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4.19.2011 - Nyko Charge Base for 3DS Review
4.20.2011 - Dead or Alive Dimensions Preview
4.21.2011 - Hori Nintendo 3DS Screen Protector Review
4.22.2011 - 3DS Features Detailed
5.5.2011 - The Southern Tornado
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My name is Dallas and I was born a gamer, well, at least in the sense that I’ve been playing video games since my stubby little child fingers could grasp a controller. Believe it or not, as a child I was prescribed video games by my pediatrician as a way to help deal with ADD. Back then though, it wasn’t called ADD, I just heard my parents tell people I was “hyperactive”. Well, getting me that first games system (it was an Intellivision because it was a little cheaper than the Atari at that time) worked. I learned to sit still for longer periods and it improved my hand/eye coordination substantially. I fell in love with portable gaming from the moment I first saw the original Gameboy. Despite it's greenish screen and horrible battery life. I carried it, and about two huge packs of AA batteries, with me wherever I went. At some time or another I have owned every single portable system, with the exception of the Neo Geo Pocket Color. I have plenty of nerdy gamer love for both Sony's and Nintendo's handhelds.
Almost as long as I’ve been a gamer, I’ve been a fan of gaming publications. It started with the first issue of Nintendo Power (which I still have) and grew from there. I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing so the desire to enter the crazily competitive world of video game journalism seems a natural fit for me. I have done freelance work for various websites, both paid and voluntary, and enjoyed all of it. I am currently the National Nintendo 3DS Examiner for Examiner.com.
I am married, and have been since 2006. We met in middle school, went our own ways and married other people, then ended up back together. Funny how stuff works out like that, isn’t it? My wife had a stroke the day before Valentine’s Day of 2010 and we spent a large amount of time in physical rehab. Since that point, she continues to make a little progress all the time and goes to outpatient therapy regularly. Other things about me; I'm a recovering MMO addict, I’m fairly patient, have a great sense of humor, love a good beer (one or two a day is good for you!), I’m an introvert by nature but will be outgoing with people that share the same interests as I do, and I hate discussing politics or religion with friends. I’m also a huge Penny Arcade fan with a lot of respect towards Mike and Jerry for what they’ve accomplished and support the Child’s Play
charity whenever I can.