I've been a professional writer for 10 years, and an incurable nerd for my whole life. I have worked in journalism, marketing, screenwriting, and pretty much every use of the written word you can think of. Nintendo raised me, but nowadays I'm beyond single-brand loyalty, so keep me out of your console wars. I'm excited to see where games are going, and I'm eager to help tell stories about where they've been. I play games for story and gameplay first, so I've never really been into competitive multiplayer games -- with Overwatch as a very notable exception. Hot takes: I'm better at Mario Kart than you are. Kirby is Nintendo's best franchise. Rockstar doesn't know how to tell a coherent story anymore. Let's play.