Sorry for the lack of content recently. I haven't managed to find that 25th hour in the day yet.
The Midnight Gamer was started early in 2015 because I've always wanted to work in games. I've never wanted to make games, just play them. All of them. It's also not the first website I've tried to design, it's been a very erratic ride which has come a long way, helped by my day job which is more marketing than MMO.
The Midnight Gamer was a name invented by my wife. It was the only time of day I managed to find time to play, I was choosing gaming over sleep in an already poor pattern of rest. I was out of the house from 7am-8pm so with all the other bits of life I could get about 4-5 hours a week. Squeezing in the 45 hours of main story of The Witcher 3 just wasn't going to happen so I regret to say, I've never played it. The same is true for Bloodborne, Metal Gear Solid V, Until Dawn, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Just Cause 3, everything on Wii U, Halo 5 and the latest Tomb Raider. When you're already tired the only game I could manage to process was Fifa 16.
It's a really strange feeling watching your hobby pass you by.
Of course I did game though. I kid myself that I could get to legend rank on Hearthstone, I pushed my "Be a Pro" into his 5th year on Fifa 16, I completed Grim Fandango again, I found out who the Arkham Knight was and lost my mind in SOMA. Gaming without the pause button was something I just didn't do anymore.
I gathered a crack team of writers, all friends who I knew cared about gaming with their specific interests. George was a Nintendo fanboy, Nick claimed glory for the PC Master Race, Leanne poured hours in MMOs and Will fell into the same category as me; time poor but an urge to play.
I've done some cool things in the past 12 months, some of which I never thought I would have the opportunity to. I met some of my favourite YouTubers who I am now working with, I met Tim Schafer at the BAFTA Videogames afterparty, I had people recognise my site just from the name and I found out that Shenmue III is real.
It's not been the the easiest, but I am pleased to announce that moving forward, I'll have a bucket tonne more time. I have moved away from my normal 9-5 day job in London and am now working closely with my wife on our own marketing company. This means I can dedicate more of my free time to actually playing games, experiencing everything in the market and making this place a the success I always wanted it to be.
This site really is for gamers, by gamers. It's not an office, it's not a job, it's our passion.
Thanks for sticking with us. We're back.