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Dylan Platt

Name

Writer

Class

Deus Ex and Chrono Trigger

Favorite Game

Loop Hero, Hades, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Apex Legends, and Outer Wilds

Currently Playing

Level

1

Year(s) at HGG

Skill Levels

Rock Band 4
Hades
Apex Legends
Super Mario Odyssey
Elden Ring

Achievements

  • Apex Legends – Completed 12 Seasonal Battle Passes and counting
  • Hades – Defeated Hades on 32 Heat
  • Hollow Knight – Got Radiant Ending
  • Souls Series – Completed every game multiple times
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Got Gold Trophy w/ 3 Stars on every Cup on 200cc
  • Profile

    Dylan Platt

    Name

    Writer

    Class

    Deus Ex and Chrono Trigger

    Favorite Game

    Loop Hero, Hades, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Apex Legends, and Outer Wilds

    Currently Playing

    Level

    1

    Year(s) at HGG

    Stats

    6

    Total Articles

    4K

    Monthly Page Views

    Most Discussed Topic Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Most Popular Article Best Mario Kart Setups (150cc)
    Most Commented Article God of War: Best Runic Attacks
    Most Shared Article Best Mario Kart Setups (150cc)
    Most Discussed Topic: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Most Popular Article: Best Mario Kart Setups (150cc)
    Most Commented Article: Best Runic Attacks in God of War
    Most Shared Article: Best Mario Kart Setups (150cc)

    Backstory

    Born and raised in Central Kentucky, Dylan's parents didn't want him to have video games as a kid because they were worried he'd become obsessed. Little did they know how right they were! Fortunately, his Grandma decided he needed video games no matter what Mom and Dad thought, and gave him an NES for Christmas when he was 6 years old. It was true love from the beginning — from that day on, if you wanted to find Dylan, he was in front of the TV with a controller in his hand.

    In high school, he got his first ever job so that he'd have the money to buy a Playstation 2 at launch. After he graduated, he parlayed his love of games into a job in gaming retail, where he worked for the next decade. From behind a register, he witnessed the highs and lows of gaming throughout the early 00s — the fall and rebirth of Sega, the rise of Xbox from an also-ran to a force to be reckoned with, and the massive family and casual gaming explosion that came with the Wii and DS.

    Shortly before the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, Dylan left his gaming retail job to go work at an office for a few years. Then he and his wife had a kid, then another, then one more. He left the office job to do the stay-at-home-Dad thing, which has been the wildest challenge he's ever loved every second of. When he's not changing diapers or playing pretend, chances are he's playing games, reading about games, watching videos about games, or just thinking about games. Now, he's finally again able to put that gaming obsession to a good cause, in his position as a writer for High Ground Gaming!

    Dylan’s Quest Log

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Best Setups for 200cc

    So, you’ve worked your way up from a Mario Kart beginner to an experienced, decorated racer. You've brought home gold trophies in all the other engine classes, duked it out in Battle Mode, and broken records and left ghost racers in the dust in Time Trials. You’ve...

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Best Kart Setup for 150cc

    Choosing your kart setup in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most important decision you'll make prior to hitting the gas pedal. The character, kart, and parts are all well-balanced enough that no setup is worthless, but you're not here for "passable." You're here for the...

    6 Best Karts in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Plenty of factors influence your performance in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Your character choice impacts your weight, your tires and glider affect your ground and air control, and your engine class sets the AI skill and the race's overall speed. Even the course choice...

    Apex Legends’ Voice Actors: Complete Guide

    Apex Legends owes its massive success to a lot of factors. It can’t be denied that a ton of the game’s charm and appeal comes from its extensive cast of Legends. They each approach the battlefield with their own unique outlook and style. Their distinct personalities...

    God of War: Best Runic Attacks (2023 Guide)

    The God of War franchise has been a critical and fan favorite since the PS2-era originals. Even by those lofty standards, Sony Santa Monica crafted an undisputed modern masterpiece with their 2018 soft reboot of the series. The hype for its impending sequel, God of...