Eric Switzer on Pursuing Your Passions and Breaking Into The Gaming Industry

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We have Eric Switzer from thegamer.com for today’s episodet! Eric Switzer is the lead news editor for “The Gamer” and talks to us about how he got started with a career in gaming! Learn how to jump start your passions, pick up some tips, and work on developing your own strategy from what we’ve learned during this interview!


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  1. For those that may not know, What would most people recognize TheGamer.com for?
  2. How did the website get its start? What drove you to create it?
  3. When and how did you feel you were able to find an audience within the gaming community?
  4. What can you tell me about this journey from your start with thegamer.com to where you are at now?
  5. What is your favorite part about your role with the website?
  6. According to your bio, you graduated from Film schools in Columbia and Vancouver. Did you ever see yourself in the current field?
  7. At what point in your career did you realize that this could replace the traditional job?
  8. Do you have a particular method for selecting topics/stories to cover? What are some of your favorites?
  9. Did this start as a creative outlet or are you pushing to make it a bigger more profitable business?
  10. How do you feel that the gamer is able to remain a relevant source of information amongst competing sites?
  11. What is your favorite part about being the Livestream News Editor for TheGamer?
  12. How do you feel gaming has changed during the time that you’ve been covering it on a news outlet?
  13. What are some day to day tasks associated with what you do?
  14. What’s your opinion on the current state of esports compared to normal sports?
  15. What advice can you give someone trying to become a content creator, a writer, or even an editor for an established domain?
  16. Where do you go to learn more about what you do?
  17. What are some challenges that a gaming website can run into starting up?
  18. Are you planning on heading to any events soon where people can come meet you?
  19. It doesn’t have to be your OPSEAT but what’s your favorite peripheral?

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