To: Ash
From: Crecente

Six years ago today I wrote my first story for Kotaku. Way back then Kotaku was a bit more than a month old and I was the only writer, the only editor, the only anything.

At the time I spent my nights as the Rocky Mountain News' night cops reporter and my days writing for Kotaku. I also managed to squeeze in a bit time with my family and 3-year-old son. It wasn't until 2007 that I quit the Rocky and went full time here.

Six years. Can you believe that? That's one month shy of my employment record, which happens to be with the Rocky Mountain News. I looked back and I've been writing about video games now for 11 years. I spent 12 years as a reporter for newspapers. Soon I will have spent more of my life writing about games than writing about crime, covering wildfires, interviewing serial killers, recounting the presidential election ballots and doing computer-assisted reporting.

So weird.

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