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Which Console Did You Buy/Receive Over The Holidays?

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John Scalzo
Gaming Target Managing Editor

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John has been playing video games for close to twenty years now beginning with his trusty Atari 2600.

After those twenty years he has firmly entrenched himself into "old codger" territory by preferring old school game styles over these fancy new fangled graphics. Platform shooters, beat 'em ups, space shooters, this is what John is a fan of.

He is also a glutton for punishment as he loves any and all (OK, most) licensed games. The ability to play as James Bond or Buffy or Optimus Prime overwhelms his better judgement and causes him to seek out games featuring these and many other characters. He knows that many games based on movie and TV licenses are downright horrible, but dammit, Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick is a great game. And he thinks there are other overlooked gems in this misunderstood genre as well.

He joined Gaming Target in 2001 and has steadily grown from a shoddy writer into a somewhat less shoddy writer. His writing has also been featured on UGO and has been linked from popular game blogs such as Slashdot, Game Girl Advance, Joystiq, Kotaku and countless librarian's blogs.

In the real world, John works for a library and spends his (non-video game) freetime reading, watching TV and movies, and listening to music, not necessarily in that order. The rest of his time is spent with his wife, the lovely Holly, who he's slowly teaching how to play video games.

Articles by John Scalzo

Catch Pokemon Black/White on March 7 [News]
DS 12/28/10
See more Uncharted 3 gameplay footage [News]
PS3 12/28/10
James Bond 007: Blood Stone Has a License to be Mediocre [Review]
PS3 12/27/10
Four Earth Defense Force games invading in 2011 and beyond [News]
Multi 12/24/10
Massive Gamefly sale discounts lots of great games [News]
Multi 12/23/10
Viacom sells Harmonix to Columbus Nova [News]
Multi 12/23/10
EA's making Madden Curse: The Movie [News]
Multi 12/21/10
James Bond 007: Blood Stone Has a License to be Mediocre [Review]
Xbox 360 12/21/10
Dragon Quest VI finally comes to America on February 14 [News]
DS 12/20/10
Treyarch details Call of Duty: Black Ops 'First Strike' maps [News]
Multi 12/20/10
Bulletstorm 'Epic Edition' includes Gears of War 3 beta access [News]
Xbox 360 12/17/10
Xbox Live's year end sales blowout [News]
XBLA 12/17/10
Joe Mauer steps up to the plate for MLB 11: The Show [News]
PS3 12/16/10
The insane development schedule of Insane [News]
Multi 12/15/10
X-Men Arcade, Quake Arena Arcade, Path of Go added to XBLA [News]
XBLA 12/15/10
Section 8: Prejudice goes download-only, gets priced at $14.99 [News]
Multi 12/15/10
Sega working on Dreamcast Collection [News]
Multi 12/14/10
Jimmy Fallon plays Uncharted 3 on Late Night [News]
PS3 12/14/10
Dead Rising 2: Case West coming December 27 [News]
XBLA 12/14/10
Guillermo Del Toro's Insane will be a trilogy [News]
Multi 12/13/10
Elder Scrolls V coming to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 [News]
Multi 12/13/10
SSX: Deadly Descents is a 'redefinition' of franchise [News]
Multi 12/13/10
Mortal Kombat coming in April [News]
Multi 12/13/10
2010 VGAs: Elder Scrolls V trailer reveals 11-11-11 release date [News]
Multi 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Kratos' Mortal Kombat debut [News]
PS3 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Forza Motorsport 4 gets green light in Fall 2011 [News]
Xbox 360 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Mass Effect 3 comes to Earth in 2011 [News]
Multi 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Hugo Strange taunts Batman in latest Arkham City trailer [News]
Multi 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Uncharted 3 gets lost in the desert on November 1, 2011 [News]
PS3 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Guillermo Del Toro goes Insane in 2013 [News]
Multi 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: First Resistance 3 gameplay trailer [News]
PS3 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: Destroy Your Maker in first Prototype 2 trailer [News]
Multi 12/12/10
2010 VGAs: SSX shreds again in SSX Deadly Descents trailer [News]
Multi 12/12/10
Apple lists bestselling iOS games of 2010 [News]
Apple 12/11/10
X-Men Arcade coming to PSN on December 14, XBLA on December 15 [News]
Multi 12/11/10
Gran Turismo series sells 60 million copies [News]
Multi 12/10/10
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception announced [News]
PS3 12/09/10
Earth Defense Force 2017 now on Xbox Live Games on Demand [News]
Xbox 360 12/09/10
Kratos fights his way into Mortal Kombat [News]
PS3 12/08/10
New Batman: Arkham City teaser released [News]
Multi 12/08/10
X-Men Arcade coming to XBLA next week, PSN in February [News]
Multi 12/08/10
NeoGeo games coming to PSN on December 21 [News]
Multi 12/07/10
Tomb Raider reboot revealed in Game Informer [News]
Multi 12/06/10
New Releases: World of Warcraft Cataclysm, Super Mario All-Stars, Tron Evolution, More [News]
Multi 12/04/10
First Back to the Future trailer time travels to the present [News]
Multi 12/03/10
Ms. Splosion Man goes kabluey in 2011 [News]
Multi 12/03/10
Fight Night Champion KOs stores on March 1 [News]
Multi 12/03/10
Ghostbusters cross the streams on PC, PSN, Xbox 360 next Spring [News]
Multi 12/02/10
First Resistance 3 gameplay trailer at 2010 VGAs [News]
PS3 12/02/10
Christopher Nolan confirms an Inception game is in the works [News]
Multi 12/01/10
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