For me it started with Atari and playing video games at the local arcade. I loved me some Pitfall and Missile Command, ohh and some E.T..
After my Atari 2600 stopped working I decided to make the local arcade my home away from home.
The arcade game I fell in love with the most was Street Fighter. I remember spending over 20 dollars in quarters each night I was at the arcade trying to get better and better. So when I heard Street Fighter II was on it’s way I thought I would be such a beast that no one would be able to beat me.
I eventually got a job and girlfriends and sports. The idea of gaming left me for a couple years.
One day I decided to go check out the Cafe up the street from my apartment that had computers to sit at and surf the web. I had no idea that that were just loaded with Half-Life and Team Fortress. To my surprise all the computers were full all 12 of them and the people were not leaving. I decided to go see what the big deal was and when I witnessed one person playing Half-Life and the other playing Team Fortress I just fell in love. I started to dabble in making models and maps. I started making websites for anything Half-Life related and joined some sites that are no longer alive. I started to make a mod for Half-Life called Water Wars and I made it to a ALPHA stage but the water code was just to sloppy I didn’t want to release the project. Moved on to joining ModDB.com. Started a podcast called HL Radio with some gamers who no longer visit the world of gaming. Started my own gaming podcast show and the rest is history. Today I honestly love my 360 and Left 4 Dead 2. I own and run SteamContests.com and I enjoy it. I get to work with developers who want and desire my contests and public relations of getting the game known to the world. I don’t think I will ever make another mod or video game but I am fine with that.