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Mike Doolittle

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Critic – PC Games
Brief Bio

Since he was a kid playing games on Atari consoles and TI computers, video games have always been a big part of Mike's life. But it wasn't until he opened his shiny new NES in Christmas of '86 that Mike truly became a gamer. The bug bit him, and being a bit of a loner in grade school made video games a big part of his life growing up.

His interest in gaming was sustained well throughout high school and college, the latter of which included many late nights playing XBox games with friends in the dorms. Mike studied exercise science and psychology, as well as spending an substantial amount of time honing his skills as a guitarist. Today, Mike has become almost exclusively a PC gamer, and contributes all manner of related content from game reviews to hardware news to advice on purchasing and optimizing performance.

Mike's involvement with GameCritics.com began when he posted some comments on the neophyte GameCritics.com forums back in 2000; Chi liked what he had to say, and invited him on board as a guest critic. After contributing guest reviews for some time, Chi invited Mike to become a full-fledged member of the staff. Mike sees GameCritics.com as an important website that brings intelligent discussion of games to the public forum in an approachable, easy to understand manner without being overwhelmed by academics.

Mike currently resides in Tulsa, OK, making his living as a certified personal trainer. He has worked under the guidance of nationally renowned trainers including Bob Esquerre, Anette Lang and Mark Slavin, and specializes in functional training, bodybuilding programs, and corrective exercise. In his free time, he relaxes with his girlfriend Lisa, plays heavy metal guitar, reads philosophy and, of course, plays video games!

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (XBox/PC) 3) F.E.A.R. (XBox 360, PC), 4) Halo (XBox, PC), 5) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64), 6) Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Sega Saturn), 7) Soul Calibur (Sega Dreamcast), 8) Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (XBox, PC), 9) Goldeneye 007 (N64), 10) Doom 3 (PC, XBox)
Five Current Favorites Games
1) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360, PC), 2) SWAT 4 (PC), 3) Far Cry (PC), 4) World of Warcraft (PC), 5) Hitman: Blood Money (XBox 360, PC)

Recent Writing

TitlePublishedsort icon
Demo roundup — Batman: Arkham Asylum, Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood, Dawn of War II, Darkest of DaysAug 18 2009 - 8:28am
Why isn't PC gaming pushing technological boundaries?Jul 23 2009 - 9:23pm
ARMA II quick impressions: I'm really trying!Jul 3 2009 - 11:29pm
When is Sony going to wake up?Jun 19 2009 - 2:22pm
Far Cry 2 ReviewMar 9 2009 - 2:52pm
The Witcher becomes one of the top selling PC games of all timeMar 7 2009 - 7:57pm
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky ReviewNov 11 2008 - 11:17pm
Enough with the freakin' trilogies alreadyOct 14 2008 - 1:45pm
Crysis Warhead ReviewOct 13 2008 - 6:56am
The state of PC gaming.... againOct 12 2008 - 2:52pm
Good Old Games: beta impressionsOct 11 2008 - 4:10pm
Piracy on the PC: Where do we go from here?Oct 10 2008 - 1:11pm
Crysis Warhead: The Layman's Guide to Essential OptimizationOct 5 2008 - 10:51pm
PC gaming is going digitalMay 12 2008 - 2:35pm
Mass Effect, piracy and DRM, part 2May 12 2008 - 1:07am
Mass Effect for PC: Why do people hate DRM?May 10 2008 - 4:06pm
Videogame piracy and the PC gaming industryMay 1 2008 - 3:31pm
The noob's guide to optimizing CrysisJan 7 2008 - 12:18am
Crysis – ReviewDec 5 2007 - 8:16pm
Crysis – Consumer GuideDec 5 2007 - 8:05pm
Contrasting Crysis and Call of Duty 4: Why emergent gamplay is the futureDec 1 2007 - 7:40pm
Doom and gloom for PC gamingNov 27 2007 - 8:23pm
More on Crysis: Facts, hacks, and shenanigans!Nov 3 2007 - 11:10pm
Half-Life 2: Episode Two ReviewOct 31 2007 - 10:14pm
Crysis demo impressions, performance previewOct 27 2007 - 7:05pm

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