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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 learned to type playing Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and fell in love with his wife over a game of Super Mario World.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his wife and twin daughters, and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, parenting, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, and singing show tunes to the homeless.

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 Podcasting After Dark: StarCraft IIAug 21 2010 - 2:54pm
GameCritics.com 10-Year Anniversary Special PodcastAug 7 2009 - 10:50pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Bonus Episode: Heavy Rain Post-MortemApr 15 2010 - 6:44am
GameCritics.com Podcast Bonus Episode: What is the Citizen Kane of Video Games?May 1 2009 - 7:05am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 1Oct 24 2008 - 1:58am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 10: God Hand, River City Ransom, Streets of Rage 2Feb 21 2009 - 4:40pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 11: Nathan Fouts of Mommy's Best GamesFeb 27 2009 - 9:11am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 12: Flower, Second Chances and Used GamesMar 14 2009 - 9:01pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 13: Killzone 2, Game Review Mulligans and Erotic GamesMar 30 2009 - 8:02am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 14: OnLive, Co-Op on Resident Evil 5 and Do Game Developers Need to Grow Up?Apr 12 2009 - 1:22pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 15: Project Trico, InFamous, Broken Steel, UFC, Dead Space, XBL Community GamesMay 31 2009 - 6:29am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 16: Post E3 2009 SpecialJun 12 2009 - 6:57am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 17: Fallout 3 Point Lookout, MtG: Duels of the Planeswalkers, The ConduitJul 2 2009 - 2:59am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 18: Wii Hate NintendoJul 15 2009 - 6:29am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 19: Bryan Jury of Epicenter StudiosAug 17 2009 - 5:03am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 2Nov 6 2008 - 1:34am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 20: Xbox Live Summer of ArcadeSep 2 2009 - 7:37am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 21: Jenova Chen of thatgamecompanySep 12 2009 - 7:25am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 22: Scribblenauts, Muramasa, and Are games too hard? Sep 25 2009 - 7:34am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 23: Aram Jabbari of Atlus on the Business of Localization, Ratings PR and Demon's SoulsOct 4 2009 - 7:08pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 24: Myths of Game CriticismNov 2 2009 - 12:35am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 25: Myths of Game Criticism – Part 2Nov 9 2009 - 12:36pm
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 26: Game Studies, Ludology 101 with Matthew Wiese from Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game LabNov 23 2009 - 11:29am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 27: What Compels You to Play?Dec 9 2009 - 9:32am
GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 28: Game of the Year and Best/Worst of 2009Dec 29 2009 - 8:47am

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