As my minutes at MTV come to an end, I'd like to share some experiences about my time covering games here for all the aspiring or thriving gaming reporters out there. Read More...

Change is good, even if it's thrust upon you when the timing doesn't feel right. In two weeks, a little more than a year after Stephen plucked me from 1UP to start writing for MTV Multiplayer, I will be leaving here and moving on to…well, I don't know yet. Read More...

Unpublished final issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly

1UP's editorial director tells us that Electronic Gaming Monthly was probably going to shut down in its 20th year even if UGO hadn't gotten involved -- but that game companies could have stopped it. Read More...

I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for Electronic Gaming Monthly and Ziff Davis. I first appeared in EGM at 16. Everything about my professional writing career has been tied to EGM and Ziff Davis. It wasn't until MTV Multiplayer that I stepped outside that box, and now that box is gone forever. Here's what EGM meant to me: Read More...

UGOIf UGO hadn't bought 1UP, things could have been a lot worse. That's what the company's CEO told me in an interview that began with me asking: "How do you like being a bad guy"? Read More...

The last printed issue of the just-canceled Electronic Gaming Monthly, will be the January 2009 issue. But production on February issue, which would have been its 20th anniversary, had already begun internally and we've learned that it could still see the light of day...

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Ziff Davis Media today announced the sale of the 1UP Digital Network, including 1UP.com, MyCheats.com, GameVideos.com and GameTab.com, to UGO Entertainment. EGM’s last printed issue is January 2009. The fate of 1Up podcasts is unclear, following comments received by MTV Multiplayer from Ziff's Sam Kennedy.

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'Street Fighter IV'Members of the NeoGAF message board recently called for my firing, but after I shot back with some sharp words of my own, we had a lively -- if unresolved -- discussion about how skilled a gaming reporter should be at playing video games. What do you expect? Read More...

Me!It's my birthday today, a coincidentally fitting date for me to be penning this story, my introduction to the readers of Multiplayer.

Even though you've already seen articles of mine filed this week, Stephen asked me to spend a few minutes digging through a decade's worth of experience working in the industry to share a few stories.

Actually, until I actually sat down to write this, I'd believed my tenure was nine years, but my first entry into the gaming world, the real gaming world, was E3 1998 in Atlanta. I'm a few months off, but using a little bit of fuzzy math, that's 10 years in the bank so far.

That makes me feel old, yet I'm only 23. To say that I've had some interesting experience along the way would be a big of an understatement. I was only 13 when managing to convince my parents to let me attend E3 1998 on behalf of clearly-now-defunct fansite Gamerz Online. My Dad came along for the ride. This decision resulted in my first ever appointment with a company, ASCII Software (remember "Aero Gauge" for the Nintendo 64?) being attended by myself, then PR guy Rob "Pickle Man" Fleischer -- and my Dad.

I was only 13, so maybe he was right to have some apprehension about the whole thing. Why? Read on to find out.

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Cooper Lawrence(Below is the beginning of a report filed at MTVNews.com.)

Nearly a week after slamming the Xbox 360 role-playing game "Mass Effect" on Fox News for its sexual content, author and psychology expert Cooper Lawrence backed down on some of her comments and took gamers to task for their chosen method of revenge.

Lawrence's response followed several days of Internet frenzy that made her the most disliked person in the video game blogosphere and resulted in several hundred scathing reviews of her newest book on Amazon. While Lawrence hasn't completely retracted her comments, she has offered some clarification.

"In hindsight, I would have liked to have had the opportunity to play this game before appearing on the program," Lawrence said in a statement released to MTV News by her publicist. "As a developmental-psychology expert, I was asked to appear on this particular show to discuss the broader issue of video games and their impact on developing adolescents, not as an expert on 'Mass Effect.' "

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