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Tera Kirk

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Tera Kirk grew up in a small Nebraska town called Papillion. Although she has a nonverbal learning disability that affects her visual-spatial skills (among other things), she's always loved video games. Her first game system was a Commodore Vic-20, which her mom bought at a garage sale for $20. With this little computer Tera learned to write Mad Libs in BASIC, to play chess and to steal gold from Fort Knox.

But then a friend introduced her to the seedy underworld of the Mario brothers and she spent her saved-up birthday and Christmas money to buy a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Her mom didn't like the Nintendo at first, but The Legend of Zelda changed her mind. (When Tera got Zelda II: The Adventure of Link one Christmas, she suspected it was as much for her mother as for her).

Though she graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2002 and recently learned how to find the movie theater restroom by herself, Tera still loves video games. Far from being a brain-rotting waste of time, they've helped her practice spatial skills and discover new passions. Her love of games like Kid Icarus and The Battle of Olympus led to a degree in Classical Languages and Literatures. She thinks games have a place in discussions on disability and other cultural issues, and is excited to work with the like-minded staff at GameCritics.com.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Raid on Fort Knox (Commodore Vic-20), Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES), Star Fox (SNES), Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64), Paper Mario (N64), Tetris Gold (MAC), Dragon Warrior (NES), Kid Icarus (NES), The Battle of Olympus (NES), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Five Current Favorites Games
Elebits (Wii), Contact (Nintendo DS), Lunar: Dragon Song (Nintendo DS), Kingdom Hearts II (PS2), Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime (Nintendo DS)
Favorite Types of Games
role-playing games, adventure games, platformers, puzzle games

Recent Writing

TitlePublishedsort icon
Preview: Assault Android CactusSep 25 2014 - 3:15am
Battle Princess of Arcadias ReviewAug 15 2014 - 2:26pm
Diablo III Second OpinionMay 16 2014 - 8:37am
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness ReviewJan 14 2014 - 10:28am
Time and Eternity ReviewAug 23 2013 - 10:16pm
Dungeon Hearts ReviewApr 28 2013 - 6:29pm
Time Machine: Rogue Pilot ReviewAug 9 2012 - 12:36pm
Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 ReviewMay 24 2012 - 8:43am
Solatorobo: Red the Hunter ReviewJan 21 2012 - 3:32pm
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten ReviewOct 26 2011 - 3:37pm
Dungeon Siege III ReviewAug 11 2011 - 9:46am
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean ReviewJun 23 2011 - 2:07pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 50 TranscriptJun 7 2011 - 11:35am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 49 TranscriptMay 26 2011 - 1:10pm
Zettai Hero Project: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman ReviewMar 11 2011 - 1:59am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 48 TranscriptMar 6 2011 - 11:18am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 47 TranscriptJan 10 2011 - 4:52pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 46 TranscriptDec 22 2010 - 4:53pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 45 TranscriptDec 9 2010 - 1:45pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 44 TranscriptNov 29 2010 - 8:40pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 43 TranscriptNov 18 2010 - 4:22pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 42 TranscriptOct 20 2010 - 8:20pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 41 TranscriptOct 7 2010 - 10:49am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 40 TranscriptSep 17 2010 - 12:56pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 39 TranscriptSep 6 2010 - 11:39am

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