First off, thanks for stopping by my little slice of the internet. I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know.
My name is Bradley Keene, also known online as Trash, and I’m a 39-year-old horror film-obsessed hardcore kid from Baltimore, MD that currently resides in the middle of nowhere. I gave up the big city life and its delicious internet speed to help my mom take care of my dad, who was terminally ill before passing away in May of 2016.
If you’re looking for a place to start, here’s a list of my 10 favorite games of all time. That should give you a taste of my gaming background if you’ve not been following along over the years (CBA has been around since 2011!).
So why do I write?
I’ve been obsessed with the idea of writing about games since I was a kid, and that’s still my pipedream today. I’d thumb through monthly issues of Nintendo Power like they were the Bible, hoping someday I’d be the one writing those articles and reviews. The joke’s on me, I guess, as Nintendo Power has since gone under and modern games media follows a more verbal, visual approach, instead of the written format. Not to mention the negative opinion of games journalism as a whole on social media. Yikes.
Over the years, I’ve conducted numerous interviews with different game developers, constructed how-to guides for the likes of World of Warcraft, Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization, Neverwinter, Skyrim, and Dragon’s Dogma, and have a regular social discussion every Friday where my readers and I chat about our weekend gaming plans. I’ve 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, 2015), and continue to handle all of my own public relations.
On a more personal note, I’m a big horror film and pro-wrestling nerd, a cat person (I have two), a lifelong Baltimore Orioles and Anaheim Ducks fan, and I love listening to music (typically death metal and hardcore, but I’m also a nu-metal apologist). My favorite game series is The Legend of Zelda, with my favorites being Link’s Awakening DX and Ocarina of Time. I think Silent Hill 2 is the perfect horror game, but Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly is up there too. I also love the PlayStation Vita and its plethora of quirky Japanese games, which has me entertained well into 2020.
I’m more into single-player, story-driven experiences, like RPGs, point-and-click adventure games, visual novels, and horror stuff, though I do love a good co-op experience and have had an on again/off again relationship with World of Warcraft for the last 16 years, where I main a Warlock on both factions and really dig playing Arms Warrior, Outlaw Rogue, Shadow Priest, and Fire Mage as well. I figuratively/literally game on everything, with most of my time being on the Switch. I don’t own either of the two shiny new consoles yet, but still have an atrocious backlog on my Xbox One and PS4, so I’m in no hurry.
I’m fairly active on Twitter, so feel free to follow my personal account @Trashlevania. 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 I hope you’ll find something you enjoy during your stay.