What I do
I’m a journalist with bylines at Vice, Rock Paper Shotgun, International Business Times, Playboy, TechRadar, PC Gamer and others. I specialise in games, film, comics, tech and VR but also write about mental health and occasionally food.
I run and organise VideoBrains, described by Vice as “the Ted Talks of videogames”. I’ve been running the event since I created it in 2014. I organise content for Rocket Jump Events, a series of short talk and networking events around the UK. I’ve also organised content for two Pocket Gamer Connects events, one in London and one in Bangalore.
In the last five years I’ve written content for a range of clients, including laundry start-ups, travel companies and financial services advisors. I can write on most subjects. Send me an email for more information.
I’ve done narrative design and writing for a few Game Jam games, primarily the Global Game Jam title Gravity Academy I’ve also written several twine prototypes, and the completed 20Something. I’d love to do more.
Nominated for Best Feature writer in the Games Media Awards 2015.
Placed in MCV's 30 under 30 2015 :"Tucker has been one of the hardest working freelance journalists working in the games media in the last few years".
Finished Twine game 20Something, about loneliness, dating and the big city in 2016.
Wrote the cover feature for PC Gamer's May 2016 issue.
Organised content for Pocket Gamer's 2015 London conference, and the 2016's Bangalore conference.
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I’ve been running it since September 2014 and it’s gone from strength to strength.
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It’s not you Dota, it’s videogames. 868 hours. I’ve played you for over 36 days. A little over a month. I like to claim that most of this time was spent watching pro-games but I do that via twitch so that’s untrue. 868 hours. I’m giving up on you for the games I never played. Resident[…]
It’s the 8th annual autism awareness day today. I always write about it, mostly to thank the people that’ve been understanding of my condition, and compared to my exciting childhood being battered repeatedly by family and schoolmates for being “different”, I feel privileged now to be surrounded by a bunch of people who are good[…]
I’ve always enjoyed the Far Cry series. In the aim of disclosing bias, I once wrote a sub 500 word review praising Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon as the saviour of video games. It was a hyperbolic, brash and almost nonsensical statement. So was Blood Dragon. More than anything, Blood Dragon showed that Ubisoft were[…]
Just dropping a link in here. My piece on Aspergers and Videogames was written about in Crit Distances blogs of the round table. This isn’t anything special, they write a few words about everything that is submitted, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still immensely proud. One of the other writers to personalize and balance the[…]
I’ve been sending out furtive emails, vague tweets and secretive direct messages for the past few days and finally it’s time. I spoke at NineWorlds this past weekend, and it woke something in me that I’ve been slowly chipping away at: What if there was a monthly meetup for people to get together and discuss games[…]
Two posts in one day then. Glorious. This is something I was writing for IndieHaven, but we decided to take another angle. This was already written, so I thought I’d put it up here – a special feature, if you will.
The thing with games that don’t provide you with a narrative is that they can create some fantastic emergent stories. Experiencing these stories and sharing them with people ensures the longevity of this sort of game, and I thought rather than review the game, I’d tell you my story.
The Forest then. Like Minecraft with gore, cannibalism and deep sobbing. At least it didn’t make me cry like Slender did.
Hello hello hello. So, I’ve written some more reviews for IndieHaven, good times. The lucky games were “Kill The Bad Guy” and “Gods Will Be Watching.” I’ve also become a semi-regular panelist for the IndieHaven podcast, although I’m mostly the guy keeping tabs on the twitch chat while we stream it live. You can listen[…]
So, I’ve been playing Dota pretty much nonstop for a couple of months now, I’ve played over 250 games over the last few months and while I’m not particularly great (1.9k MMR) I have a pretty good time. I’ve been trying to play through the 10 heroes on my compendium, and perhaps Brewmaster was the[…]
I wanted to write about my new years resolutions, but it’s tiring to again pledge to “Be more assertive” and to “Spend more time with friends“. Those were last years resolutions and I failed miserably.
I wanted to write literally a few words about Depression Quest, which just got Greenlit. I played it myself about a month ago, and it’s really something.