I’ve been writing steadily for Official Xbox Magazine for about five and a half years now. That’s awesome! They’ve been really fantastic to me, and I’m happy to still be doing super steady work around those parts.
In the July 2013 issue, I wrote a half-page review of the Uprising DLC for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a two-pager on Defiance, and a full-pager on Sanctum 2. For August 2013, I reviewed a trio of stinkers: Way of the Dogg, Hunter’s Trophy 2: America, and Fast & Furious: Showdown (R.I.P. Paul Walker). I also wrote a review blurb for 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience, which is a pretty cool indie documentary.
The September issue has my two-page preview of Mad Max, along with a review of the awful Fireburst. I also wrote a two-page Backtracking piece on Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, plus a half-page review of Big Jack is Dead, a novel by game designer Harvey Smith. In the October issue, you’ll find my reviews of NCAA Football 14, Doodle Jump for Kinect, and Dynasty Warriors 8. Oh, and there’s a review of Up Up Down Down Left WRITE, the book that I edited! (I didn’t write that review. Obviously.)
For the November issue, I reviewed Disney Infinity (yay), Narco Terror (boo), Phineas & Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff (meh), and Lost Planet 3 (meh). I also reviewed YOU, a novel by game designer Austin Grossman, plus the horrendous Will Smith film, After Earth. The December issue, meanwhile, has my reviews of Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) and Freefall Racers, plus a two-page Backtracking piece on the NFL Fever series. I also wrote a full-page piece on Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition, which is wonderful.
And finally, in the Holiday 2013 issue, you’ll find my review of NBA 2K14 (again, Xbox 360) along with a half-page review of The Geek’s Guide to Dating, which isn’t quite as irritating as it might sound. I did a bunch of Xbox One launch game reviews, which should mostly be in the February 2014 issue, which will be rolling out fairly soon. Just a heads-up!