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About Me

Hi, I'm PresN. My real name is Nathaniel, and I'm a software architect in Ohio. I've been an editor since June 2006, an administrator since November 2010, and an FLC delegate since April 2015. My larger-scale projects are in the areas of early video game history, science fiction/fantasy literary awards, lists of animals, Square Enix games, video game music, and indie video games, so if you're active in those areas you've probably seen my work. My major content contributions are listed in the other boxes below this one.

75000+This user has made over 75,000 edits.
This user has been editing Wikipedia for more than 15 years.
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This user is a delegate for Featured List Candidates
This user is a WikiDragon: making massive, bold edits everywhere.
Square EnixThis user is a member of the Square Enix WikiProject
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WikiProject Mammals.
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  Current Projects

Featured Articles

  Promoted (25)

Early video games

Colossal Cave Adventure (before) (MP: May 17, 2022)
Computer Space (before) (MP: March 21, 2022)
Spacewar! (before) (MP: October 19, 2023)
Zork (before) (MP: January 13, 2023)

Indie video games

Aquaria (video game) (before) (MP: December 7, 2019)
Bastion (video game) (before) (MP: January 30, 2013)
Cloud (video game) (before) (MP: June 12, 2018)
Flow (video game) (before)
Flower (video game) (before) (MP: March 9, 2010)
Journey (2012 video game) (before)
Super Meat Boy (before) (MP: October 2, 2016)
Tunic (video game) (before) (MP: November 12, 2023)

Video games

Children of Mana (before) (MP: November 26, 2015)
Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons
Doom (1993 video game) (before) (MP: December 10, 2023)
Dungeon Siege (before) (MP: February 19, 2018)
Final Fantasy XIII (before) (MP: December 17, 2016)
Final Fantasy XIII-2 (before) (MP: February 10, 2022)
Homeworld (before) (MP: January 19, 2024)
Infinity Blade (before) (MP: December 9, 2015)
Secret of Mana (before) (MP: May 4, 2015)
Trials of Mana (before) (MP: August 2, 2020)
Wolfenstein 3D (before) (MP: May 5, 2017)


Magnavox Odyssey (before) (MP: September 12, 2022)
Thatgamecompany (before) (MP: June 5, 2014)

  Saved at FAR (1)

Featured Lists

  Promoted (106)

SciFi/Fantasy Awards

Hugo Awards

Nebula Awards

World Fantasy Awards

Other awards

Video games

Video games by company

Video games by franchise

Other video game related




Good Articles

  Promoted (131)

Video games

Early video game history

Early video game industry

Video games and series

Indie video games

Video game music

Music of the Final Fantasy series

Music of other video game series

Musical artists and composers

Video game music concerts

Other video game-related



  Created (10)

  Contributed To (9)

DYK Articles

  Did You Know... (19)

The CVG Barnstar
For your exceptional work on CVG articles, I award you the CVG barnstar! RandyWang (chat me up/fix me up) 11:27, 14 August 2006 (UTC)
The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For your work in promoting generally fluffy feelings among Wikipedians by taking the time to award barnstars to complete strangers GDallimore 22:15, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
The RickK Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
I, Persian Poet Gal, hereby award you this barnstar for catching some particularly sneaky vandalism. ¤~Persian Poet Gal (talk) 04:46, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
The CVG Barnstar
For all your help reviewing, assessing, and improving various CVG/VG articles, I award you a second CVG barnstar. Keep up the good work! — Deckiller 22:59, 26 March 2007 (UTC)
The Good Article Medal of Merit 
I have awarded you this medal for your work in helping to reduce the backlog during the Good Article Candidates Backlog Elimination Drive. You reviewed five or more articles during the drive, which helped to contribute to the large decrease in the backlog. If you have the time, please continue to review articles to help make sure the backlog does not jump back up to what it was. Good job and happy editing! Nehrams2020 06:26, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For maintaining the Oblivion article free of trivialities and vandalism, for judiciously merging disparate pages into one cohesive whole, for sensibly and kindly reviewing the work of others, and for doing it all with a good sense of decorum, I hereby award you this barnstar. Keep up the good work! Geuiwogbil 09:16, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
The VG Barnstar
A big fan of FF music myself, I've been paying attention to the hard work that you have put into getting a lot of FF music articles to GA status. So here you go, and keep up the good work! The Prince (talk) 20:07, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
You have lifted all the Final Fantasy "Music of" articles to at least start, and are on your way to a string of GA's, thus adding huge amounts of content and greatly improving the project's articles. Keep it up! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 23:31, 3 April 2008 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
In recognition of your amazing run of turning all of the Final Fantasy music articles from 1-12 and Tactics too to GA status, adding a massive amount of quality content to the project, and making us dream of an all-GA wikiproject, I hereby award you the Barnstar of Diligence. May your diligence never waver until a Final Fantasy music featured topic is in existence :) Judgesurreal777 (talk) 04:12, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
The Working Man's Barnstar
For your tireless efforts to get Discography of Final Fantasy VII and others to GA-status – keep up the good work! – Cyrus XIII (talk) 09:33, 19 August 2008 (UTC)
The Music Barnstar
I have been very impressed by your amazing work on the Final Fantasy music articles. A number of barnstars came to mind for the hard work you've done on them: The Working Man's Barnstar, The Barnstar of High Culture, VG Barnstar, and The Tireless Contributor Barnstar. But I figured something different from what you already have would be good. Again, the string of articles is quite an impressive feat. And one I don't think many in the VG project will ever replicate. Please keep up the good work. (Guyinblack25 talk 18:21, 6 July 2009 (UTC))
Triple Crown
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow the Triple Crown upon PresN for your great musical contributions in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FA. cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 10:26, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
Awarded to PresN, for working on and nominating the first good article candidate I was happy to promote straight off the bat, without even placing it on hold. J Milburn (talk) 01:05, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Imperial Triple Crown Jewels
Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon PresN for your contributions to gaming articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Well done, Casliber (talk · contribs) 12:59, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
GA Sweeps Ribbon
On behalf of Wikiproject Good Articles, I would like to express our gratitude to you for your contributions to the Sweeps process, for which you completed 23 reviews. Completion of this monstrous task has proven to be a significant accomplishment not only for our project, but for Wikipedia. As a token of our sincere appreciation, please accept this ribbon. Lara 01:07, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
The WikiCup 2010 Ribbon of Participation
Awarded to PresN, for participation in the 2010 WikiCup. J Milburn, Fox and The ed17 08:59, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
WikiProject Video games Crown Jewels
Your Majesty, PresN, I am pleased to award this special edition triple crown to WikiProject Video games and its hardworking volunteers. – SMasters (talk) 09:08, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
The VG Barnstar
Congratulations on making yet another article featured. Kudos! - The New Age Retro Hippie used Ruler! Now, he can figure out the length of things easily. 21:25, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I very rarely give these out, but I'm making an exception here. Your work on thatgamecompany-related articles has been incredible, awe-inspiring and, as the title says, "tireless". Video game featured topics aren't a dime a dozen; there are only five as of this writing. Your featured topic on thatgamecompany, against which only Myst is comparable, will stand proudly as one of the greatest achievements in the history of WikiProject Video games. Keep up the amazing work. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 00:37, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
The Video game Barnstar
For your efforts at creating and promoting high-quality video game articles.... even though you're going to catch up with me at this rate :P Der Wohltemperierte Fuchs(talk) 17:12, 13 July 2011 (UTC)
The WikiCup 2011 Final 8 Award
Awarded to PresN for reaching the final round, and so finishing in the top 8, of the 2011 WikiCup. Congratulations! J Milburn and The ed17 21:06, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
The WikiCup 2011 Topic Award
Awarded to PresN for the high number of good and featured topics completed during the 2011 WikiCup. Congratulations! J Milburn and The ed17. 21:18, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
The Minor Barnstar
For trivial help fixing up my userpage & making a category to count WP:NIN articles. :) Salvidrim! 22:20, 28 January 2012 (UTC)
The Video game Barnstar
For your great work on Bastion (video game) and Super Meat Boy! ♫GoP♫TCN 15:32, 31 January 2012 (UTC)                                           
The Amazing User Barnstar
Congratulations, PresN! I have decided to award you this barnstar because of your simply excellent contributions to the English Wikipedia. Thank you very much for all of your hard work here. You truly deserve this, and please enjoy it. Cheers! TBrandley 05:16, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
The Video game Barnstar
Thanks for your contribution in List of Dragon Quest media! Wangxuan8331800 (talk) 04:33, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Awesome Wikipedian
Thank you for quality articles such as the "indie video game darling of 2011" Bastion, for creating featured topics such as Hugo Award, for being a WikiDragon, for quoting "music ... can convey a subtle message, something that comes from your imagination and sticks with the listener", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 10:28, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown
In order to maintain consistency, I hereby bestow this template upon myself for attaining the Alexander the Great Edition Triple Laurel Crown for my contribution to articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. --PresN 17:07, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
The What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
In recognition of your contributions to the Square Enix Wikiproject, for coming up with the Stub project in 2011, for working tirelessly toward the then unimaginable goal (to me) of no stubs, I hereby award you this barnstar! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 19:13, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
The Square Enix Barnstar
Although you made it, this award is long overdue. I dont know what this wikiproject will be without you. Im quite envious of your skill and dedication.Lucia Black (talk) 18:10, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
The Admin's Barnstar
This is for your valuable contributions and excellent work as an administrator and member of the Video Games WikiProject. You are a valuable contributor as well and I hope we can work together some time in the future. Warmest regards, Lord Sjones23 (talk - contributions) 00:29, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
The Friendship Barnstar
Nice to meet you. The future of Editor of the Week depends on nominations. An anonymous editor said you might be a good candidate. But, sorry, you are just too popular! :~)... The focus is on "invisible" hard-working editors. You seem to be a Wiki wanderer. I would imagine that you run across potential candidates here and there. Please keep EotW in mind. Thank you. ```Buster Seven Talk 21:20, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
This barnstar is awarded in recognition of the excellent work done on the Square Enix Wikiprojects lists, turning them from junk to glittering stars, to the point of making our Wikipedia-wide newsletter say Wiki Loves Video Games Judgesurreal777 (talk) 10:36, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For handling the Mighty Jill Off GA review for me. - New Age Retro Hippie (talk) (contributions) 04:15, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
The WikiCup 2013 Ribbon of Participation
In recognition of your participation in the 2013 Wikipedia:WikiCup, in which you reached round 2. J Milburn (talk · contribs) and The ed17 (talk · contribs) 13:09, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
On behalf of Wikipedians everywhere I award you this barnstar for stepping up and finishing GA reviews when their nominators could not. Great work! — Mr. V (tc) 22:25, 5 December 2013 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Fine Arts
Since Video Games are Fine Arts, that makes your work an excellent example of improving the coverage of the Arts on Wikipedia. Your tireless contributions saved many Good Article nominations of a burned out Wikipedian, and continue to this day. Let them continue to blossom! Let the Arts flourish thanks to your good work! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 15:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
The WikiCup 2014 Ribbon of Participation
Awarded to PresN for participating in the 2014 WikiCup. J Milburn (talk · contribs), The ed17 (talk · contribs) and Miyagawa (talk · contribs) 21:25, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
"even though I know pretty much no one cares"—I appreciate your changes to Wikipedia:Good articles/Video games and I appreciate your letting us know – czar 07:47, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Cookie for You
You've been so supportive of me, so helpful when I've needed help. I've tried to repay in the best way I can, but for me nothing is going to be enough to thank you for everything you've done. i don't even know the proper award or whatever to give you. This was the closest I could find within a broad-enough reference. Thanks, PresN, for everything. --ProtoDrake (talk) 20:31, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
Working together for the purpose of furthering the cause and footprint of Japanese pop culture on wikipedia Misconceptions2 (talk) 02:39, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
For apparently stealing my planned cleanup right out from under me. Izno (talk) 03:31, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thanks for your wonderful FL-related essay. I've translated it into my homewiki. A Sword in the Wind (talk) 14:29, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
The Citation Barnstar The Citation Barnstar
For your diligence in cleaning up the Featured Articles and Featured Lists for Wikiproject Square Enix, I hereby award you the Citation Barnstar. May your links never rot!!Judgesurreal777 (talk) 03:05, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
The Articles-Created-Are-Not-Necessarily-Good-Articles Medal of Merit
Well I, for one, appreciate your good articles czar 04:08, 28 January 2017 (UTC)                                                                                       
A beer for you!
This feature list statistics section is perfect JakobSteenberg (talk) 20:51, 10 May 2017 (UTC)                                                                                       
Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 02:49, 20 October 2017 (UTC)                                                                                        
The Userpage Barnstar
I was browsing the list of Barnstars searching for the best choice of award to give to another user, when I read the description for this and instantly thought of you. I think the design of your page is exceptionally elegant, with a beautiful and functional design. Neuroxic (talk) 04:44, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
For your work on early video game articles which I think is an outstanding benchmark of quality and dedication in the project. TarkusABtalk/contrib 20:30, 24 September 2019 (UTC)
The Stub Barnstar
I, Judgesurreal777, award PresN the Stub Barnstar in recognition of his years of work to keep our Stubs strong and growing into Starts and Beyond! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 17:24, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
The Barnstar of High Culture
I, Judgesurreal777, Hereby award you the The Barnstar of High Culture for your work on the drive. What can I say now that I haven’t already said in the last decade? Without you, there would be no project at all, for no one would have kept the lights on and helped guide us as users slowly retired or took extended breaks (Including Me!) In a way, you are Wikiproject Square Enix, and this is your victory. We have achieved what I never thought really possible, and I look forward to what we may dream of for the future! Judgesurreal777 (talk) 02:51, 18 June 2020 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
PresN, thank you for your help over the topic nominations. I honestly didn't think anyone would do what you've done. I've been overstretching myself in my personal life and Wikipedia, and this is a sign of it, but you've hopefully managed to salvage a bad move on my part. It's very much appreciated. ProtoDrake (talk) 18:32, 14 May 2021 (UTC)
The Minnesota Barnstar
Your work on the article for The Oregon Trail (1985 video game), a significant piece of Minnesota culture, calls for a special barnstar to go with it. Cat's Tuxedo (talk) 08:14, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Diligence
Thanks for your work with accessibility reviews at FLC. It seems I see your username on all of them! In any case, hope you've had a good start to the week. A. C. SantacruzPlease ping me! 20:14, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your tireless efforts at Wikipedia:WikiProject Video games, both as an organizer and as an editor. Thank you for contributing to such important featured articles. Shooterwalker (talk) 18:49, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
A goat for you!
Cos you are the G.O.A.T. for making the various primate lists into tables (which I'm now working to copy to the genus articles). UtherSRG (talk) 14:42, 11 August 2023 (UTC)
The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you for everything that you do as a featured list director. I'm not sure what we'd do without you but I hope that we never have to find out. Hey man im josh (talk) 16:37, 11 August 2023 (UTC)
User:Panini! submitted the following nomination for Editor of the Week:
I would like to nominate PresN to be the editor of the week! An administrator and WP:FLC delegate, PresN has made over 70,000 edits over his 15 active years on Wikipedia. I'm not sure where FLC would be without them. He has contributed to over 120 good articles, 24 featured articles, and next to 100 featured lists, mainly about animals, science fiction, and the early years of video games. I know him from the latter. A consistent and reliable editor, who simultaneously maintains administrative and content-creations sides of Wikipedia with ease and excellence. He is active in Wikiproject video games, maintaining scripts for quick-glance stats. His well-mannered cooperation and continuously friendly reputation is on display everywhere. User:Aza24, User:Kavyansh.Singh, User:Hey man im josh and User:AryKun have all seconded this nomination.

Thanks again for your efforts! ―Buster7  05:00, 7 October 2023 (UTC)