Open up my eager eyes.
Hello there! I’m Walker, your friendly neighbourhood new Chooch member. I’m currently living in Mexico due to reckless gallivanting. I also spent a good chunk of my childhood here, among many other places such as England and Spain.
I’m in my 20s, and if I were to try and sum myself up in one word “punk” would be my first choice. It neatly gives you a rough idea of my main hobby, my particular taste in music, my ethics and politics, and my taste in fashion. How’s that for efficiency? I’m an avid reader and consequently I also fancy myself a bit of a writer.
Enough preamble though! Let’s get to the good stuff: Video games. I’ve been playing games my whole life. One of my earliest memories is of playing a Mega Man game where the beginning stage was a series of green pillars — later detective work conducted when I was a teen revealed this to be, of course, Mega Man X. Crushing family beneath my feet to remain at the seat of power in Street Fighter and the pain of being cursed to a life of playing as Luigi due to the circumstances of my birth were formative experiences to me.
I didn’t realise how intense my love for games was until it fell unto me to procure them when my brother wasn’t nearby anymore. It was in the PS2 era when I was completely absorbed into a hole of Dynasty Warriors, Final Fantasy, Guitar Hero, Devil May Cry, and Halo that I consciously thought these video game thingies might be, y’know, kinda neat.
I mostly snoop around the bins of Steam and Itch for anything that strikes my fancy. Oddities in gameplay or art style are always lovely to see. Perhaps it’s the punk in me that cries out for a constant influx of Kusoge, the interactive equivalent of a basement demo. But there are easy ways to my heart for notorious games too: Technical Fighting Games, RPGs, rhythm games, character action games, and anything with a space for Noel Vermillion in its roster.
I’ve been a big fan of the VGCC for a couple of years now, and I hope that I can contribute in some part to what makes it great. Or at the very least entertain the lovely people at the Chooch discord with my inevitable coverage of whatever funny JRPG I’ll get fixated on. Here’s to many miles* on the rails together!
*Or 1.6 as many kilometres.