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Tim Spaeth

Tim Spaeth

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 mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.
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There is no doubt that Flower is a good game that anyone can enjoy at some level. Its simple controls allow just about anyone to experience the joy of flying around as flower petal. And this is indeed a sublime experience. However, I found some startling design choices a bit odd. Hopefully I’ll get to elaborate on these further in a future review over at the message boards. But for now let me just outline some of the issue that I found a tad underwhelming and certainly worth critiquing: 1) For game that tries to emphasize the experience and sensatio0n… Read more »


This game reminds me of Portal in a lot of ways.

Aside from being a just fun game to play around in, I really like how open-ended the narrative is. There was someone on another podcast somewhere who saw the game as christian allegory, and i’ve heard other interpretations around the net.