Tag Archives: game journalism

Where it all began, and why I left my gig writing about video games

Man, this site is a bittersweet memory for me.  This is where I seriously started writing about video games roughly three years ago, and where my dreams of making a magazine had to be put in the deep freezer.

After starting this blog, I won a contest with my favorite of all the articles I’ve written, and was invited to a lot of small fan enthusiast sites as a contributor. Most of them have long since died, which has resulted in some of my best works being scrubbed from the web. It sucked, but eventually I got a reliable, paid freelance job at Game Zone, and that was awesome. Continue reading Where it all began, and why I left my gig writing about video games

Why game journalism died with the magazine

There’s a lot of shady dealings in video games media today, and the primary issue is that the internet killed the system established by gaming magazines, and caused readers to expect content for free. That’s fine if you’re expecting to read exclusively from hobbyists, but professionals generally seek money for their work. Money that’s no longer coming from subscription fees and lucrative, straightforward advertisement pages. Continue reading Why game journalism died with the magazine