Heather Newman has been a gaming and tech journalist for 20 years, with columns running in more than 75 newspapers and sites nationwide and a few more overseas. Her copy of Zork came in a baggie, she scored a (single, lousy) point against Fatal1ty in Unreal Tournament, and she exclusively broke the release date for the original World of Warcraft.
Lately she's been plowing through endless Pac-Man 265, discovering the secrets of how Candy Crush level 65 was designed to crush you, and brushing up on her Kharazim skills. Read about how Warcraft helped get her a day job, in the Wall Street Journal.
Heather joined the GamesBeat crew in part because of the VentureBeat/GamesBeat ethics policy: after two decades as a professional journalist, a site that cares this much about doing it right feels like home.