David E

VP of Business Development

Bio

David began his career in videogames as an exec with Gathering of Developers (GodGames) where he played a key role in launching numerous titles including Tropico, Serious Sam, and Max Payne. After GodGames was purchased by Take2, David and his partners founded Radioactive Clown, a toy company that made action figures based on video games (Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty, America's Army). Now as the point man for Business Development and Licensing at Gearbox, David's goal is to make Gearbox Software, and its many wonderful properties, a household name among gamers.

David currently lives in Dallas with his wife and their two sons.

Length of time I have been employed in the industry

14 years

Game companies I have worked for

Gathering of Developers, Radioactive Clown, Gearbox Software

Titles I have worked on

SiN, Kingdom Under Fire, 4x4 EVO, Age of Wonders, KISS: Psycho Circus, Rune, Oni, Tropico, Serious Sam, Max Payne, Heavy Metal: FAKK2, America's Army, Bugdom 2, Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, Borderlands, Borderlands 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines.

First game I remember playing

Space Wars (arcade, 1977) and PONG (Coleco Telstar with *three* games such as tennis, hockey, and handball, 1976)

All-time favorite game(s)

Robotron: 2084 and Quake

Non-video gaming hobbies

Reading, playing guitar, listening to my huge collection of music, spending time with my wife and kids.

Favorite bands/music

Jamiroquai, Curtis Mayfield, Funkadelic, George Clinton, The Mutaytor, Parliament, The Gorillaz, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Champion, Steve Miller Band, Budos Band, Miles Davis, Buckshot LeFonque, (The Real) Tuesday Weld, Kings of Leon

Favorite books/authors

Anthem by Ayn Rand, Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (all 4 books in the "trilogy"), American Gods by Neil Gaiman, and anything by Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty, Rum Punch, Out of Sight, etc.), and Watchmen by Alan Moore.

Favorite TV shows

Arrested Development, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Heat Vision and Jack, 30 Rock, Real Time with Bill Maher, Weeds, Dexter, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Shield, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, The Office (US and UK), Breaking Bad.

Favorite movies

True Romance, Heat, Alien, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Great Escape, Once Upon A Time in the West, Kill Bill (vols 1&2), Back to the Future, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (OT), Dark City, Arsenic and Old Lace.