Written by Erik Kubik Sunday, 03 October 2010 18:45
Hey, I'm Erik Kubik, the Editor-in-Chief here at Goozernation. I started writing for the Goozex Report, now Goozernation way back in 2008. I've been using Goozex as kube00 since 2007.
I've been writing for quite a few gaming mediums since 2006, most of them have been on a volunteer basis, but a few were paid. I've written articles for Gamewiithabrain.com, news bits for Ionicgaming.com (no longer around) game reviews for gamelemon.com, articles and reviews for InternetGamers.org (no longer a website). I also wrote game reviews for my college newspaper. I would have to say out of all the websites I've written for The Goozex Report/Goozernation.com is the best site.
I hail from the rainy Pacific Northwest, the south eastern part of Washington State. I work in the I.T. field. Someday I actually hope to use my BA's in History and English; until then I'll work wherever to pay my bills.
I've been a gamer since I could remember and play Zelda. Over the years my gaming habits haven't changed much except from going from a hardcore PC gamer to a console gamer and somehow finding a happy medium. I'm a fan of survival horror, fps, and western RPGs.
Picking my top three is going to be tough because there's so much I like and so much I despise.
Resident Evil 4 for Playstation 2-- Although I could pick Resident Evil 1 or 3, (both were great games) Resident Evil 4 has something that the other games in the series didn't have. It moved away from the "tank" movement and lengthy puzzles and instead focused on the action and the story. To me, this was the game in the series that made Resident Evil "cool." It ushered in a new era of fans and ideas for games in the series. No matter how many times I play through it, it never gets old, and I have a soft spot for blasting zombies with shotguns.
Uncharted 2--As I once mentioned in my October 2009 review, this game goes beyond "Game of the Year." The first Uncharted was good but number 2 blew me away. Uncharted 2 was the game that so many PlayStation 3 owners had been waiting for. The game has a good story with interesting characters. The action and story are constantly changing. The great multiplayer is just the icing on the cake. Playing co-op with three friends on challenging maps is well worth owning a headset. This is a game that will never get traded to Goozex.
Baldur's Gate 1 for the PC. Released by the by the now expired Interplay in 1998, this was the D&D adventure fans had been waiting for. Deep character classes with a lengthy story; this game was one of a kind. I still remember the score in PC Gamer: 92%. I'm so glad I chose this over Thief at my local Software Etc. I dumped hours into the game trying to roll the perfect class. I wasted hours exploring the landscapes and finding all the secrets the game held. I never got around to finishing the second game, Shadows of Arm, but the original Baldur's Gate and its 5-disc install will always have a place in my heart.