First off, thanks for stopping by my little slice of the internet! I’m a teeny, tiny fish in a huge pond, and I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.
If you’re looking for a place to start, here’s my 10 favorite games of all time. That should give you a taste of my gaming background.
So hello! My name is Brad, and I’m a full-time student from Baltimore, MD that currently resides in the middle of nowhere. I gave up the big city life and its delicious internet speeds to help my mom take care of my dad, who was terminally ill before passing away in May of 2016.
I’ve been obsessed with the idea of writing about games since I was a child. I’d thumb through monthly issues of Nintendo Power like they were the Bible, hoping someday I’d be the one writing the articles. The joke’s on me I guess, as Nintendo Power has since gone under and modern games media now follows a more verbal, visual approach, instead of the written format.
Ah well. One day, perhaps?
Cheap Boss Attack is a self-run website where I attempt to coherently ramble on about the things I love most in gaming: playing (J)RPGs and survival horror, being a casual spectator of Let’s Plays, and, most of all, writing reviews. Having done so for a number of years both here and at a handful of other websites as a freelancer, I just love analyzing why a specific game does or doesn’t connect with me.
I’ve also conducted numerous interviews with different game developers, constructed how-to guides for the likes of World of Warcraft, Neverwinter, Skyrim, and Dragon’s Dogma, and have a weekly social discussion where my readers and I discuss our weekend gaming plans.
Aside from writing and editing, I managed the social media accounts, along with handling most of the PR workload, for the now defunct Xbox-centric website What’s Your Tag? (RIP in peace).
On a more personal note, I’m a horror and camp film aficionado, a cat person (I have three), a lifelong Baltimore Orioles fan, and love listening to music (typically metal-ish stuff, industrial, 90’s alternative, and game soundtracks). I’m a casual comic reader, though mostly DC and some non-superhero Image stuff like Saga, Low, and Outcast. I always pick the grass starter in Pokemon, but Bulbasaur is a useless lettuce. My favorite Pokemon is Psyduck, with my favorite starter being Snivy. I have two Nintendo-themed tattoos and numerous facial piercings. Undertale is my favorite game released in the last decade, narrowly edging out Axiom Verge. I buy too much Nintendo stuff to decorate my office.
I also suffer from a fun cocktail of bullshit like depression, anxiety, and insomnia, and couldn’t tell you the last time I had a good night of sleep. Maximum fun!
I’m not much of a PC gamer, having been a sewer-dwelling console heathen for most of my life. I don’t prefer one brand of console over the other, though I do tend to find myself more at home with PlayStation and Nintendo. I’m more into single-player, story-driven experiences, like RPGs, adventure games, and horror stuff, though I love a good platformer. To paraphrase one of my favorite YouTubers, Christopher Odd, “the story matters most. If one doesn’t exist, we’ll make it up.”
I’m fairly active on Twitter, so feel free to follow my personal account @CheapBossAttack. This is the absolute best way to get in touch with me for any reason.
Again, thanks for checking out Cheap Boss Attack. I pour my heart and soul into my work here and hopefully, you find something you enjoy during your stay.