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Ben Barr

Name

Founder

Class

Everquest

Favorite Game

Super Auto Pets, Super Mario 3D World, Crusader Kings 3, and Wildermyth

Currently Playing

Level

9

Year(s) at HGG

Skill Levels

League of Legends
Starcraft II
Crusader Kings
Mario Kart
TMNT

Achievements

  • League of Legends – Climbed to Diamond Rank in Season 3 (Jungle and AD)
  • Team Fortress Classic – 38-2 as a spy in a round of 2Fort
  • IRL – Found a crowbar in a nearby creek
  • Profile

    Ben Barr

    Name

    Founder

    Class

    Everquest

    Favorite Game

    Super Auto Pets, Super Mario 3D World, Crusader Kings 3, and Wildermyth

    Currently Playing

    Level

    9

    Year(s) at HGG

    Stats

    88

    Total Articles

    14K

    Monthly Page Views

    Most Discussed Topic Hardware
    Most Popular Article Best Gaming Chairs
    Most Commented Article Best Xbox One Co-Op Games
    Most Shared Article Best PC Gaming Chairs
    Most Discussed Topic: Hardware
    Most Popular Article: Best Gaming Chairs
    Most Commented Article: Best Xbox One Co-Op Games
    Most Shared Article: Best PC Gaming Chairs

    Backstory

    Ben founded High Ground Gaming in 2014. But long before that, he started playing games during the dawning age of Command & Conquer and Doom. It was a magical time of print magazines and computer game boxes. He read through the likes of many an issue of PCGamer and Computer Gaming World. Ben grew up on a healthy diet of Nintendo, Xbox, PC Games, and sighs with nostalgia at memories of the glory days of Halo parties.

    Nowadays, he is often found with Switch in hand whittling away his spare time on a variety of games while his daughter taps the screen incessantly. He's also taken a liking to the turn based nature of Super Auto Pets. An Oregon native, he is fond of hikes, skiing, and hiding away from the rainy weather with a cup of coffee and a good book.

    Ben’s Quest Log

    10 Best Gaming Standing Desks in 2023

    Will the gamers in the room please stand up? No, seriously. You need to stand up. Sitting hunched over your desk for hours at a time is terrible for your body. Prolonged inactivity (your mouse hand and fingers don't count) leads to a variety of health...

    20 Best Console Gaming Chairs for 2023

    If only console gaming was as simple as choosing between Sony, Microsoft, or Nintendo. The fact of the matter is that choosing the best console is only the beginning. Controllers, headsets, and selecting the right games are all things that must be sorted out to...

    10 Best Gaming Motherboards

    While CPUs and video cards are essential for any good gaming PC, they don't represent the whole picture. Motherboards are the unsung heroes of PC gaming, and no rig is complete without them. Obviously, the primary reason they're important is that they house your...

    22 Best Gaming Chairs for 2023

    Should you even care? It’s just a chair, right? Do you really need one of the best gaming chairs? Sure, some folks take their choice of gaming throne a little more seriously than others. But the fact of the matter is, between work and play, us gamers put in...

    Best PC Gaming Chairs in 2023

    Should you even care? It’s just a chair, right? Sure, some gamers take their choice of gaming throne a little more seriously than others. But the fact of the matter is us gamers put in some long hours in our chairs. It makes sense to find something comfortable and...

    10 Best Puzzle Games for iOS

    I'll be honest — I'm only recently getting into the genre of puzzle games. Although I've always enjoyed the environmental puzzles in my favorite adventure games, I never actively looked for games built around their puzzles. It wasn't until I played the beautiful...

    The 10 Best Co-op Games for PS4

    Are you looking for new PS4 games to play with your friends? Here are our picks for the 10 best co-op games for PS4. Looking for some co-op games you can play on your PlayStation 4? Got kids or friends over and want to play with them instead of against them? The good...

    The 10 Best Co-Op Games for PC

    Do you need a new game to play with your PC friends? Traditional one-player games can be fun when you're feeling less social, but sometimes you just want to wreak some havoc with your best buds. There are so many great choices for co-op games out there right now it...

    20 Best FPS Games: PC, Xbox, & PlayStation Games

    Do you have a killer instinct? Can you jump into a game and take out your opponents with ease? If you’re a sharpshooter with a competitive spirit, the best FPS games are for you. The best FPS games, aka first-person shooters, have you assume the role of a marksman to...

    The 20 Best Capture Cards for PC, Playstation, and Xbox

    As they say, success is better when you can share it with others. And as gaming further enters mainstream culture, your potential audience of viewers grows. Luckily, the best capture cards are here to help you showcase your game footage in an exciting way. Like it or...

    The 10 Best Grinding Games

    On this page, we take a look at the best grinding games currently out there. While not for everyone, games that have a grinding component can be a relaxing way to unwind after a hard days work. That's because immersing yourself in something repetitive seems to bring...