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Introducing A New Video Series – The Joy of Gaming


Hey folks,

I’m very excited to share with you the introductory episode to a brand new video series here on Escapist Magazine, called The Joy of Gaming.

The Joy of Gaming is a show wholly focused on positivity and bringing gamers together. Every other Friday, host Nate Najda, better known as Shinobi602 on Twitter, will dive into your favorite games to break down what makes them so enjoyable, memorable, or, really, just any positive idea he can come up with.

I’ve personally been following Nate for years on social media, and I don’t think there’s any other person out there that’s more positive about games than him. So I’m excited to help him expand that platform of positivity here on Escapist.

But enough from me — here’s the introductory video from Nate himself telling you all about The Joy of Gaming.

About the author

Nick Calandra
Nick Calandra has been covering video games for over 14 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and now leads the team at The Escapist. Previously Nick created and led teams at TitanReviews, Velocity Gamer, OnlySP and Gameumentary, before becoming Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist in 2019. He has done everything from covering the smallest of indie games to creating documentaries on some of the most well-known video game franchises in the industry such as Darksiders, Divinity: Original Sin, EVE and more. While his favorite games right now include Rainbow Six Siege and Elden Ring, Nick is constantly experimenting with new genres to expand his gaming tastes and knowledge of the industry.