I am an old school gamer going all the way back to the Atari 2600 and Coleco Vision. Mathew and I have many great memories of gaming together such as the coin-op machines at the local convenience store and trying out the cutting-edge TurboGraphx-16 at an electronics shop not too far from school.
By day Andrew is a graphic artist but dabbles in the world of web development, motion video & photography. Since that glorious Christmas morning he and his brother ripped open their Nintendo Entertainment System, it’s been a life of blast processing & a never ending rainbow of pixels. Even while boasting an unhealthy amount of love for The Legend of Zelda franchise & a strong allegiance to Nintendo, Andrew can be found with just about any kind of video game controller in his hands. When it comes to great games, he doesn’t discriminate – no matter the console. Since joining the team in early 2011, Andrew has become a regular contributor to the site in both the news and reviews department. Looking forward, he hopes to be more involved in the weekly podcasts and to help The GDP grow into one of THE premier video gaming websites on the internet.
When I was really little, my parents bought a sweet tabletop Pong game from an arcade. Being the youngest in a family of 6 kids, I can’t say I got to play it much, but it certainly would be my first exposure.
Soon after we got an Atari 800 and my mind was blown. I can’t really say how many hours I logged playing Pac-man, Dig Dug, Star Raider, and my personal favourite, Miner 2049er, but I’d say my weekends were sufficiently filled.
The NES was a Christmas present for my brother and I and we were hooked. Since then I have always had a soft spot for Nintendo. For a long period through University I didn’t play a system at home, mostly just Wrestlemania or Bust a Move in the student arcade, but I finally got myself a GameCube and was hooked at home again. Recently I bought my Wii and am having fun trying out the 11 titles that I currently have.
Funny that until I really thought about it, I hadn’t realized just how much gaming has been integrated into my life. I guess I should start believing that Super Mario really is my hero and ultimate role model!
Corey is a web developer from Southwestern Ontario. His first gaming system was a Space Invaders arcade machine, and he hasn’t stopped playing since.
Mathew is one of the co-founders of The Games Day Podcast and a friendly Canadian web designer who does a wide variety of jobs for the show. He is interested in all facets of gaming culture and has big dreams of making The Games Day Podcast into a premiere destination for gaming culture, news, community, and art. When not working on the show (haha, right), he plays as many games has he can get his hands on. Some of his favourite games are Zelda: Wind Waker, Mega Man 2, Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Prime, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, BioShock, the Diablo series, and Skyrim. You can add him on XBL and PSN as HellaBoss. He is fueled by Fudgeeos and despite this bio, rarely speaks in the 3rd person.
Raph has been with us for just a short while and has helped us our immensely with the setup, teardown, and logistics of putting on an awesome show.
Warren is a gadget and tech enthusiast who loves to tinker and discover how things work. By day he’s an art director, by night player and reviewer of video games. It’s rumoured he has a pet monkey that does the work for him. PSN name: GWARN. Add me to your PSN! just make sure you put “tGDP fistbump” in the message so I know who you are!
i fell in love with video gaming the first time an Atari 2600 controller was placed in my hand- most likely playing Combat, Pitfall, or Space Invaders. unfortunately, i never had an Atari growing up, but my Mom did find a Pong console for me at a garage sale (it had about 4 versions of the game) and i played it out on a 10″ b&w tv. awesome. i had a TRS-80 Color Computer 2 (with 16K of memory- a wickedly crappy machine if there ever was one) that satisfied some of the craving until i managed to get my hands on a C-64 (the Cadillac of home computing/gaming when i was a kid). the first real console i owned was an original NES, and i practically wore that thing out. it was incredible. i still have an 8-bit NES in my collection, as well as an N64, Gamecube, Wii, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, and i have also recently procured an original Intellivision console with a bunch of games. it needs some refurbishing, but i can’t wait to get it working again! video games have always played a role in my life, both as entertainment (why would you watch tv when you can PLAY it?!?) and as a means for socializing. some of my best memories are of being huddled around a tv with some good friends and some mad junk food, laughing and playing video games…