Gamer Network is one of the world’s leading games media businesses and is the publisher behind brands such as Eurogamer, RockPaperShotgun, OutsideXbox and more.
Since 2012 I’ve written for Gamer Network about how games evolve during development. I work with developers to uncover the design documents, spending months investigating and gathering research for long-form articles.
For example, did you know Deus Ex was originally set in a Russian-occupied Texas? Or a cancelled Thief sequel would have rebooted the series in a modern setting? Did you know Doom was initially a four-player co-op game?
As a journalist I’ve lectured and written at length about the need for the publishers and developers to preserve the history of the medium, before it is lost for good.
The Deleted Scenes Series
The Deleted Scenes of Half-Life 2 – RockPaperShotgun
The Deleted Scenes of Doom – Eurogamer
The Deleted Scenes of Thief & Dark Camelot – RockPaperShotgun
The Deleted Scenes of Origin Systems – Eurogamer
The Deleted Scenes of Thief 3: Dagger of Ways – Eurogamer
Interviews & Publications
Disney, Doom & Deus Ex – Videobrains Lecture, 04/10/14
They Stole Thief 4 From Me – Videobrains Lecture, 19/02/16
Video Game Historian: Joe Martin – Half-Hour Intern Podcast, 26/07/16
Video Games You Will Never Play – Book, 25/08/16