Growing up, you’re supposed to have role models. Parents, athletes, celebrities, religious figures…these are the people who are supposed to set an example, a path for you to follow.
For some of us…there were other role models. Heroes and heroines, villains and anti-heroes. Saviors of time and space. Some had super power, or weapons, or technology. Others merely armed themselves with courage, determination, or the ability to jump absurdly well.
Video game characters.
I grew up wanting to be them. I would imagine I really was Link, defeating hordes of bad guys and saving Princess Zelda. I was Samus Aran, bounty hunter extraordinaire, sworn enemies of the villainous space pirates, and the terrifying Mother Brain. I was Mega Man, Kratos, Master Chief, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ezio Auditore…the list goes on.
The thing is, I slowly learned…I’m not the only one. There are LOTS OF US out there. After a life spent learning about fitness, nutrition, personal improvement, and martial arts, I finally set up a refuge. A place for us all to meet, learn, share, and grow. Join us.
New blog posts every Monday and Thursday
Be a Game Character was begun as a simple Google Blogger site titled, “So You Want to Be a Video Game Character?” back in the summer of 2011, by Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace. It was set up with the intent to motivate, inspire, and aid video game fans to improve their lives, using their favorite video game characters as both an inspiration and a guide. It was begun with a simple, four-page blog about Ezio Auditore.
Since its humble inception, the blog has attracted an ever-growing audience. To meet the needs of this audience, Dan purchased the somewhat less wordy beagamecharacter.com, and continued to post new articles, character breakdowns, and videos. Readers are welcome to contact Dan with questions, comments, or new character suggestions, at any time, by emailing him(firstname.lastname@example.org), or leaving a comment on a blog post.