seems like it’s a good idea to start off by letting everyone know my gaming history too. The first video game exposure that I had growing up was an Apple 2, I can remember my favorite game was Ali Baba (That was the best). Then came the PC (286,386,etc.) and with that came Maniac Mansion, Castle Wolfenstein, and so on, beginning my connection to PC gaming and PC’s in general. Eventually I would play various PC titles such as: Starcraft, Diablo 1&2, Warcraft 1,2, & 3, Everquest, Battlefield (most of the series), Guild Wars, Dawn of War and many others.

The first console I had was a NES shared by my brother and I, followed by the SNES and Gameboy’s. I had a Sega Genesis for a while until the PlayStation came out and I traded up all the old systems for the new kid on the block. The original PlayStation converted me to Sony as the gaming system of choice and the PS2 locked me in. You name it and I’ve probably played it on the PS2 or have seen it in action.

When the 360 and the PS3 were coming out I was all for the PS3 it had the better system specs after all. Yet, my brother and Tony getting 360’s helped me to see the good in Microsoft, at least in the game selection and exclusive titles. (As a side note, I am still interested in the PS3 and even the PSP but having limited funds can deter curiosity) My collection of games varies from titles like Dark Sector, Viking:Battle for Asgard, and Halo 3 to Marvel Ultimate Alliance, DOA4, and Burnout: Revenge.

I am in to comics and try to follow what is going on in the Marvel and DC universe’s. So any games that have to do with superheroes will usually peak my interest. I also tend to download most of the mainstream demo’s of new games that are available on Xbox Live.

Enough about games for now I think.

Oh yea! Why Ehergeiz as a handle right? Well there is an old PS1 game called Ehrgeiz from Square that I thought the name looked cool so I figure I’d change the name a little and use it. Not too much to it but that’s where I got it from. = )

I’m looking forward to posting a bunch of different things on buttonmashing.com for everybody.

Yoroshiku o-negai shimasu.


  1. “You name it and Iíve probably played it on the PS2 or have seen it in action.”

    Oh reaaaaaaally….

    Looks like we’ve got ourselves an old-fashioned geek-off here, folks. If you think Ehrgeiz is obscure, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

    Welcome to the club, James. I look forward to doing battle with you… er, blogging with you!

  2. LOL, Well after reading your reply Brock I might have to take back what I just wrote. = ) I’m all for “blogging” with you about the obscure.

    Maybe you could introduce me to some games and I could do the same for you and others.

  3. Welcome aboard, too, Ehradjhabzzfhre. Or however you spell it.

    I have a feeling that we’re going to see an influx of esoteric Japanese game reviews or something. Not that that’s a bad thing!

  4. Wow. Tony may have done a bad thing. Three writers on the site who like comics.

    (I still need to send him that “introduction to good comics” box.)

  5. I forgot to add that I have my trusty DS too. Haven’t played too many titles on the DS yet though. Just the basics, FFIII, Castlevania, Etc. I’ll post some stuff on that too. = )

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