I think of myself as an equal-opportunity gamer. I'll try anything once, and there are no genres or categories I dislike overall. I'll usually pick an unplayed game over one I already like, because I enjoy new experiences. My favorites tend to be low on luck, quick to play, and easy to explain, though a glance at my Top Ten will tell you that none of these are ironclad requirements. For me to want to own a game, it has to be something that I think I'll have a reasonable chance of playing as well as something I enjoy. My Hot Ten are the games I'm most interested in trying.Video Games
I've owned 10 different consoles over the years and currently am down to 5. I've essentially quit single player gaming and am focusing now on building up a good (not large, but good) catalog to play with my kids when they're old enough. I tend to prefer older (say, late 1980s through 2002 or so) game design over what's popular now. Hot Ten are the games I'm most interested in picking up.I was the 102nd Video Game Geek of the Week!
If you'd like more info on my video game preferences, that and the GeekLists linked from it are probably the best place to find it.Other
I live near Rochester, NY (for now) with my wife and 2 kids. I work as a software developer; I'd rather write fiction full-time, but my current project is smartphone app-related (with the dream of making enough to support my other dream). I play several musical instruments; most recently, I was the drummer in an instrumental indie band. I've toyed with the idea of running for public office because I'm frequently depressed at my choices (or lack thereof) come election time, both nationally and locally. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes.