Closing Pages

Artist's impression of working with me, courtesy of Irene Koh

The Embed With Games series is finishing this month. I am going to write a foreword and an afterword and then it’s going into editing, and will become an ebook (free for backers) and a print version. I’ve commissioned Irene Koh for the cover illustration. I’m really excited about it! I travelled around the…

My Best of 2014


I had a great year for writing! I want to thank everyone who supported me this year. I noticed, and I said a little prayer for you (even though I am agnostic).

That image you are seeing at the top of this post is by the very talented Irene Koh, who drew this motivational…

What I Learned This Year


It’s been two years since I began writing about games in the UK and I left burning tracks off the British winter last January and never once cared much to look it in the face again; the internet had reached its fingers into the narrative and flipped a switch. At some point the internet said:…

The Beyonce Freelancing Method

Beyonce 99 Problems

Nicki Minaj opens the track Only with the lines: “Yo, I never fucked Wayne I never fucked Drake. All my life man, fuck’s sake. If I did I’d menage with ‘em and let ‘em eat my ass like a cupcake.” When I first heard this I thought, “Man, Nicki Minaj really knows how to save…

We’ve Already Got Our Lester Bangs


There are a number of exceptional games critics, and they often remind me why I exist in this space. A reader asked me for my Required Reading recently, and I sort of sighed because I knew it would be a huge undertaking.

This is not an exhaustive list, and I’m sure some people will be offended…