Video Games Plus

Video Games Plus

About Video Games Plus

Video Games Plus is a weekly column featuring video games news, videos, updates and more.

WRITTEN BY: RYAN SMITH

Ryan Smith is a freelance writer specializing in video game and sports journalism.He apparently likes “Red” publications: Ryan authors game reviews and the “Video Games Plus” column for RedBullUSA.com and contributes local gaming, sports, feature stories and the “Dr. Fantasy” sports column for Chicago Tribune’s RedEye. (Don’t worry, Redbook magazine isn’t going to happen.)Ryan has written for the Chicago Reader, The Onion A.V. Club, The Escapist Magazine and PopMatters.com and authored a Chicago-specific gaming blog for ChicagoNow.com called GameSmith. He’s also interviewed a host of sports and entertainment celebrities for stories -- Danica Patrick, Common, Tony Hawk, Daniel Tosh, Shaun White and others.A Land of Lincoln (Springfield, IL) native, Smith began his career as a sports editor, crime reporter, and a general beat writer for newspapers in central Missouri and Los Angeles before moving to Chicago in 2007. He’d also love to friend you on Xbox Live and PSN if you’re nice: (Sasquatchkid7)