Some info about Silent Hill Universe author.
As Silent Hill fan.
Hi, my name's Jose and I'm a Bolivian Silent Hill fan.
Since Silent Hill's release in january 1999, many players (including me) categorized the game as a clon of Resident Evil, but it was the series of Silent Hill that really blew the genre for horror games, with its dark, violent and disturbing story. Anyway this is not just another horror video game as many people think: Silent Hill gives its curious players many themes related to personality/psychology and lots of symbology.
In fact, it was after reading this Plot Analisys that I fell in love even deeper for the series. So much in fact, that I decided to start a SH related webpage (Silent Hill Universe) back then in 2001 when I was 16.
I can play some Silent Hill songs (mainly the ones that Mary Elizabeth McGlynn sings) in piano and electric guitar.
I've also been in charge of the english subtitles in the Spanish production Broken Notes, which is a Silent Hill 2 fan-made movie.
Currently, I'm working on my own SH videogame (Silent Hill Rebirth) which you can find more info about within this page.
I'm glad to see the Silent Hill Community has grown up so strong worldwide. I'm really proud belonging to it.
Thanks to Team Silent for such a beautiful masterpiece.
As Video gamer.
In my early childhood (4) I used to play Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Qix and other video games which belonged to my father's Atari 130XE. Later (7) my uncle used to take me to a house that rented their consoles to play Super Mario Bros. Probably twice or thrice every six months. No kidding at all. I remember I used to try to "emulate" the Mario Bros experience with my Rasti toys, which were the Lego blocks equivalent back in the day.
But it was when I first stepped into an arcade, thanks to my friends that "convinced me" by pushing me inside one, that my experience changed forever thanks to the likes of Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, Rolling Thunder, Caliber 50. That moment definitely carved my existence.
Our family economy wasn't that great, so I could only dream with the NES or the SNES my friends already had.
I remember my mother used to tell me that I was absolutely forbidden to play those "devil games", so I thought that by going to an arcade and just watching other people play I was not disobeying her at all. And that is precisely what I used to do back in my childhood.
Finally, in December 1995 my dad brought home a SNES, and that was the happiest day of my life. We only had Mortal Kombat I, probably the worst port of an arcade title ever, but I wanted to have it so much that I enjoyed for no less than two years.
I do not want to bore you, so I think someday I may write a book about every single one of my gaming anecdotes if you are interested.
Nevertheless, video games have taught me to think logically & strategically for every real-life situation and it's thanks to them that I've learned English language (my country's mother-tongue is Spanish).
Video games also taught me good values, which I couldn't find within my social environment, nor in my mom's soap-operas, nor in local tv news.
As an old-school gamer it's been very hard for me to watch the entire industry developing more casual games in recent years, but nowadays I am aware that market tendencies have a great impact in video game development. Nevertheless, I still think that developers should use their available tools to give birth to their ideas in a creative way, instead of completely going with the market casual tendencies all the way. This is the only way to achieve developing personality and originality. Balance is the key.
The systems I own are: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Play Station, Play Station 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo WiiU, Xbox 360 and a powerful Gaming PC.
Besides the Silent Hill series I also love Mario, Smash Bros, Mortal Kombat, Devil May Cry, Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Marvel vs Capcom, Resident Evil, Starcraft, Warcraft, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Metroid, Megaman, Metal Gear, Guitar Hero, Left4Dead, DotA and Silent Hill series.
I also find the following individual titles quite delightful: Conquer's Bad Fur Day, Jet Force Gemini, Spore, Ori and the Blind Forest, Minecraft, Burger Shop, Heartstone and many others.
I've also beaten every game within the following series (including old-consoles, portable devices, etc):
Over the years I've developed motion sickness, so most of the modern First Person Shooters are absolutely forbidden for me. And yes, I've tried ginger to counter it with no effect.
I'm currently in 1st place worldwide* in the online Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of two Worlds ranking. I'm also working on breaking the non-TAS speed-run World Record for the game: Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub-Zero. I am as well as fulfilling one of my life's many dreams: Developing my own videogame*, for as small and simple as it may be.
*as of December, 2012
As an everyday person.
I was born in La Paz city, Bolivia in 1985. I'm currently studying System Engineering at Universidad Catolica, and English language at Centro Boliviano Americano. I'm currently single, and although I was kind of shy when I was 10 years old I became a womanizer because of an older woman (23) broke my heart when I was a teenager (16). I'm also skilled on handling computer and electronic devices.
I like browsing the internet as a hobby, watching or re-watching great movies, going out with my friends on weekends. I used to play the guitar way often than I do nowadays. I read a lot (physical and digital books and articles). I love to eat (although I'm skinny) and listen to music out loud while singing. (And yes, I also sing a lot in the shower).
Sometimes and with no apparent reason, I just drive my car randomly while listening to music and thinking about how good is to be alive, even on those bad moments when everything turns into a dead-end. I just hope I get granted with enough time to accomplish all the things I came to do to this world.
I am not afraid of death, I am afraid of time. Thus, I am always looking to live every day of my life as it would be my last, for as much as a cliché as it sounds.
Out of the simplicity of a man talking about past experiences there is definitely a lot that escapes the great panorama. One of my life premises is to never speak beyond ears that cannot hear, not because they don't want to but because most of them won't understand.
I've made quite a few discoveries I am very pleased to posses now, even with all the suffering they came, and I intend to use them to try to gain advantage in the greatest game of all: The game of life.
You can contact me regarding anything here.
Have a nice day.