May 9, 2009

NextGen Player Team Grows to Four

By Paul Hunter

Just like the Lernaean Hydra once did in the great myth of Heracles, NextGen Player has sprouted a new head. It is with great pleasure that I announce to you the newest member to join NextGen Player's ranks - Clinton Ma.

Clinton joins us from Vancouver, B.C. and will be reporting on all things west coast. For those of you loyal NextGen Players, you'll probably recognize Clinton from his extensive coverage of the VFS Game Design Expo and The ELAN Awards.

So if he's been writing for us for a few months, why am I only announcing his appointment now? Well, we have a little thing here at NextGen Player called a probationary period, and trust me when I say this - his work has far exceeded our expectations!

In only three months Clinton has made quite a splash here at NextGen Player. He's had the extraordinary opportunity to interview gaming luminaries such as Scott Dossett of Epic Games, Kelly Zmak of Radical Entertainment, Drew Murray of Insomniac Games, Ellen Beeman of Microsoft Game Studios, and many more.

Clinton has also contributed some great reviews to the site, including F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, Watchmen: The End Is Nigh, and his impressions of the UFC 2009: Undisputed demo.

We are also very excited that Clinton will be officially representing NextGen Player at the inaugural GDC Canada from May 12-13.

Clinton is an avid gamer and fellow blogger who manages his personal blog Play With My Box, on top of his duties here at NextGen Player. Drop by and say hello, I'm sure he'd appreciate the company.

From everyone here at NextGen Player - welcome to the team Clinton!

2 comments:

Clinton said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, fellas! It's great to be a part of the team in an official capacity now. Your support over the last few months has been outstanding. Between helping me out with media relations or simply showing appreciation for my efforts no matter how small or trivial, I really could not ask for a better team to write with!

As someone who feels like he has an unhealthy obsession with gaming, it's just very satisfying to hang with you guys and to write for our awesome readers who all speak the same language. This is the language of video game love: pwning, fragging, leveling up, late nights in front of the TV, kiting, base building... whatever your dialect, we're all here sharing stories and ideas. This is what makes NGP such a great place to be.

Paul Hunter said...

Clinton - as always, it's a pleasure to be working with you. You've made quite the impact here on NextGen Player in such a short period of time.

I look forward to your GDC Canada impressions and whatever else comes later!

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