Gamer Spotlight: Chris Kluwe


Chris Kluwe

Author, Activist, Former NFL Player

Seal Beach, CA

Twitter: @ChrisWarcraft

Gamertag: “generally some variation of Loate”

What is the first video game you ever played?

Super Mario Brothers on the original NES, the one that came on the dual cartridge with Duck Hunt. My parents got it for me because I had injured my foot at a birthday party and had to stay home for about a week, and apparently I was driving them up the wall, so they figured this new-fangled “Intendo thing” would be just the ticket. It worked. Oh, how it worked.

What is your favorite game of all time?

Final Fantasy 6. Fantastic story-telling, character development, and sense of consequence in an imaginary world. I can play that game to this very day and still be enthralled.

What do you do for fun when not playing video games?

Read, take care of my kids, exercise, play guitar, write stuff.

How do you balance gaming and family life?

I’m teaching my kids how to play so they can grind levels and gold for me. It’s gonna be great!

Chris has authored two books which you can find at the following links.

Beautiful Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities

Prime: A Genesis Series Event

And definitely make sure to follow him on Twitter.

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