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 us many controversial themes related to every day's life based on situations, characters' personality/psychology and lots of symbology.
In fact, it was after reading this Plot Analisys that I immediately fell in love 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 Konami for such a beautiful masterpiece.
As Video gamer.
In my early childhood (4) I used to play Pac-Man and other Atari games which belonged to my father. Later (8) my uncle used to take me to the arcades to play Super Mario Bros.
But it was when I first played Mortal Kombat (10) in the arcades that my videogame experience changed forever: Those digitized graphics from real actors and that gory sound, along with the charismatic characters and unforgettable scenarios. That moment definitely carved my existence.
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 (my country's mother-tongue is Spanish). Many of them also taught me good values, which I couldn't find within my social environment, nor in my mom's soap-operas, nor in most movies/series, nor 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 now I am aware that the 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. Balance is the key.
The consoles I own are:
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo 64, Play Station, Play Station 2, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360.
I used to play a lot of videogames before, but nowadays, and due to time constraints that number has lowered to just a few. I'm really good playing Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros Melee, Mortal Kombat Mythologies Sub-Zero, Devil May Cry series, Castlevania series, Dance Dance Revolution series, Marvel Vs Capcom series and I personally enjoy playing Warcraft III, Final Fantasy X, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 & 3, Guitar Hero & Rock Band series, Left4Dead and Silent Hill series.
I've also beaten every game within the following sagas (including old-consoles, portable devices, etc.):
I'm currently in 1st place worldwide* (out of more than one million competitors) 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.
*as of December, 2012
As a Normal Person.
My full name is José Andrés Guzmán Tórrez. I was born in La Paz - Bolivia (I live here too). 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 an older woman broke my heart when I was 16 ^^. I'm also skilled on handling computer and electronic devices (both hardware and software).
I like browsing the internet as a hobby, going to the movies, and going out with my friends on weekends to a club to dance and meet new people or to a pub from time to time to have a cigar and a couple of drinks. I used to play the guitar way often than I do nowadays. I like to read a good book under the rain (it doesn't matter to me if it's a real book or an e-book). I love to eat (although I'm skinny ^^) and listen to music outloud while singing in my room (also 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'm not afraid of death, I'm afraid of mediocrity.
I love to live every day of my life as it would be the last. Guess I gotta do this just in case ;)
You can contact me regarding anything here.
Have a nice day.