I was first was introduced to Brian of Substance TV a few years ago when he joined Retroware TV. Since then, we have become good friends and have shared many laughs and interesting conversations. When he invited me to join the Substance TV crew, I happily agreed.
Now, you might recognize me from “The Gaming Historian”, my documentary series on the history of video games. However, that won’t be coming to Substance TV (you can see my videos on Retroware TV and articles on 1 More Castle). Instead, I’ll be writing more about my personal experience and things I love about geek culture. Whether it be video games, anime, or even a movie I happened to watch over the weekend!
I guess I should give a short background of my geekiness. When I was little, I played a lot of Game Boy and NES. I grew up in Scotland (my father was in the military). SEGA was super popular over in Europe, but we brought over our beloved NES from the states and played it all the time. Many a night were spent competing in Dr. Mario and getting to World 8 in Super Mario Bros. 3.
When I got back to the states, I was introduced to Toonami and the world of anime. I became obsessed with all of the mecha series, specifically Robotech / Macross and Mobile Suit Gundam.
The rest…is history. I’ve been playing and watching ever since (although not so much anime. The Gundam series has gone downhill.)
So in conclusion, I’m really looking forward to writing for Substance TV. Whether it be a short news article or a lengthy tutorial on Gundam model kits, I hope everyone enjoys my stuff. I’m also a short drive away from the rest of the Substance TV crew, so who knows what shenanigans we will get into?
Norman Caruso is the creator of The Gaming Historian, a documentary series covering the history of video games. Obviously he has a passion for history and video games, but he is also obsessed with Robotech and Mobile Suit Gundam. When he is not busy on the internet, Norman likes to exercise, read, and cheer on the Miami Dolphins.