This is going to be a round-up of things I've written lately that are available on the web. I won't be listing things that are in the magazine: it's a drain on my time, and, I suspect, a drain on yours. If you buy PC Gamer, then, I wrote things in that, and there are frequently bylines that let you know which ones they are. Otherwise, here you go:
- A review of Dear Esther.
- Previews of ShootMania Storm, Ridge Racer Unbounded, and World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria's PvP and endgame systems.
- Extensive coverage of Guild Wars 2, including this dungeons preview, this world vs. world PvP preview, interview with the designers, and this interview with ArenaNet president Mike O'Brien.
I'm also doing more and more multimedia stuff for PCG, including this video preview of Mists of Pandaria, this Guild Wars 2 dungeon walkthrough, and two podcasts.
I also write a few regular news posts for the site.
As for this blog, it's something I'd like to make more use of. There are pieces I'd like to write that I wouldn't be able to do for any of the outlets that are likely to pay me for them, and so this is where they're likely to end up. I'm also thinking about finding something to write about that isn't videogames, but I'm concerned that I'll jinx myself. When I come up with a more convincing excuse I'll let you know.
Something I will say: I've been to both Los Angeles and Seattle on press trips in the last few weeks, and the opportunity to travel has woken me up somewhat. There's every chance I'll harden towards this part of the job, but getting out of the country had a positive effect on me long before someone started paying me to do it. A few takeaways: Seattle is one of my favourite places on Earth, L.A. is a motorway with a supermarket, PR representatives are people too, and you don't have to drink the free booze. Take your pick.