Hi, welcome to my ‘about me’ page! I’m glad you stopped by. I go by TopSpot123 on the internet, but I’ll be happy to answer to TopSpot or simply Top. This site is sort of an off-shoot of my YouTube channel. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s a link. I would like to tell you more about myself.
A founding member of the Grey Beard Gaming Club (TM) I have been gaming for essentially my whole life. My first home console was a Colecovision with Adam, purchased for holiday 1983. I got good enough with Donkey Kong that I could roll the scoreboard over multiple times. I continued accumulating systems and games, mostly second hand, throughout my middle and high school years.
Like many others, I never intended to start a collection. I just loved my games and kept adding more until one day I woke up and it was a collection. I don’t accumulate games just to inflate my numbers. Every game purchase is carefully decided based off of criteria such as; game quality, industry evolutionary importance, and my personal gaming preferences.
Video gaming is not my only gaming love though. I have a large place in my heart for table top games of all types, especially board, card, and dice games. I’ve amassed a large collection of mostly retro board games too. I love to investigate what is new and trending in this field.
I have a passion for gaming, but I don’t consider myself to be ‘hard core’. I’ve beaten and 100% completed hundreds of titles, but I keep the other aspects of my life and my responsibilities in balance. I simply can’t dedicate the time to this hobby that I once could. I own dozens of games that I have not yet played, but I am patient, and each game will get its due.
I play nearly all game genres on nearly all systems, but I have preferences. I favor platformers, 2D slightly over 3D. I have always favored Nintendo. I am not afraid to say I love gaming ‘gimmicks’. Cameras, motion controls, 3D, VR, I love checking these things out, even if I end up going back to standard controllers.
The few game types that I play very little are sports and RPG’s. I also don’t play the worlds biggest competitive games such as COD, Overwatch, DOTA, or Fortnite. I am fascinated with online gaming, but I essentially never play online. Growing up I was always the best player in my small circle, but online gaming has shown me that I am inadequate to compete with real dedicated skill.
I am generally happy, up beat, and an optimistic person. I am also private and an introvert. I don’t have many online or gaming friends and I hope my blog might help me make a few connections.
You can see more about my gaming collection and playing stats below. Feel free to send a friend request, I generally always accept.
Thanks for joining me.
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