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Name: Mike "Savant" Ferry
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Age: 27
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

I am a former Associate Editor of Destructoid who became INTERNET FAMOUS (er, not really...) for my weekly column entitled "Miniboss Monday." You might've heard of it. It was kind of a big deal. Anyway, I've since moved on to becoming a lurker and playing my fair share of games in the meantime. Oh, and I wear a kilt, love retro video games, and drink a lot of beer. That pretty much sums me up.


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O HAI, Destructoid!

Remember ol' Savant? It's been a long, long time since I've posted anything of worth here on Destructoid, but I feel that this community truly is the perfect place to share my love of 8- & 16-bit gaming. Back in November of 2012, I got the notion to start streaming myself playing some impromptu NES, SNES, Genesis, and TG-16 games while commentating over them. On a whim, I threw together a Twitch.TV channel and called it "RetrophileTV" and began recording some episodes.

Why "Retrophile TV"?

I'm not quite sure, actually. It was honestly the first thing that popped into my head and it just sorta fit. "Retrophile", obviously, means the obsessive, undying love of all things retro. In this case, it pertains to old-school gaming. Kinda self-explanatory, right?

Who are you, and why should I care?

My name's Mike, also known as "Savant" here on Destructoid. I was a former editor who wrote for Dtoid a few years back doing a weekly feature entiteld "Miniboss Monday" that gained a small bit of popularity at the time. I have always been an adamant supporter of old games and pride myself on my vast knowledge of the strange & obscure. So much so, I used to run a daily trivia challenge in the Destructoid site chatroom. 

Also, I'm a pretty damn funny guy at times, and I seriously have some of the worst Charlie Brown luck. Combining those two things results in some hilarious reactions to inconceivable gaming misfortune.

Sounds legit. Where can I watch Retrophile TV?

All episodes of Retrphile TV are viewable on this YouTube Channel. You should definitely subscribe to it. I hear all the cool kids are doing it these days. If you'd like to watch an episode be recorded live, follow RetrophileTV on Twitch.

Can I request a game for a future episode?

Abso-freakin'-lutely! If you've got any requeusts for games you'd like to see featured on future episodes or would like to provide any private feedback, simply send an e-mail to

Well, there ya have it. Check out some episodes and let me know what you guys think. If you really dig the channel and want to help a guy out, subscribe & share the channel with your friends, your enemies, and your grandmother. Don't worry, she's a hardcore gamer, too.

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