As a Journalist

My journey on the path of gaming journalism began in 2016. Eager to learn the trade but much less eager to plunk down tens of thousands of dollars on a journalism degree, I instead spent about $15 on a domain name and began blogging about video game news and chronicling my adventures playing Nuzlocked Pokemon in order to hone my then-nonexistent journalism skills. I eventually managed to sneak my way into GameSkinny’s Journalist Training Program, where my skills further developed by learning the ins and outs of SEO, guide writing, news reporting, and interviewing, among other things. I was even fortunate enough to be invited back as a senior mentor for the program, where I tackled editing.

I consider myself to be very well-rounded as both a gamer and journalist. As someone who’s been playing video games since before I could read, I’ve seen a lot from this industry and tend to take a very anti-hype/anti-outrage stance on issues. Like come on, is it really such a shocking thing for a AAA game to have microtransactions in 2017? But I digress.

Though I particularly enjoy writing news, guides, and interviews, I am comfortable with all types of articles, games, and topics. I am extremely thorough with my research and am no stranger to being tasked with covering previously-unfamiliar subjects. I’m also trained in SEO and visual formatting, hence this image of me with Kylo Ren at the Shanghai Disney Resort to help break up the text on this page.

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Since I’m sure you’re a busy person and don’t have time to hunt down everything I’ve ever written, I will just give you some samples of my work here. If you like what you see and are interested in working with me, then feel free to get in touch.

News

E3 Recap: Bethesda Showcases VR, Skyrim for Switch, and Two Upcoming Sequels

Elite: Dangerous Update to Feature Return of the Thargoids

Magic: The Gathering MMO Is In The Works

Guides

How to Build and Maintain a Farm in RimWorld

Clash Royale Guide: Best Decks for Dominating Each Arena

Everything to Know About the GWENT Weather Update

Op-Eds

Hands on With ARMS: 5 Takeaways from the Global Testpunch

Interviews

Q&A — Hand of the Gods: SMITE Tactics Designers Talk Community, Game Design, and More

Reviews

Tacoma Review: Houston, We Have A Problem