GamersInfo.net Writer: Psychphan

Hi, my name is Evan. I’m an RPGaholic and hard core gamer. I graduated from college in 2007 with a BA in English (Gasp!) and psychology. I’ve been playing video games since the age of three. My first game, ever, was Super Mario Bros. So yeah, I’m pretty darn good at this video game stuff. And persistant. I like RPGs the best because I can look at it as literature. This is especially true for the Shin Megami Tensei games and The Digital Devil Saga. I enjoy horror games due to their psychological nature, like Silent Hill 3. I don’t like FPS or anything that relies too much on the first-person perspective; they make me dizzy and nauseous. Ironically, I love Metroid Prime and Half-Life 2. Hmm... Where’s Alanis Morissette when you need her? I really like it when games are creative and technically pull everything off. In this case, my favorite game is Ico. I loved it due to the presentation and the way the characters interacted with each other. Yorda and Ico didn’t speak the same language, so they had to rely on gestures and other forms of communication. I also occasionally enjoy bouts of Mario Kart: Double Dash and Smash Bros. Melee. Overall, I’m rather boring. I stay home, read my homework, occasionally write, fool around on the computer, eat, and sleep. Except for those days that I travel to school. I sometimes am inspired to write poetry (if you really want to read it, just ask). I play piano from time to time. And my favorite book genres are psychology books, occasionally poetry, and most of all, mysteries. And I’m “addicted” to herbal teas and Starbucks coffee.

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Pseudonym: Psychphan

Real Name: Evan Csir

Age: 26

Profession: Lead Teacher

First Game System: NES

Favorite Games: Ico, Final Fantasy IV, Secret of Mana, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

Game Systems Owned: NES, SNES, Game Cube, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS1, DS, Sega Genesis, Wii

Favorite Saying: “You’ll thank me later.” –Mr. Monk

The Book That Most Profoundly Changed My Life: Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake

Gender: Male

Biggest Pet Peeve: Arrogance

Odd Fact: It is believed that schizophrenia is related to excessive amounts of Dopamine in the brain, especially in the nucleus accumbens (reward/pleasure center). And the first drug to treat it was Thorazine, but it reduced ALL Dopamine in the brain. Thus, schizophrenic patients would take on characteristics of Parkinson’s patients when they took that drug.

Favorite Game Genres: RPG, Action, Action-Adventure

All MMOs Ever Played: Runescape, Flyff, and Kart Rider

Current MMOs Being Played: Spiral Knights

Hobbies: Reading mysteries, writing poetry, drinking herbal teas, watching TV, listening to music, browsing iTunes store from time to time, playing piano, video games, write e-mails to friends.

Favorite Movie: Clue: The movie

Favorite Color: Blue

Personal Blog: http://psychphan.wordpress.com/

Three Favorite Websites: penny-arcade, xkcd.com

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