My name is Justin McBride; I’m 26 years old as of this writing and have graduated from The University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Whew. That was easy.
Alright I’ll keep going. My interests include watching television, the occasional movie, listening to good music (yes that includes Hip-Hop and Rap) and surfing the internet. Of course, my two biggest passions are in writing and gaming, respectively. I’ve been writing and playing games for as long as I can remember.
My first experience writing came in the form of a school assignment I received in the first grade in which I wrote a short story entitled “A Giraffe Tall Tale” in which I told the imaginary tale of how giraffes got their trademark long necks. After that brief experience, I discovered, at six years old, I had a knack for it and began to cultivate my writing talents. Many years later, having written countless stories encompassing various subjects ranging from the Power Rangers-esque “Super Soldiers” a friend of mine created (I volunteered to transcribe their adventures) to the novel I’ve been working on for a few years now (more on that later as well) my skills have increased substantially.
My gaming career began sometime in the early nineties when I received a Super Nintendo Entertainment System with two pack in games (Super Mario World and Super Mario Kart) for Christmas. I absolutely loved it and would spend hours down in the basement playing the games, watching my collection grow.
Over the years, I’ve owned all the major consoles out there at some point or another besides the Sega Saturn. My favorite console is, by far the Nintendo 64, which has my favorite game of all time, Perfect Dark, in its library.
But I digress…
My past writing experience includes freelance work with Talk Xbox, a videogames website where I honed my skills as an editor and reviewer from 2007 to 2009. Currently, I am working on a novel and working as Editor in Chief for the website GUFUyourself, which reports on videogames, music and movies and will soon be expanding into a larger entertainment venture. Stay tuned for news about that.
So, that’s it! Everything you need to know about me.
Well, maybe not everything but enough for a peek into The Mind of Game.