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First!

July 5, 2010 | News

I’ve been working on a redesign of my portfolio for quite some time now. After a couple of attempts, figuring out what and what not to include, it became clearer which way I wanted to go and where to put the focus. Suddenly it all kind of fell into place and I can finally say I’m happy with this new and improved version.

Although I was okay with the way my portfolio looked before, it was a little bit cluttered and maybe contained too much information. This made it harder than necessary to find and get to what a game designer’s portfolio should be all about: the games! So now there’s this convenient list of all my projects on the left side of every page. I also made sure you always have access to my contact details.

How I got my nickname

February 20, 2009 | Misc

Just to get me going in blogging and expanding my portfolio, I’ll share with you the history of the nickname Patt3rson. People ask me all the time where it comes from, because it’s not your average alias. And as a Dutch guy, it’s not likely it came from my last name.

It all began way before you would ever even need a nickname. MSN wasn’t widely used, consoles weren’t even able to go online yet and there was no reason you would use another name than your own, because people hadn’t discovered yet that they could be total assholes online while using a pseudonym. At that time, I made the first step towards my game related career by founding a simple and small website with previews and reviews, some special articles and the first walkthroughs I ever wrote. I brought some friends on board, who where just as experienced in writing as I was at that time, and our love for playing games got us going.