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  • larsoncc
    Stage Select Staff Member

  • Joined: 8/8/2002 9:48:11 PM
Score: 72266
Forum Posts: 6412
News Stories: 2226
Reviews: 65
Occupation: Web Programmer
Interests: Video Games, programming


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Killing Floor Contest - Login First Login 1
Killing Floor Contest Entry - Reviews You reviewed two games 1
Bandwidth Hog Post 200 game images 200
Pixelhugger Post 100 game images 100
Galleria Post 50 game images 75
Photogenic Post 20 game images 50
Visionary Post first game images 5
Killing Floor Contest Entry - Images You added six images to the database 1
Killing Floor Contest Entry - Codes You added six codes to the community database 1
Killing Floor Contest Entry - Games You added or modified six games in the database 1
Peeper Answer First Question 5
Destiny Complete User Profile 5
Ally First Login 5
Fast Facts Add first game note 5
Professional Submit 50 reviews 200
Critic Submit 20 reviews 100
Opinionated Submit first review 5
Hotshot Submit 10 reviews 50
Anchor Post 100 Stories 100
Reporter Post 50 Stories 50
Tabloid Post First Story 5
Tipster Post 20 Stories 25
Master Cheater Post 100 game codes 100
Codebreaker Post 20 game codes 25
Haxor Post 50 game codes 75
Codex Post first game code 5
Wordhole Post 1000 Times 90
Grand Orator Post 2000 Times 150
Blabbermouth Post 500 Times 60
Social Butterfly Post 100 Times 30
Commentator Post 50 Times 15
Whisperer First Forum Post 5
Archivist Submit 200 Games 300
Collector Submit 50 Games 100
Relic Hunter Submit 100 Games 150
Enthusiast Submit 10 Games 50
Contributer Submit First Game 5



Hi!  I'm Chris Larson, owner of  I've produced over 2,100 articles for the site, and I've contributed game information for tens of thousands of games.  If you have a question about the site, I'm your man. 

About Stage Select -

Stage Select has been in operation since November of 2002.  The site started operation as Fatman Games, but had a name change to Stage Select in 2003.  We've been featured on the main page of Fark, Slashdot, Digg Games, and many more, and routinely recieve between 50-80,000 visits per month (and about 120,000 page views).  We have had several redesigns - the latest occured in August of 2010.

Stage Select offers several functions to its readers:  We feature weekly podcasts, daily industry news (averaging between 1-10 articles per day), a Collections feature, a comprehensive games database featuring over 40,000 games, forums, a "leveling" system for our users, and an Ask the Community feature that was a true innovation at its release, and continues to drive traffic today.  Ask the Community is like a user-driven FAQ system.

About Me:

I used to be a fanzine editor in the early 90s. Arnie Katz once said that I "look at gaming's sacred cows with commendable irreverance".

I have been writing about games regularly since 1992.  I have been a fixture at game events since Summer CES in Chicago in 1992, and have been fortunate enough to attend E3 since 2004.  Join the thousands reading my updates at My Twitter Page.

I'm also a programmer - Stage Select was coded years ago in my spare time, and has been reprogrammed, tweaked, and fiddled with for years. 

I have a very unhealthy obsession with video games. You should probably be wary when attempting "normal" conversation with me.  Discussion of the weather could lead to me talking about whether or not procedurally generated clouds in Crysis are worth the processing power!