Halfway through the oppressive world of Metro: Last Light, Sean comes up for light and fresh air to tell us how it’s been so far.
Sean’s lifelong love of videogames has been in him since birth, much like breathing, sleeping, and eating or like Superman and flying. In short, his passion for gaming is intrinsic and natural. It started with arcades. The crude design was lost on him at that young age. He’d spend hour after hour and quarter after quarter on games like Crazy Climber, Rootbeer Tapper, Dig Dug, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space-Ace, Dragon’s Lair, even a little known game based on Lupin the Third called Cliff Hanger.
When his parents brought home the Atari 2600, Sean’s life was changed. The mere thought of having arcade like experiences in his home was enough to send him over the deep end into full-on obsession. Not long after the Atari 2600 was released came the Nintendo Entertainment System, with R.O.B., Gyromite and Duck Hunt.
As he got older, his interests expanded and started going to hardcore shows, singing in bands, and even going to film school… all the while still finding more than enough time to blast through one or two games a week. Not much of a retro gamer, Sean is always looking to the horizon, where the graphics are better, the worlds are bigger, the controls are more complex and yet again, like Superman, Sean is flying.
Sean now resides in Downtown Los Angeles, with his beautiful girlfriend and his three chihuahuas – Zippy, Zoe, and Gogo.
Recent gaming activity
First video game you ever played
I honestly have no idea. It was definitely in an arcade.
First video game you ever finished
Gyromite. I used R.O.B. exactly one time. Instead, I set both controllers down on a box on my lap and played both like a piano.
First video game system you purchased with your own money
Honestly, the PS3. I’ve managed to get every other console I have ever owned as a gift.
- Atari 2600
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sega Master System
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- Sega Genesis
- Sony PlayStation
- Nintendo 64
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation Portable
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation 3
Genres, in order of favorites, with genre favorites
- RPG – Mass Effect 2, Skyrim, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy III (SNES), Shadowrun (SNES), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Modern Adventure – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Grand Theft Auto IV, Saints Row 2, Resident Evil 2, Tomb Raider
- Shooter – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Rainbow Six Vegas, Far Cry 3, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead
- Stealth – Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Syphon Filter, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Platformer – Flashback, Mirror’s Edge, Super Mario Bros. 2
- Puzzle – Portal 2, Portal
- Traditional Adventure – The Walking Dead, Dracula Unleashed, Clock Tower
- Action Sports – Skate 2, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
- Fighting – WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain
- Music – MTV Music Generator
- Brawler – Double Dragon
- Classics – Rygar, Stryder
- Classic Shooter – Ikari Warriors
- Sports – None
- Racing – None
- Motion – None
- Social – None
- Strategy – None
- Party – None
- Simulation – None
- Fitness – None
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