Where to start...? Well, I guess to begin, as of creating this checklist I am 32, and have been gaming since I was about 3 years old. First with my Dad on his Colecovision, and later on the Atari 2600 he bought for me to save his controllers from being teethed upon. That was where I first developed my love and addiction to gaming, thinking if I could just make it 1 more level I would "beat" games like Combat, River Raid and Space Invaders.
Later I got a Nintendo and a Sega Mastersystem, and continued buying successive generations of consoles and accumulating their games. Oh I should mention I'm a compulsive collector (it's an OCD), so not only do I still own all of those systems but all the games along with all the original boxes, manuals and whatnot! I didn't get a PS3 until late 2010, and unfortunately that console died back in Feb (just in time for my birthday). Luckily my fiancee and I managed to get another PS3 a few days later, got the old one reflowed, and quickly transferred all data to our new system. We've been happily gaming on it ever since with occasional soujourns to our older consoles, to relive classic gems, or just occupy ourselves while one of us is playing something on the main TV.
I'm lucky in that I've met such a nice and understanding woman as my fiancee. She not only understands my addiction, she has a similar one to myself, in which we must complete everything possible in the game to consider it beaten. Sometimes this means maxing character levels, sometimes collecting all items, & oftentimes we find ourselves playing a game long after Plat to reach 100%. We are both avid RPG gamers, where her favourite series is Final Fantasy, and mine is Dragon Quest (back before Squaresoft and Enix merged we were rival RPGers lol). We are also both avid fans of anime, and own/have watched many series in the 7 years we've been together.
My first game on PS3 ended up being my 10th platinum do to my completionist OCD while my very 1st Plat was a game I had played a number of times on the PS2, but never "Completed". This game was God of War, where the trials and God difficulty used to stop me cold on the PS2, I have since conquored both on the PS3, making it my 1st 100% complete game on the system as well!
I'm still working on some of my other platted games, and hope to add them to the 100% portion of my PS3 library in the near future. In terms of trophies it's a love/hate relationship, I love singleplayer trophies, especially collection ones no matter how time consuming. I also like difficult ones as the victory doesn't get much sweeter than finally nailing down something you've been sharpening your skills to reach. I however hate MP trophies, I usually try to get them out of the way 1st so I can enjoy the singleplayer mode to it's fullest (especially with server closures, dead lobbies, etc.) I mainly boost my online trophies, with friends if possible, but I don't mind helping anyone boost trophies that I have or need as long as they are polite.
Apart from my gaming and anime watching, I've traveled quite a bit in Europe, Canada and the Eastern US, I'm certified with the American Red Cross, and PADI as a Rescue SCUBA Diver. I'm also a martial arts fanatic, having trained since I was 5 years old in 7 different styles throughout my life so far, that range from: Chinese arts (Southern Praying Mantis, 5 animals style, Qi Gung, and Chen style Taiji), to 2 styles of Oakinawan Karate (Shorinji-ryu Kenkokai, and Isshin-ryu), to ITF TaeKwonDo. I try to train at minimum an hour a day, which usually is more like 2-3 hours a day, and although I have a blackbelt (or sash in the case of the Chinese arts) in none of these styles yet, it's mostly due to location and financial constraints. One day I will not only reach Divemaster in SCUBA, but I will attain my blackbelt or it's equivalent in one or more of the disciplines I train in, (and each day I work towards the latter of those goals!)
Anyway, enough about me, let's move on now to what you came here to see!