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So you want to be a games journalist…

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Mr. Savy Gamer himself, LewieP, suggested we “new wave” of games journos do some posts about how we reckon the next wave should be looking to get into the game. So here’s my advice, in seven chronological steps. Enjoy! And as Lewie says, this is the internet, it’s interactive, so feel free to kickstart a Q&A in the comments.

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Thoughts On! don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story

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Gosh, it’s been a long time since I posted on here. Sorry about that. Breaking the silence, then, is a lengthy appraisal of Christine Love’s don’t take it personally, babe, it just ain’t your story. Onwards!

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things 2010

A week of 2011 has gone by and I haven’t finished my listings yet! Oh gosh! As we all know, a new year means we all have to list things in order of preference. So here, fellow humans, are my favourite things of 2010, listed in order of preference, in a few different categories of interest. If you fancy comparing, here’s last year’s.

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Top 50 Games of the Ever 2010

Welcome, one and all, to my annual Top 50 Games of the Ever list. This is a list I construct every year, detailing what I think the top fifty games of the ever are, based on what I’m thinking right at the moment I compile it. Yeah.

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BeefJack’s after a copy editor

I’m lobbing this up here so that I can link it more widely. Basically: we’re looking to take on a copy editor at BeefJack. Full details below.

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Me on Markowitz on the Sale of Games to Minors

Through Stew Shearer‘s blog, I discover a column written by retired business editor Jack Markowitz in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Published last week, it’s about the ongoing case in the USA to decide whether the sale of games should be age-regulated. Like Stew, I’m going to email Mr Markowitz. But first, let’s have a look at the column in question, and pick out a few choice quotes.

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Hits and Tits

You might be aware of the articles on Play Magazine’s website about breasts in games. Best side-boobs in games, and best under-boobs in games. There was a bit of an argument about it on Twitter, and today their author, Gavin Mackenzie, has published a piece in which he defends his work. And criticises those who didn’t like it.

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Sheltered – Another strange Half-Life 2 mod

A while back I announced that I’m working on Half-Life 2 mod Visage. And I wasn’t lying – in fact, my big project next week is to finish off the plot document. However, I’ve also been brainstorming and designing and prototyping for something else over the past several months, and I’m finally ready to unveil what I’ve been working on.

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The Long Journey Towards Convincing Videogame Acting

My latest retro review for HonestGamers was The Longest Journey, which I replayed over the last few weeks. I found myself loving it so much that I immediately went and bought Dreamfall, the sequel, which I never played. I finished it today, after polishing it off mainly in two long sittings (it’s a fraction of the length of the original game). And while I found I didn’t love it quite as much as TLJ, it did have one astonishing moment.

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The End of the Whispered World

This blog post contains whoppingly enormous spoilers. It’s mainly written for people who’ve played The Whispered World. If you haven’t played it but have an interest in doing so – and I can cautiously recommend it – you might want to, like, totally not read this at all.

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