Lauren Warren was introduced to gaming at a young age by way of the Activision Intellivision console and the games Astrosmash, Demon Attack & Lock and Chase. When Super Mario Bros. and the Nintendo Entertainment System made their debut a few years later, she was hooked. She spent her share of time and quarters in arcades beating the boys in Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct and later moved on to PC games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D and early console games Halo, Need For Speed and Metal Gear Solid.
Currently in possession of nine consoles, First-person/third-person action adventure and open world games remain her favorite. She lists her top five titles as Tetris, Skyrim, Halo Reach, BioShock Infinite and Grand Theft Auto V. She now triumphs regularly over her husband in all things gaming and would like to start competing in the future.
An advocate for diverse content, she hopes to see more women featured as playable characters in long-standing video game franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and Battlefield and is currently developing original gaming and web content featuring female leads.