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  • From Glass To Games: An Origin Story

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    I traveled 1,304 miles to get to Minneapolis before I started my internship at Game Informer, but my journey to where I am now has been much longer than that. At 26 years of age, I might be a little old for an intern. Unlike most I not only had no interest in writing at a young age, but I never studied it in college.  I got my start in games at a young age, playing Kirby on the NES and eventually getting an N64 as my first console.  Back then, my brother and I were limited to an hour a day at most of playtime, and we used every bit of that to play Super Smash Bros, Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time and many more.  Weekends were spent with my best friend, where the time restrictions were removed, and we played games through the night and into the morning (much to the chagrin of his parents). When we weren’t gaming, we were playing with Aliens and Predator action figures, or drawing and writing our own comics. 

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    I traveled 1,304 miles to get to Minneapolis before I started my internship at Game Informer, but my journey to where I am now has been much longer than that. At 26 years of age, I might be a little old for an intern. Unlike most I not only had no interest... More