I’ve been on this planet now for 39 revolutions around the sun (maybe more, depending on when you read this). A lot has happened over that period, but at the same time, sometimes it feels like nothing has happened at all and I’ve been treading water all this time. And now, I’m married with two kids, and I spend much of my time in a thankless job trying to sell technology in a highly competitive market. In other words, I’m an average person just trying to exist alongside a bunch of other average people. It can be tough at times.

Now, sitting alone in my office on the 27th floor of Melbourne’s Rialto South Tower, I’m coming to realise that I need to find myself again — and so I undertake this journey of self-discovery.

Fifteen years ago, single and living in Tokyo, I knew who I was, and what I wanted to do with myself. Sure, oftentimes that was “party” or “drink,” but life was uncomplicated and I was young. Five years later I was married and living back in Melbourne — I suddenly thrust myself into the adult world of work and responsibility. I’ve done well to get where I am today, but I lost a little of myself along the way.

Anyway, that leads me here. You know what I realised? I don’t necessarily like my day job. But I DO like writing – some people even tell me I’m not too bad at it, so that helps. And there are a few things I really love in this world – not the least of which being video games. I’ve loved video games since I was a wee little fella, and that was a long time ago now. I started reading video game magazines in the mid-to-late ’80s, and I have gathered a pretty solid knowledge of the industry over the years as a result. So I think it’s time I share some of that back.

So what’s my angle? Well, I’d like to say I don’t have one, but I guess I just want to be honest – to myself, and any followers I may be lucky enough to get. I’ll write/say what I feel, and that will be pretty much that. But don’t expect review scores – my idea of 8/10 is very likely to differ from yours. In my opinion, the most important thing about a review is to find out what the reviewer liked or didn’t like – and that involves reading. If you just want a score, then you’re just looking for validation.

A second major focus for me is going to be esports – personally, I think esports has a very bright future, and I’d like to be part of it. In all honesty, I haven’t had much to do with esports to date, so I’ve got some learning ahead of me, but I’m looking forward to it!

When it comes to other pursuits? We’ll see. Time is always a concern, and writing takes up enough of that – on top of my day job, of course. I AM pretty active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, though, so feel free to add me on any of those platforms. What I am looking for though, is conversation. To date, I’m getting pretty good readership, but not much interaction, so I will actively look at how I can change that in future. Please help how you can!

If you have suggestions or what-not, feel free to send them my way using the contact form. I might even use them one day!