Chris has not had an easy life. Growing up in the Bronx, pulled between a tumultuous family life and a series of foster homes, he eventually joined the Navy in exchange for his mother’s acceptance of his sexuality. We explore his relationship to Final Fantasy (he credits it with teaching him about love and compassion), fighting games, and how omnipresent gaming is among sailors. A truly inspirational story, with plenty of fascinating anecdotes, including one that involves Chris breaking his Playstation in the middle of a Final Fantasy X playthrough because his ship had suddenly caught fire during “rough tides”. You know, that awkward moment every man must eventually face. Lol.

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