Here is my True Crime: Hong Kong cover story for the EGMi, which is something I’m very proud of and excited about. It spawned from a studio visit in Vancouver in early December that also resulted in the six-page print preview found in the February 2011 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, which I’ll be blogging about in the near future. This coverage consists of a “hotspot” interactive preview and a lengthy transcribed interview with three of the game’s developers.
Andrew Hayward is a Chicago-based freelance journalist, editor, and critic, and his writing about video games, apps, gadgets, and toys has been featured in more than 45 publications, including 15+ print magazines around the world.
Currently, he is the contributing editor at Mac|Life, where he oversees the iOS apps and games coverage and Mac game reviews for both print and web in a contract capacity. His byline also frequently appears in Official Xbox Magazine, @Gamer, Polygon, TechRadar, and other fine outlets listed below.
He is also the editor of Up Up Down Down Left WRITE: The Freelance Guide to Video Game Journalism by Nathan Meunier, out now in print and ebook formats.
Andrew began his writing and editing career in 2006 and has written print cover stories for @Gamer, Mac|Life, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and E3 Show Daily, in addition to extensive web features and on-site coverage around North America and Europe for myriad outlets.
He has also spoken on the subjects of freelance writing and games on panels at PAX, PAX East, and C2E2 alongside experts in both fields. If you'd like to discuss potential writing or editing opportunities, please drop him a line!