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Mike Doolittle

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Critic – PC Games
Brief Bio

Since he was a kid playing games on Atari consoles and TI computers, video games have always been a big part of Mike's life. But it wasn't until he opened his shiny new NES in Christmas of '86 that Mike truly became a gamer. The bug bit him, and being a bit of a loner in grade school made video games a big part of his life growing up.

His interest in gaming was sustained well throughout high school and college, the latter of which included many late nights playing XBox games with friends in the dorms. Mike studied exercise science and psychology, as well as spending an substantial amount of time honing his skills as a guitarist. Today, Mike has become almost exclusively a PC gamer, and contributes all manner of related content from game reviews to hardware news to advice on purchasing and optimizing performance.

Mike's involvement with GameCritics.com began when he posted some comments on the neophyte GameCritics.com forums back in 2000; Chi liked what he had to say, and invited him on board as a guest critic. After contributing guest reviews for some time, Chi invited Mike to become a full-fledged member of the staff. Mike sees GameCritics.com as an important website that brings intelligent discussion of games to the public forum in an approachable, easy to understand manner without being overwhelmed by academics.

Mike currently resides in Tulsa, OK, making his living as a certified personal trainer. He has worked under the guidance of nationally renowned trainers including Bob Esquerre, Anette Lang and Mark Slavin, and specializes in functional training, bodybuilding programs, and corrective exercise. In his free time, he relaxes with his girlfriend Lisa, plays heavy metal guitar, reads philosophy and, of course, plays video games!

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (XBox/PC) 3) F.E.A.R. (XBox 360, PC), 4) Halo (XBox, PC), 5) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), 6) Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Sega Saturn), 7) Soul Calibur (Sega Dreamcast), 8) Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (XBox, PC), 9) Goldeneye 007 (N64), 10) Doom 3 (PC, XBox)
Five Current Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) SWAT 4 (PC), 3) Far Cry (PC), 4) World of Warcraft (PC), 5) Hitman: Blood Money (XBox 360, PC)

Recent Writing

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Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – Consumer GuideJan 30 2002 - 12:00am
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding – ReviewJan 30 2002 - 1:56am
ARMA II quick impressions: I'm really trying!Jul 3 2009 - 11:29pm
ATI yeilds to nVidia, admits defeatMay 8 2007 - 8:30pm
ATI's next-gen card is officially a bustMay 14 2007 - 2:54pm
BioShock ReviewSep 12 2007 - 6:39am
Blinx: The Time Sweeper – Consumer GuideNov 20 2002 - 6:18am
Blinx: The Time Sweeper – ReviewNov 20 2002 - 1:59am
Blood Wake – Consumer GuideMar 6 2002 - 6:21am
Blood Wake – ReviewMar 6 2002 - 2:02am
Brute Force – Consumer GuideJun 18 2003 - 6:24am
Brute Force – ReviewJun 17 2003 - 11:00pm
Can Microsoft revive PC gaming?Jan 14 2007 - 6:41pm
Carve – Consumer GuideSep 8 2004 - 6:27am
Carve – ReviewSep 7 2004 - 11:00pm
Cellfactor: Revolution – It's not a game, it's a marketing toolMay 8 2007 - 8:14pm
Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver – Consumer GuideApr 9 2003 - 6:30am
Chase: Hollywood Stunt Driver – ReviewApr 8 2003 - 11:00pm
Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad – Consumer GuideSep 24 2004 - 6:39am
Conflict: Desert Storm II: Back to Baghdad – ReviewSep 21 2004 - 11:00pm
Conflict: Desert Storm – Consumer GuideNov 6 2002 - 6:36am
Conflict: Desert Storm – ReviewNov 6 2002 - 12:00am
Contrasting Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Why emergent gamplay is the futureDec 1 2007 - 7:40pm
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge – Consumer GuideAug 11 2004 - 6:11am
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge – ReviewAug 10 2004 - 11:00pm

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