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Michael A. Cunningham

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Brief Bio

Michael is an avid fan of role-playing games, having been so since getting his hands on Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy IV in his younger days. Though he's been gaming since the Atari 2600 and NES, it wasn't until the SNES era that it really became a passion. He spent much of his childhood dreaming of designing games by crafting design docs in notepads and creating characters in his head. It wasn't until college that he really understood all the effort that actually goes into game design and quickly decided that he'd stick to just playing them instead.

After graduating and getting a real job, Michael decided to fill his free time with game criticism, a shock to those who knew him and his weak writing skills. He persevered, practiced, and slowly worked his way up the ranks at RPGamer.com. After a few years, Michael took over as Editor-in-Chief of the site and still manages it today. In that capacity, he manages a staff from all over the world, organizes review schedules, plans features, and coordinates awards.

All of that wasn't enough for Michael, though. He couldn't say enough about video games, so he branched out to other areas. He started his own portable gaming blog, Pocket-Console.com, to share his love of handheld gaming and to ward off the casual push of the iOS market. He also wrote his first print piece for the now defunct PlayStation: The Official Magazine shortly afterward. Michael has now joined the fantastic crew at GameCritics.com in an effort to continue the crusade of "8 not being average" by providing fair and unbiased critcism.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Final Fantasy IV (SNES/PSP), Lunar: Eternal Blue (Sega CD), Final Fantasy X (PS2), Final Fantasy XII (PS2), Shining Force III (Saturn), Fallout: New Vegas (360), Super Metroid (SNES), Dragon Age: Origins (360), Persona 4 (PS2/Vita), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Five Current Favorites Games
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (PS3), Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS), Hotline Miami (Vita), Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii), Guacamelee (Vita)
Favorite Types of Games
RPGs, Portable (Vita/3DS) Games, Interactive Drama, Action Adventure

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