Ben Rowland

Ben Rowland is a Toronto-based writer, blogger and podcaster with a lifelong passion (some might say obsession) with video games. His first gaming experience was with the ColecoVision in 1983, where some of his earliest memories were of “Zaxxon” and “Donkey Kong Jr.” It was when he got his Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 that his love of gaming really took off, and he has remained enthralled through every console generation that has come since. Ask him now, and he’ll still proclaim the Super Nintendo as the best console of all time.
Professionally, Ben does the typical 9 to 5 office job grind, but most of his time outside of that is dedicated to gaming pursuits. As of March 2012, Ben has been writing professionally for, an gaming website with an independent flavour, and he is an active member of the Youtube gaming community. Members of might know him as a moderator and troll-fighter, someone who is not shy about wielding the banhammer when required.
Ben is also the co-host of a weekly podcast called The Radical Rascals, a very M-Rated podcast that is mainly focused on gaming, however they are known to delve into other areas. Video games, music, movies, food, drinks, cats…each episode is a random adventure, to say the least.
Favorite System: Super NES, NES, Playstation 2 and Xbox 360.
Favorite Games: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, Final Fantasy VI, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger.
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About Gamester81

John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007