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Brandon Bales

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Brandon is a games writer and actor who lives in Los Angeles, California. When he's not gaming, you can catch him in certain film and television projects, occasionally on the stage in New York, and as the host of his own videogames interview show, STATE OF PLAY.

A life-long gamer, his passion was first realized when his father jokingly claimed to have broken their new Atari 5200 after a strenuous game of PAC-MAN. Since then, he's fallen in love with the medium time and time again.

Fascinated by the new ways in which electronic entertainment elicits emotion, Brandon is constantly playing and pondering the videogame.

Oh yeah, and he did in fact finish BATTLETOADS after thirteen years of trying.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Battletoads (NES), Half-Life 2 Series (PC), Ico (PS2), Shadow of the Colossus (PS2), SMT: Persona 4 (PS2), Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (NDS), Portal (PC), God of War (PS2), Resident Evil (PSX), Power Stone 2 (DC)
Five Current Favorites Games
Bloodborne (PS4), Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies (3DS), Valkyria Chronicles (PS3), Marvel Puzzle Quest (iOS), The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (PS4)

Recent Writing

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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Second OpinionAug 4 2013 - 2:59pm
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing ReviewJun 21 2013 - 5:30am
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Tommy Refenes of Team MeatFeb 24 2013 - 5:04pm
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit ReviewFeb 13 2013 - 2:37pm
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut Preview / Interview with Hidetaka "Swery" SuehiroJan 28 2013 - 3:55pm
Sounds Great: A peek at the audio-only AgentsJan 24 2013 - 4:29pm
Dark PreviewNov 18 2012 - 6:10pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Greg Rice of Double FineNov 18 2012 - 2:45pm
Borderlands 2 ReviewNov 9 2012 - 3:51pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Edmund McMillen (Full Interview)Oct 15 2012 - 4:51am
Fractured Soul ReviewOct 10 2012 - 11:06am
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Derek Yu and Andy Hull (Full Interview)Sep 24 2012 - 5:30pm
Max Payne 3 ReviewJun 17 2012 - 7:20am
Fez ReviewMay 19 2012 - 6:18pm
The Splatters ReviewMay 6 2012 - 4:48pm
Sine Mora ReviewApr 17 2012 - 4:43pm
Journey ReviewMar 18 2012 - 2:02pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: David Jaffe, Part ThreeMar 18 2012 - 11:56am
The Binding of Isaac ReviewMar 10 2012 - 10:53am
State of Play with Brandon Bales: David Jaffe, Part TwoMar 3 2012 - 2:48pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: David Jaffe, Part OneFeb 28 2012 - 2:49am
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack PreviewFeb 26 2012 - 7:28pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Jonathan Blow, Part FiveFeb 24 2012 - 6:16pm
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Jonathan Blow, Part FourFeb 22 2012 - 11:18am
State of Play with Brandon Bales: Jonathan Blow, Part ThreeFeb 17 2012 - 7:14pm

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