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|About myself:||Officially retired from MobyGames since January 5, 2011, now creating a better MobyGames at Oregami !|
I'm a thirty-something male from Leipzig / Germany, father of three wonderful kids and avid tennis player. My profession is tax consulting.
I started gaming in the mid 80s when my father brought home a KC 85/2 over Christmas. He was working at the Alma Mater Lipsiensis at that time, and if I remember correctly the staff had to take the computers home over the holidays because otherwise the machines would've catched a cold in the unheated data center of the university. :o)
However, on this GDR computer I could play some simple BASIC games that my old man had written himself. Even playing these simple home-brewed games, I felt the magic behind electronic gaming.
My first commercial game came with Fort Apocalypse on a friend's C64. When my parents finally bought me an Amiga 500, I played everything I could get my hands on. Among these many games was a strange one which was somehow different than all these shooters and jump 'n runs. It was called Dungeon Master, and it was difficult, yet interesting, but I never got far playing it. Back then, I didn't realize that games of this kind should later become my obsession. Eye of the Beholder, Wizardry VII, Might and Magic's World of Xeen sucked me into the genre, and I never lost interest in RPG's since then.
All Time Favorite
- American McGee's Alice -- Talking about surreal.
- Diablo -- Click 'em dead.
- Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle -- Best adventure game ever.
- Master of Magic -- I still remember those sleepless nights.
- Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven -- Vacation in Enroth.
- Revenant -- A beat' em up RPG with humor? Here it is.
- Sid Meier's Civilization -- Barbarian versus Panzer? Cool.
- Fate -- Recommended for action RPG lovers.
- Overlord -- Recommended for action and thinking gamers alike.
- Requital -- Recommended for classical role players.
Used to Have
- Commodore Amiga -- A500 with 1 MB RAM and second floppy
- IBM PC / Compatible -- 386-DX-40
- IBM PC / Compatible -- Pentium 166
- IBM PC / Compatible -- HP Pavilion Elite m9463
- Nintendo DS