My favorite all time franchises are Civilization, Diablo, and Borderlands. I enjoy turn based strategy, RPG, and Tower of Defense. The only genre I don't really care for is RTS as I don't like being rushed in a strategy game.
My favorite recent game is Borderlands 2. I've played it way too many hours (not that I regret that).
Myself I'm a software developer in KC (not video games though - for me much more fun to play them then code them). I develop GIS applications and business apps, as well as ASP.Net and MVC websites. My company is called Future Spec., L.L.C. and I do a lot of work on Wind Image for Wind Environmental Services.