Selected Works

Below are a collection of works that I feel best represent me as a journalist. To find a full list, go here.

GamerNode – E3 ’09 Live Blogs for Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft
At almost nine and a half thousand words over a few hours, this was easily the hardest journalistic task I’ve ever undertaken. Although written fairly colloquially, I felt I had really accomplished something by putting up over ten thousand words of content for the first day of E3 alone on GamerNode.

Resolution MagazineSimulating Cultural Identity
A long think-piece on the concept of becoming “cultured” by spending time in a virtual universe, using Rapture and the Citadel (of Bioshock and Mass Effect respectively) as examples.

Plot WholesAre Sandbox Games Failing?
One of my regular column’s entries, this time focusing on videogames and sandbox universes, and how they could be put to better use. This article was the subject of much discussion on both the site and N4G, and went on to inspire GamerNode’s first ever podcast topic.

Ve3troWarhammer 40K – Dawn of War II Review
This was my first review of a franchise I was a huge fan of, and I enjoyed the freedom of colloquial expression afforded to me by Ve3tro while writing the review.

Plot WholesLazy Heroes
My first column for GamerNode, focusing on the idea of whether or not someone can be motivated enough in order to care about the moral choices so availible to us in videogames these days. It was picked up and vividly discussed on several forums (an example is here), and was the key to my column making its successful debut, almost 20 issues ago.

Gamers With JobsThat Hazy Red Area
My first piece for Gamers with Jobs, which took the often-casual approach of the site in a more political direction by talking about the US government’s views on videogames and their teenage consumers, and how this has changed since Obama won the election, though this was posted shortly before Inauguration Day.

IGNTNA iMPACT! Preview
One of many pieces I wrote for IGN, this stands out due to the huge impact (pun not intended) of the title, not to mention the feverent discussion the article’s inclusion of exclusive information was to start off in the comments section.

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