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Diary Of A Games Journalist: Day One

Diary Of A Games Journalist: Day One

0800: Wake up, flop out of bed, ingest coffee, shower and walk to work, aiming to arrive around 0915.

0919: Arrive at work. Ingest more coffee, sit for 11 minutes browsing Real Life internet before work starts.

0930: Work starts. Check workflow for the week, note progress made on reviews, previews, features etc. Plan time for next coffee.

0935: Check work email, notice have received feedback on piece written for site, stating:

“Dear Ian Dransfield

Stop trying to be Jim Sterling you ****. Writing aggressive articles on a pathetic advertising whore site like Play just make you look like a complete ****. Next time your aggressive with your reading base actually think for a second.

Am I a ****.

The answer is yes.


0936: Quit job. Work in retail for rest of life.

Hope you enjoyed the feature!

[N.B. asterisks added to defend the eyes of our younger readers]

  • nugundam0079

    I write in the entertainment section of my University’s newspaper and I usually talk about upcoming games and do introspective articles about Retro gaming or gaming as a whole I never get any feed back :/

  • Garan

    Job endangering article alert.

    P.S.Where did Gav go?

    P.P.S.In South Africa we get Play like 3 months late,thats why I don’t know.

    P.P.P.S.Unless no one else knows,in which case never mind.

  • Ian Dransfield

    Last we heard, Gav had been sold into slavery by an intoxicated Jon. We haven’t had any contact with Gav since, but the rumours pointed to his new taskmaster being someone by the name of Ecks Threesixty Magazine.

    We’ll look into it.

  • Conor

    My dreams of writing about games are crushed.

  • Dez

    I enjoyed most of your reviews but must say that you are indeed losing your touch when you offend your readers that are rugby supporters. “rugby supporters are not real people..” Uncool brother, uncool

  • Ian Dransfield

    Do you honestly think a crass generalisation like that would be made in anything other than jest?