It's been a very quick 2 weeks, but my internship with Gamespot UK is slowly coming to an end. It's been a great insight on how Gamespot UK runs as a whole as well as seeing how professional games journalists work. It's very different compared to my freelance experience and I honestly believe I'd much rather be working like this. Freelance is very up and down and there is so much competition, so I would much rather work for a publication like this.
So what have I been up to? Well apart from appearing on the last 2 Gamespot UK podcasts, I've also worked on a Splinter Cell: Conviction video feature, a hands-on preview of the game, capturing footage for several games and a short news post about SingStar. I've been capturing lots of footage of games too and generally doing bits and bobs around the office. The majority of these things will go live tonight or tomorrow, I'll make sure to link it up when they do!
I really enjoyed podcasting again, especially with the better equipment. I used to podcast over at Destructoid.com for 2 years and being here has reminded me that I miss it so much. Ideally, I'd like to save up for a decent microphone and some other goodies.
The most challenging thing was probably learning Gamespot's style. Guy Cocker was very specific with his edits and it was great to actually have someone sit down and run through them. It's not very often you'll see an editor run through the editing process with you when you work freelance, so it was a nice experience.
Hopefully I'll be back in the summer to intern for a bit longer. I'm heading back to university on Monday, so I couldn't stay as long as I would have liked. While I'm gone you can catch me on laurenwainwright.com or on twitter @atheistum.