Every third Friday of the month, I write a column on gaming for our local newspaper, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. I’ve been trying to find my groove in what I want to do with this bit of real estate in the paper’s weekly entertainment section, but so far I’ve had great luck in gathering ideas; my first month was marked by my second pre-release review game, Dance Central 2, and I feel like I’ve starting to find my voice lately.
Case in point: this month, I actually did a bit of journalism (go fig, right?) and conducted an interview with the proprietor of a new gaming store in town. It was my first interview piece since college, but I didn’t get any unhappy emails from my Chronicle editors, so I must have done something right, or at least not incorrectly.
Fun fact: I actually recently received a text from the store’s owner the other day complementing me on the article and thanking me for the publicity. Good to know that some people in this town are actually reading my work. Makes me feel all nice inside =)
Title: “Local gaming store specializes in classic games, obscure products”
Outlet: Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Publish Date: 3/16/12
“Tucked away next to the Fresco Café on North Seven Street is Bozeman’s newest shop for video games, Snow Day.
Not your average gaming emporium, Snow Day specializes in older, “classic” games, ranging from the Nintendo Entertainment System all the way up through the Sega Dreamcast, with many more in between.
Snow Day is operated by Ben Himsworth, who previously owned Bad Taste Records, which opened in 2004, and The Movie Dungeon, which opened in 2008 and shared building space with Cactus Records on Main Street.”