Ryan Bates

I'm currently based out of Las Vegas, NV (no I don't gamble all the time or live in a hotel on the strip) but I'm a So Cal kid through and through. I'm a Nintendiehard -- I stand by my man -- but I'm a fan of games no matter what the console, including Steam. RPGs, fighting, and action/adventure are my fortes. Give me a great story and characters any day. Call of Duty? I guess, if that's your thing. Classic Final Fantasy and Zelda? Now you're cookin' with gas!

When I'm not gaming, I like culinary adventures, moviegoing, and the Intert00bz. Ask me about my favorite web shows! I can get down on some anime, my favorite sports are boxing and baseball, and I can even get in tune with that parapsychological vibe, even though it's well-known and well-documented I'm kinda a pansy with horror stuff. (I think they get a kick out of assigning me those games for review.)

I'm also single and available, but sorry gamer girls, I play with joysticks.

    Aviary Attorney Review

    Sa-cre-bird! Everyone's started on their New Year's Resolutions. Go to the gym (Expected Time of Death: February 1, 2016), be more organized (ETD: March 31, right at the tax time crunch), eat more veggies (ETD:…

    by Ryan Bates
    January 5th, 2016

    FAST Racing Neo Review

    F-Zero Room for Error. In 2014, Mario Kart 8 beat out super-serious sports and racing titles NBA 2K15 and Forza Horizon 2 to win Best Sports/Racing Game at the inaugural Game Awards. And the Mario…

    by Ryan Bates
    December 14th, 2015