Christian Murillo

ChristianI became a gamer at the age of five, after watching my brothers play NES together. Although originally I played in order to emulate my brothers, my fondness for gaming grew and eventually exceeded both of theirs. Although nowadays I use games to help relieve stress, it’s still my passion; I adore the stories, the fun and the freedom that gaming grants us and every year it just keeps getting better. As for being a writer, I developed a passion for the written word after winning a contest in 11th grade. After that, I started writing for the school paper and majored in Creative Writing in college. Now that I am finished with my studies (long journey!), I am finally ready to start mixing my passions!

First video game you ever played

The first video game I ever played was The Legend of Zelda on the NES. I was too young to really comprehend what was going on (and my brother wouldn’t give me a save file) so I used to just wander around killing Octoroks until my brother came home and yelled at me for “messing up” his game. Back then I thought he was a jerk until I got older and realized how precious save files really are. I still can’t play Pokemon ever since my cousin deleted my 148/150 save file.

First video game you ever finished

Super Mario Bros. on the NES. I can’t even count of how many hours I put into that game; if there had been achievements back then I’d have maxed them out. Even now I still fire it up on the 3DS and run through a few worlds for old-times-sake.

First video game system you ever purchased with your own money

PlayStation 2. I remember how excited I was to get it. I used to shop at an independent video game store that held three systems for me and my buddies. Tekken 2 Tag Team blew my mind back then (man, remember how excited we all were for The Bouncer? Good times haha). That first console is so exciting; there’s nothing like that feeling of unboxing something you bought yourself (maybe that’s why unboxing videos are so popular?).

Systems played

  • NES
  • Gameboy
  • SNES
  • Nintendo 64
  • PlayStation 1
  • PlayStation 2
  • Gameboy Advance
  • Gamecube
  • DS
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii
  • 3DS
  • Wii U
  • Xbox One

Updated: November 3rd, 2014

Genres, in order of favorites, with genre favorites

  • RPG – Final Fantasy, Skyrim, Fallout, Kingdoms of Alamur, Radiant Historia, Chrono Trigger
  • Strategy – Ring of Red, XCOM, Kingdom Rush, Defense Grid, Orcs Must Die
  • Social – World of Warcraft, Diablo 3
  • Puzzle – Lumines, Tetris
  • Classics – Punch-Out
  • Shooter – Plants versus Zombies, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Titanfall, Warframe, Battlefield 4
  • Platformer – Super Mario, Jak and Daxter 1, Sunset Overdrive
  • Fighting – Tekken, Smash Brothers
  • Modern Adventure – Tomb Raider 2013, Metroid Prime 3, The Legend of Zelda
  • Racing – Mario Kart
  • Motion – The Legend of Zelda: Skyrward Sword

Updated: November 3rd, 2014

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