I have lurked on this site off and on for a number of years. It has been a valuable resource for my acquired taste for obscure, and not so obscure, JRPGs and various other kinds of games, that either never got localized for my country, or were utterly butchered to appease moral busybodies, and/or copyright lawyers.
My family had fallen on hard times when I was growing up, so most of my gaming experience came from hand-me-downs from my older sister, and my dad.
We had a Game Boy Advance, a SNES and an N64. My dad had a Sega Genesis, and an old windows 98 gaming computer that he had built himself back in the day.
I didn't really get my own computer or unrestricted access to the internet until my 13th birthday (2012), this was one of the first places I visited, I liked seeing what you guys could make the old Mario games I grew up on do, and I still check out the Mario Game hacking sections from time to time, to see what's new. But what really got me hooked, was when I found out how Final fantasy, and a lot of the other games I played were censored for western markets, and that eventually led me down the rabbit hole of the games that didn't make it here at all.
My primary interest is in gaming, but I also like literature, classic film and animation, old cars, and history.
I am hoping to eventually contribute my own hacks and translations to the community, when I learn a bit more about programming.