I am rather interested in a career in videogame journalism though I have found that the only steps I have taken toward this goal is starting a blog. I guess you could include my having attended college for a full year as of this moment as a step but I am studying a completely unrelated field: Biomedical Engineering. I like math, unlike most people, but I also enjoy writing about things I enjoy. Engineering, however, isn’t a field that contains a writing intensive curriculum unless you consider lab reports and the like to be a form of journalism – Not me!
I first became interested in the field of videogame journalism upon finding the antics and opinions of IGN’s editorial staff at the age of 12. It was love at first sight. I was ecstatic to find that people got paid to play and write about video games – sounds like a dream, huh?
I continued listening to IGN’s Game Scoop! Podcast until, well.. now! They still record new episodes which make hours of Chemistry and Mathematics a bit more tolerable at best. The fact that these humerous, opinionated individuals seem to have so much fun just talking about the industry that they are a part of makes me want to be a part of that world even more. Though it seems like I am doing nothing to achieve this goal, I feel as though someday my unrelated degree will find me a home in their offices. Maybe I could join the ranks of a fellow by the name of Erik Brudvig who worked at IGN until 2010 after having achieved a doctorate in Physics! So, I know its possible but it’ll take some persistence to get there.
Until next time… so long.
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