For my 5th birthday my aunt gave me a Texas Instruments TI99/4a and a game called “Hunt the Wumpus.” I was hooked. I’ve owned nearly every mainstream home video game system ever since.
I’ve had a few different roles in the game industry over the years – attended Nintendo’s game design school (Digipen), owned and operated two different independent video game stores (buy/sell/trade), and owned an operated an multi-player computer LAN center. But ultimately, my favorite role is as a game consumer, player, and collector (emphasis on that last one).
As of this writing (August 2017), my game collection includes over 100 game systems and over 5,000 games – all complete in box.