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The Next Level In Gaming

HelenBaby – Staff Writer

The oldest staff member on PlusXP, I first picked up a controller in 1989. The game was Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles on the NES, and I didn’t like it much… then my brother brought home Super Mario Bros 2 and a gamer was born!

I’ll play anything with a Sega logo, and have a particular softspot for the games of Sonic the Hedgehog. I’ve attended every Summer of Sonic convention to date, indeed the pic included here is of my Helen Cartwright (from N!ghts Journey of Dreams) cosplay worn at their 2011 event. I also highly rate the games of Yu Suzuki, he is a major hero of mine.

I’ve owned no less than 12 consoles to date, and have played many hundreds of titles. My favourite genres are platformers, RPGs, novelty games and racers, and its been fascinating to watch how the definition and standard of genres has evolved so much over the past 20 years, with games like Dissidea continuing to merge, meld and change the old distinctions.

Its an honour to be a member of the PlusXP team, a site which has gone from strength to strength and continues to expand and grow, much like a Katamari! I hope you will enjoy reading my articles as much as I enjoy writing them :)


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