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About Raised on Video Games

Raised on Video Games was conceived in spring 2011 as an archive of things older video games have taught the current generation of 20-somethings. It generally focuses on the personal stories of one Jeff Wax, a web developer currently in Portland, OR, but raised in southern Idaho. It features a regular cast of characters mostly comprised of siblings and old friends, as well as a rotating crew of guest writers, if they feel they have a story to tell or an anecdote to share.

The main focus is not necessarily to prove a point or to develop any particular feelings, but rather to merely bring up the fact that all forms of media teach us something, whether they be literary classics or just a stupid video game that you picked up in the school library, and that these lessons can stick with us for years or even decades. Raised on Video Games tries to keep the content at least 10 years old, and have at least one powerful (or at least humorous) story per post. All drawings are poorly hand-crafted, and cross-indexes are common and probably unnecessary.

About the Author

At the tender young age of four, Jeff Wax was introduced to his first video game, and has been inseparable since then. Over eight consoles, three handhelds, seven PCs, and many other systems and mechanisms have graced his household, and hundreds and hundreds of games have been twiddled between his fingers. Most of the stories on this blog are his, his brother’s, and his friends’, and how all of those games taught him lessons and influenced his life.


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  1. sarahtherebel / Apr 5 2011 7:25 AM

    So after posting my comment, I read that your site is all about nostalgia… you did a great job bringing those memories back for me lol! Great site!

  2. Killbot / Nov 18 2015 3:59 PM

    Are you still alive.

    • jwaxo / Nov 18 2015 4:05 PM

      I’m sorry, I should update this About page. The blog was finished almost two years ago. Or… LONGER? Wow. It’s been a while.

      If you like the posts here, I’ll have you know that it really means a ton to me. I spent a lot of time writing it and am kind of proud of a couple of the articles.

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