My name is Lucy and I'm the new intern here at GameSpot UK. I've been gaming for as long as I can remember, from playing Doom and Quake with my dad as a nipper (15 rated films were out of the question until I was about 18, but when it came to violent first person shooters, anything went. Yeah, I don't understand it either) up through the PlayStation years and now Xbox 360. I'll try any game, but my favourite has got to be Ōkami on the PlayStation 2 (the Wii port was okay, it worked in theory, but I felt it wasn't quite "there" in execution. I loved Ōkamiden too, Chibi is the cutest little thing). In close second is Mass Effect 2, or anything by Valve. Mass Effect 2 is pretty much the only game that I've gotten really obsessed with... I read all the lore and spent ages perfecting my Shepard, squadmates, scenarios and outcome of the suicide mission (more like SURVIVAL mission, am I right? I'll just get my coat...).
Asides from gaming, I watch TV, read books and comics... the usual kind of stuff. The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Arrested Development, Community... I love them all. In terms of how I started at GameSpot, I started writing about games over a year ago, when I realised that my in-depth conversations about game mechanics with my housemates were distinctly one-sided. I started writing for my University paper's tech page, and then moved onto RobotGeek.co.uk and 7bitarcade.com, which is where you can currently find my game-based ramblings, news pieces and reviews. During my second-year-of-uni-what-the-hell-am-I-going-to-do-with-my-life crisis, I realised that what I was already doing for fun was what I want to do as a career. After being a fan of the content created on GameSpot for a few years, I applied to be an intern, sent my CV in, had an interview a few months later and the next week I was told that I was successful. YAY! So now I am here for four glorious weeks in London and I am so excited!
So yes, that's me.
I have no idea how to end this post... So...
As a former GameSpot intern, I will say you are in for a challenging, yet fun ride! Soak in all the knowledge and enjoy every moment!
Hello there and enjoy your internship in the GS offices! May you do crazy and awesome stuff for the site :).
Great introduction! Can't wait to see some of your content in and around the site. Don't let Johnny fool you, being ridden around like a pony by the office staff for one day every week is NOT a requirement of being an intern. Aside from that, good luck, I'm sure you'll go on to do big things in the internet gaming community. Never let the haters get to you, though I doubt you'll have any!