Once a year typically around the holidays when things slow down I often

Growing up Video Games were a huge fascination of mine

Early Days

The Commodore 64 introduced me to a number of great games including what was my all time favorite at the time, Zork:

Zork Vintage Computer Game

Likely my sense of adventure and travel was inspired by Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on the Apple IIc. I went on to die of dysentery hundreds of time playing Oregon Trail.


After receiving a Gameboy from my reluctant parents (who encouraged me to make games but not play them) I must have worn through a dump truck full of AAA batteries. Favorite games included Tetris, Zelda, Super Mario and more.

Before purchasing a Super Nintendo (SNES) from paper route money I would occasionally rent a first generation Nintendo from the local video store and playing SimCity all night when my parents thought I was sleeping.

DOS Games

In 1992 gaming changed. I remember the first time playing Wolfenstein 3D, while the gore was a bit much for me the immersive three dimensional aspect was thrilling.

In 1994 I was introduced to a game franchise I would follow for some time, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. This style of real-time strategy game quickly became my obsession and continued with Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness where I was creating my own .PUD files.

LAN Parties

Nothing better than mountain dew and a bunch of friends re-assembling their computers all in the same spot to play Warcraft or Age of Empires on the local network. The dedication to the task was evident in the time it took to disconnect the computer, monitor, wires and cables and then transport all of these heavy items to a friends house. While stationed in Germany with the US Air Force I had a large 3 bedroom house and would have friends from the base come over and we would sprawl out and game for days.


The console of choice now is the XBox One. Favorite games include FarCry, Assassins Creed, Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption and the Call of Duty series.

robertholf's Gamercard


Favorite steam games include Godus and whatever WickedLoot is building these days.