About Me


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Thank you for visiting my blog! Whether you are a gamer or not, I hope my posts encourage you in one way or another. My name is Mike, born in New York City and raised in Miami, FL (currently living in Miami). I am of Cuban descent, and a proud one at that! Pa’lante los latinos!

I gave my life to Christ at 17 during a bible study at my High School, and have never looked back. I was radically transformed by Christ and have not looked back. It has been an adventure of a lifetime, and His love and grace has given me everything I have.

As I continued on my journey as a Christian and a geek, I started to wonder if there was a way for me to explore my faith and hobbies together. I searched for websites, communities or anything on the internet that had to do with God and video games or in some other sub-culture. There are many outlets today that are doing big things, but at that time there were few and were too small. I decided to stop waiting to find the “right website” and just do it myself! The bottom line is, what I needed to do is create my own content because that’s what I wanted to read anyways. Sometimes what you’re looking for is already inside of you, just let it out!

In regards to video games, I have held a controller since I was very young, starting with the original NES then getting a SEGA Genesis, SNES, Game Gear, Game Boy and others. I am more of a Playstation fan than Nintendo but I play Nintendo games as well. Some of my favorite genres are RPGs, fighting games, shooters, adventure games and even puzzle games.

I am also a big anime/Japan fan, and have been watching anime since I was in high school till today. I write about anime as well and I hope to visit Japan soon, as well as serve in any capacity to the body of Christ there.

Join me on this journey to finding God through the writing of a geek, and check out my Facebook or Twitter. Also, you can add me on PSN at  Samuru1 or Steam at Samurux

I have also written for several websites: Geeks Under Grace, Geekdom House and Beneath The Tangles.

Please be sure to contact me with any questions, guest posting, or anything at all! I’m open to review a game or write something on a particular gaming topic. God bless, and thanks for stopping by!

-Mike

 

P.S. Also check out my Resources for Gamers over here! I have compiled lots of great stuff that you will find interesting 🙂

15 thoughts on “About Me

      1. Both, both is good. I got into anime after watching Elfen Leid (bloody as all get out, but the story was strong). And video games? Dude, as soon as I saw Donkey Kong on the SNES, I was in. You said I could email, but what’s your email?

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      2. I haven’t seen that anime yet, though I have heard its good. I started with the NES when I was, I think 6…but I could be wrong.

        Yeah, just hit “contact” on my site and send me one. Or just click my avatar. I don’t think wordpress lets me write out my whole email….annoying.

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  1. Hey Mike! Just checking out your blog! I noticed that you haven’t talked about Undertale yet! Have you played it? I think you’ll be able to bring a great Christian commentary on that game.

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    1. Hey there simoku 🙂 Yes, I have yet to play it 😦 I have it on Steam but haven’t started it yet. I have such a backlog of games I’m getting through. I’ve read and even listened to the music of the game so I know it’s a good one. What did you think of it?

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      1. Oh I see! I thought that it was a pretty special game. One that really makes you think about what it means to be good, and how a loving parent feels, and the consequences of sin.

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  2. Wow! I absolutely love this concept. I am also a Christian gamer/anime enthusiast. I love, love, love geek culture. I think you are doing an amazing thing by combining your passion with your faith. I can’t wait til I have time to read all your articles. Also, I noticed that the PS must be one of your consoles of choice. Even cooler! What PS4 games are your playing these days?

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    1. Hey there K Marie, thanks for checking out my blog! I appreciate it 🙂 How did you find me, if you don’t mind me asking?

      I hope you can also check out Geeks Under Grace for geeky Christian articles/reviews and for anime please check out Beneath The Tangles. I am a staff member on BtT at the moment, and my posts are on the right hand side of my blog (click the logo).

      I really appreciate the compliment, I do my best to combine my faith and hobbies in this way, and working on other side projects too like books and other content.

      PS4….hmm….right now, I am going through some PS Plus free games I’ve had that I never played like Dust, Rocket League (I love that game!) and finishing up Dragon Quest Heroes (I am about to beat it). My PS3, I have some games I need to finish up that are also free ones. I also have Uncharted 4 to get through…so yeah, the backlog is real! lol God bless you, and yeah, feel free to email me any questions or whatever!

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      1. Uncharted 4 was a good one. I just finished that a couple weeks ago.

        I found you by chance when I used my search engine to find places to share my Christian blog with others, and an article came up that you were featured in.

        I was immediately interested in your blog because of our shared interests. 🙂 I felt compelled to tell you that it is awesome.

        I will check out Beneath the Tangles. I enjoy anime a lot also. I read an article or two of yours on Geeks Under Grace. Great stuff.

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      2. Awesome thank you for that. That helps me know how people are finding me :). Yeah I played the other 3 uncharted games and they were great, Nate is such a funny and realistic character, along with his team.

        Yeah you will enjoy those two pages, they are much bigger than mine and similar visions. Looking forward to checking out your writing and if you write any video game pieces please let me know so I can share them on my page. Take care

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