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Sparky Clarkson

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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
Mysterious Castle ReviewMay 6 2016 - 9:34am
Into the Stars ReviewApr 11 2016 - 5:46am
The Flame in the Flood ReviewApr 5 2016 - 10:03am
Corpse Party: Blood Drive ReviewMar 16 2016 - 1:37pm
The Witness ReviewFeb 12 2016 - 12:48pm
Planet of the Eyes ReviewJan 18 2016 - 10:25am
Cross of the Dutchman ReviewDec 27 2015 - 6:26am
Corpse of Discovery ReviewDec 27 2015 - 6:22am
Until Dawn Second OpinionDec 26 2015 - 8:59am
Rememoried ReviewDec 8 2015 - 10:00am
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Second OpinionNov 26 2015 - 5:44pm
Laserlife ReviewNov 23 2015 - 2:01pm
The Beginner's Guide ReviewOct 28 2015 - 11:38pm
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture ReviewOct 6 2015 - 8:54pm
Volume ReviewSep 8 2015 - 9:17am
High Strangeness ReviewAug 19 2015 - 9:12am
Toren Second OpinionJun 10 2015 - 11:46pm
Fat Chicken ReviewJun 5 2015 - 7:44pm
Shelter 2 ReviewMay 11 2015 - 3:04pm
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected ReviewMay 2 2015 - 2:21am
Grand Theft Auto V Second OpinionMar 5 2015 - 1:31pm
Doorways: The Underworld ReviewJan 2 2015 - 4:29pm
Doorways Chapters 1 & 2 ReviewDec 26 2014 - 7:08pm
Far Cry 4 ReviewDec 20 2014 - 9:16pm
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth ReviewDec 11 2014 - 11:34am

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