The first game I ever played was Bubble Bobble on my brother's Amiga 500 sometime in the late 80s probably. In 1994, I got the A500 which wasn't used anymore, my first ever computer. In 1995, I got my first PC and I started buying a lot of PC games (mostly budget releases though), since Amiga games were hardly available anymore. In 1998 or 99 I discovered Amiga emulation, and started my own website with Amiga games for download. In 1999 I also discovered Mobygames and started contributing, the database wasn't as large as it is now back then of course. In the following years, I got interested in consoles, starting with the Amiga CD32. I ran my own site dedicated to the CD32 and bought a lot of games for it on eBay. After a while, I extended my collection to other consoles as well, and generally became interested in all the video games I missed out on as a kid.
Since games played such an important part in my life, I decided to work in the game industry as a graphic artist. I worked on several elkware and CSP-Mobile/MAXArtists mobile game titles in the years 2003 to 2005 and since 2008, I'm working for CipSoft GmbH.