VRINK on FriendProject.net -
"Sometimes you go walking down the street and from behind you see a girl that you would like to meet. Her hair is long and she has a purposeful stride. You risk it all..You ask her out...Whoops! It's a guy."
30 years old
Building PC's is something I truly enjoy - I like creating something out of a bunch of parts. I also like fixing things and knowing how things work..maybe that's why I like the tech field that I'm involved with. Below is the current specs of my PC. It's about 7 years old but it gets the job done:
Gaming has been something I have always enjoyed since I was little - Retro gaming is still my favorite. Here is a list of some of my favorite games:
(NES GAMES)-Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, TMNT Series, The Legend Of Zelda, Mega Man Series, Section Z, Journey To Silius, Battle Toads, Metal Storm, Ninja Gaiden Series, Kirby's Adventure, Metroid and many more!
(SNES GAMES)-Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox, Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars, Mega Man X 1,2 & 3, F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario All-Stars, Metal Warriors, TMNT: Turtles In Time, Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Killer Instinct, Sparkster, Sunset Riders and Dracula X just to name a few!
(N64 GAMES)- Super Smash Bros., The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time, The Legend Of Zelda Majora's Mask, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, 007 GoldenEye, 007 The World Is Not Enough, Paper Mario, Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2, Star Wars Rogue Squadron, Star Wars Shadows Of The Empire, Pokemon Snap, Star Fox 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Jet Force Gemini, F-Zero X, 1080 Snowboarding, Mario Party Series and Star Wars Episode 1 Podracing.
(GAMECUBE GAMES)-Super Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess, The Legend Of Zelda The Wind Waker, The Legend Of Zelda Four Swords Adventures, Mario Kart Double Dash!, F-Zero GX, Time Splitters 2, Time Splitters Future Perfect, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Gems Collection, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Assault, Animal Crossing, Custom Robo, Soul Calibur 2, Tales Of Symphonia, Mega Man X Collection, Super Mario Sunshine, Conflict: Desert Storm, Naruto Clash Of Ninja 1 & 2, Dragonball Z Budokai 1 & 2, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, Luigi's Mansion, Pikmin 1 & 2, Kirby Air Ride, Star Wars Rogue Leader, Need For Speed Series, Sonic Riders and The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time Master Quest.
(WII GAMES)-Honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of the Wii and I didn't have a lot of games for it. I couldn't get into the whole Wii-mote/ Motion control thing...It kinda sucked. I did end up modding my Wii which was pretty neat and I also liked the backwards compatibility for the Gamecube: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Sports, Mario Kart Wii and Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All Stars.
(WII U GAMES)-I feel the same about the Wii U as I did for the Wii. Not a fan. Here are a few games I enjoyed on it though: Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Star Fox Zero, Super Mario 3D World, Shantae Half Genie Hero (Don't Judge), Gamecube HD Remakes and Fast Racing NEO.
(SWITCH GAMES)-Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2, Super Mario Party, Dragonball FighterZ, The Legend Of Zelda Link's Awakening and more to come!
(XBOX & XBOX 360 GAMES)- Halo 1, 2 , 3 & 4, Halo Reach, Gears Of War 1,2 & 3, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout New Vegas, Mass Effect 2, COD Modern Warfare 2, Portal 1 & 2, Destiny, Dark Souls 1 & 2, Forza Series, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto V, Borderlands 1 & 2, Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 4, Battlefield 3, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, Diablo 3, Resident Evil 5, Titanfall, Halo Wars, Lost Planet 1 & 2, Dead Space 1 & 2, Transformers War For Cybertron, Transformers Fall Of Cybertron, Marvel VS Capcom Origins, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Crackdown 1 & 2, Dragonball Z Budokai HD Collection, Lord Of The Rings War In The North, Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, Star Wars Knight Of The Old Republic 1 & 2, Dragonball Z Battle Of Z and Dragonball Xenoverse.
(XBOX ONE GAMES)-Halo 5, Gears Of War 4 & 5, Elderscrolls Online, Farcry 4 & 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, Sea Of Thieves, DOOM, Dragonball Xenoverse 2, GTA V, Destiny 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Forza Series, Halo The Master Chief Collection, Metal Gear Solid V The Phanton Pain, Ghost Recon Wildlands and more!
(PLAYSTATION GAMES)-Not a huge Playstation fan but there are a few games I have enjoyed: Kingdom Hearts Series, Crash Bandicoot Series, Twisted Metal Series, Spyro Series, Resident Evil Series, Final Fantasy Series, Digimon World Series and the newest Spider-Man game.
(NINTENDO HANDHELD GAMES)-Pokemon Series, Super Mario Series, The Legend Of Zelda Series, Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime Hunters, Super Smash Bros. 3DS and many other random games that I can't think of currently.
(GAMES I STILL WANT TO PLAY)-Suikoden 1 & 2, Secret Of Mana, Bioshock Series, Half Life 1 & 2, The Witcher Series and others I currently can't think of.
(CURRENT CONSOLE/ HANDHELD LIST)-NES(Signed by Charles Martinet - The voice of Mario!), NES Classic (Modded), SNES Classic (Modded), N64 x2, Gamecube, Wii (Modded), Wii U, Nintendo Switch, PS1 Classic (Modded), PS4, Xbox 360 x4, Xbox One S, Nintendo DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL.
(CURRENT GAME COUNT)-Physical Copies:180
-Digital: A Guess of around 200+
Other interests include Guitar, Retro Game Console Repair, Airsoft/Paintball, PLCs, HTML, Cars/Trucks, Table-Top Games, Drawing, Taking Photos, Cosplay, Guns, Electronics, CIT, CS and many more!
Some of my favorite Bands: Scar Symmetry, Solution .45, Joe Satriani, Amaranthe, Bad Company, Breaking Benjamin, Def Leppard, Dream Theatre, Five Finger Death Punch, Iron Maiden, Lost Years, Metallica, Michael Angelo Batio, Scandroid, The Midnight, Starset, The Showdown, Three Days Grace, Toto, 3 Doors Down, 10 years, Andy McKee, Crossfade, - Basically lots of Rock, Metal, old school bands from the 70's, 80's and anything else that sounds epic to me!
Some of my favorite movies: Star Wars Saga, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Marvel Movies, DBZ, Disney and Pixar Movies, Kung Pow, Hot Rod, Gentleman Broncos and many others!
Some of my favorite TV shows came mostly from my childhood - Waking up early on Saturday mornings just to see my favorite characters. Those TV shows are: Digimon, Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, Pokemon, Medabots, One Piece, Naruto, My Hero Academia, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trailer Park Boys, The Walking Dead, The Flash, Regular Show, Transformers, Beast Wars, Game Of Thrones, Star Trek, Gundam Series, Family Guy, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Ed, Edd and Eddy, Ren & Stimpy, Avatar The Last Airbender, Batman The Animated Series and many other Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel Cartoons/ Shows!
Favorite Books: The Bible, The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Series, The Silmarillion to name a few. Other readings include Marvel/DC comics and Manga.
About me: Hey everyone! My name is Michael, but you can call me Vrink! I stumbled upon this site and it gave me nostalgia of the old Myspace days and I thought it would be cool to create a page for fun.
A little about me: I am currently working as a Technical Support Analyst for a company called Ntiva - I basically work from home remotely and give cloud/server/tech support to our clients. Before I started this job I used to work for a company who would maintain and distribute video lottery machines for about 7 years - I was a Video Lottery Technician. I would basically drive to various locations repairing issues with the machines but I did many other things as well. I would either fix/repair or install things like: ATMs, Arcades, Pinball Machines, Pool tables, Jukeboxes, Security Cameras/Systems, Networks, PCs and many other odd things!
Education: I currently have an Associate's Degree in Electronics and a Associate of Applied Science in Computer and Information Technology. I am still currently taking some online classes at George Brown College where I am working on getting my PLC Technician 1 & 2 Certifications.
Now, enough about work and school! I am currently dating a sweet and beautiful woman who I love dearly and have some awesome friends as well! In my spare time I like to hangout with friends, play video games, fix/build PCs and various electronics, play guitar, airsoft, watch movies and shows, listen to music, driving/road trips/vacations, kayaking, hiking, cosplay and many other activities. I also enjoy playing some table-top games; some of my favorites include: Heroclix, Star Wars X-Wing, Magic, Pokemon TCG, UNO, Monopoly, Star Wars Imperial Assault, Marvel Dice Masters, Marvel Legendary and anything else that looks interesting!
-I put way too much effort into this page...