Chris Scullion is creating passionate, experienced and entertaining games journalism
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patrons

Hello there!

My name's Chris Scullion and I've been a British video games journalist for the past decade. Although I was best known for writing for Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Nintendo Gamer and CVG, I've also written for the likes of Vice, Official Xbox Magazine UK, Official PlayStation Magazine UK, GamesTM, Gamesmaster and Red Bull.



Since mid-2015 I've been doing freelance work while slowly building my own games site, Tired Old Hack. Now that the foundations have been laid it's time for me to take it to the next step and try to turn it into a regularly updated website.

If you aren't familiar with my work, my writing style is laid back and conversational. I try to make it funny when possible, but there's always clear passion there.

I've been gaming for 30 years now – my first consoles were my NES and my dad's Atari 2600 – and my love for games has never wavered, so while my site covers new games there's also a heavy focus on retro.

Check out Tired Old Hack (or alternatively this profile page explaining a bit more about me) and if you like what you see please do consider chucking a little my way to support my work.

I have big dreams for Tired Old Hack, but those will come later as new goals are reached. For now, I'm realistic: let's see where we can get with it. This will very much be a slow burner and I'm dedicated to growing the site's popularity and hoping the Patron count will grow organically as a result.

Note: Although there are numerous rewards for being one of my Patrons, none of my planned website content will be made exclusive. I don't believe in punishing those who may not be able to afford to pay for my work, so any contributions you make will go towards improving the site and updating it more regularly, not focusing my attention away from it.
Tiers
Entry level
$1.50 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed, where I'll post regular updates as well as other random bits and pieces like peeks at upcoming stuff and the like. 
ONM
$3.99 or more per month
In honour of the legendary price of Official Nintendo Magazine, fork out $3.99 a month and you'll get early access to some articles before they go on the site. You'll also get exclusive regular updates (sometimes written, sometimes audio) giving information on what's coming to the site soon and asking you for feedback on what I should cover next.
Insider
$5 or more per month
As well as the previous two rewards you'll also be privy to the behind-the-scenes process on the site. I'll share unfinished articles, post updates giving the thought process behind them, show work-in-progress versions of videos I'm working on and give you a say in what I should be working on next, be it through a vote or some other means. I'll also host regular Q&A articles where you can ask me anything about games journalism and I'll give you an honest answer (as long as it doesn't break any laws).
Maniac
$10 or more per month
Really? Well, okay. Hit this level and you'll get everything in the other tiers,  as well as other special maniac-only posts in which I give my sort of 'writer's commentary' reflections on recently posted articles (whether I was happy with them, what I'd change, alternative screenshots etc), thoughts on the industry, or any other top secret stuff I want to share with as small an audience as possible.
Goals
87% complete
At the time of writing the Nintendo Switch is the big talking point, and as someone who spent six years at Official Nintendo Magazine during the time of the Wii, DS, Wii U and 3DS many have asked if I'm going to be reviewing Switch games. Hitting this goal will make it possible for me to obtain any Switch games I can't secure review code for, essentially enabling me to continue the good name of ONM by trying to review as many Switch games as possible on the site. Note: this doesn't mean I'll be abandoning my other articles in favour of Switch coverage. The Switch coverage will just be on top of what I'll otherwise be writing anyway.
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Hello there!

My name's Chris Scullion and I've been a British video games journalist for the past decade. Although I was best known for writing for Official Nintendo Magazine UK, Nintendo Gamer and CVG, I've also written for the likes of Vice, Official Xbox Magazine UK, Official PlayStation Magazine UK, GamesTM, Gamesmaster and Red Bull.



Since mid-2015 I've been doing freelance work while slowly building my own games site, Tired Old Hack. Now that the foundations have been laid it's time for me to take it to the next step and try to turn it into a regularly updated website.

If you aren't familiar with my work, my writing style is laid back and conversational. I try to make it funny when possible, but there's always clear passion there.

I've been gaming for 30 years now – my first consoles were my NES and my dad's Atari 2600 – and my love for games has never wavered, so while my site covers new games there's also a heavy focus on retro.

Check out Tired Old Hack (or alternatively this profile page explaining a bit more about me) and if you like what you see please do consider chucking a little my way to support my work.

I have big dreams for Tired Old Hack, but those will come later as new goals are reached. For now, I'm realistic: let's see where we can get with it. This will very much be a slow burner and I'm dedicated to growing the site's popularity and hoping the Patron count will grow organically as a result.

Note: Although there are numerous rewards for being one of my Patrons, none of my planned website content will be made exclusive. I don't believe in punishing those who may not be able to afford to pay for my work, so any contributions you make will go towards improving the site and updating it more regularly, not focusing my attention away from it.

Recent posts by Chris Scullion

Tiers
Entry level
$1.50 or more per month
Access to my Patreon feed, where I'll post regular updates as well as other random bits and pieces like peeks at upcoming stuff and the like. 
ONM
$3.99 or more per month
In honour of the legendary price of Official Nintendo Magazine, fork out $3.99 a month and you'll get early access to some articles before they go on the site. You'll also get exclusive regular updates (sometimes written, sometimes audio) giving information on what's coming to the site soon and asking you for feedback on what I should cover next.
Insider
$5 or more per month
As well as the previous two rewards you'll also be privy to the behind-the-scenes process on the site. I'll share unfinished articles, post updates giving the thought process behind them, show work-in-progress versions of videos I'm working on and give you a say in what I should be working on next, be it through a vote or some other means. I'll also host regular Q&A articles where you can ask me anything about games journalism and I'll give you an honest answer (as long as it doesn't break any laws).
Maniac
$10 or more per month
Really? Well, okay. Hit this level and you'll get everything in the other tiers,  as well as other special maniac-only posts in which I give my sort of 'writer's commentary' reflections on recently posted articles (whether I was happy with them, what I'd change, alternative screenshots etc), thoughts on the industry, or any other top secret stuff I want to share with as small an audience as possible.