I’ve been playing video games since I was first introduced to them on my Dad’s Atari 2600. Growing up I played a lot of games on my 286-computer and NES. I was raised on shows like Video and Arcade Top 10 and Electric Playground. I used to dream about being a video game designer, and in my teenager years taught myself BASIC and C++ and then developed a series of small real-time strategy games, RPGs, and Mario-clones that I played with my friends.
These days my interest in games has transformed into playing and discussing them online, primarily through my Let's Play series. My series has also spurred me back into the realm of collecting, and I have been accumulating as many rare and unique controllers and systems as I can. On that point, I have nearly completed a collection of every NES zapper game ever made. And yeah, that's exciting to me!
Whether it’s designing, collecting, playing, or just talking about games, it’s safe to say that I am a gamer, through and through.