Squiddy has been playing videogames her entire life. Her earliest gaming memories were on an Atari 2600 and C64 before moving on to an Amiga. Things didn’t really take hold until Nintendo came along for Christmas bringing with it Dragon Warrior. A SNES followed after that with Super Mario World and it brought a friend-a family computer containing Windows 3.11. Shortly down the road came a Sony Playstation 1 with her first titles being Battle Arena Toshinden, Crash Bandicoot, and Jumping Flash. When College hit, she started filling in the blanks collecting consoles she had missed solely because she didn’t want to miss a thing. (Shis is passing on an XBOX ONe.)
With the family computer, she taught herself Q-Basic and wrote text adventures in the vein of Infocom and moved onto multiplayer versions. She was a builder for several online MUDs and was a head coder for several of her own projects: Angelspire (ROM), based off her own AD&D campaign; SilverMUD (SMAUG), named from a character in a later campaign; Mezzrejerne (LP), yet another AD&D campaign; Shadowmux (TinyMux), a Shadowrun 2nd edition based Mush.
She has always enjoyed gaming, but having played so many games for so many years, it has made her a bit grumpy and she finds herself spending more time on indie games and old titles she has hoarded over the years, or outright missed.
Like comics, she amasses games quicker than she can play them, but she is as much a collector as she is a player and there were some things she had to own regardless if she would ever play them.
Basides video games, she also enjoys playing board games (her favourites being: Runebound, Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne), card games (favourites: Chez Geek, Gloom, Yu-Gi-Oh, L5r, Man Bites Dog), reading comics & novels of all kinds, watching foreign dramas and the occasional anime, writing, obsessing and collecting various cephalopod paraphenelia, and relaxing with a good coffee.
She lives on the west coast with her two betas, Lee and Snow; her goldfish, Salmonella; and her cats, Marigold, Opie, and Zekers.
Favorite Franchises: Dragon Quest, Castlevania, Mega Man, King’s Field, Demon/Dark Souls, Carmageddon, The Witcher, Killzone, Zone of the Enders, Burnout, Need For Speed, Gran Turismo, Torchlight, Borderlands, Minecraft, Terraria, Starbound, Soul Calibur, Virtua Fighter, Metal Slug, Metro, Pikmin, Monster Hunter, Pokemon, Elder Scrolls, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Knight of the Old Republic (MMO not included), Wing Commander, Sim City, Outpost, Dementium, Dungeon Keeper (mobile crap not included), Disciples, Civilisation, Unreal, Team Fortress, Quake, Batman Arkham, Scribblenauts, Splatterhouse, House of the Dead, Ys, Untold Legends, Saints Row, Dynasty Warriors, King’s Quest, Wizardry, Amnesia, Penumbra, Galactic Civilisations, Masters of Orion, Endless Space, Anno, Settlers, Railroad Tycoon, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines, Might & Magic, Ultima, God of War, Ni no Kuni, Tales RPGs, Luigi’s Mansion, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, River Raid, Wasteland, Mutant League Football, Divine Divinity, Sacred, Kirby, eXceed, Gradius, Cotton, Tetris, Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright, Ogre Battle, Suikoden, Blue Dragon, Gothic, Thief, Darksiders, The Darkness, Sleeping Dogs, Kenka Banchou, Patapon, Loco Roco, Katamari, Parasite Eve, Wild Arms, SaGa, Shadow Hearts, Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance, Dungeon Siege, and stuff she can’t remember and will add later.