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Bryan Intihar grew up on the east coast, and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in psychology. After working for in video games retail, a PR position in LA, and a variety of gaming websites and magazines, he landed a position as editor for EGM. As an editor in a multiple capacities, Intihar worked with EGM and 1up.com for five years.
He is particularly known for his interest in sports and sports video games. He is a huge Ohio State fan, and follows teams from Cleveland. His rivalry with former EGM EIC Dan Hsu (a Michigan supporter) is well documented, and they used the pages of EGM for subtle jabs against each other's favorite college team. It was originally this interest in sports that led to his hiring at EGM. Usually sports games were reviewed by Intihar and his office nickname was "Sporto", one he was never particularly happy with.
Intihar is also known for his appearances on the Sports Games Guy's Sports Anomaly, a 1up Radio Network show. Hosted by Todd Zuniga, Intihar appeared regularly with EGM editor Greg Ford. The podcast was known for boisterous chanting and catch phrases, which included screaming the Yak Attack ("yakyakyakyakyak"), "Going to the Game, Huh!", "sweet lid", "breaking neeeeeeeews", and many others (usually a new chant or catch phrase was introduced once a week, often by Intihar). Through a partnership with ESPN, video shorts were produced about sports video games, and Intihar was often featured.
During his appearances on the Sports Anomaly, Intihar would often get angry and belligerant over comments made by a particular 1up user, OhJTBehaaave. Through these rants and through OhJtBehaaave's assertions that Intihar was an EA Sports supporter, Intihar received the nickname "The Fragile EAgle" (often pronounced E-A-gle). Other running gags include Intihar's obsession with the nonexistent Marathon Running 2K9, his demands for a Kansas City Royals baseball cap (his "sweet lid"), his EA money hats, and constant accusations that Greg Ford always played it safe.
Despite being pigeon-holed as a sports video game player, Intihar has often espoused his love for all video games, especially the Kingdom Hearts franchise, with which he is particularly obsessed.
In March 2008, Intihar left 1up to work as community manager for Insominiac Games, where he has had input into the development process. He was heavily involved in the PR for Resistance 2. He is also a co-host on the Insomniac Game' podcast, the Full Moon Show.