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Publisher Description

It’s your dream job: Playing video games. Writing about them. Getting paid. It will never happen, right?

Actually, it can. It’s definitely not easy to get this dream job—it requires a lot of perseverance, plenty of patience, a certain amount of skill, and a fair amount of luck. But with the right combination of elements, this job can be yours.

Critical Path: How to Review Videogames for a Living will tell you what you need to know and what you need to do to make a run at this career, for real. This includes how to write compelling reviews, how to pitch yourself as a writer, how to tackle some tricky ethical quandaries, and yes, even how to get free games. Based on Dan Amrich’s own experience as a game journalist for more than 15 years, it’s advice that can serve you for your entire career, from press start to game over.

So, the next step is yours. Get Critical Path, and press start.

Professional & Technical
February 21
Daniel Amrich

Customer Reviews

DoctorMouse3 ,

It's dangerous to go alone, take this.

This is the most likely the definitive source of answers you'll find on that question every self proclaimed gamer asks "How can I play games for a living?"

This book tells you everything you didn't want to hear about your dream job, but everything you need to hear.

There are no promises that after reading this book you will have a job writing about video games, but Dan Amrich makes sure your arsenal is set when you take your first steps.

This talking Head ,

RBF Critical Path title hijacked

How dare this author hijack the title of quite possibly one the humankind's most important works? Playing video games is the exact opposite of what needs to be done at this point in history. This title is just one more example of how we are racing towards Idocracy. "I'm bating"

kickles2777 ,


This book is amazeballs. Great work Dan!