For the vast majority of my life I’ve worked at a single place, specifically a corporation working on software. Now that my book is finished (more news on that later) I’ve been looking for a new opportunity. Writing and consulting are still very important to me, but along side that I went looking for a class of experience as opposite to what I had previously done as possible, all while remaining in the gaming industry. Plus I think Rochelle is tired of having me around the house all day. <g>
So I’m very excited today to announce that effective immediately I have accepted a position as Director of Operations and Product Management with Gaming And Entertainment Mobile Systems (GAEMS, inc.).
GAEMS are the makers of the g155 system that you’ve seen myself and e raving about. I still remember the day after the Xbox 360 launched I had to leave for two weeks on a business trip. The hottest piece of gaming hardware on the market sat idle at home. I dearly wished for something like the g155 to make that gaming experience portable. As I was looking at various opportunities, working on a product that I believe in was paramount in my mind.
So for the first time I’m joining a startup company which gives me a chance not only to apply my skills in a new environment, but also to learn a metric ton about how the gaming hardware business works. (I was never really plugged into the hardware manufacturing side of Xbox). Those are really the key reasons for taking another job: getting a whole lot of new experience, and working on something I like myself.
Not much really changes with my other activities of course, I’ll still be writing and performing! But now when I’m on the road I’ll be gaming too. I’m super excited about the opportunity and can’t wait help them bring some cool products out!