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Covers:  Video Games, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Gadgets, Technology, Social Media, Console Gaming, Unboxing, Video Game Journalism, Handheld Gaming, Video Game Analytics

Houston Chronicle video game blogger, La Voz columnist. 17-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.

A simple solution to GamerGate: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

blog.chron.com — I started playing video games back in the 1980s. My mom picked up a small console that played just one game - PONG. Fast-forward to 2014 - I play video games. I review video games. I blog about video games for one of the biggest newspapers in the United States, the Houston Chronicle.

UNBOXING “Skylanders: Trap Team” Tablet version and NVidia Shield tablet, Skylanders GIVEAWAY

blog.chron.com — So, this came in the mail. It's the tablet version of "Skylanders: Trap Team" and the uber slick NVidia Shield gaming tablet and an NVidia Shield wireless controller. It was definitely a surprise. Took "Skylanders: Trap Team" for a spin on the Shield and it plays great.

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

blog.chron.com — When I first played "Super Smash Bros." on the Nintendo 3DS, after testing out its Wii U counterpart at E3 2014, I was convinced that the frantic action of the series could not be confined to a handheld. The idea of learning a new control scheme and diverting my gaze to my lap was not appealing after playing on the big screen.

Linkpost 10.8.14: The Evil Within Special Edition UNBOXING, FREE Call of Duty

blog.chron.com — Thanks to Bethesda Softworks and Tango Gameworks for an early review copy of the horror video game, "The Evil Within." Yes, I am playing it as I blog about it. You'll have to stay tuned for my impressions/review coming Monday. For the time being, here's the epic unboxing of "The Evil Within."

Review: New Skylanders is fun but pricey

blog.chron.com — Skylanders: Trap Team Developed by: Toys for Bob Published by: Activision Available: NOW Available on: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, tablets Rating: E10 There are a few things to expect whenever you boot up any version of "Skylanders."

Review: Marvel heroes dazzle in Disney Infinity 2.0

blog.chron.com — Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Developed by: Avalance Studios Published by: Disney Interactive Available: NOW Available on: iOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Rating: E10 It must be nice to be Marvel these days.

Ski11z chats with “Skylanders” Lou Studdert about “Trap Team”

blog.chron.com — DALLAS - With the success of the "Skylanders" franchise, Activision didn't have to do much to keep the game series successful. Keep the same formula - adorable characters, great plots - and watch the revenue roll in. However, with "Skylanders: Trap Team," the game designers ("Toys for Bob," Vicarious Visions) decided to add even more features to the game more appealing.

Reviews: Hyrule Warriors Wii U, My Book 3TB external drive

pinterest.com — On @houstongamer - REVIEWS: Hyrule Warriors for Nintendo Wii U, Western Digital My Book 3TB external hard drive. If you LIKE, please SHARE!

Reviews: Hyrule Warriors Wii U, My Book 3TB external drive

blog.chron.com — Hyrule Warriors Developed by: TECMO KOEI Games Published by: Nintendo Available on: Nintendo Wii U exclusive Price: $59.99 Available: NOW After playing "Hyrule Warriors" into a virtual coma, I came away with two thoughts - first, I'd love to see Mario in a "Dynasty Warriors" style adventure, and second, my thumbs are awfully tired.

Linkpost 9.25.14 - Disney INFINITY 2.0, Advanced Warfare

blog.chron.com — It was all a dream ... No, I'm not channeling Notorious B.I.G. but talking about Disney's newest video game, "Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes." It's been a desire to play as Marvel Super Heroes in a game. Now, I can play as Tony Stark, the Incredible Hulk and even Captain America against Loki and the Frost Beast.
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Oct 24, 2014

Razer Chroma Kraken, Black Widow, Death Adder UNBOXING! [HD]: youtu.be/5pPMQ2gNPEI?a via @YouTube

Oct 23, 2014

RT @SurfOpie: @m4dski11z I feel that it's just universal too. Be nice to people, it's easy.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BillCiers: @m4dski11z just heard of Gamergate today. reading w/interest. Read your article. We're the gates of hell LITERALLY opened? Or Figuratively?

Oct 23, 2014

RT @bubblesort1: @williejefferson I keep a '#GamerGate report this' search open on twitter to help report threats & abuse from both sides.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @bubblesort1: @williejefferson Just saw your article, not bad. We have been confronting bullies but press hasn't noticed 1 example: reddit.com/r/KotakuInActi…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @Torchiest: @houstongamer Totally agree. Supporters of #gamergate need to keep calling out anyone who says or does anything nasty toward women. #respect

Oct 23, 2014

I #respect my followers. I live by the #goldenrule - Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It's Biblical and good life lesson.

Oct 23, 2014

I am thankful, blessed and grateful to be writing about #videogames I try to give back to my followers. I can't always, but I try.

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