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How you doin’?

I’m Max and this is Click Press Play, home of FAQS, guides, reviews, and most importantly, meandering opinions.

Most of what you’ll find here will be related to gaming, but adjacent topics like technology, programming, music, and the like are sure to enter the mix at some point.

If it’s even remotely interested to tech, media, and games it’s fair game.

Who am I?

Like most, I started with video games during the hazy days of childhood. It started with a walk into Walmart with my dad and a walk out with a Sega Genesis.

Despite a fuzzy recollection, the hours of enjoyment with titles like Sonic, Sonic Spinball, and a Looney Tunes game that escapes me seared the hobby into my brain with ease.

Nintendo consoles weren’t a center piece in my house from there onward, instead finding solace in the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2. The games on these platforms that stick out most include Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Need for Speed Underground, Vice City, and San Andreas.

But what I was deprived of in cartridge based boxes was more than made up with the legendary dual screen handheld.

From the carpal tunnel inducing Metroid Prime Hunters to Elite Beat Agents, the Nintendo DS will always have a special place in my heart.

The emergence of the online era is where I found my footing with Microsoft, and the years of the original Xbox and Xbox 360 were obsessively bound to the companies trifecta – GEARS, HALO, FORZA.

These days, most of what I play is on the PS4, PC, or Switch. I still love the thrill of online play, but I’ve started pivoting more to single player games.

My all time favorites?

Some of my favorite experiences include:

  • Halo 2/3
  • Bioshock
  • Mass Effect
  • Rainbow Six Vegas
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart DS
  • Gears of War
  • Gran Turismo
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World

If I shook my brain some more, I’m sure my gaming would roll off the page. For now, I’ll leave things as is before the synopsis becomes more of a ramble.