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Robert Steinman
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At RPGFan Since:
May 2010

Location:
Pennsylvania

Favorite Games/Series:
Diablo series, Final Fantasy series (until XII), Fallout series, Persona series, Metal Gear series, Bioshock, Left 4 Dead series, God of War series, Hitman series, Shadow of the Colossus, Silent Hill 2, Demon's Souls, Chrono series

Favorite Genres:
RPGs, Action/Adventure, Open-World games, Survival Horror

Other Interests:
Reading, making your life miserable, theater, acting like a gym rat
I started writing about games as a way to get the anger out of my system. I have a tendency to rant and rave and needed a way to vent those feelings before I ended up hurting someone. I love to debate and analyze games. I know that most people will consider me a troll and inherently negative, but it all stems from a deep love of video games and a desire to see the entertainment medium move forward and evolve. I pretty much play every genre, though I enjoy RPGs and action games the most.

My gaming lifestyle began when my Mom bought our family an NES. I cut my teeth on the classics, so I have very fond feelings towards Mario, Zelda, Castlevania, etc. My first real RPG experience came with the discovery of Phantasy Star IV on the Sega Channel. Following a friend's recommendation, I found my way to the Final Fantasy series, Chrono Trigger, and all of the other 16 bit classics. Though my early indoctrination to the genre was strictly based around JRPGs, I've come love and appreciate the western stylings as of late.

I earned my BS from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and went on to receive my MS in physics from the University of South Carolina. I fell in love with teaching during graduate school and decided to to make it a full-time career. I began working at a boarding school in the Fall of 2010 (think Hogwart's but without magic). In my spare time I've come to enjoy reading for pleasure, helping out with our school theater group, and trying to get back in shape.


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
Final Fantasy VIII 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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