Alex StadnikContributor (Video Games)

Alex Stadnik might as well have born with a controller in his hand. Even when his mother saw fit to deprive him of gaming goodness, he found a way to sneak in a few hours leveling up Pokémon on his Game Boy Color with nothing but a clip-on book light to illuminate his adventures. Since then, gaming has become a full-time passion and one he wants to share with the world . . . or at least the Twin Cities.

While he grew up a Nintendo kid, Alex now prides himself on being an equal-opportunity console gamer and has favorites spanning different generations, genres, and systems. Some of his all-time favorites include Super Mario World, Bioshock, Mass Effect 2, Limbo, God of War, Halo 3, and Overwatch.

And while video games will always hold a special place in his heart, so will the Twin Cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul have some of the best concert venues, movie theaters, and restaurants in the country, and he will fight anyone who says otherwise.

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