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Allow me to now officially introduce myself: I'm Kimberley
Wallace, and I couldn't be happier to be the new Associate Editor at Game
Informer. Before joining Game Informer, I was the Managing Editor of
RPGFan.com. I was also a freelance writer; my work has appeared in Official
Xbox Magazine, GamesRadar, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and Joystiq. But
I'm sure you're more curious in my gaming tastes and how they began, so let's
get to it.
I have vague memories of playing One on One: Dr. J vs. Larry
Bird with my brother, but probably my earliest gaming cred comes from me
sneaking into my brothers' room while they were at school and setting up the
NES. Of course, due to not having any formal instruction, I learned to play
holding the controller upside down. (I was a bright child, alright.) The habit
became so ingrained that I didn't stop until the PlayStation era; one of these
days we'll have to try to see if I can still do it.
The SNES era was when I found the genre I absolutely adore,
RPGs. I have my late grandpa to thank for that; we used to sit and play them
together. Our favorite game was Secret of Mana and the scene where the main
character gets banished from Potos
Village still gets me
misty-eyed. What I love so much about RPGs is the attachment factor: learning
about characters and watching them develop throughout the journey. Writing is
also important to me, especially if an RPG can keep me guessing with its
unpredictable twists. For this reason, Suikoden earns the top-spot as my favorite
series. Not many series can totally blindside me with betrayal quite like it.
Some other honorable mentions for my favorite RPGs include Shadow Hearts:
Covenant, Xenosaga, Kingdom Hearts, Persona 3, Earthbound, Alundra, Mass
Effect, and Dragon Age. Of course, I have mad love for other genres and you can
usually spot me getting my spook on with a Survival Horror game, entertaining
my competitive spirit with EA's NHL series, or keeping myself guessing with a
graphic adventure. Why won't the Ace Attorney series give my Pearls her own
At Game Informer, I'm hoping to bring some interesting stories
your way that you don't see everywhere. Something magical happens when we load
up games, and I'm adamant on honing in on the positive impact games have on us
all. Because every time we step into a new gaming world, a plethora of
possibilities are around every corner, and the journey often leaves a lasting
memory that's so strong we come to places like here to discuss and analyze
their impact. How is that not completely awesome?
Lastly, I'd like to personally thank all of you for the warm
welcome. Your tweets and messages have really made my day, and I want you to
know I appreciate them all. I couldn't be more enthused to enter into such a
welcoming and dedicated community, and I'm super excited to share my writing
with you all.
Email the author Kimberley Wallace, or follow on Twitter, and Game Informer.
Welcome! You should guest star in a Replay using the control upside down.
I know you from RPGFan!
Hello and welcome to GI, I can't wait to read your articles.
I was wondering when you were going to post one of these, glad to see you here! Also I love RPG's too so I am super excited to read your work.
Awesome! I hope to see (hear?) you on a replay and maybe they'll let you pick the game one day!
Welcome to GI. It's always nice to see someone new.
OMG!!! I started games pretty much the exact same way! I used to sneak into my bro's room to play the NES, and I used the controller upside down. I actually beat Mario 3 in one sitting when I was 2. As far as i'm concerned, you're already awesome because of that, your Pearl avatar, and the Xion picture. Welcome to GI, and i'm looking forward to reading you
Welcome to GAMEINFORMER, Kimberley
Hey, I'm the a*% hole who questioned your ability to review games. Wasn't in a good mood and felt that scores like the one you gave hybrid hurts good games and talent. It doesn't excuse what I said and I apologize. I doubt you care when some jerk posts something negative and you may not care to read an apology, but I'm sorry if my post bothered you in any way.
What better way to break in the newcomer than making her sit in on Super Replay: Cyberia? Make it happen.
Welcome Ms. Wallace! I look forward to reading your articles and recommend joining the I Watched the Entire Overblood Super Replay Facebook group where many GIOers congregate for all things insane (and sometimes sane as well).
welcome to game informer...hope you enjoy your stay and best of luck to you...
Based on your tastes I think you'll get along great here lol. Welcome, and I hope you have tons of fun here!
Secret of Mana love. Props.
Congratulations on your addition to the staff! I'm looking forward to reading more from you. It's crazy how many Secret of Mana fans there are on here. If anyone from Square is listening, give us our HD update with online co-op already!
Welcome to GI kimberley! (a bit late but hey....nvm) :)
Welcome Kim, you are cool in my book since you like JRPG's, especially Earthbound, the attachment to that game is uncanny :P