Exploring the Ever-Changing Landscape of Video Games
Video games are an ever-evolving, ever-changing media, and the way that we cover them emulates this. What might have started out as traditional magazines and new articles has grown far beyond that, with coverage now spanning live video, as well as in-person coverage and panels. Nowadays, it's simply unwise to subscribe to a certain method for coverage and instead it's crucial to constantly be adapting and changing to what an audience might want. I wouldn't have it any other way. Facing problems and obstacles is what makes work exciting, to be able to overcome hurdles or stumble upon magical formulas for content feels just as gratifying as completing the games themselves. To constantly experiment and test new things out makes way to new horizons, just as game developers continue to push the envelope on what's possible.
Neal Sweeney is a thinker, games-enthusiast, and writer with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Journalism and Marketing Communications from Emerson College. Known for his wide-ranging skills from organization and management to content production and Photoshop, he works in positions that are hard to affix a title to
President Aug '18 - May '19
Secretary Sep '17 - Aug '18
Overwatch Co-Cordinator Jan '17 - Aug '18
Served as President for Emerson College Esports, the school's club working to further the field of communications in Esports and build an on-campus gaming community. The role involved assisting the club in all aspects, this includes offering feedback, communicating on public channels, graphic design, team coordination, internal communications and organization, attending external events, and hosting external events.
Executive Editor (Video Games) Dec '17 - May '19
Staff Editor (Video Games) Oct '17 - Dec '17
Functioned as the Executive Editor for Emertainment Monthly's video games section, an online web publication similar to Entertainment Weekly. Responsibilities include writing monthly articles such as news updates and reviews, as well as editing and publishing submitted articles, and assisting writers.
Intern - Summer 2018
Worked with Metter Media as part of their Microsoft Project by keeping statistics, creating content, and working to build a following. Also included working in an office, contributing to group projects, and gaining a better understanding of social media and the ethos surrounding it.