This is me. Hi.
I am Liam ‘Doc’ Watson, a 25 year old aspiring video game critic writing out of Wellington, New Zealand. I got a degree in Media Studies from Victoria University Of Wellington, and I used my time of study to add more academic looks at video games into the fold of their media studies program. The fact that they didn’t fail me for this must mean I can’t be all that bad at it really.
My previous writing projects include writing for the local university magazine, Salient, as well as a Arizona-based website called ByteSizeGaming, and a UK-based website called GamersFTW under the amazing Tom Killalea. When I’m not working my ass off or sleeping, I play bass in two different Wellington bands, watch a boat load of movies, and keep up to date on my professional wrestling.
Breaking Backlog has slowly evolved into a portfolio website for the culmination of my creative endeavors. It started as a writing exercise, taking a combination of talking about older games that I never got around to playing, and critical analysis of why those games matter to us in the overall picture. It slowly morphed into the beast that you see before you.
If you want to read about the genesis of Breaking Backlog, click here. Otherwise, I have another full catalog of work done for other companies, the archive of which you can find here. I also take writing inquiries, if you are interested in the work I do and would like more of it for your reading pleasure, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading. Seriously, it means a bunch.