On this lazy Sunday, I’d thought I’d share a bit about myself in order for you get to know me other than my gaming opinions…
I’m just an easy-going and fun-loving guy from Michigan. I’ve bounced around over the last few years from California and Florida, back to MI.
My websites are the combination of three of my main hobbies: Business, the Internet, and Console Video Games.
I’ve always been facinated with the way business and have always wanted to start one of my own. I have a fulltime job, so I’ve kept this venture small and will probably keep it that way. I don’t make much money from it, but it’s fun for me (most of the time).
I’ve been a student and web builder on the Internet since 1997 and have loved every minute of it. My first website was a Calvin and Hobbes fan page that was relatively popular (Calvin and Hobbes MaDnEsS), but it was hard to come up with fresh and original content for a subject that no longer being produced. I’ve dabbled in a few web projects since then between professional, academic, and personal ventures. I originally shared my gaming information in message boards, but in 2004, I started my Blogger project named RetroGaming with racketboy. Because of the growth of my blog and the traffic I’m receiving for my Sega Saturn Modchips, I launched racketboy.com to be a more stable and professional place to host my projects.
As for gaming, I grew up being the kid that never had the latest and greatest gaming consoles. I started out being an arcade junkie in the late 80’s and early 90’s while my friends had their NES systems. Around the time the Sega 32X came out, I finally got my first console — the Sega Genesis. That was one of two times I’ve owned a console for which games were still being produced for. I lived off of Funcoland purchases to build my collection. After the Genesis left the retail scene, I picked up a Sega CD and that kept me occupied for a while. Once the eBay scene bloomed in ’98, I picked up my first Sega Saturn. I finally had some excellent reproductions of some of my arcade favorites. It wasn’t until Sega announced that it would be giving up on it’s 128-bit console in 2000 that I picked up a Dreamcast. I actually bought most of the afforable retail games I could find for the DC, so you can’t blame me for it’s demise. And finally, my wife got me a Gamecube for our anniversary in 2004.
Now, while I still play games, I still think I enjoy talking/writing about them more. I may be far from being an expert in the newer systems and games, but I feel that I can be a valuable resource when it comes to the older systems that I am familiar with.
I hope you find this site beneficial and if you have any ideas or comments, I’d love to hear them!
FYI: In case you were wondering, “racket” is the name my freshman college roommates gave me because they got tired of trying
to pronounce my last name — racket was close enough.