29 Jul

Gavin Greene is currently finishing up his B.A. degree in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine campus. Moving from a background in theater direction and performance into independent film production, he only recently made the transfer into the study and reporting of video games, despite being a lifetime gamer. Prior to his hiring as News Editor for Elder-Geek LLC, Gavin had been a staff writer on several video game websites, such as Reel Gamers and Game Partisan, and remains a freelance journalist with review columns in several formal and informal publications.

Beginning as a PC gamer on turn-based strategy, point-and-click adventure, and role-playing titles on the PC, he eventually made the shift to console gaming with the Sega Genesis. As the years progressed, he found niches in action titles and a brief foray into multiplayer shooters before distancing himself from at-home gaming. During the console generation break he became an addict of arcades, wasting days on end in multi-opponent fighting and racing game matches. With the release of the Playstation 2 and a move to town lacking an active gaming social sphere, Gavin returned to home gaming and discovered a renaissance of art titles new and old, elevating the medium from a fun pasttime to an artform in his eyes.

Since, Gavin has continued his active gaming lifestyle in between classes and outside social commitments, owning a Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PSP. While not as active in social gaming circles as he used to be, Gavin has become a proud member of the Video Game Voters Network is his continued attempts to promote the video game medium as the next social advancement in artistic expression. In his spare time, he continues to seek out unique and engrossing titles to stave off his demented, oh so demented, psyche.