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Sparky Clarkson

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Brief Bio

Sparky Clarkson grew up in the hot lands of Alabama, where he was regularly mooned by a cast iron statue. He played his first games on a Texas Instruments 99/4A computer, although he was not an early adopter. He eventually left Alpiner behind, cultivating a love of games that grew along with the processing power of the home computer. Eventually, however, the PC upgrade cycle exhausted him, and by the time he received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina he had retreated almost entirely to console gaming.

Currently Sparky works as a scientist in Rhode Island, and works gaming in between experiments and literature reviews. As a writer, he hopes to develop a critical voice that contributes to a more sophisticated and interesting culture of discourse about games. He is still waiting for a console port of Betrayal at Krondor.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Betrayal at Krondor, Civilization II, Duke Nukem 3D, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Final Fantasy X, Ico, King's Quest V, Portal, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Silent Hill 2
Five Current Favorites Games
Braid, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, No More Heroes, Red Faction: Guerilla
Favorite Types of Games
Role-Playing, Survival Horror, Single-Player FPS

Recent Writing

TitlePublishedsort icon
Muramasa: The Demon Blade Second OpinionOct 23 2009 - 7:42am
Cursed Mountain Second OpinionOct 24 2009 - 10:13am
Out of sight, out of mindDec 6 2009 - 6:25am
Chosen at birthDec 6 2009 - 7:31am
Brütal Legend Second OpinionDec 16 2009 - 10:03am
Nostalgia ReviewDec 17 2009 - 3:10pm
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories ReviewJan 15 2010 - 4:33pm
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days ReviewJan 16 2010 - 2:32pm
The Saboteur ReviewFeb 5 2010 - 8:38am
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle ReviewFeb 24 2010 - 5:31am
BioShock 2 ReviewFeb 25 2010 - 9:11am
Deadly Premonition ReviewMar 14 2010 - 8:24am
CampMar 18 2010 - 11:49am
Infinite Space ReviewApr 20 2010 - 7:55am
Metro 2033 ReviewApr 24 2010 - 2:15pm
Resonance of Fate ReviewMay 22 2010 - 2:32pm
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Second OpinionJun 8 2010 - 9:40am
Red Dead Redemption ReviewJun 10 2010 - 8:52am
ModNation Racers ReviewJun 22 2010 - 7:08am
Alpha Protocol ReviewJun 25 2010 - 7:11am
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor ReviewJul 14 2010 - 9:42am
DeathSpank ReviewJul 27 2010 - 1:38pm
Mafia II ReviewSep 10 2010 - 7:07am
Limbo Second OpinionSep 12 2010 - 6:13am
Metroid: Other M ReviewSep 22 2010 - 11:54pm

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