I began gaming on an old, beige Acorn Archimedes, and later a tiny Mac Color Classic (they were all tiny). Don’t feel sorry for me, things began to look up when I got an N64 for Christmas one year, and later, my own PC. My favourite games of all time are Ocarina of Time and Deus Ex.
Film is another passion of mine. It has a great history and there are endless possibilities for “home-theorising”. Some of my favourite directors are David Cronenberg, Kubrick, Scorsese, David Lynch, Hayao Miyazaki, Terry Gilliam, the Coen brothers, Kurasawa, Johnnie To and Wong Kar-wai. There are too many great films to count; listing directors just makes things easier.
I generally like reading science fiction and modernist/post-modern literature. Some of my favourite authors are: J.G. Ballard, Christopher Priest, Ken Macleod, China Mieville, Iain Banks, Alan Moore, Phillip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood and Michael Moorcock. You can see what I mean about the sci-fi. I also enjoy reading “older” stuff like Poe, Baudelaire, Kafka and Lovecraft, as well as lots and lots of non-fiction, philosophy, film, cultural, social and political theory.