About the Writer – Dustin Murphy
Dustin Murphy has been a staple in the many pages of Blast Away the Game Review since its founding in 2013, but his obsession and love for video games is tied to his earliest childhood memory with his father. His days started out with afternoons in the summer sitting on the couch playing routine sessions of Super Mario Bros. and Bubble Bobble just in time for the release of The Legend of Zelda. His love for games continued with daily trips to the local arcade where he would spend hours playing random games on each of the arcade machines including Donkey Kong vs Mario and Pac-Man.
In 2009, Dustin chose to chase his career in game journalism over his advanced studies in Computer Sciences and Networking Administration. His choice was simply made due to the fact he would get to take part in how games are developed, patched, and maintained before, during, and post-release as part of Q&A teams. True to his understanding, Dustin spends days-on-end playing a wide array of games and accumulating an insanely high trophy count on PlayStation Network.
Dustin works side-by-side with his father, the vice president of Blast Away the Game Review, Dustin Murphy, where they give each other input on coverage decisions, and partnerships to pursue. Dustin also manages the overall team with feedback from his colleagues. He also believes pizza deserves its own international holiday, which is every Thursday just before Halloween.
Social and Web Presence(s)
Facebook: Dustin Murphy, Video Games and Entertainment Journalist
Game Related Nonsense
Your Game Systems (Past & Present): Way too many. I still have all my consoles dating from the NES era and up. Sadly, my Saturn has died, so there’s that.
Favorite Games for the Current Generation: Breath of the Wild, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, DOOM, Quake Champions, Soul Sacrifice Delta, The Surge, Final Fantasy XIV, Astral Chain, and The Elder Scrolls Online.
Music: Roxy Music, Dir en Grey, D’espairsRay, Andrew Hulshult, Mick Gordon, Hans Zimmer, Linkin Park, and Harry-Gregson Williams
Favorite Movies: Aliens, Hellraiser, Jurassic Park, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell: Arise Saga and Legend (That Tom Cruise and Tim Curry one, y’know?)
Favorite TV: Marvel’s Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Gifted, The Good Doctor, and Frontier
Favorite Books: The Dragon Riders of Pern, Macbeth, Forest of Hands and Teeth, and Prime: A Genesis Series Event
Favorite Quotes: Game over man! Game over!
Occupation: Jack-of-All-Trades for Blast Away the Game Review ranging from President to Editor-in-Chief, YouTube content editor, streamer and graphic artist.
Hobbies: Clay sculpting, attending gaming and comic book-related events, and sucking horribly at Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.
Education: Certificate of Completion in Computer Repair and Networking Administration from Meridian Technology