Michael Giovetti was born on June 6, 1983, the anniversary of D-day, and every day after this his life was a constant invasion into my inner sanctum of games. To be born the son of a game reviewer, who’s responsibility is to play, analyze, and otherwise dissect every game produced and conceived by man on every platform imagined or real as alpha, beta, final copy, and revision is either curse or as Mike would say, like being born into a world where Christmas is every day and Santa Claus answers to the name Federal Express, UPS, US Postal Service and ever fast mail carrier in the world.
Needless to say Mike has risen to the challenge and had published over a dozen articles in the computer press by the age of ten years old. He has appeared as a co-host on The Computer Show, attends trade shows as a co-host on the computer show that other kids cannot even dream of attending. Mike has been to Bill Gates’ holloween party, to premiers of computer games, and visited computer companies like Origin and played the designers, playtesters, artists and other game officials, beating them at their own games. Mike’s last 13 years of life have been tough, but what the heck somebody has to do it.
Mike is in eighth grade in a local school where he gets good grades and basically has good computer and television habits. He gets his homework assignments done, most of the time, before moving onto his computer projects. Mike likes to work mostly with action games, what us older statesmen call twitch games, but he also has penchant for real-time and turn based strategy games. Some of Mike’s favorite games are Mechwarrior, EarthSiege II, Command & Conquer, Warcraft II, Quake, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Descent II.
Mike generally likes action games, and likes playing on the new multiplayer network games such as Command & Conquer, Monopoly, and Multiplayer Battletech Solaris Matches, among others. Mike often has his own opinions about games and gaming that are somewhat extreme. You see Mike either really likes a game or does not like it and he does not mince words. Whenever Mike makes a comment about a game you will see his opinion in our pages. Mike mostly does spot evaluations, but he will also be writing with us on occasion to show how sharp is his cutlass.
Please look forward to Mike’s extreme comments in these pages, and should you have a chance to, think kindly of Mike and the deprived youth he has lived.