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Welcome to RetroKezins.com. My name is Will aka Kezins. This non-commercial blog was started due to my growing interest in retro game handhelds, my fondness for blogging, emulation and preserving video game history.
This personal blog will be a fairly eclectic mix of game topics from all generations including modern video games. My first retro game handheld was the Dingoo A320 (2009) which I still have in my collection. I have been Gaming since the Atari 2600 days and considered myself mostly a "SEGA kid" in the 80s and early 90s. Most of my reviews here will be on "budget" handhelds. I believe in full transparency and honesty in reviews and mine will not be influenced by outside sources.
Related Past Experience:
My blogging experience started in 2005 writing for 1PStart.com (now defunct) which was part of the 451 Press Blog Network (also defunct). Eventually, all 3 writers on 1PStart were recruited by Ziff Davis Media.
I was a news editor and marketing assistant for Ziff Davis Media (1Up Network) primarily as part of the writing team at Gaming Today (part of FileFront) from 2006-2008. Unfortunately Ziff Davis Media went bankrupt and Gaming Today was a casualty of that.
I operated the blog (Kezins.com) from 2007-2008. After that, I took long hiatus from the blog scene other than authoring occasional freelance articles between 2008 and 2010.
My Favorite Game Franchises
My favorite all-time video game franchises are Kirby, Assassin's Creed, Souls-borne Games, Madden, Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Metroid, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Phantasy Star, Sonic The Hedgehog, Fire Emblem, Halo, Disgaea , The Legend of Zelda, Minecraft & Mega Tensei.
I tend to play games from all genres, but prefer JRPGs & SRPGs over most.
Outside Gaming, my hobbies include photography, reading, hiking, and exploring. I have degrees in marketing and graphic design as well as an assortment of certificates. I'm a US Army Veteran and member of DAV and VFW. I'm originally from Blacksburg, Virginia (Go Hokies!) and currently reside in the mountains of West Virginia. I'm a huge Star Wars fanatic as well!