Get To Know P*N’s Staff: Mark Withers

Next we bring you Mark Withers a writer here at Platform Nation and kid at heart, but still puts his suit on everyday to go to his adult job as an accountant.  Here’s what Mark had to say:


Name: Mark Withers
Age: 31
Home: Northern Ireland

Hi guys, although my birth certificate says I am 31, I still look forward to the latest big game release like an 18 year old and love nothing better than losing myself in a game that just eats away at my free time. Although my day job is an accountant I’m a PC gamer at heart and all things being equal I’d always chose to play through a game on a high end PC but in recent years you will have found me more and more on a console. The main reason for this has to be the fact that I’ve a son who is almost 2 years old and I can’t really justify throwing the hours required into an RTS or RPG on the PC like I used to. I’m fortunate enough to own all the consoles with my preference being the Xbox 360 mostly due to achievements which I’m now a sucker for.

I don’t have a favourite genre, basically if a game is really really good, I’ll like it. There is nothing I hate more than a game that stinks of a cash-in or one that is so full of bugs that its unplayable. I’ll put my neck on the line and say at that stage that my favourite game of all time is probably Final Fantasy 7. I played it to completion (on the PC) and at the time couldn’t believe just how involving the story was. I’m now replaying it on the PSP and although it now shows its age, the core quality is still obvious. The rest of my game collection is just typical of a backlogged gamer, it’s full of unfinished games and far too many that have not even been opened. My new years resolution last year was to not start another game until I had completed whatever one I was currently playing. I think that resolution lasted about 1 or 2 days.

I love being part of the Platform Nation community and hope you enjoyed finding out a bit more about me. My gamertag is MarkWithers and my PSN is moko7t8. You can also find me on Raptr and Twitter under the name MarkWithers (no space) again.

Thanks Mark for the look into your life, and take some time to finish off some of those games already!

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