The Games

It all started when I saw my first TV Game console back in the 70's. We didn't own one but what I saw intrigued me. I thought, ``Wow, is that cool or what? Later my brother Doug bought an Atari and I used to go over and play Pong and other primitives in between times while we were recording our band's latest hits (Mind Games) :-) at his apartment. That when on until we bought our own Atari. I still remember going down to the swap meet to snag the latest game Donkey Kong. Later my dad bought a Commodore 64 and it was really all over. I don't know how many hours I spent trying to get that Fort Apocalypse Helicopter out of those caves and I sometimes wonder if it was worth the effort if you know what I mean. The C-64 lead to the Amiga 1000 and a life-long love for the Amiga. Now, that was a game machine! Although I have my favorite Psygnosis titles such as Menace and Shadow of the Beast, one very early Amiga game, Mind Walker, tops my list as most memorable. My affection for the machine culminated in landing a job with Commodore. Talk about `` dream jobs! `` I stayed there until the bitter end. And bitter it was. In 1994, my friend Nolan brought in his newly acquired toy into work: a just-released Sony Playstation. When I first saw Battle Arena Toshinden, I had to have one and later we made it to the first Circuit City we could find.

Then Life Happened

Around that same time it became pretty evident that I should spend more time working on making a living and spending less time playing games. Fortunately we had a guy named Robert who was hip to the Net back in the day and l was introduced to the Interweb fairly early on. My son Kevin, took over the gaming interests of the family. You'll see his contributions in and around this site.

Game School

I'm not quite sure how many years ago it was but my guess is it was around 2006 when I first conceived the concept of game School Network. I was attending a Siggraph show in Los Angeles and noticed there were a couple of school booths dedicated to attracting prospective students to their burgeoning game degree programs. I thought what those schools and students needed was a site that brought all the information together in one place. As an educator (among other pursuits), I hope this serves the purpose for which it was designed. Please let us know your thoughts and how this site can be improved.