Did you click over here to give me a piece of your mind? You going to give me a good verbal thrashing n’ what for, for writing something you don’t agree with? Or, oh, you’re here just to look at my pretty face? Great! Well then, welcome! Pull up a seat. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I’m being paid by VentureBeat to pound out words on a plastic keyboard. Hopefully, if luck is on my side, those words form sentences. If the odds are in our favor, those sentences will form coherent thought … opinions … perhaps facts as well!
As for what credentials I could possibly have to obtain the position of staff key poker, I’ve been in the video game industry -- in one form or another -- since the mid to late 1990s. In that time I’ve written about games, published games, marketed games, developed games, and some times ... just as a personal treat ... I play games. Outside of the VentureBeat offices, I’m also an indie game designer and artist -- although nothing you’ve probably heard of.
Aside from games, I also occasionally tinker with gadgets. What constitutes a “gadget”? Anything with bits n’ bobs that is plopped on my desk. It’s all very scientific, so my editors tell me!