Michael Klappenbach



DePaul University


Console Games and Gaming

Gaming Hardware

PC Games


  • Expert on games and gaming equipment.
  • Skilled in animation and 3D character modeling.
  • Web designer and programmer.


Michael Klappenbach is a former writer for Lifewire, where he wrote about games and gaming equipment for more than 14 years. He is an avid computer game fan with animation and character modeling skills. Klappenbach is also a freelance web designer and programmer.


Klappenbach holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from DePaul University where he studied topics on computer graphics and animation. Courses included work with character modeling tools including Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, OpenGL, Renderman, and many other programs used in the making of computer games and advanced computer graphics.

Lifewire and Dotdash

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