Matt’s Blog: An introduction

Hello, Gematsu readers! My name is Matthew Frassetti. A lot of you have probably never even heard of me! It’s okay, I can completely comprehend why. But this is my first editor blog, so introductions are in order!

I have been an avid participator at Scrawl (now known as Gematsu) for the past four years. Even though I haven’t written many articles, I have been at the side of the ring when Sal was going for the title belt; in the passenger seat when he was racing for the gold; riding his bike as he ran behind me in front of the statue of liberty; and well, you get the idea.

I have played video games longer than I can remember. Memories are spread far across the canvas of the past nineteen years. At the moment, nothing has me more excited than this year’s E3. It will my first time to ever see the show, and it’s going to be a blast helping Sal cover the headlines. Whether it’s by grabbing gameplay, interviewing developers or giving you our hands-on impressions, we’ll be sure to provide the best coverage possible for our avid readers.

I was lucky enough to accompany Sal to PAX East this past March, but had no idea what I were in for. The day was busy and the center was packed with people. Being a journalist at a convention center like that of PAX East’s is not easy work, and I expect E3 to be far more challenging. However, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I am looking forward to bringing all of the wisdom I acquired at PAX East to this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.

However, E3 is only going to be the tip of the iceberg this year. If you have read the editor blog of my colleague Adam Meadows, you’ve undoubtedly read about his relief in finishing school. On the other side of the mirror, I will actually be starting school in the coming months. Since I was 13 years-old, I’ve had huge dreams. One of those dreams was leading my life down the road to becoming a video game designer. I have been penning ideas for stories, gameplay, characters, features, and just quite possibly anything to do with video games for the past six years. A great red journal with the Autobots logo on the front has held my ideas and wishes for the video game industry.

I always used to tell everyone I would one day become a great video game designer, and now I’m ready to start my journey. This October, I’ll be going away to Florida to start a four-year career of higher education. This is a very exciting time for myself — the next few months should be very eventful. I have many things planned to do before I leave New York. I’m very grateful that I will be able to attend E3 for the first time in my life, before I go away to school (until I am attending as a developer of course!). I’m even more grateful that I’ll be covering the show for an amazing audience (I read your comments!).

I have always been the ‘follow your dreams’ type of guy, and I don’t think there is anything in this world that can extinguish the fiery blaze of passion. For every individual, it can be different. I am very passionate about video games, and I’m sure some of you are as well. I would love to know what else you guys are passionate about, and what your experiences were like when you started school (whether it was for your dream job, or not). Tell me all about it in the comments section, where I’ll definitely pop in.

As a final note: if you’re attending the Big 4 of Thrash Metal concert in New York City this September, let me know. Just something else I’m doing before I go away to school. And it’s going to be amaze.

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter! Seriously. I need followers.

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