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Telling the game Industry's Stories.


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Telling the game Industry's Stories.


 

About Blake

Hi, I'm Blake. I'm a freelance writer focusing on the video game industry. You might have seen my work on Polygon, Motherboard, IGN, Rolling Stone, Game Informer, GameSpot, Playboy, Waypoint, Paste, Kill Screen or Bullet Points Monthly. Feel free to check out what I've written below. If you want, contact me at blakehester94[at]gmail.com or follow me on Twitter.

 
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Features


I've spent years talking to members of the video game industry. Here are some of their stories.

 

Features


I've spent years talking to members of the video game industry. Here are some of their stories.

 

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Podcasts and appearances


I host a monthly comedy podcast called Game Query. I also occasionally make appearances on other shows, both video and audio. 

Podcasts and appearances


I host a monthly comedy podcast called Game Query. I also occasionally make appearances on other shows, both video and audio. 

GAME QUERY

You can check out the episodes of Game Query on iTunes.

 

OTHER APPEARANCES

Talking cancer and sobriety on The 1099 // Talking reviews on The 1099 // The Game Informer Show // Carving Gaming Rushmores // Playing Simpsons Wrestling // Seven Boys Podcast // Creating unspeakable horrors in Drawful 2 // Trying out Videoball // Intern Game Night I, II, III.

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Skills

I am an experienced features writer covering the video game industry. Over the years, I've written numerous pieces for outlets such as Polygon, IGN, Variety, Playboy and Rolling Stone about upcoming games, games that never came out and in-depth behind-the-scenes looks at the game development process.


Experience

April 2015  - PRESENT

Freelance writer

  • Experience conducting dozens of interviews with members of the video game industry for use in a variety of features

  • Have written everything from reviews, news, op-eds and 20,000 word oral histories

  • Adept at juggling and prioritizing different projects for multiple websites at once, as well as working with a variety of editors to produce features that are in line with a website's voice

May 2016 - August 2016

Intern, Game Informer

  • Worked alongside the Game Informer team for three months, publishing more than 130 different articles, including features, news and previews

  • Worked directly under Senior Editor Ben Reeves, workshopping pitch ideas and daily content for Game Informer's website

  • Made several hosting and co-hosting appearances on podcasts and videos

References available upon request