Hank Whitson

Duarte, CA
University Of California At Irvine, Georgia Institute Of Technology
Video Games, Pop Culture, Streamers
  • Hank has been writing about video games for over 15 years, from casual blogging to an academic thesis on game analysis.
  • He has written features and covered breaking news for Game Rant, Looper, and SVG.
  • Apart from journalism, his portfolio includes viral scripts, interactive fiction, and traditional short stories.


A geek culture omnivore, shameless gaming nerd, and proud anime connoisseur, Hank has a varied and voracious appetite for compelling stories and mechanics. He prides himself on playing a broad selection of gaming titles that ranges from obscure indie visual novels to blockbuster releases. Before striking out as a freelance gaming journalist, he designed puzzles, scripts, and live events for alternate reality games with 42 Entertainment. The veteran of several manuscripts, Hank will soon be querying his contemporary fantasy novel Amagia, a murder mystery about magical law enforcement officers.


Hank attended University of California at Irvine and, after a brief stint as a dance major, completed a Bachelor's in English with a special departmental emphasis in creative writing. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, Hank earned his Master's in Digital Media, with a focus on video game criticism.
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