Michael Klappenbach is a writer, web designer/programmer and technology professional who has been covering video games for 6 years and playing them for more than three times that long.
Michael has been an avid computer game fan for many years. In addition to writing for About.com Michael is also a freelance web designer/programmer and has more than 11 years experience in Information Technology.
Michael holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science from DePaul University where he studied topics on computer graphics & animation. Courses included work with character modeling tools (Autodesk 3ds Max & Maya), OpenGL, Renderman and many other areas used in the making of computer games and advanced computer graphics.
From Michael Klappenbach:
With the Computer Action Games site at About.com, it's my goal to provide you with information on the latest computer games, unbiased reviews and game recommendations.While I have a passion for video games, computers and technology I feel that it is also important to step away from the computer. As an avid cyclist and runner I have trained, completed, and finished 6 Ironman triathlons, 3 individual marathons and was a certified USAT Level 1 Triathlon coach.