Who is Joey Thurmond?


I’m an aspiring video game journalist. Why?

If you had asked me several years ago where I would end up, I would’ve shrugged my shoulders and internally lamented my lack of direction in life. I had no idea what I wanted to do, but after being instructed in the art of writing by my grandfather, I began experimenting with this activity in my own way by writing awful game reviews. However, that didn’t matter to me at the time. It was something I adored doing in my spare time, so I continued to hone my style, grammar, pacing, and whatnot until I truly realized hammering my keyboard for hours on end ranting about and indulging in video games was what I was destined to do. See? God does have a sense of humor.

In pursuit of this eccentric career path, I landed at High Point University in 2013, which was not only less than an hour from where I currently live, but also offered a Bachelor’s degree in “Game and Interactive Media Design” that had coincidentally just been added to their Communication tracks. With classes focused on game theory, game criticism, and journalism, I graduated with a near-perfect 4.0 GPA in 2015 and have been contributing much of my writing to Push Square since late 2013. Now that I’m seeking a Master’s degree in English Writing, I seek to embark on the ship of video game journalism and try my hand at an internship, freelance work, and – if the stars align – a part-time or full-time position with a magazine or website in the meantime.

To inspect my personal, published, or academic work, see to the above categories. My website is essentially an ever-updating resume, so that’s convenient for both you and me. But if you want to know more about who I am and what I’ve accomplished, feel free to inspect my social media (particularly my LinkedIn profile) by clicking on the icons beneath my header logo. And if you happen to have any questions, please contact me at drjoeystein@gmail.com. Thanks for stopping by!