Michael Klappenbach Writer Education DePaul University Expertise Console Games and Gaming Gaming Hardware PC Games Introduction Expert on games and gaming equipment.Skilled in animation and 3D character modeling.Web designer and programmer. Experience 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. Education 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 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.