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 playing far too much bad strategy, pondering the crowded holiday release calendar for hidden gems, and discovering the secrets of how Candy Crush level 65 was designed to crush you. 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.