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Tim Spaeth

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Podcast Producer and Host
Brief Bio

Cleveland native Tim Spaeth grew up in a happy household – a household with a father whose major client happened to be an Atari games distributor. This led directly to Tim's first nickname: "The kid who got Atari games before anyone else." Indeed, he knew Pac-Man and E.T. were colossal bombs weeks before the rest of the world, and the resulting celebrity brought him great pleasure.

Through the years every aspect of Tim's life has been touched by gaming. He mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the GameCritics.com Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Wing Commander 2 (PC), Mega Man 2 (NES), Final Fantasy II (SNES), Quest for Glory (PC), Sid Meier's Civilization (PC), and World of Warcraft (PC)
Five Current Favorites Games
Wrath of the Lich King (PC), Fallout 3 (Xbox 360), Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD (Xbox 360), Word Mole (BlackBerry Storm)

Recent Writing

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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 137: Felipe's Mailbag and Mac's Top 10Aug 30 2015 - 11:52am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 135: 15 years, Arkham Knight, and Tim's Top 10Aug 7 2015 - 7:00pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 133: E3 and Richard's Top 10Jun 28 2015 - 4:48pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 70: Goodbye Tim, The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3 Demo, Final Fantasy XIII-2Feb 24 2012 - 5:48pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 69: The War on Used Games, Topic Suggestions We IgnoredFeb 10 2012 - 3:19am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 68: Rayman Origins, X-Men Destiny, games writing for freeJan 28 2012 - 3:48am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 67: New Year's Resolutions, Skyward Sword and Winter Break GamesJan 10 2012 - 2:48am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 66: 2011 Awards SpectacularDec 21 2011 - 5:07pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 65: Batman Arkham City, Zelda Skyward Sword, More Skyrim, Corpse Party, Fate/ExtraDec 7 2011 - 4:40am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 64: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, Reviewing MultiplayerNov 22 2011 - 2:09am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 63: Scott Jones, Uncharted 3, Making Time for GamesNov 9 2011 - 5:24pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 62: Anniversaries, Horror Indies, A Return to Dead IslandNov 1 2011 - 10:41pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 61: Dark Souls, Gaming ConfessionsOct 13 2011 - 7:43pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 60: Deus Ex: HR, Gears of War 3, Dream HD RemakesSep 30 2011 - 10:03pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 59: PAX Prime 2011Sep 7 2011 - 5:15am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 58: Gaming with Kids, CatherineAug 11 2011 - 11:02pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 57: The Games of Our Summer VacationJul 28 2011 - 7:47am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 56: E3 2011Jun 15 2011 - 8:43pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 55: Great Indie Games, E3 2011 PredictionsJun 3 2011 - 7:35pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 54: The Games That Made Us, Hypothetical Pre-OrdersMay 18 2011 - 1:42am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 53: Portal 2, Dead Space 2 and PotpourriMay 4 2011 - 1:51pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 52: Dragon Age II and the State of BiowareMar 30 2011 - 8:44pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 51: Gaming Exchange Program II, "Middle-Class" GamesMar 16 2011 - 9:50pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 50: The State of Game Criticism, Dead Island ManiaMar 5 2011 - 5:17pm
GameCritics.com Presents: The Doctor Who ShowMar 5 2011 - 3:13pm

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