We have a great team of contributing writers on QJ.net and wanted to provide our valuable members with a little more info into the minds of our highly creative contributing news writers. Here you will see the contributing writer team listed in alphabetical order and as you can see each contributor brings their own unique set of skills to the QJ Nation. Also make sure you head over to QJ.net and check out all the latest gaming news.
Brett has been gaming since he was a wee sprog and his first gaming memories are playing Combat and Pac-Man on the Atari 2600. His fascination with the fantastic grew into a love for tabletop gaming, which ultimately culminated in him working in the tabletop gaming industry for several years. After video game technology caught up with his imagination, Brett re-discovered a more passionate love for them while working as a freelance writer. He has been writing for QJ for a few months now and enjoys being lambasted in the comments section.
Brett's favorite games of all time are hard to list, but some great series he likes are the Grand Theft Auto series, the Gears of War series, the Assassin's Creed series, and the Mass Effect series. Currently, he spends way too much time on his Xbox 360 and plays a whole lot of Gears of War 3 and whatever is up next in the Gamefly queue.
Motto: "Being good at video games is nothing to be proud of."
I'm currently studying Communication and Media at University, looking at digital media and how it is handled online. Video Games have been a large part of my life growing up. Playing on the original Playstation and N64 with family or playing SNES at friends houses, gaming has always been somewhere in my life.
I think I knew I wanted to be a video game journalist when I met a bunch of people from the IGDA in Sydney. We were all gathered at a small upstairs bar in Sydney and there were over a hundred of us making, writing and all playing games. I knew this is where I wanted to be in the world. With people who are creative, smart and hard working. I think I enjoy meeting with people and finding out what their history with gaming is and how it's influenced their creations; there's always that one seed which grows into something amazing.
I think I bring my own style of humour, reviews and interviews to QJ.net. I know I may not get the most popular people when it comes to interviewing, but these are people who are interesting and love their craft. I hope one day to interview Shigeru Miyamoto or Hideo Kojima.
Motto: Work Hard, Play Harder, Live Happiest
Writing for QJ since August 2011
Favourite Game of All-Time: Either Kirby's Dreamland 2 or Half Life 2
Consoles I Own: Wii, PS3, PC. PS3 beats out the other two for use and for capabilities
Currently playing: LA Noire, Skyrim, Fallout: NewVegas, Minecraft and Bioshock 2
Blogspot: subjectharrison.blogspot. com
Mike Foster worked in the games industry, until he realized it was way more fun to write about games than it was to work on them. He’s been a passionate (console) gamer since the days of Atari, and has fond memories of his father cursing emphatically at the television after yet another blundered Top Gun landing. Mike’s primary focus here at QJ is making sure you have deep coverage of the most important gaming news stories, with as little hype as possible.
Motto: There’s just a certain amount of bull**** you have to put up with in life.
Time with QJ: Five Months
Favorite Game of All Time: Star Fox 64
Consoles Owned: Wii, Xbox 360, PC (fave is the Wii – Zelda!)
Currently Playing: Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Team Fortress 2, EVE Online, VVVVVV, Skyward Sword
Not sure how to open so I'll start with a bit about my gaming interests. I'm a 90's gamer at heart, with my favourite games including (cliché warning!) Final Fantasy VII and Ocarina Of Time. Keep in mind that I played these games without reading reviews so my opinion is in the same startled awe-struck mindset as the reviewers.
I'm half Irish, half Vietnamese (which means I love drink and can't handle it too well), and I currently live in London, which isn't too bad to live in as the videogame market here is pretty vibrant, with nice access to videogame studios, developers and football hooligans who get naked and paint themselves.
I haven't been writing for QJ for long, but under the oppressive regime and iron fist of the QJ staff, it feels like years. Only kidding, they're actually great, and the only problem I have is balancing out the amount of x's to finish each e-mail with my boss.
I have failed to impress any ladies with information regarding caught Pokémon, but if any of you have had success in that field, please e-mail me your stories, as I may compile them one day for a website. I'm being completely honest about that too.
You can reach me by messaging me via QJ here, and after checking my calender of social events, parties and dates, I'll find some time to get back to you. Usually takes under 2 minutes...