JD Schmidt has been an avid gamer for as long as he can remember. Hailing from Alberta, Canada, his first memories of gaming are playing Super Mario Bros. and Adventure Island II (which he still plays all the time) with his brother and grandma. His all-time favorite games include most of the Final Fantasy series (especially Final Fantasy IX, but definitely not Final Fantasy VIII) Pokémon Blue/Red/Yellow, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. He is also a big fan of video game music, and a lover of anything related to The Lord of the Rings. If he isn’t playing a game or watching a movie, he’s probably writing about a game or a movie.