Saturday, September 1, 2012

In the Beginning...

So here we are at the beginning of a new blog. I suppose I should start at the beginning.

I am Ian Buck, currently a student at the University of Minnesota Morris going for a Computer Science Major. I am a PC gamer and my most precious possession is my computer. In many ways I am pretty stereotypical nerd, but I try to break that image once in awhile.

A little bit about my childhood. I am the oldest of five, so I used to beat on my brothers a bit. We grew up playing with Star Wars LEGOs and Pokemon cards; nowadays we play video games and Magic The Gathering, so really not much has changed. I went through Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and I am currently a Venturer. I earned the rank of Eagle just in time to turn 18. I graduated from St. Paul Central High School in 2011, and I loved every minute of it there, including the IB program that everyone seems to hate so much.

I am starting this blog at the urging of my good friend Ryan Rampersad because he thinks I need to have more of an online presence in order to be an effective podcaster or some such fiddle faddle. Next thing you know he'll make me get my own domain.

I'll be using this blog in conjunction with Google+; Google+ is where I will share interesting links that I find, as well as photos and short thoughts and updates.
This blog will be for longer entries such as any projects that I get myself into, reviews for games that I play, and anything else that I can think of. I am also planning on starting a new show (to be co-hosted by Ian Decker) on Ryan's podcast network The Nexus. On that show we will mostly talk about gaming news. We are also planning on doing live game streams, especially coop ones (Borderlands 2 looks to be first on our list).

So there you have it, I hope you enjoy reading along.