Adam is new to writing about video games but certainly no stranger to playing them. Growing up, a family member owned a video store and introduced him to Atari 2600 & 7800, Nintendo and Super Nintendo. For two years, he even had a full size Donkey Kong arcade kiosk in his basement.
His three great loves in college were playing football, a beautiful young woman of French descent and Sega Genesis. Football ended with a physical injury and the girlfriend ended with an emotional one but fortunately he had his dorm mates to shame him off Genesis and into the arms of PS. Through PS2 and now PS3, as well as many girlfriends, he has retained the true competitor’s desire to dominate while gaming. However, his great nemesis continues to be Wii bowling and his nephew Xavier who somehow mastered every special move for every character in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe by the age of 8.
Having also grown up on the Commodore 64 and other primitive computer systems, he has spent years blasting opponents away in tactical and strategy play war games. He still battles with his brother on the Xbox as they dream of lives that could have been if only marauding galactic space Marine was a viable post-secondary career path in the 21st century. Coupled with a profound addiction to writing and a professional enthusiasm for slinging word-cakes, this new endeavor of writing about games, gaming and consoles brings up warm and comforting memories of childhood but deep seeded, loathing hatred for recalled defeats.
Call of Duty (all), Madden Football (not all but especially not 2012), Red Dead Revolver, GTA (most), Medal of Honor (all), SSX, Tiger Woods, Gauntlet, Guitar Hero, Twisted Metal, Tenchu, Tekken II, Nascar 98, Silent Hill, NFL Blitz, Counter Strike, Command & Conquer (all), Ages of Empires (all), SW X-Wing Alliance, SW Rogue Squadron, SW Force Commander, SW Empire at War, Duke Nukem, Halo (all), Galaga, Donkey Kong, Rampage, Soul Edge, Contra, Castlevania, Metroid, Super Mario Bros. (all), Duck Hunter, Commando, MT Punchout, Double Dragon, Street Fighter II, Legend of Zelda
The Pine Tree State, USA