Title: U.K. Executive Editor
Mike's been an avid gamer ever since he could muster the intelligence required to operate a control pad. For the record, that was about five years old. As a result, he's been gaming since the days of the NES, and has owned virtually every single major console ever released over the years. Unsurprisingly, his gaming tastes cover a myriad of franchises, including Mario, Sonic, Shenmue, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Streets of Rage, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, F-Zero, Silent Hill, Devil May Cry, Formula One, Command & Conquer, The Elder Scrolls and heaps more. As for his favourite game? That'd have to go to the original Resident Evil in all its gory glory. His favourite console is, unequivocally, the Sega Dreamcast. He seems to favour the underdogs in this respect, having also enjoyed his time with the GameCube and Sega Saturn. The original PlayStation is where he made the transition from a semi-hardcore gamer to full-on gaming geek, though.
Mike's history as a games journalist dates back about five years, though he had been previously doing the job in a non-paid capacity 'for fun' until he decided that he might actually have a half-decent chance at making some money out of it. Eventually, after cutting his teeth in a number of freelance-based positions over the past couple of years, he joined up on PSU in summer 2007 and never looked back.