Joe B. knows all about games, from casinos to video games to even basic board games. He saw his first video game at Circus Circus in Las Vegas in 1977 (Space Wars) and was hooked! Since then, he has observed the rapid growth of home and arcade video games and of the entire casino experience. Over the years, Joe B. has chronicled the growth of video games from simple coin-ops to home entertainment systems like Atari and Nintendo. Today, we see their legacy in the form of Xboxes, portable systems like the Nintendo DS and mobile games. It's easy to get geeky and drill deep about a particular segment or title, but he also likes to write about the bigger picture for players, their parents, and those nostalgic about retro games. Joe has written a weekly game column for 4 years for a daily newspaper, and has written about games and high-tech issues for a quarterly tech magazine, a gaming and pop culture blog. He also enjoys the occasional visit to area casinos, playing slots, table games, and other interesting diversions.