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Jill Grodt

Editorial Intern

At the beginning of the year, I would have thought you were crazy if you said my name would be on a story for Game Informer. My love for video games started with a surprise Nintendo 64 at the ripe old age of six. Majora's Mask and Super Mario 64 soon lead to Luigi's Mansion and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 on the GameCube. When I got a PlayStation 2, I fell in love with God of War, Prince of Persia, Shadow of the Colossus, Suikoden III, Kingdom Hearts, and so many more. My parents unexpectedly gifted me a subscription to the Game Informer magazine when it became clear that this video game thing wasn’t going away. Somehow – even with my long exposure to the magazine – it never occurred to me that people make a living through video games. So, when I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with degrees in Art History and Visual Culture and Classical Studies, I got a relatively sensible job in the Museum industry. After a decade working in Museums and relegating video games to my limited free time, the idea began to gnaw at me: my life would pass by without following my passion. I decided to chase my dream. I am ecstatic to be a part of the GI team for the Fall and could not be more thrilled to begin my game journalist career.