Eric Wittmershaus got a ColecoVision for Christmas in the early ’80s and never looked back. He became a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan because the Milwaukee Brewers weren’t in RBI Baseball. Email him at gamewit[at]gmail[dot]com and find him on Twitter @gamewit. Dirk Dorkelson on Xbox Live and Dirk_Dorkelson on PSN and Steam.

All it took was a half-hour in 1986 playing Super Mario Brothers on the NES to get Emmanuel Lopez hooked on video games. When he’s not gaming, Emmanuel enjoys spending time with his dogs, watching professional wrestling and keeping up his “read at least one book a month” quota. Reach him by email at or Find him on Xbox Live, gamertag Allyourbase18.