Originally hailing from the English city of Manchester, David began his video game career in 1995, writing for numerous classic British gaming magazines from a rusting, condemned, dry-docked German fishing trawler floating on the River Thames. Fleeing the United Kingdom, he joined the crew at the part-fraternity, part-sanitarium known as GameFan magazine. David helped launch GameFan Books and form Gamers' Republic, and was partly responsible for the wildly unsuccessful incite Video Gaming and Gamers.com. He wrote his first guide in 1996, but began authoring guides for Prima in 2000. He has written over 70 guides including: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; Assassin's Creed; Half-Life: Orange Box; Mario Kart Wii; Halo 3: ODST; and Fallout 3. He lives in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, with his wife and an eight-foot statue of Great Cthulhu.