I started writing about games seriously in 2012. My tutor in one of my media classes encouraged us to start up our own blogs in order to further our understanding of our interests and develop the means to talk about them in a more sophisticated manner. I also learned that this was how some games writers in Australia got their start, which inspired me to get my own name out there. I started my own humble Blogger blog that year, which I posted news and opinion pieces to regularly. Since then I've written for a number of sites, providing reviews, interviews, news articles and event coverage. I also run my own Toys to Life-focused website called Mon Amiibo, which has built up a name for itself over time.
I also have experience in more technical writing such as game design documents and training documentation, which you can read about in the Game Design and Software Testing sections of my portfolio. I've started dabbling in fiction writing too!
Below you can find some examples of my games journalism work as well as a list of the sites that I've written for, and in the case of sites that are still live you can click on the links provided to view my author pages. You can also check out the Blog page for samples of my writing from offline sites as well as some new articles and fiction snippets that don't belong anywhere else.
Games Journalism Samples
Some of my favourites
The Creator of Twitch Plays Pokemon
"Everybody cheers each other on as the battle progresses, and gets attached to their Pokémon despite sharing them with thousands of other people."
Super Mario Odyssey
"Odyssey’s biggest competition is our memories of Super Mario 64. Odyssey can’t compete with the vast, sprawling worlds that the exaggerated fantasy version of 64 inside our heads featured..."
“Have you played a racing simulator before?” I’m asked as I stand in Bandai Namco’s Sydney office. “I’ve… tried to” I reply. This elicits a laugh. “Yeah, that’s a good answer”.
Kirby Star Allies
"when they get boo-boos dey kiss each uvva to heal dem and den wen dey beat a wevel dey do a happy dance and it’s adorbs"
Monster Hunter Stories
"In spite of the shifts in genre and art style Stories manages to feel and play like a Monster Hunter game, allowing it to serve as a breath of fresh air for series veterans and a nice transition into the main games for those new to the series."