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flyingmunky  +   1241d ago
It must be nice to write about video games and technology for a living. I've never even been to an E3 (or any gaming event) and I've been an avid gamer for 20+ years. Unfortunately I've never been particularly skilled at writing so I never tried to pursue that career path. I'm more of a science/math nerd.

Don't let the cold get you down, hopefully you will get better soon. I look forward to hearing more about the event.
Tazz1992  +   1241d ago
I have been interested in gaming (and cars) almost all 19 years of my life lol, and same like you i do not have much writing skills. Though it would be a lot to me if i was given the chance to do something like that.
cgoodno  +   1240d ago
While there are some great writers out there (pick up an issue of Edge), I gotta say that it doesn't take a great writer to make a great gaming journalist. It doesn't hurt, but it's not everything.

It also depends on the type of news on which you are reporting. Personally, I tend to be more technical in my writings, examining concepts while trying to find some sort of social algorithm to support my argument. I don't wax philosophical, use big words, or have the flair for style that many others have, but that's not always needed.

I guess what I'm saying is that anyone can write about video games and technology. It doesn't take anything close to an English Degree, just an understanding of basic grammar, the emotional attachment to what you do, and the ability to write news from a perspective that you are comfortable with for expressing your thoughts. More often than not, though, people tend to only hit on one of those areas as game journalists.
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JL  +   1240d ago
I'm sure you'll have lots of fun at GDC, cold or not. Should be some interesting stuff there. Just be sure to bring me back something good, Cat :D
Theo1130  +   1240d ago
Pc gaming and Cloud gaming are the future, this GDC will kind of set the stage. Mobile should have a big presence along with Facebook gaming.
Aclay  +   1240d ago
Hope you enjoy GDC.

I was just looking over at the GDC website and saw that David Cage from Quantic Dream was going to be doing a Lecture on Wednesday about "Creating an Emotional Rollercoaster Heavy Rain"...had no idea he was even going to be at GDC (didn't see anything on N4G about it). Really interested in hearing what he shared about the game, as well as Cliffy B's Lecture.
Theo1130  +   1240d ago
He better have a hell of a presentation because I though Heavy Rain was one of the most dullest games I've ever played. Boring gameplay, Boring Characters, just hated the game as a whole, so championing it for having emotional resonance is just absurd to me.
Aclay  +   1240d ago
I haven't played the full game yet (just played the Heavy Rain demo), but the main reasons why I'm interested in his lecture is this little tid bit (taken from the description/outline of the lecture):

"Through comparisons with traditional game design we will try to discover why video games in general struggle to tell compelling stories and what solutions can be found."

Based on some Heavy Rain reviews, it seemed like a Hate it or Love it type game, so I could understand how you feel about it...however I thought the demo was o.k., and now since it's a Greatest Hits title, I want to pick it up sometime in the future.
cgoodno  +   1240d ago
***"I'm at GDC, please contact a Moderator!"***

Okay, everyone spam Cat's inbox! j/k

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