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Sparky Clarkson

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Brief Bio

Sparky Clarkson grew up in the hot lands of Alabama, where he was regularly mooned by a cast iron statue. He played his first games on a Texas Instruments 99/4A computer, although he was not an early adopter. He eventually left Alpiner behind, cultivating a love of games that grew along with the processing power of the home computer. Eventually, however, the PC upgrade cycle exhausted him, and by the time he received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina he had retreated almost entirely to console gaming.

Currently Sparky works as a scientist in Rhode Island, and works gaming in between experiments and literature reviews. As a writer, he hopes to develop a critical voice that contributes to a more sophisticated and interesting culture of discourse about games. He is still waiting for a console port of Betrayal at Krondor.

Ten All-Time Favorites Games
Betrayal at Krondor, Civilization II, Duke Nukem 3D, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Final Fantasy X, Ico, King's Quest V, Portal, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Silent Hill 2
Five Current Favorites Games
Braid, Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, No More Heroes, Red Faction: Guerilla
Favorite Types of Games
Role-Playing, Survival Horror, Single-Player FPS

Recent Writing

TitlePublishedsort icon
A Story About My Uncle ReviewAug 11 2014 - 2:10pm
Gods Will Be Watching ReviewJul 24 2014 - 9:11pm
Lifeless Planet ReviewJul 15 2014 - 10:20am
Watch Dogs Second OpinionJul 7 2014 - 9:06am
Secrets of Raetikon ReviewJun 17 2014 - 9:37am
The Last Tinker: City of Colors ReviewJun 10 2014 - 9:57am
Infamous: Second Son ReviewJun 6 2014 - 10:06am
Life Goes On ReviewJun 2 2014 - 9:30am
Bravely Default ReviewApr 8 2014 - 9:39am
The Last Tinker: City of Colors PreviewApr 4 2014 - 6:03pm
EarthBound Book ReviewMar 7 2014 - 10:46am
Tower of Guns ReviewMar 4 2014 - 7:29am
Fightback ReviewFeb 28 2014 - 11:10am
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD ReviewFeb 26 2014 - 1:05pm
Blackguards ReviewFeb 24 2014 - 11:56am
Montague's Mount ReviewFeb 24 2014 - 11:46am
Knock-Knock! ReviewDec 23 2013 - 3:00pm
The Year of the Games 2013Dec 19 2013 - 3:13pm
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death ReviewDec 13 2013 - 12:11pm
Sokobond ReviewDec 3 2013 - 11:02pm
Gone Home ReviewNov 3 2013 - 9:54pm
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Second OpinionOct 20 2013 - 11:27am
Cognition: Episode Four—The Cain Killer ReviewOct 18 2013 - 1:58pm
A World of CanyonsOct 13 2013 - 6:16pm
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs ReviewOct 8 2013 - 3:09am

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