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Introduction

Hi, I'm The Teej. If you're visiting this page you're either a) Mildly Intrested in me b) happened to get lucky on the Random Page or c) really bored. Regardless of how you ended up here, welcome! I plan to fill this page with loads of stuff relating to me, whether it be stuff I like, stuff I own or links to stuff I've done or profiles on other sites such as Digg or Youtube.

Feel free to stay and check it out, yeah?

Intrests

Gaming

Quite obviously, I like gaming (otherwise I wouldn't be here, would I?). Somewhat less obviously, I like Nintendo the most. Now don't jump the gun and call me a fanboy, it's merely a preference. I do like all the consoles though, and shall hopefully own all of the current gen ones. So far it's 360 and Wii, I'm waiting for backwards compatibility on the PS3 to get one. I've got a crap load of PS2 games around and don't fancy having to keep the coffin dodger around just to get my fix of dragon quest, hehe.

Favourite Games

I love Ocarina of Time the most. It's provided so much entertainment for me, even outside the realms of what the creators originally intended. It started out as me loving the game, yet as I searched on the Internet, it appears loads of people have teared the game apart trying to find out :ways to modify it and even add their own content. It's really developed my intrest in games hacking. You could say, in a way, it's sparked my interest in games development in general.

Computers

I like computers. I unfortunately don't get much opportunity to take them apart these days seen as I own a laptop and most PCs come with a warranty. However, I enjoy using them a lot. My current PC kicks a lot of ass, so my interest in PC gaming has returned. I definitely intend on upgrading it every so often instead of waiting until my PC is a dinosaur, heh.

Music

A somewhat more unknown intrest of mine is music. I really love listening to music, moreso metal/heavy metal then anything else. Bands include Killswitch Engage, God Forbid, Hatebreed, Sevendust, Slipknot and Stone Sour. I'd eventually like to learn how to play the guitar. I also really love orchestral music, specifically video game and anime OSTs. You get some orchestral in these OSTs that you won't really find similar else where.

Programming

Nowadays I'm more of a games programmer pretty much exclusively, however I still can pull off desktop programs (although, I only like doing this for myself, I find it tedious when it's to do with an assignment). Currently, I know C++, Java, C# and Visual Basic. Unfortunately I've only learned C++ through games development, so I don't really know how I'd actually do any desktop programmer using C++! Funnily enough, I've never done any games programming (bar Java, sorta) using the other languages. Go figure.

Politics

If I could vote for anybody, it'd be me. No more bullshit about video game violence and Strongbow and Guiness would be a penny down the pub. But, seen as I can't, I don't know. I guess it would either be Lib Dems or Tories, I honestly can't make my mind up.

Gaming Platforms and Games I own

NES

Hardware

1. NES Ultra Controller
2. 2 Standard NES Controllers

Software

1. Super Mario Bros
2. Super Mario Bros 3
3. Paperboy
4. James Bond. Jr
5. Kung Fu
6. Mega Man
7. Joe and Mac Caveman Ninja
8. Micro Machines
9. Top Gun

Sega Master System II

Software

1. Sonic The Hedgehog 1
2. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
3. Alien Storm
4. Speedball

Nintendo 64

Hardware

1. Transfer Pak
2. 2 Memory Paks
3. Rumble Pack
4. 2 Controllers

Software

1. Goldeneye 007
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Super Mario 64
4. Body Harvest
5. Mario Kart 64
6. Forsaken
7. South Park
8. Lego Racers
9. Pokemon Snap
10. Pokemon Stadium
11. Mission Impossible
12. Star Wars Episode 1: Racer

Playstation 2

Hardware

1. 2 Memory Cards
2. DVD Adapter
3. 3 Controllers
4. 2 PS2s (one fat, one slim)

Software

1. Dragonball Z Budokai 2
2. Dragonball Z Budokai 3
3. Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkiachi
4. Devil May Cry 2
5. Devil May Cry 3
6. Lego Star Wars
7. James Bond 007: Nightfire
8. Shrek Super Party
9. Robotech Battlecry
10. God of War
11. Capcom Vs. SNK 2
12. BMX XXX
13. God of War 2
14. Dragon Quest XIII
15. Dark Chronicle
16. Mercury Meltdown Remix
17. Psychonauts
18. Sonic Gems Collection
19. Super Dragonball Z
20. Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth
21. Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain
22. DVD Player
23. Region Free Disc Player
24. Gameshark

Nintendo Gamecube

Hardware

1. Gameboy Advance To Gamecube Link Cable
2. Gameboy Player
3. 4 Memory Cards (inc. Action Replay Mem Card)

Software

1. Metroid Prime
2. Super Mario Sunshine
3. The Legend of Zelda: Collectors Edition
4. Soul Calibur 2
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
6. Nintendo Gameboy Player
7. Resident Evil 4
8. Super Smash Bros Melee
9. Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 30 (NTSC)
10. Mario Kart Double Dash
11. F-Zero GX
12. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest
13. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Demo (NTSC)
14. Action Replay/Freeloader

XBOX

Hardware

1. DVD Adapter

Software

1. Jade Empire
2. Ninja Gaiden
3. Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4. Halo

Wii

Hardware

1. Two Wii Remotes
2. Two Nunchuks
3. Classic Controller

Software

1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2. Wii Sports
3. Wii Play
4. Red Steel
5. Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam
6. Super Mario Galaxy

Virtual Console Titles

1. Super Mario Bros
2. Super Mario Bros 2: The Lost Levels
3. Super Mario Bros 3
4. Super Mario World
5. The Legend of Zelda
6. The Adventure of Link
7. Zelda: Link to the Past
8. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
9. Mega Man (NES)
10. Donkey Kong (NES)
11. Kid Icarus
12. Mario and Yoshi
13. Metroid
14. Pac Man (NES)
15. Castlevania (NES)
16. Ninja JajaMaru-kun
17. Mario Kart 64
18. Lylat Wars (N64)
19. Pokemon Snap
20. Sin and Punishment
21. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
22. R-Type 3 (SNES)
23. Sonic the Hedgehog 1
24. The Story of Thor
25. Gradius
26. Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Gameboy

Hardware

1. Gameboy Magnifier w/Light
2. Rechargable Battery Pack
3. Niko Speakers
4. Link Cable
5. Gameshark

Software

1. Pokemon Red
2. Pokemon Blue
3. Pokemon Yellow
4. True Lies
5. Tetris
6. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
7. Mario and Yoshi

Gameboy Colour

Hardware

1. Link Cable

Software

1. Pokemon Gold

Gameboy Advance

Hardware

1. Triforce SP
2. Classic NES Edition SP (NTSC)
3. Gameboy Advance Link Cable
4. Gameboy to Gamecube Link Cable
5. 2-3 Chargers

Software

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
2. NES Collections: Super Mario Bros (NTSC)
3. Pokemon Sapphire
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (w/ Four Swords) (NTSC)

Nintendo DS

Hardware

1. 10 Styluses

Software

1. Super Mario 64 DS
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. Metroid Prime Hunters
4. Metroid Prime Hunters Demo
5. Metroid Prime Hunters Demo (NTSC)
6. Pheonix Wright
7. Meteos
8. Polarium
9. Wario Ware Touched!
10. Mario Kart DS
11. Brain Training
12. Sonic Rush
13. Tetris DS

Sony PSP

Software

1. Wipeout Pure
2. Smackdown Vs. RAW 2006
3. Lumines
4. PSP Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Demo Disc
5. Burnout Takedown
6. Killzone
7. God of War: Chains of Olympus

UMD Movies

1. Starship Troopers
2. The Day After Tomorrow
3. Spiderman 2
4. Metropolis
5. Rush Hour 2
6. Evolution
7. Into The Blue
8. 28 Days Later
9. The One
10. Dodgeball
11. Bad Boys
12. Blade
13. Blade 2
14. Akira
15. Ghost in the Shell
16. Resident Evil
17. Cowboy Bepop
18. Steamboy
19. White Noise
20. Constantine

PC/Laptop

Laptop Specs

1.8 GHz Intel Pentium M Processor
512MB RAM
Intel Integrated GFX Card
80 GB HDD
17" Screen

PC Specs

2.4Ghz Intel C2D
512MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 GS
22" Acer Widescreen Monitor
8 in 1 Card Reader
320GB HDD
2 GB DDR2 RAM
DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo Drive

Add-Ons

Bluetooth Adapter
PS2/USB Adapter
USB Optical Mouse
USB Keyboard
250 GB HDD External Hard Drive
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mouse

Software

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
Half Life/Counter Strike 1.6
Half Life 2/Counter Strike Source
MS Office 2008
Visual Studio 6/2005
Paint.net

What I'm doing in life/Where I am going in my life

Currently doing my 2nd year (3rd Uni year) in my Games Development Degree, in second semester. It's going pretty well, too. Got respectable grades (Bs and Cs in modules overall) and really loving what I'm doing there. It's given me hands on experience as to what games development might truly be, and while it's tough, it's great! :D It's definitely calmed my nerves about whether this is the industry I want to be in, anyway. Obviously, going to do 3rd year of the degree and then hopefully get a games development job after that. Yeah yeah, I know, it's a tough industry to break into and all that crap, but if I want it, I'm going to get it!

I'm also broke a lot. Well, when I say a lot, I mean all the time. Hey, the perks of a student.

For my final year project, I'm going to create a video game which has support for user created levels using Lua or XML. I'm not too sure what I'm going to use yet, although day by day, I'm definitely leaning towards Lua more and more. It's definitely an ambitious project, but if I pull it off, it's going to be an amazing third year project and will give me a better head start into the industry (seen as user generated content is all the rage at the moment, I could probably make a full game out of my project and then sell copies of it). I'm very excited about the project though. Jeez, I'm such a nerd... lol.