Games Writing

I guess this is a portfolio of sorts: a directory of the things I’ve written about video games.

OverThinker Y

I’ve had a few blogs in my time, but this is the one that stuck around the longest and the one that I felt was the most successful. Success, by the way, doesn’t mean that I got a load of views (I didn’t) or made a bunch of cash off it (not a single penny), but in this case that I got to talk about cool things with cool people and to feel that I had a voice to contribute. That was pretty awesome.

There are hundreds of posts on the site, so I won’t list them all, but here are a few favourites.

Collaborations as OverThinker Y

While running the ol’ blog, I got to take part in a few cool things with other awesome people who were also doing Games Writing Stuff. So here are some of those.

The Well-Red Mage

TWRM is primarily a long-form review site where contributors take on Magely mantles and write in-depth, thoughtful, thorough things. As ‘the Sometimes Vaguely Philosophical Mage’, I’ve written reviews, shared thoughts and opinions, and been a part of big events. I’ve also been an editor, reviewing other contributors’ work before it’s published on the site.

Plus, of course, it was through TWRM that I first appeared on a podcast and eventually ended up making one meself. See the ‘listen’ page for more info on that.

You can find a list of all my posts on the site here, or by searching ‘sometimes vaguely’ (there are some posts in which I appear but I’m not the primary author). Here are a few favourites of mine, though.


Obilisk is a site all about every aspect of gaming and gaming culture: the titles themselves, news, awards, the state of journalism and games media, and all sorts of things.

I’ve been lucky enough to have had the chance to contribute a few thoughts on big topics within gaming, putting my opinion out there on where games have come from, where they are right now, and where they might be heading.

My contributions so far:

Bonus Stage

For reviews site Bonus Stage, I had to switch gears a bit. My usual oeuvre tends to be long-winded, thorough, exploring a variety of topics; I wanted to try something that would force me to get to the point a bit more concisely.

This basically meant I’d get given a game and have a week to turn out a decent review hitting all the important points without the waffle, which was great experience for changing up my style somewhat.

My reviews for Bonus Stage to date:

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