David S. J. Hodgson
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David Hodgson was born in the United Kingdom. He wrote articles for several British magazines, including Official Nintendo Magazine, he immigrated to the United States and began working for GameFly, writing unofficial guides for several games, including Super Mario 64. Afterwards, he worked with various other publication companies before he eventually found a permanent job at Prima Games in 2000 (he got his first job for them after sending in the Metal Gear Solid guide he wrote with Millennium Publications, and he was subsequentely asked to cover Armored Core). He has since written dozens of guides for Prima. He now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and "an eight-foot statue of Great Cthulhu".
Hodgson has also written several guides relating to the Mario franchise: these includes strategy guides based on Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Super Mario Bros. 3: Super Mario Advance 4, Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Advance, Mario Kart Wii, Mario Party 3 (with Bryan Stratton), Luigi's Mansion (again with Bryan Stratton), and Super Mario Sunshine (with Bryan Stratton and Steve Stratton).