Hello! My name is Marcus Stewart. I’m a video game writer and journalist. This is my gaming life story in Spark Notes form.
Video games have been my passion since early childhood. As I gradually morphed into my true, adult, form, my obsession with games grew with me. Not only do I play a ton of video games, but I learned how to make them. I attended the Art Institute to study game art and design. Graduation never happened due to my decision to pursue this stuff, but I did model a kick-ass pro wrestling arena in Unreal Engine 3 one time. In addition to playing and creating games, I also sold them in a past life as a GameStop employee.
I kicked off my writing career in 2011, writing game reviews as a member of a small forum. Shortly thereafter, I launched my my first blog. After plugging away at that for a couple of years, I took on an Associate Editor position at the now-defunct UK gaming site, Gamer Attitude. During the fall of 2015, I worked as an intern at Game Informer Magazine. Since then I have freelanced for The Gamer and have regularly contributed editorial content to the gaming charity organization Extra Life. I also once wrote a thing for Paste Magazine about gaming’s obsession with Terminator 2’s “thumb’s up” ending. That was a good one.
I currently own all of the major systems. My PC can best be described as “adequate”, but I’m a console player at heart. Though I enjoy a wide breath of experiences, I tend to gravitate towards the platformer, action/action-adventure, RPG, and shooter genres. Generally, I’ll give anything put in front of me the old college try. And I mean anything. Once, I halted a playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to play Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 in its entirety.
On this new blog you’ll find game reviews, opinion pieces, news stories featuring my own spin, and whatever dumb ideas I feel like turning into digital print. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer and appreciate any feedback and support.
Thanks for coming along for what could be a wacky ride!