Sunday, April 30, 2017




In 1994, I attended Senator Joseph Lieberman's (D. of Conn.) second annual Video Game Report Card.  We spoke after the event, and he invited me to join him and Dr. David Walsh (Institute on Media and the Family) as key presenter in future Report Cards.  I spoke every year from 1995-2004.









Though I am no longer active as a journalist, I still write an annual video games Christmas list for Costco Connection.








I wrote nearly monthly pieces for both the Chicago Tribune.

Link to Sama de Amigo review




In September, 1997, I wrote a history of video games for American Heritage.

Link to Super Mario Nation












In 1998, I began writing weekly columns for the Japan Times.  In 2004, I discontinued that discontinued that column to concentrate on novel writing.

Link to my articles in the Japan Times


I began my freelance career writing for the Seattle Times.  Here is a link to a couple of articles in the Seattle Times archives.

Link to "Goodbye Pajama Sam"









I published several articles with GameSpy over the years.  My two favorites were a history of the Electronic Entertainment Expo and some April Fools fiction.










In 1994, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate offered me a column.  My stories popped up in all kinds of publications.



Image result for G4 tv


Because of my success as a print journalist, I was asked to appear on NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning Show, MSNBC, G4-Icons and several documentaries.  If my TV appearances did nothing else, they certainly proved that I was more charismatic on paper.