I was Contributing Editor on and off between 2000-2006. Jason Wilson (one of the top game collectors in the world and all around video game playing expert) eventually convinced the Editor-In-Chief, Chris Bieniek, to hire me as a freelance strategy guide writer. This was one of my first video game related jobs. I was over the moon when I found out thousands of Tips and Tricks subscribers would be reading my words and applying them to a game strategy. Since I was working at THQ Inc. as a tester during this time, I wrote under the pseudonyms Dave Banner and Jimmy Hernandez.