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Cameron Koch's affinity for gaming began at a young age in Alabama, mashing buttons furiously on an NES controller and watching in confusion as his on screen avatar, Mario, refused to cooperate - probably because he was playing on the unconnected player two controller. Since then, Cameron’s grown and matured (a little), recently graduating from Western Kentucky University where he studied journalism and history. There he wrote and served as an editor of his college newspaper and was perhaps affectionately, perhaps not, referred to as “the video game guy” among friends and acquaintances who were always asking his opinion on various form of interactive entertainment. Cameron subscribed to four different gaming magazines in high school and writing for a video game publication quickly became his dream job. He plays games of all types, though some of his favorites will always be Halo and the Legend of Zelda series. When he isn’t writing or gaming, Cameron is watching old Japanese Kaiju films that nobody cares about or stabbing people with swords at a fencing tournament.__________________________________________________________________________________
A not so long time ago in a galaxy not that far away, I was a Game Informer intern. Check out my introduction post. As a result, I'm a GIO featured blogger.
My personal blog, which for the most part is game related but occasionally not.
If you are extra cool follow me on Twitter, where I tweet about video games and Godzilla. That's really about it. There is also my Google+ profile.
Play on PC? Friend me on Steam!
I also play the popular MOBA League of Legends under the name Drunk Link so if you are interested in teaming up friend me and let me know who you are.
Console wise, I primarily play on Xbox, though that may soon change. My XBL Gamertag:
Freedom Fighters 2, where art thou? (Herded on 9/29/11)
Complexity vs. Simplicity - A War in Modern Game Design (Herded on 5/31/12)
Day Z - Part Game, Part Social Experiment (Herded on 8/9/12). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Do Game Journalists Show Favoritism Towards Japanese Games? (Herded on 8/23/12)
Returning to a Galaxy Far, Far Away (Herded on 8/30/12)
Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary Game Design (Herded on 9/20/12). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
My Call of Duty Breakup (Herded on 11/8/12)
Faster Than Light: Your Own Personal Space Opera (Herded on 1/3/13). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
The Story of Grifball (Herded on 2/14/13)
Do Game Demos Hurt Game Sales? (Herded on 2/21/13)
Microtransactions, Accomplishment, and the Future of Gaming (Herded on 3/7/13). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Game Protagonists: Heroes or Psychopaths? (Herded on 3/28/13). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Bioshock Infinite: Bloody and Brilliant (Herded on 4/18/13)
Used Games: Not as harmful as you think (Herded on 5/30/13)
Marvel Heroes: Walking the Line Between Good and Bad Free-to-Play (Herded on 6/27/13)
The Day Call of Duty Fails (Herded on 7/11/13)
Games to Play Before and After You See Pacific Rim (Herded on 7/18/13)
Steam Summer Sale 2013: The Aftermath (Herded on 7/25/13). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Divekick: A Serious Joke (Herded on 8/29/13). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Who is the Nintendo 2DS for? (Herded on 9/5/13)
Is 2014 the Year of the RPG? (Herded on 1/23/14)
In Defense Of Flappy Bird (Herded on 2/13/14).
LoL's Newest Champ Is A Step In The Right Direction (Herded on 5/1/14). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Dark Souls Isn't For Me, And I'm Okay With That (Herded on 5/8/14).
Heroes of the Storm Alpha Impressions: A Truly Different Breed of MOBA (Herded on 5/22/14)
My Favorite Shooter Isn't What You Might Expect (Herded on 6/5/14). Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
DinoZ: Surviving In The Stomping Lands (Herded on 6/12/14)
Lara Croft Seeking Help Isn't Weakness, It's Strength (Herded on 6/19/14)
Diablo III's Unlikely Comeback (Herded on 6/26/14)
These Xbox Live Indie Games Are Not Created Equal (Herded on 7/3/14)
My Favorite Sports Game Is From 1978 (Herded on 7/10/14)
Destiny's Optimism Is Desperately Needed (Herded on 7/31/14)
How Nidhogg Is Like Real Fencing...Sort Of (Herded on 8/7/14) Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
The Best Tutorial I Ever Played (Herded on 8/28/14)
The Changing Definition of "Video Game" (Herded on 9/11/14) Also featured in the official Game Informer weekly newsletter!
Destiny Reminds Me of Diablo III, And That Isn't A Good Thing (Herded on 10/2/14)
Halo 4: A Satisfying Blend of Old and New (Herded on 11/15/12)
Game of Thrones: An (almost) completely missed opportunity (Herded on 12/20/12)
Dishonored: The Power of Player Freedom (Herded on 1/31/13)
Injustice Gods Among Us: Truth, Injustice, and the American Fighting Game Way (Herded on 5/2/13)
Star Trek: Not So Boldly Going (Herded on 5/30/13)
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Herded on 11/6/14, and has since magically disappeared into the void)