Last updated March 2015
Hey guys, dankempster here. As you can probably guess, my name is Dan Kempster. I'm a twenty-five-year-old dispenser, writer, and video game enthusiast. I hail from the United Kingdom, and currently live with my parents in a town about thirty miles outside London. I work at a local doctors' surgery, and spend my free time writing, reading, hanging out with friends, playing drums and, of course, video games. When it comes to writing and reading, I tend to veer towards fantasy and science fiction. As for music, I'm predominantly a listener of rock in almost all its forms - hard rock, blues rock, alternative rock and progressive rock make up most of my music collection.
When it comes to games, my tastes usually centre upon solid single-player experiences. My favourite genres of games are RPGs from both Western and Eastern developers, action/adventure titles, and character-driven open-world games - pretty much anything that focuses on putting the player at the heart of its action and story. I also play first- and third-person shooters and the occasional sport or racing game. While I don't play puzzle games, strategy titles or fighting games very often, I'll happily turn my hand to anything within those genres that interests me. If I had to name ten franchises that represent my current taste in video games, they would probably be Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Final Fantasy, Grand Theft Auto (and Rockstar Games in general), Half-Life, The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear, Pokémon, and Tomb Raider.
I'm here on Giant Bomb for three reasons. The first and perhaps most obvious reason is the excellent content put out by the staff. It was Jeff, Ryan, Brad and Vinny that brought me to this site back in 2008, and it's their take on this industry I love that has kept me here ever since. The second reason is my blog. I've been writing blogs on Giant Bomb since the full site launched in July 2008, and in the six-and-a-half years since then I've written over three-hundred individual blog posts. The third reason is this site's excellent community. I've met some awesome duders on Giant Bomb these last few years, and my daily check-ins are just as much to catch up on their blog and forum posts as they are to read and watch new content from the staff.
I have a few accounts here and there, so feel free to hit me up on your machine or social network of choice: