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Equipped with nothing but a light gun, a loaf of bread and a burning passion for gaming, Eddie braves the cruel, cruel world of electronic adversity with a smile on his face and a song in his heart. He is no stranger to peril, however, and has indeed reduced many-a-foe to smoldering heaps of textureless polygons. Likewise, his gentle, soothing voice has been known to lovingly quicken chocobo eggs and spontaneously lull man-eating piranha plants into peaceful slumber. His fingers swift and his mind sharp, no obstacle will stand in his way.
Videogames have been a constant passion in my life since first playing Duck Tales for the NES, through the years with the Jurassic Park Arcade Game, to where I am now as a poor college graduate wishing games didn’t cost a Mega-Man arm and an Umbrella zombie leg. I play mostly adventure and shooters, and mostly on the 360, but I also branch out a little with the Wii and DS. My basic mantra in gaming: If it’s fun, play it. And if it’s not fun, well, I might play it by mistake.
Mike has been playing games since before he can remember. His earliest gaming memories date back more than two decades ago, shooting ducks and hoping on top of goombas on the NES with Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros. Gaming has been one of Mike’s oldest hobbies and biggest passions ever since. He will play nearly any game out there, as he enjoys almost every genre of games that exists. Mike received his B.A. in Journalism from Purchase College in May of 2008. He is now an aspiring young game journalist reporting on the industry that gave birth to his favorite pastime.
To say that Jason Fanelli has played games for a long time is an understatement. He’s had a controller in his hand and a smile on his face for 18 years. He’s played just about everything, and he will play just about anything. Want to kill some Boomers and Smokers in Left 4 Dead? Jay’s your man. Want to go toe-to-toe as Guile and Dhalsim in HD? Bring it. Got a question about gaming? More than likely, Jay has the answer. He hopes you like his stuff, because he’ll sure have fun writing it.
My first experience playing a video game blew me away. The fact that Super Metroid was that game certainly helped. So I like to think Samus put me on the path to video games. Well, I guess my parents buying the SNES had a little something to do with it. Ever since then my passion for video games has grown. When I found that I could put words together into a coherent sentence, videogame journalism was a natural interest. Now I spend a large majority of my time either playing video games or writing about them, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Greg Galiffa has never fought a bear. He’s never climbed a mountain or broken a world record. He has never run a mile in under 10 minutes. Greg Galiffa is not a man that can do many push-ups. He can’t even grow a full beard. But Greg Galiffa has gone toe-to-toe with a top-ranked Super Smash Bros. Melee player and won. He schooled that dude. He also received his B.A. in Journalism from Penn State, has had his work published via the Washington Post and the Big 10 Network, and once met Kumar from Harold & Kumar. But nothing compares to that astronomical, galactic, world-ending SSB Melee match. No items either, bitch.