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Andrew Barker
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At RPGFan Since:
May 2010

Location:
Sydney, Australia

Favorite Games/Series:
Atelier Totori, Demon's Souls, Dreamfall, Earthbound, Ever 17, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Journey, Legend of Zelda, Paper Mario, SMT: Persona, Pokémon, Rayman 2, Riviera, Skies of Arcadia, Snowboard Kids, The Void, The World Ends With You, Ys

Favorite Genres:
Adventure, rhythm, role-playing, visual novel

Other Interests:
Archery, dreaming, reading, table-top games, world-building, writing
I found my way into the world of video games when I was seven. It was during a time when players were exploring the stunning world of Final Fantasy VII on PlayStation and collecting stars in Super Mario 64. My own experience began with my GameBoy Pocket and Nintendo 64 where I was first introduced to video games by that well-known, overall wearing plumber.

Over time, I found my true love lay with adventure games and RPGs where I was free to explore massive worlds and foil the schemes of evil villains. Pokémon Blue was perhaps the first RPG I ever played, but the genre had me hooked with Paper Mario and Baldur's Gate II. I don't think I'll ever forget my first encounter with Minsc and his hamster, Boo.

I come from the sunny land Down Under (Australia) where we do not ride kangaroos to work and where koalas are definitely not bears. We tend to miss out on far too many RPGs, but with a growing gaming community we're definitely heading in the right direction. Aside from gaming, I spend my time writing fiction, reading novels, and debating whether or not to buy collector's editions.

I've been writing game reviews since I was twelve, but I'm glad to say I have come a long way since then! I joined RPGFan in May of 2010 and have slowly been picking up the tips and tricks of the trade. I hope my best work is yet to come!


Twitch Schedule & Status

Sundays
March 24: Suikoden II w/Maxx • 10am PDT/1pm EDT
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past w/ Mark • 1pm PDT/4pm EDT

Mondays
Suikoden II w/Maxx • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Tuesdays
Kingdom Hearts III w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Wednesdays
Mass Effect 2 w/Nathan • 10am PDT/1pm EDT
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Thursdays
Tales of Vesperia - Definitive Edition w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Fridays
Super Robot Wars X w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Saturdays
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

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Retro Encounter 180: Kingdom Hearts III Spoilercast

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Corpse Party BloodCovered Sound Collection Vol.2

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The Stillness of the Wind

The Stillness of the Wind

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Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy IX

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God Eater 3 Review

God Eater 3

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