I wrote a piece today for Strategy Informer, in which I talked about in-game voice chat and whether there’s any point. As part of the discussion, I threw in some relevant details regarding how I began my writing career. Would you believe it all started over a game of Counter Strike Source:
“To cut a long story short, after a couple of months the Dutch owners of the server asked me if I’d be interested in writing for their gaming website, as they liked my demeanour and thought I’d work well with them. I then spent the next 18 months writing for them – and all thanks to my trusty microphone.”
Who would have thought that shooting people in the face would eventually earn me some cash, eh? For those interested, the site in question is Steamfriends. I still play online with the SF guys, although they’re in the process of changing to the name GameConnect.
So there you go, now you know.