My name is Lucy James, and for those who have accidentally stumbled across this site (looking for the other Lucy James no doubt — I won’t judge you. Well, maybe a little bit), I write about video games, and so have started this little site to collect my work together from the far reaches of the Internet. I say little site, obviously it will blossom and take over the world by Tuesday. Maybe.
But anyway. If I were a comic book superhero, my origin story would be as follows:
I grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne (despite what Byker Grove told you, no one says “whay aye man”), and began playing video games at an early age. One of my earliest memories was crying after being yelled at by my dad because I was terrible at Microsoft Golf 3.0. I WAS FIVE YEARS OLD MAN.
From there I moved on to Myst, Lara Croft, Quake and Doom. I wasn’t allowed to watch 12 rated movies, but anything went when it came to video games (love you, Dad). You tell that my game choices were slightly prescribed by my father, but I wasn’t complaining, I loved them all. With my first console being my sister’s old PlayStation, I could expand my collection, and I grew to love games all the more. I am currently in possession of an Xbox 360 (his name is Kermit), my old PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, and I’m seriously *this* close to buying a PlayStation 3 (funds permitting).
But yes, I love games, and over a year ago I decided to write about them. I was an intern at GameSpot UK earlier this year, which was an amazing and invaluable experience.
But that’s another story for another time.
xoxo, Gossip Girl.
JUST KIDDING. Man, is that show still on? Anyway, follow me Twitter if you’d like updates about video games and/or my cat.