- A 35 year old male gamer
- United States
- Joined on June 16th 2014, last online on 13 May 2022.
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Occupation: Freelance writer, gaming and entertainment journalist
Education: Masters Degree
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Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart games, Donkey Kong Country, Goldeneye, Overwatch, Smash Bros., Turtles in Time, Streets of Rage, Final Fight, Roller Coaster Tycoon 1 & 2, Gears of War series, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Starcraft, Halo 3, COD4/MW/Black Ops, Guitar Hero 2 & 3, Secret of Mana, Sonic 2, Zelda series (early stuff and BotW mainly) Minecraft, Terraria, Crazy Taxi, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Resident Evil 4, Awesomenauts, Toe Jam & Earl, Pokemon Red
Metal, Numetal, and Metalcore: Metallica (that one should be obvious), System of a Down, Sonata Arctica, Megadeth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Babymetal, Amon Amarth, Scar Symmetry, Ensiferum, Soilwork, Disturbed, Turisas, Epica, Kamelot, In Flames, Meshuggah, Nightwish, Rhapsody of Fire, Leaves' Eyes, Ramstein, Ghost, Omnium Gatherum, Blind Guardian, Wintersun, Amaranth, Theatre of Tragedy, Dark Tranquility, Demon Hunter, Dreamshade, All that Remains, Killswitch Engage
Hard Rock: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Shinedown, Volbeat, Rob Zombie, Staind, Chevelle, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Five Finger Death Punch, Leo Moracchioli (moslty covers), Queens of the Stone Age, BackWords
Alt Rock, Classic Rock, Punk, Indie, Rap, Misc: Queen, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Outkast, (early) Enimem, NF, Jurassic 5, Tom MacDonald, Konrad Celinski (enjoy Synthwave as a whole but this is a rare artist of the genre who I'm mostly into as a whole).
Sci Fi, Fantasy, Action: The Matrix, Star Wars Trilogy (mainly episodes 4 & 5), Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Goldeneye, The Hunger Games (mainly films 1 & 2), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Orwell's 1984, Sin City, Goldfinger, Skyfall, Casino Royale, They Live, 300, Kill Bill 1 & 2, Joker, Southern Comfort, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, Avengers: Infinity War, Endgame, Black Panther, Waking Life, King Arthur (2004), Argo, Ex Machina, Alita: Battle Angel, Toy Story, The Lion King, Aladdin
Horror, Thriller, and Suspense: The Blair Witch Project, Fargo, Psycho, Rear Window, Hereditary, The Witch, Mulholland Drive, Alien, The Lighthouse, Creep, Trick'r Treat, A Ghost Story, The Invitation, Last Night in Soho, Krampus, Stir of Echoes, Parasite, The Shining, Misery, Calibre
Documentaries: The King of Kong, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Zeitgeist, The Last Dance, Empire of Dreams, Console Wars, The Magic Pill, The Corporation, Fyre, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey, Downloaded, The Last Blockbuster, That Sugar Film, Supersize Me
Drama: Goodfellas, Moneyball, Magnolia, Sideways, Apollo 13, The Big Short, 12 Angry Men
Comedies: Office Space, Airplane, This is the End, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Dumb and Dumber, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary, South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Halord and Kumar, The Hangover, Home Alone 1 &2, Super Troopers, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Zombieland, Rookie of the Year, Cannibal! The Musical, Baseketball, Private Parts, Team America: World Police, The Disaster Artist, The Wedding Singer, Idiocracy
TV: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones (but absolutely screw the last 2 seasons), Spartacus: Blood and Sand (and Gods of the Arena), Vikings, Metal Evolution, The Twilight Zone, South Park, Rick and Morty, Family Guy (mostly pre 2010 era), Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, Drunk History, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rome, Everybody Loves Raymond, Chapelle Show
Lord of the Rings, A Song Of Ice And Fire, Sword of Shanarra, The Hunger Games Halo: The Fall of Reach, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Also like browsing certain biographical, philosophical, non fiction (especially when dealing with conspiracies or interesting, "off-kilter" or "taboo" topics", ancient history stuff too).
These days I'm more about kicking back to my pretty robust collection of audiobooks on audible. My favorites here: Mustaine, The Disaster Artist, Console Wars Out of Your Mind (Alan Watts), Personal Foul (NBA Ref Scandal), Birth, School, Metallica, Death, and into The Black The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck, The Cubs Way, Ready Player One, Michael Jordan, How Star Wars Conquered The Universe
Perfectly cooked bacon, A Nice juicy steak (Ribeye, NY Strip, and Filet Mignon usually does it for me), Prime Rib, Cheese (in most forms but sharper and/or aged is ideal), Potatoes (in most forms), burritos (but hold the tomatoes), pork chops, fried chicken.
And being mostly Italian, I naturally like: Pizza, Spaghetti and meatballs, ravioli, Italian deli meats (can't get enough Salami and Pepperoni in particular). Oddly enough though, Canoli's never did it for me :P
I have been burning hours of my life gaming since my early youth, when I picked up the NES controller and played Super Mario Bros for the first time. From then on, I knew gaming would be part of my life forever. I recently graduated with a BA in History at Illinois State University. I have also recently earned a Masters Degree in Animation in Chicago. I am interested in creative writing and have also taken up gaming journalism - sufficiently combining two of my favorite hobbies. At the moment I'm writing for newgamenetwork.com, thegamer.com, as well as right here at Vgchartz (Stephen LaGioia)!