So I’ve been asked by one of my friends “why do I blog”? I’ll keep it along the lines of my blog’s subject matter, but people may want to know what compels me to chat just about video games.

I do have a regular blog that describes all of my daily trials and tribulations (ask if you would like to read it), but I created this particular blog due to my involvement in the industry for about a decade.

I started in the industry back in 1995, just before the advent of Playstation. I worked at Midway (then known as Williams Entertainment) testing my first two game for the 16-bit era: Doom and Mortal Kombat 3. Over the years, I stayed and came back to Midway (both in their Texas and Californai offices), until I hung up my professional joystick for the indefinite future in 2005. I’ve also worked at MacPlay, and briefly, at SOE, SCEA, and TKO Software.

I created this blog as I’ve been a video game enthusiast since Pong. I then graduated up to Atari 2600, Colecovision, Intellivision, Vectrex, NES, Sega Master System, Genesis, Super Nintendo, Sega CD, Playstation, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Dreamcast, Gamecube, Playstation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Atari Flashback 2 and finally the Wii. I also own a TRON arcade machine. So I’ve played a few games. And still do.

I created this blog as not a lot of people really comment that much in my regular journal when I discuss video gaming, so I thought I’d reach out to the specific audience here. I’ve been a hobbyist/enthusiast/hardcore gamer for so long, I do have an amount of passion and love for games, even after stepping away from the industry.

These days, I focus on acting. The “pirate” pic above was from my role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (which also explains my journal name).

But the five Reasons?
1.) I’ve had a lot of experience in the gaming business.
2.) I enjoy talking to like-minded people.
3.) It gives me a chance to creatively write.
4.) I wanted a blog where people would actually read my game-related posts.
5.) Quite frankly, I enjoy it.

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