Cody Hall / Yoda0VGs

 

Hey Everyone!
My name is Cody and I really like games! Surprising I'm sure, but here's some more detail.

I used to be a Student Game Director at Chico State Game Studios, a student run Game Studio within the Computer Animation and Game Design Major (CAGD) at California State University Chico. I was  fortunate to have been given the assistance of over 60 fellow students to make a game called Hormone Hysteria (Shameless Plug: Go Play it!) for just under two years.  I graduated in May of 2015 and have been contributing here on Twinstiq almost since its inception.

I have always wanted to be a part of this industry and I hope to land a gig where I can make games that people enjoy as much as I do. Whether that be Board Games, Video Games, or anything in between doesn't really matter to me, I love them all the same!

If I had to pick a favorite gaming genre it would easily be a toss up between Stealth and Rhythm games. Strange as it may be, I love sneaking past guards just as much as I love getting gold stars on the drum track for Painkiller.  But I'll play any genre of game as long as it's compelling to play.

I wanted to be apart of Twinstiq because I spent a lot of time on Joystiq in the past and, like many, was quite disheartened to learn of its closure. But I am grateful to have been able to work with the team here at Twinstiq, we are all very different and I think it shows.

Unfortunately earning a living wage by working 40hrs a week limits my time that can be dedicated to contributions to the site. That doesn't mean I will be ignoring what's happening here however, as I do want help make this site great as much as I can! My favorite things to write so far have been what I like to call Past Due Reviews. As someone who wanted to learn as much about how games are made as possible, I always wished there where reviews that celebrated or critiqued each area of the game such as animation, modeling, audio effects, particle effects, lighting, and to study each aspect in detail. Since no one else was doing i decided to go for it! And there are a lot of fun to do and I thought the concept was long overdue. For that reason, and the fact they take a lot of time to write, I decided to call them Past Due reviews :D

I hope you enjoy my writing/rambling and look for me here on Twinstiq, contact me at hallc14@twinstiq.com, or follow me @Yoda0VGs.

 

Happy Gaming!

 

Gaming Rig 

 

Case: Cooler Master H.A.F.

MB: Asus Sabertooth X58

CPU: i7-980X 6 Cores @ 3.3Ghz

RAM: 16bg 2400mhz

GPU: GTX 970 4GB GDDR5

Monitors: 22" LED 1080p Display
19" 1280x1024 Display