Courtney Marchelletta Writer Expertise Video Games and Sims Gaming Introduction A freelance gaming writer with decades of experienceAn acknowledged "SimCity" expertProof that video games aren't just for guys Experience Marchelletta is a former writer for Lifewire, where she wrote extensively on gaming for more than eight years. Video games have been a favorite pastime for Marchelletta for 20 years. Marchelletta plays all types of video games, with her favorites being simulations for the PC. Her passion for simulation gaming started with the original "SimCity." Since then she has continued to play every sim game she can get her hands on. Lifewire and Dotdash Meredith Lifewire, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by Comscore, a leading internet measurement company. We provide trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions vetted by certified experts, as well as trustworthy product recommendations so you can make the most informed purchasing decisions. Learn more about us and our editorial process.