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A Bunch Of Articles I Wrote For Kotaku

rdkbdohvspmukjly9u6pA couple years ago, I decided it would be cool to put all my Kotaku articles into a single post and update it regularly. If you want to look through a list of highlights from the last few years, you can find them here.

This list now starts with my final goodbye post from December 2018 and goes back through August 2016. Obviously, I’m no longer updating it. I’ve included dates with each article, though a couple of those might be “republish” dates, and not the date of original publication. (Those dates are always noted in the articles themselves.) In a couple of instances, I’ve inserted older articles I like into the chronological flow.

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Undertale!

A week or so ago I recorded a woodwind arrangement of my favorite song from the very good video game Undertale. The song is also called “Undertale.”

I’ve never done one of these split-screen music videos before. It was pretty fun! I learned a lot for the next one. I put it on Soundcloud, too.

Instruments Featured:
Soprano, Alto, Tenor Sax
Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Whistling
Melodica, Tambourine, Xylophone

I used a sampler for the marimba that plays at the beginning, but otherwise everything is acoustic and performed by me. All instruments were recorded with an Electro-Voice RE20, which I got for podcasting but turns out to be a pretty versatile instrument recording mic. I mixed and edited everything in Logic Pro X.

“Undertale” was composed by Toby Fox. You can find the full soundtrack here.

A Week in the Life of a Kotaku Writer

Hello, friends. Long time no see! I’ve been busy in my Kotaku-cave (Kotakave?) for the last couple of months, and have been doing so much writing that I haven’t had much time to do any blogging here. Today, that changes, and with what else but… a post about Kotaku!

Despite the fact that I’m writing and publishing more work than ever, I sometimes get the sense that my friends and readers maybe don’t have a firm grasp on what it is… that I do. I can’t blame them—fur flies all over the place at Kotaku, and unless you’re obsessively following the site or working there, I can’t imagine how a single human could keep up. In particular, some people seem to be under the impression that I “get paid to play video games all day,” which is a misconception so hilariously “mis” that I really do want to dispel it altogether.

I thought it might be fun to take you guys on a walkthrough of one week in the life of a Kotaku writer, focusing on last week. Get ready for thrills, chills, and behind-the-scenes excitement! Continue reading “A Week in the Life of a Kotaku Writer”