Howdy! I'm Sean Thomas Martin. I work as a project manager at a company called Intellimark. Prior to that, I worked as an editor/news writer/reviewer for the video game website, Stomped. That site went under and the name was sold to a tiny LAN Gaming Center in Seattle. I worked there for two and a half years, but did gaming news as a hobby since 1996.
Although I am not using my Management Information Systems degree that I received from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, it is computer related and I get to work at home. However, I did use my degree for a while when I worked for Compaq in Houston, starting after my graduation in December, 1996.
I started out my video game craze in the early 1980s with the Atari 2600 playing Missile Command, Centipede, Defender, Pac Man, and the like, as well as arcade games. After that craze wore off, I went to gaming on the Commodore 64 in 1987 and played all kinds of games on that computer system. After using that for a few years, I started gaming on my first PC, a Leading Edge 286 10MHz, with a whopping 640K of RAM, 30MB hard drive, and Enhanced EGA graphics. The first games I played consisted of adventure games (King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, etc.) as well as sports games and flight simulations. Shortly after that beginning, I started delving into the modem and the world of BBSes. When I went off to college in 1991, I got a 386DX-33MHz and got into the public world with a DOS/QEMM memory tweak guide. It brought in letters (snail mail) from all over the world, including Norway and other countries. Gaming took a whole new turn in the summer of 1992 with the release of Wolfenstein 3D and the SoundBlaster sound card. Thus began my love for the first person shooter, which lasts to this day. I also like racing games.
Besides playing video games, I enjoy a wide variety of music, from oldies and classical to rock/electronica. Another thing I enjoy are high performance cars and driving mine at a rapid pace. It gives me miles of smiles. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and watching movies, going out to eat, and sometimes going to clubs for dancing.