Sam Machkovech /

Tech Culture Editor

Sam Machkovech began writing his first syndicated gaming column at the age of 15, mostly to prove his parents wrong about that whole “rotting your brain” thing. Since then, he has spent his writing career covering both the arts and technology—and the best moments when those worlds collide—for outlets such as The Atlantic, The Stranger, The Dallas Observer, American Way, Edge UK, Polygon, The Daily, Unwinnable, Seattle Met, The Dallas International Film Festival, and The Dallas Morning News. Sam began life as a Texan and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, but he eventually traded tacos for pho after moving to the Pacific Northwest. These days, he can regularly be found losing quarters to the Ringer cabinet (when it's not broken) at Add-A-Ball in Seattle, WA.