I'm the managing editor for GamesIndustry.biz, a trade site about the video game industry. Before this, I was senior news editor for GameSpot.
I've been incredibly fortunate with my career in games and journalism, but don't know if I would suggest anybody get into either industry.
I try to be kind. I try to use what little power I have to leave the world better than I found it.
I'd like to make leaving Twitter more convenient for anyone inclined to jump, and I've noticed one of the things that keeps me there is it's where a bunch of media outlets post and they don't run accounts here.
So I'm starting up a GamesIndustry.biz account that will toot out stories for people who want to keep up with industry news:
"It's important for the managers and executives who will make decisions on these issues to understand that there is no clean, neutral option, because silence is itself an inherently political position."
Rob Fahey with another great editorial this week
Mass shootings, racism
Racists are comfortable in gaming communities because platforms haven't done enough to get rid of them | This Week in Business
This was supposed to be part of a This Week in Business column but it got out of hand and wound up long enough that we just ran it as a stand-alone editorial
As eager as I am to proclaim the blockchain and crypto fad dead and gone, and as much as the bad news around them in the past few weeks has been staggering, I'm hesitant to believe this wildly volatile swing is the one that puts it away for good when any of the others also should have been that already.
US pol Roe v Wade
The draft decision to overturn Roe v. Wade specifically threatens a host of other rights, some of which Republicans have already talked about undoing.
Bungie was right to speak up about this, and more companies need to follow suit.
Quite enjoying that the schemers looking to profit off artificial scarcity neglected to make their things artificially scarce.
I went into this idea a bit more here:
I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.
The latest Games from the Black Hole pays tribute to my favorite health bar in games, from the old PC Spider-Man game.
Was reading a story on a sports website, paused the sidebar video ad that was playing because it's such an irritating distraction, and then it instantly spawned the same ad in the middle of the text, bumping the story off-screen so I could see the same ad I just paused.
Is it just me, or is ad-supported media of all kinds increasingly adversarial as time passes?
GamesIndustry.biz senior editor, previously wrote for GameSpot and USGamer
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