Ravi Sinha: "Matthew Roth, the fictional journalist of Vertigo's DMZ, once said, 'In a war of extremes pushing against each other, the stories, the interesting stuff, lie in the middle.'
"HipHopGamer is a major up-and-coming force in gaming journalism, according to one side. Another proclaims he's already arrived and provides real, straight talk in a language gamers can relate to. Yet another side says it simply: HHG is a joke and is 'ruining journalism'. A war has been raging since between the believers and the haters, but the real issue I've seen almost no one ask is: Just who is HipHopGamer? The wondrous inventions that are Skype and the internet offered a chance to talk straight to the purported master of the practice himself, Gerard 'HipHopGamer' Williams. In this first of a two-part series, Gerard talks about his family, how he first got into gaming and hip-hop, and more."