About Me

IMG_1126smallerWho are you? Jason V.

What are you? A human being, duh.

No really, who are you? I’m a gamer, just like I assume you are. I’ve been a gamer since 1983, when my dad started to let me play his ColecoVision, Atari 2600 and Commodore 64. My very early years saw me playing then well-known titles, such as Congo Bongo, Kung Fu MasterBeach-Head and Adventure, as well as a plethora of obscure titles such as Castle Dungeon and Shamus on the Commodore 64.

I also write about video games which, unless you’re oblivious to what this site is about, should be obvious. My first actual game writing on the internet started with a website called SegaSages, which was renamed to GameSages, which was an IGN affiliated website that was then purchased by them and renamed to codes.ign.com. I wrote under the handle of Tyrant. On GameFAQS, I have about a half dozen FAQs I contributed, mostly WCWvs nWo: Revenge movesets, as well as a River City Ransom FAQ.

Once GameSages was purchased by IGN, my writing went dormant for many years, picking back up in 2009 when I was invited to write for a friends new website called Chocolate Lemon, co-created by Chris “Phire” Scott and multi-time Marvel vs Capcom 2 world Champion Justin Wong. It was with Chocolate Lemon that I saw my writing take off in more than one way. In 2010 we were able to attend and cover e3, which still remains my most cherished time of my life. As time passed, I honed my writing skills more and more, trying to constantly raise the bar with myself in regards to quality and clarity. I also contributed to an IGN and LG 3DTV collaboration in 2012.

Unfortunately, my life had a number of misfortunes from 2015 up until early 2017. In that time, while I lost a lot, the one thing I lost that hurt me the most was my passion to write. Too many things were going on, and many things had become a struggle. I won’t go in-depth with any of it other to say that I am happy to be alive. Just before I was able to procure e3 passes this year, things started to turn around in my life. The e3 pass purchase was more of a Hail Mary attempt to reinvigorate my passion for writing again.

And here we are today.

Favorite genres? I wouldn’t say I have a set favorite, but I usually find myself playing games within the RPG, adventure, fighting and platformer genres. Actually, if you want to consider retro as a genre, that might be the one thing that supersedes them all.

Likes? Writing and gaming (well, duh), tattoos, watching Twitch, long walks

Dislikes? Hashtags, colds, liars, Roman Reigns, people that walk slow

Currently playing? (I’ll update the next three questions periodically) Heroes of the Storm, EverQuest, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Cosmic Star Heroine and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age.

Any games you’re looking forward to soon? Mario & Rabbids, but first I need a Nintendo Switch.

Any games you’re going back to soon? Persona 5 to finish the last few cognitions. I want to get another run through of Final Fantasy IX via Steam this time.

 

For business inquiries or general contact, you can email me at jason.velez@galarian.com

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