Onward

Hollywood

In two weeks, I move to Los Angeles. Phew, I said it.

I will be joining Andrew “Skip” Pfister, former podcast editor for 1UP.com, and Sterling McGarvey, now former editor at GameSpy, as part of a fresh batch of recruits for the online editorial team at G4tv.com. Try not to judge a book by its cover…yet — there are massive changes coming to G4tv.com very soon.

My job will be very similar to the work I’ve been doing for the past several years, both at 1UP, MTV News and as a freelancer. I will be reporting the news. Originally, I had intended to turn this blog into a rebellious outlet for my reporting, giving poor-paying freelance the finger and exercising my talents through this gloriously bland-looking blog. Then, I realized I needed to help make rent. Bad paying freelance is better than no paying freelance.

But I’m very lucky, very humbled by the opportunity to continue doing what I love at G4tv.com. In an economy where most people are struggling to find a job period, to be fortune enough to have options was something I did not take lightly. G4tv.com is particularly exciting, an opportunity to shape the editorial direction of a new outlet, work in close proximity with good friends and colleagues (the working from home thing has grown old) and still stay in California.

I almost moved to New York, but chose not to.

You can start following my work over at G4tv.com, but since working for G4tv.com involves a move to Los Angeles, my contributions will occur in spurts. We are all scheduled to start working in the G4tv.com offices the week before E3, right around the time some big changes to the site are supposed to drop.

I will miss heading to the 1UP.com offices, as I have done for the past month or so, to record Listen Up with John Davison, Garnett Lee and David Ellis. I consider all three of them close friends, and will miss them (and many others) dearly when I move onto The Next Big Thing ™. Unless plans change, I will still be on the next two episodes. Try not to say anything too stupid, Patrick.

But change is good. Change is good.

What happens to this blog? I’m not sure. As expected, it fell by the wayside. I’m considering opening up a Tumblr. Maybe it will continue to be a place I drop the material that doesn’t make sense elsewhere. Or I can just drop LOST theories until the new season premieres. Suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for reading. The best is yet to come.

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Onward

  1. ‘Grats to you, sir. Looks like I have to bookmark G4TV.com!

  2. We’ll all miss you enormously here in SF. It’s going to be weird not seeing you every week!

    Thank you for all the great work you did for us on What They Play, too!

  3. We would’ve loved to have had you join us here in New York, Patrick. But once again, congrats, and best of luck with the move southward!

  4. Zidan

    Good to see a great guy get a job at G4, which hopefully will translate into an appearance on X-Play or AOTS. Good luck and congrats, Patrick!

  5. Sterling M

    I’m not quite “former” as of Friday. I still have nine more work hours left here at the ‘Spy. ;p

    I’m very excited that I’ll be able to work alongside a very talented roster of peers. That’s probably all I should say at this point.

    That, and as my co-workers, you will eat well when you visit my apartment. 🙂

  6. Classic_Gs

    Yes, let’s talk about Lost!

  7. Brett

    Keep up the Lost theories – or at least drop some for next week! I miss that feature from Multiplayer…

  8. I followed this blog from inception although admittedly that wasn’t a long time ago, like I always say talented people will eventually find a place. Hope to hear more from you soon, keep on keeping on…

  9. Awesome news! Best of luck, I look forward to follow your news updates.

  10. Spin Feulner

    I know you don’t know me, but i follow you on twitter and occasionally I used to read your stuff on mtv. Just wanted to let you know I’m stoked that your moving along to G4TV, and i look forward to reading your updates!

  11. atomicvoodoo

    Have fun in LA, it can be a blast here. See you in traffic…well that part sucks.

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