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Houston Chronicle video game blogger, La Voz columnist. 18-year newspaper veteran. Husband. Daddy. Gamer. #YouTube personality. Alcorn State grad. Entrepreneur

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a copy editing intern at the Biloxi Sun Herald in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I learned how to type on a blue and black Swintec.

How is social media changing news?

Social media gives journos a powerful tool to share news instantly. It is the fastest way to share breaking news. We have to use it with car.

2015 Call of Duty Championship kicks off today

blog.chron.com — Today, Xbox gamers will compete for $1 million in cash prizes in the 2015 "Call of Duty" Championship. Here's the press release from Activision: The 2015 Call of Duty Championship kicks off today and runs through Sunday when a world champion team will be crowned and $1 million in cash prizes will be awarded.

Review: Mario Party 10 keeps fun local, not online

blog.chron.com — Mario Party 10 Developed by: Nintendo Published by: Nintendo Available: NOW Available on: Nintendo Wii U exclusive Genre: Party Rating: E for Everyone Price: $49.99, $59.99 for amiibo bundle (reviewed) Make no mistake, gamers. "Mario Party 10″ is a fun game to fire up with friends.

Battlefield Hardline, Fossil Fighters UNBOXING, Sling TV on Xbox One

blog.chron.com — Gamers looking to pull the plug on hefty cable bills got a cheaper option today. There is a catch: you have to have a Microsoft Xbox One (other platforms will be supported in the future) and a credit card.

Mario Party 10 UNBOXING 10 days before release

blog.chron.com — I received two items in the mail this week. The first is a quick read - "Treasure Hunters in Trouble" - an unauthorized "Minecraft" adventure book that hit store shelves in the United States back in February and this dandy. Yes, it's the special edition of the soon-to-be-released "Mario Party 10."

Black History Month: I am a role model

blog.chron.com — I NEVER ASKED to be a role model. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined an Air Force brat would go from North Gulfport, Mississippi to writing and blogging about video games in one of the largest cities in the United States.

THE WEEKEND: Call of Duty DLC deploys on PlayStation, The Order 1886

blog.chron.com — THIS WEEKEND, PlayStation gamers rejoice! The new "Call of Duty: Advanced Warrior" Havoc DLC is OUT and available to purchase. From the press release: Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare Havoc, the first DLC pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare is now available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.

Black History: Diversity in video games

blog.chron.com — Diversity in gaming has become a hot button issue. Assuming you haven't been in the know, a little thing called #Gamergate happened and (under the guise of striving for journalistic integrity) maliciously attacked women in gaming. Though this was not the initial intent of the movement, it devolved into chaos through acts of hate.

Unboxing Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Dumb and Dumber To, GIVEAWAY

blog.chron.com — This was a pretty good week for your FAVORITE Houston video game journo. Got a few things in the mail this week. First, I got in 4 copies of "Dumb and Dumber To" on Blu Ray from the group TAG for a giveaway. Yes, you read it right - a GIVEAWAY.

Pin by M4d Ski11z on Video games

pinterest.com — So, this came in the mail today. Thank you so much, Sony, for the EARLY review copy of "The Order 1886" for the Sony PlayStation 4. Definitely looking forward to playing this. What are YOU playing ...

THE WEEKEND: Unboxing The Order 1886, Valentines Day

blog.chron.com — So, this came in the mail today. Thank you so much, Sony, for the EARLY review copy of "The Order 1886″ for the Sony PlayStation 4. Definitely looking forward to playing this. What are YOU playing this weekend? Sound off below in the comments! Also, Thursday, I got two sweet, $200 shirts by Twillory, for review.
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