The name Murgen comes from Lyonesse, a trilogy written by Jack Vance. I started using the name Murgen in 1996. It was the time when one of my first e-mail boxes got flooded by Chinese spam mail. From that time on I used the name Murgen in all my online ventures that did not involved my private or personal career.
I started gaming in 1982. First on Arcade-machines (Ms Pacman, Donkey Kong, Battle zone) and early 1984 on the CBM64. In 1989 I bought my first PC and during the nineties my PC’s became faster, better and more suited for other games then Leisure Suit Larry and Space Quest. Of course I played all X-Wing games and picked up the Wing Commander saga starting with WC2. Fun-fact is that I remember Ben Lesnick (former community manager SC) from the Wing Commander Information Center.
I was very impressed with WC3, WC4 and the downloadable WC5 extension (which took about 20 hours on a 64 kbps connection). I broke my first joystick playing X-Wing and broke the fire-button from two Microsoft ForceFeedback joysticks playing WC5 and X-Wing Alliance.
I have always been gaming and learned to get to the ‘real life comes first’ situation. I will never ever run any game organization on my own anymore because it is a stressful and cumbersome experience. You can’t do it right, whatever you try.
It has been a long ride, more then 35 years now. Gaming developed in a way I could not imagine. Signing off, take care, good luck and have fun out there!