Mark became a chess editor and then an investigative journalist in Dublin, Ireland in the 1970s. Back in the USA, he became an arcade gamer who transitioned to PC gaming. From California, he traveled to Brazil in search of waves, moved to Hawaii and became a regular Pipeline surfer as well as on-air surf reporter/forecaster and DJ. Mark founded AlienBabelTech in 2008, and then established BabelTechReviews in 2014 where he continues as EiC. He specializes in PC graphics and VR.