Twitter – @daftchunk1
PSN – daftchunk / X4986
Steam – daftchunk
Hey there! I’m Gareth AKA DaftChunk, and it’s a pleasure to be on board with the JAM guys. I have been playing games for the past 22 years. My old man bought me a NES with Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda as a child back in 1990 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve owned almost every console and handheld released by the big boys. From SNES to Wii, Mega Drive to Dreamcast, PSOne to the Vita, in fact I’ve probably spent quite a significant amount of everything I’ve ever earned on gaming!
I’m a sucker for anything Japanese, especially RPG’s and Fighters, but I dabble in pretty much anything. I think the first game that really blew my mind was Super Metroid back on the SNES. The genius of working your way back and forward, earning new powers that would open areas you previously were locked out of. I must have finished it 15 times, haven’t done that with a game since.
Growing up I pretty much was solely a PlayStation fanboy (well technically I still am), and would buy anything with a Capcom or Squaresoft (now Square Enix) logo on the case. Mega Man, Breath of Fire, Final Fantasy, Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil were my favourites and bought every game with one of those titles slapped on the box day one, usually spending everything I’d earned from doing part time jobs on one title (when games used to cost £49.99!!).
My go to games of this generation is the Souls series. Both Demons Souls and Dark Souls combined has probably cost me a good 400 hours of my life I’m not getting back, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Other games I’ve sunk countless hours into are Burnout Paradise, the Mass effect Trilogy, Fallout 3 and the Uncharted series. Looks like I’ll probably have to get back into Gran Turismo too.
Anyway when I’m ‘making my eyes go funny’, you’ll catch me watching sports, normally in the pub. I’m a huge movie fan too, especially Scifi and Horror, and I’m big into my TV shows (Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire, anything on [adult swim], and I love my weird comedy, Mighty Boosh, League of Gentlemen etc.).