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Hey DLive! Welcome to the Surf Shack!

I started playing video games with an Atari back in the mid-1980’s playing Space Invaders, Pong, and the like. Later, Super Mario 3 became a new obsession, and my love of gaming just evolved from there.

As an INFJ, I tend to be an introverted person. That, combined with a deep programming to try and right whatever “wrong” I see in the world, I decided to start streaming with the intention of creating a positive gaming community where folks can come and hang out without worrying about being judged, trolled, or maliciously made fun of. (Don’t get me wrong...if you hang out enough and we get to know each other, there will likely be banter. But, it’s all in good

The game series I played that, afterwards, made me consider myself a “gamer” was actually the Mass Effect series, specifically Mass Effect 2. That game almost completely changed the way I looked at gaming. It was an introspective, thought provoking, interactive cinematic adventure, where your deicisions actually changed the outcome of the game. It blew my mind and opened my imagination to not only what is possible in the world, but made me considering things like, “do the decisions I make in-game have any real bearing on what kind of person I am in real life?”

Another favorite of mine was The Last Of Us by Naughty Dog. Before that game, I had no idea how intense a story-driven third-person adventure shooter could be. That game was amazing.

As of today, you will see a smattering of games on my channel - RPGs, action adventure, FPS, BR, etc. What I’m looking for in a game is something that tells an amazing story with deep characters, character development, some kind of choice matrix that has a palpable affect on the story you’re experiencing as well as things like character customization deep and a rewarding end-game as well as beautiful environments. (I’m looking at you Ghosts of Tsushimia!) But, I am also sometimes just looking to hop into a game and shoot things/people in the face. It's cathartic.

I play mostly on an Xbox One (we’re talking...OG Xbox One - no S, no X, just a One) but I will also play PC games from time to time, as well. I recently got a PS4 which is where I prefer playing console games, honestly, because I am in love with PS4 exclusives. (The Last of Us, Spider Man, Ghosts of Tsushima, God of War, etc...) Also, I have have fallen in love with Apex Legends, and I prefer playing that on PS4, as well.

No matter what I’m playing, I hope you’ll come and hang out and be a part of the positive gaming community that we’re creating. You can connect with us pretty much everywhere:

Mixer: https://www.mixer.com/celtic_surfer
Twtich: https://www.twitch.tv/celticsurfer
Discord: https://www.discord.gg/JH53DRt
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/celtic_surfer
Intsagram: https://www.instagram.com/celtic_surfer

Also, just as an FYI, donations are NEVER required or demanded, but always appreciated.