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