Untold ages ago, I was first swept into the magical World of the Console Video Game by a strange and wondrous device called the Atari 2600. While most other children of my age enjoyed frequenting pastimes such as bicycling and roller-skating, I preferred spending time refining my button-mashing technique in the virtual arenas of Kangaroo
, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
, and a dozen others. The inevitable arrival of the 8-bit Era years later further cemented my geekery via the immeasurable coolness of fireball-wielding plumbers, beefed-up anthropomorphic frogs from another world, and, of course, Deadly Towers
. I'm proud to say that I've since experienced hundreds of titles across numerous platforms. Today, still wanted by the outdoorsy youngsters I shunned over two decades ago, I survive as closet nerd of fortune primarily concerned with keeping his collectables in mint condition.
When not occupied with game-related concerns, I enjoy literature, philosophy, science fiction, music, comic books, and anime. In addition, I'm a huge fan of Hironobu Sakaguchi, his work, and Final Fantasy.