27 Jul

My Name is Kipp Pietrantonio,

A little background on me. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then traveled across the Macinack bridge to go to college. I graduated from Grand Valley State University in the year 2008 with a B.S. in Psychology and Sociology. After college I decided I wanted even more college because I am a masochist, so I am now a graduate student at the University of North Dakota. I am pursuing my PhD. in Counseling Psychology.

I like to look at games from a very different lens than most people. I enjoy looking at the social ramifications of games as well as monitor how they often times reflect our culture as a whole. I also am really into the emotional responses that games stimulate in individuals. Above all else I love creativity in games and in life.

My gaming is very particular. I generally play more action oriented games and tend to shy away from RPG/Strategy style games with a few exceptions. Some of my favorite games are the God of War Series, the Ratchet and Clank Series, Everything Pixel Junk, Super Mario 64, Starfox 64, Kirby Superstar, and Super Mario Brothers 2. Some games that I just don’t get are Metal Gear Solid, COD: Modern Warfare, and Bayonetta.

Mats and Randy say I am the funny guy on the podcast. Mats has gone as far as to call my humor Gold, but I prefer to think of it more as a really polished Nickel or Potassium.