About Me

Hi, my name is Ryan. I’ve been gaming since 1988, and it’s been my main hobby ever since. I grew up playing every major console, and have played the majority of games for each of those consoles. You can say I’m a nerd, I guess.

Early beginnings of the site

At some point in my life, I was able to run a small independent video game store called Games 4 U in Southern California for around 3 years. Once that career path was finished, I wanted to continue talking about games to people, and chronicle my enjoyment, dis-satisfaction and everything in between. So I started writing reviews for every game I had finished or completed and saw the credits for. But I had no way of sharing that with people at large. So I came up with the idea to start a website.

The Podcast

After several hundred reviews, I wanted to do something different, and started a podcast as well. It originally started out as a way to practice voice over work for my main job, but also became a passion of mine. I’ve been part of and have had a couple other podcasts that quickly got sidelined for one reason or another. But the Game Or Die podcast is one that has been going strong since early 2019.

Twitch Streaming

I've been streaming in some way or another off and on since the early days. I used to stream Rock Band Tournaments at my game store back on Justin.tv (Yeah, remember that before Twitch?). And over the years, I'll get on twitch and just stream whatever random game I'm playing. Back in 2022 I started actually streaming a few hours in front of a camera and doing it as part of the Game Of The Month Club I was doing on Discord. But in 2024 I really hit the streaming hard, going for about 8 hours a day in the beginning of January.

Stick around, you might learn something

That’s just the tip of the iceberg known as Ryan, but if you continue to read my reviews and articles, and listen to the podcast, watch the videos, you’ll learn much more than just the surface level of an about page on a website. Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully you’ll continue to visit the site and enjoy what I post!

-Happy Trails,

Ryan Moore aka TheMadMan007