Don Becker

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Twitter: @UnwinnableDonB
XBL: gotroot801

I’m Don Becker.

If I told you I ended up here because of an obscure Canadian sport, you probably wouldn’t believe me. But it’s true. Through at least three different friends I made playing broomball, I met Stu. And one day, after stealing my phone to play Radiant for about 10 minutes, Stu told me I should write about it for his website. The rest, as they say, is history. Not bad for a guy who hasn’t read a comic book since 1986.

Stu doesn’t believe me when I tell him we met in November 2009. He thinks it’s been much longer. I don’t know if it’s because we’ve packed a lot of shared experiences in that short time, he believes hanging out with me feels like an eternity, or all that alcohol has clouded his brain. I’d like to think it’s the former.

I’ve been playing video games since I was old enough to sneak into my older brother’s room and play his Telstar. I’ve been the proud owner of an Intellivision, Atari 2600, Commodore 64, NES, Genesis, Saturn, PlayStation, Gameboy Advance, PS2, N64, Xbox, several Dreamcasts, DS, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, and a Wii, yet I spent most of my game time hunched over an Android phone.

My non-video game passions are hockey, Android hacking, general Linux geekery, progressive rock, and running.

Favorite games: Mattel Football, Tron: Deadly Discs, Night Stalker, Super Mario Bros. 3, Dragon Warrior, Jr. Pac-Man, Pro Wrestling, Streets of Rage, Mortal Kombat, Tekken 2, Fire Pro Wrestling S, Soul Calibur, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Portal.