five × four =

15 − 9 =

About and Contact

Hello readers, my name is Hector Madrigal, and this is my website! Most people know me by my screen name hXc Hector. For those that don’t know, hXc is short hand for Hardcore. I came up with that name alongside my former girlfriend while making an Xbox 360 username. Usually, hXc is written HxC, but I used the styling that is normally applied to sXe (Straight Edge). You can actually visit this site from both and

I’m just a regular guy who loves video games. It’s safe to say I like a number of things, but video games are probably at the top of the list. I was born on August 26, 1987. Yes, I realize I look younger than most people my age. I was born and raised in California, baby, the most awesome state in the US!

I’ve been playing video games since before I could remember. I started on my Uncle’s Atari 2600. If you’re curious about what gaming systems I currently own and have owned in the past, see the Gaming Systems page.

Gaming may have been my number one hobby, but it most certainly wasn’t my only hobby. Another hobby of mine was writing. I would always write short stories that nobody ever read. Some were cheap comics and some were more adult themed stories — he he. Eventually, I mixed my two favorite hobbies and started writing Strategy Guides for video games. Well, I also started writing them because I kept forgetting all the things I had learned on a previous play through. My work was very shoddy at first, and you can see that in my earlier guides, but I got better with time. I always look for constructive criticism in everything I do. I strive to be the best in my current field.

What else do I like? I love the Otaku culture, which is another area I began writing about on this site. Anime, manga, cosplay, and more!

Contact Me

If you’d like to get a hold of me, send me an email using this contact form.