I'm just a guy trying to realize his dream. Since the birth of PixlBit, Chessa and I have been toiling endlessly to make it into something amazing, something that people want to come back to everyday. I'm not sure we've figured out the secret solution just yet, but I think we're getting closer. What does amaze me, however, is that PixlBit has become something of an institution nonetheless, if only for a select few. Directing, developing, and building this site has been a passion of mine since it started and will continue to be for years to come. One day, I can only hope that PixlBit reaches its full potential and receives the following it deserves. I say that not as the director, but as a reader of the content of the site, produced by the amazing writers we have on staff. Stay awhile, I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself.
...Oh, you probably wanted to know a little something about me personally. Sure, why not? I'm a dad, a husband, and a programmer by trade. I've been gaming for as long as I can remember, getting my true start with The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros., as well as the Atari 2600 and Adventure. It's been a long road since then and along the way I've come to know and love many, many games. Somehow, I've managed to become a collector, constantly seeking out the best titles that represent a console generation. This has been an activity that has always brought Chessa and I closer together as we were both gaming enthusiasts before we actually got together. Our collection tells a story of our relationship and many of the games have some fond memories attached to them.
For many years, I was a Nintendo-only gamer and an unabashed Nintendo fanboy. Times have changed and while Nintendo games continue to remain near and dear to my heart, they are only a selection of the titles I enjoy today. I find myself most attracted to offbeat and quirky games, colorful platformer/adventure titles, non-traditional RPGs, and anything that displays a strong personality. That's not to say that I don't enjoy the occasional gritty first person shooter or war game, but they really have to shine to grab my attention.
But that's the great thing about writing about games, you're often exposed to games you wouldn't normally purchase or play, and this has had a profound impact on my tastes over time. At the end of the day, games are meant to be fun and anything that can provide that is worthy in my book.
If you want to know more, you're in luck. I'm always lurking around on the site, responding to comments, and addressing the readers. If you have a question or something you're dying to tell me, leave a comment, I promise I'll get back to you.
All of Nintendo's major franchises, Souls Series (Demon's/Dark), SMT: Persona 3: FES, Banjo-Kazooie, Katamari Damacy, Goldeneye/Perfect Dark, Psychonauts, Okami, Beyond Good & Evil
Pretty much any Rock/Metal
A few favorites: Coheed & Cambria, Third Eye Blind, System of a Down, Breaking Benjamin, Glassjaw, Atreyu, All That Remains, Mudvayne, Finch, Andy McKee (featured on PixlTalk), and Liquid Tension Experiment.
It ain't no Star Fox, that's for sure.
Upon initially investigating the Thorium Wars sequel, I found myself quite excited by what was on display in the eShop teasers. It appeared to take inspiration from both Rogue Squadron and Star Fox; two series I have much adoration for. Unfortunately, after taking it for a spin it doesn’t even come close to matching its source inspiration.
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I still really dig this game!
It’s been roughly a year since SteamWorld Dig first hit the scene on the 3DS eShop. Now, Nintendo fans can experience the game on the Wii U in full 1080p HD, with some exclusive content. If you didn’t catch it, I had an opportunity to review the game when it released last year and I absolutely adored it. Digging back through the mines on the Wii U has only solidified the strong love I already felt for the game.
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The staff of PixlBit commemorates five years of the site.
It’s absolutely dumbfounding to think that PixlBit has existed in this world for five years now. I can’t even begin to tell you all how many times Chessa and I considered hanging it up and just moving on with life. But we never did and I’m not sure why that is. The early days were grim at times; visitation was extremely low, the hours invested were high, and my day job was absolutely soul crushing. I guess we always felt there was a light at the end of the tunnel – a point at which it would all pay off. And boy has it.
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