Well Hello There, Friends…

Well Hello There, Friends…
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If someone came up to me 10 years ago, in 2008, and said to me “James, you’re going to be a writer one day” I’d have laughed so hard in their face that they probably would’ve never spoken to me again.

Yet, here I am, 10 years later, and I’m getting close to clearing my first day as Gizmodo Australia’s new Reviews Editor off the books. I won’t harp on this thought too much, but to be frank, I still can’t really believe I’m here. And yet, here I am, transitioning from regular reader of Gizmodo (along with both Kotaku and Lifehacker) to writing up news, reviews and a whole host of other assorted Good Things™ for you all.

Wow. Awesome!

I should probably tell you all a little about myself while I’m here. I’ve played music for longer than I can remember, so you can bet I’ll be spending time with as many audio goodies that I can get my mits on. I also, if you hadn’t guessed, play a stupid number of videogames, and don’t have much of a preference for genre.

To give you an idea, I’m currently diving back in Stardew Valley on the Nintendo Switch, plus preparing for a 24 hour endurance sim-race a few friends and I are competing in on iRacing near the end of January. Outside of games, I like cars (especially the ones made to go fast), motorsports, sci-fi movies, nifty gadgets that succeed in solving more problems than they create, and anything even slightly flashy looking – I’m a sucker for flashy lights and good, sleek design.

Oh, and my cat, Eva. I adore my cat. Here, have a picture.

Source: James Swinbanks

There are a lot of other things I like, but I’ll be honest with you, I’ve been awake since 4:45AM and can feel my brain slowly crawling to a halt in protest.

Before it clocks itself out of my head and toddles on to the nearest bus stop, I’ll say this, I’m so very excited to be here and can’t wait to get stuck in.

Image: James Swinbanks, PAX 2017