My friends call me "Xan". I am a middle-aged gamer dad with skills honed on the ZX Spectrum some 30 years ago. In other words, I’m old, fat and useless. I am a proud member, writer and podcaster for GameBurst, Big Red Potion and the Ninja Fat Pigeons. I’m a Twitter microblogger (@Xantiriad), Mac enthusiast, Real Ale campaigner, and Card, Board & Video Game player.