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John Hansen

SCL Case Worker/Freelance Writer

Location icon United States

Hello, my name is John. I am a single dad with a six-year-old daughter; I am an avid gamer with hopes of making it into the video game industry as a game journalist one day. Currently, I freelance write for multiple sites every week.
In October, 2018, I graduated from Ashford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication after four long years of juggling work, school, and being a father.
During the day, I work with my special needs brother and also am a Gaming Advisor for Gamestop. For fun, I have a YouTube channel that I make videos revolving around video games to get practice editing and producing my own content. Also, every week I co-host the Pixel Street Podcast which focuses on news and new releases in the video game industry. If any of this interest you, please check them out and if anyone would like to contact me my email is [email protected]

Portfolio
Gamepur
02/24/2020
Xbox Series X details: what will the console be capable of?

Phil Spencer and the Xbox team have started the week off with some exciting news. New technical details for the Xbox Series X were revealed that has the game industry buzzing. As we continue to progress through 2020, these kinds of announcements are sure to ramp up and happen more frequently.

Gamepur
02/05/2020
10 Most Expensive Pokemon Cards

Whether it's a movie, anime, or video games, Pokemon is always one of the most popular franchises in the world. So popular that it has become the most valuable intellectual property ever. A decent part of Pokemon's success is thanks to the trading card game that started shortly after Pokemon Red and Blue's launch.

Gamepur
12/19/2019
The Year in Review 2019: Worst Company of the Year

We'd say, "It can only get better from here," but for this former fan favorite, you really just never know... Most companies this year did a great job of conveying their message, even through a dense forest of monetization practices, and delivering the products that fans wanted.

Gamepur
01/10/2020
Financially, 2019 Was Pokemon Go's Best Year Yet

Gotta catch 'em all. Pokemon Go enters 2020 coming off of its best year yet-yes, even better than its Internet-breaking launch in 2016. In 2019, Niantic's augmented reality game brought in an estimated $894 million, Sensor Tower estimates. For reference, in 2016, Pokemon Go brought in an estimated $832 million.

That VideoGame Blog
08/17/2017
REVIEW / Sonic Mania (Switch) - That VideoGame Blog

Author's Note: Below you'll find my review of Sonic Mania, but if you'd rather watch than read your game coverage, check out the video review. Be sure to let me know what you think of the game and please subscribe to TVGB's YouTube channel! Sonic Mania is a true love project made by fans ...

That VideoGame Blog
08/29/2017
Interview with Ray Attiyat of AtGames - That VideoGame Blog

This last week I got the chance to interview Ray Attiyat, marketing coordinator of AtGames about the rise in retro gaming and got to learn a little more about the Atari Flashback 8 and Sega Genesis Flashback retro consoles that the company is releasing soon.

That VideoGame Blog
10/09/2017
REVIEW / Cuphead (X1) - That VideoGame Blog

Note: A video form of my Cuphead review will be available here and all images are taken from my gameplay I put up on my personal Youtube channel. After being in development for what seemed like forever, Cuphead has finally arrived. Studio MDHR's debut game is hand drawn to look like a 1930's cartoon ...

Xbox Enthusiast
11/07/2019
Overwatch 2: Everything we know so far - Xbox Enthusiast

After countless leaks and rumors that Blizzard was making , the game was officially announced at Blizzcon 2019. While we still do not know when we can get our hands on the game, there is a pretty good chunk of information we received from Jeff Kaplan and the team.

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