Intro: New Face to the Brood

Posted by Matt Wells - October 23rd 2008 @ 5:36 pm

I write this to everyone to say “Hi”. I’m Matt Wells and I’ll be covering a large portion of the new horror/sci-fi game section of I’ve been a reader and comment-contributor for almost three years, brought to it when a friend from Longwood heard me talk about several horror movies and he knew Peter, the author. [Editors note: Thanks for the referral, Jeff!]

I’m a graduate of Longwood University with a major in Computer Science. I’m a week away from being 24 and I live in Herndon with a friend from high school and currently have a very shitty IT Help Desk job in Reston, VA. It generally gives me enough downtime during the day to troll the internet, so I can’t complain about that part.

The word ‘nerd’ probably wouldn’t be enough to accurately describe me.  I have a huge collection of video games.  Thanks to a bout of obsessive compulsive disorder I’m almost at 900 now.  I have pretty much every genre of game there is (sans racing and rhythm) and I definitely know more about RPGs than horror games (although, I have a hefty collection of both).  If I had to pick a favorite it would probably be the SILENT HILL series, being the only series that has kept me up at night, afraid to turn off the light.  The RESIDENT EVIL series is a close second place as the sheer stupidity is utter brilliance at the same time.

One thing I enjoy more than video games is football. My team, the Oakland Raiders, sucks but I still watch them and everyone else thanks to finally being about to afford NFL Sunday Ticket.

I am always up for questions, comments, and suggestions; so let me know if there is anything you want to see reviewed or you think I should get into or you want to know about (i.e. If/When FATAL FRAME IV is going to come state-side [It won’t for now]).

I enjoy writing in my off time and I am always up for getting better, so I hope to contribute and enhance HND with games and occasional movie reviews.  That’s about all I can think of for the moment…if there are any questions, go ahead and ask. If anyone is REALLY curious to know anything else about me, I can post up my MySpace or something like that.  Other than that, I’m done.

[Editor’s Note 2: I’ve implemented multiple blog authors so that I no longer have to input everything.  As such, the Guest XYZ headlines will vanish.  Unless, of course an actual guest comes along.  Soon I’ll have posts on the home page display the author’s name, so you’ll have an idea of the site’s new multiple personalities.*  Right now, the individual posts should have the author up.

*This does not count when I write reviews drunk, which admittedly happens more often than I should probably admit to.]

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  1. October 23rd, 2008 | 7:26 pm | #1


  2. October 24th, 2008 | 9:09 am | #2

    Hi Matt!

    Any of you guys play URBAN DEAD? (I’m currently being chewed on by a Zed in Caiger Mall.)

  3. October 24th, 2008 | 10:29 am | #3

    Actually, I have not played that. I never got into the text/HTML type of games. A shame too, there are some really old Lovecraft-based games that I hear are really good.

  4. October 24th, 2008 | 11:13 am | #4

    URBAN DEAD is the only one I’ve ever played, but I’ve been on it pretty faithfully since I signed up back in March. It only takes a few minutes a day to play, so it’s good for a daily break while not becoming too distracting.

    (Then again, I did build an entire wiki for the small group of friends who played it with me…It’s all but abandoned now, but it was fun while it lasted.)

  5. R.J. Sayer
    October 24th, 2008 | 5:38 pm | #5

    Bios now, Peter? Bios?! what is this, community theatre?

    pffft. fucking sell-out.

    just kidding. HI, MATT!

  6. October 24th, 2008 | 10:54 pm | #6

    You had yours, jackass. I’m actually the only one who hasn’t been introduced.

    John, I’ve seen URBAN DEAD on your site and was always intrigued, but never committed. Maybe I’ll give it a shot if it isn’t a huge time investment.

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