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William Harrison

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Austin, TX
Games Critic and Freelance Writer — Freelance, The Toledo Blade
Covers:  Gaming, technology, professional wrestling, internet trends, pop culture

Games critic/columnist for @toledonews, bylines in Thrillist, @statesman, Curse Media, etc. Your uncle, and also your daddy. DoubleUHarrison At Gmail

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Biography

My time at The Blade has been an interesting one, considering that when I was first hired there was zero guarantee that I would have a job six months later.

I took whatever I could get, which was a city desk assistant role. I kept my nose to the ground and was curious about everything in this ne...

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@DoubleUHarrison — 560 followers, 41,220 tweets

LRT: I hate the trope that all fighting games need a Seth/Dural/I Have All The Powers character.
RT @Nicki_Gorny: I'm still looking for people who use religious dating apps in and around #Toledo for a features story at The Blade.… https://t.co/4dPVVpA71F
I am never going to play a better game and yet not get a single MVP vote. https://t.co/kJmRgSnkIP
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Midnight shift crime beat reporter.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

My typing classes in elementary school were on typewriters. One of the bonuses of growing up in super-poor, southeastern Ohio Appalachia.

How is social media changing news?

It's eliminating antiquated forms of story telling and information distribution -- sometimes for the worse, but mostly for the better.