Hi. I'm Jamie Dalzell - Videogame Journalist

Copywriter by day, slightly inebriated videogame journalist by night…

Depending on who you ask, the time of day, and the number of empty bottles on my desk, I’m either a starving artist or a freelance videogame journalist. Over the last six years, I’ve written for various online and print publications including Australia’s PC PowerPlay and Hyper Magazine, IGN.com, UnwinnableVG24/7, as well as the now defunct GameSpy, The Black Panel and Games.On.Net.

With a belief that there’s a captivating story behind every headline – irrespective of how big or small – I have a love of unique angles, thought-provoking stories, and unique storytelling opportunities. It’s these stories that have seen me mentioned on Kotaku US, Critical Distance, and Rock Paper Shotgun, as well as place as a finalist in the Best Gaming Journalist category at the 2013 Australian IT Journalism Awards (The Lizzies). An award I would have won if I’d sprung for pricier Ninja* hitmen.

Nowadays you’ll find me penning thoughts for editors either brave or crazy enough to accept the editing challenge. Mostly myself! It’s here that I’ve turned a blog post into a book on the second time experience of Dark Souls, explored the joys of Darkest Dungeon’s Vita release, and rambled about the ways in which Borderlands 2 and Mirror’s Edge talk much the same language.

You can contact me on dalzell.jamie@gmail.com, or via Twitter @Sir_JD.

*Use of the word ‘Ninja’ is permitted as it is not directly preceded by the words ‘Web’ or ‘Social Media‘.

I’ve written for…

PC PowerPlay
Games On Net
Hyper Magazine

Latest work…

Coastal Erangel views

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Views To Die For

In a year where the Fyre Festival soured tourists on the idea of an island getaway, the bloodsoaked sandy shores of Erangel became one of the most popular virtual destinations in recent memory. But why?…

Downwell: Pinball Wizard

Water, wishes, and more than a few ghosts have called wells home over the years, but in 2015 one well in particular played host to something quite special: the most thrilling game of pinball seen in years…

Timeless: On Darkest Dungeon & The PlayStation Vita

Red Hook Studios’ doomed adventurers find their true home on Sony’s tragically doomed handheld…

The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Hearthfire & The Quest For Home

Forget Solstheim, Vampires, and Werewolves. Bethesda’s latest DLC simply offers you a place to live, but its attempts to tame this series’ lone wolf of a hero feel a lot like a cage…

Other Projects…