Hello. My name is Ben Guthrie, and I am a 19 year old who thinks he somehow has a shot at a video game journalism career. I have always had a passion for video games, but it wasn't until I was around 15 or 16 that I thought I could actually have a career in the field. I didn't know what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to be in the video game industry. So, I started by saying I was going to be a video game programmer. The only issue at the time was I never coded before. Still, I told myself and anyone who asked that coding is my future. But after a while I couldn't continue lying to myself.
After I decided to stop lying to myself, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. So, I started to look at alternatives. That is when I decided to try out writing. I started with a review of Bioshock 2 on the website Giant Bomb, and from that point on I knew what I wanted to do. I hated writing before that point, but that was because I was writing for school with topics I couldn't care less about. I found that writing about video games is like talking about video games, and the one thing I like more than playing video games is talking about them. So, I decided to go all-in on writing and leave programming behind.
After nearly two years of writing on Giant Bomb, I decided to launch my own website. Two months after that, I got banned from there, so now I only write here.
And that's about it. To my Giant Bomb family and to my new family here on Black Red Gaming, thank you for giving me a chance.
First writing/first review: Bioshock 2 review. September 27, 2016.
First blog: Let's Talk About:Emotes in Post-Multiplayer Matches. January 21, 2018.
Black Red Gaming launch: July 19, 2018.